New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal...a UNC-Charlotte economist is predicting the U-S recession will be longer than the past two recessions, one of the last surviving links to the African-American string band tradition celebrated his 90th birthday this week, a vote to unionize the world's largest hog processing plant in Bladen County is successful, and commentator Joan Carris considers swapping Christmas for a less-hyped December holiday.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal nearly half of the state's National Guard members will soon be overseas with this week's deployment of about 4000 Guardsmen. Also, one eastern North Carolina middle school attempts to elevate the status of the lowly "morning announcements," a quick tip for those shopping for their Christmas tree this weekend, and we'll visit the Public Radio East archives to hear conversation and music with Swansboro's Jennifer Licko
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal Onslow County businesses are eagerly anticipating the influx of several thousand Marines to Camp Lejeune over the next three years, an audio portrait from a New Bern non-profit's efforts to bring Thanksgiving to those in need, and we visit the Public Radio East's archives to hear again from Amy Rogers about her book of recipes and stories entitled "Hungry for Home.
New Bern, NC – ..a series looking at how Onslow County will deal with the influx of several thousand Marines to Camp Lejeune continues by looking at how this will affect public schools. Also, commentator Joan Carris on one Down East cat and her chosen protector... and a look at a Beaufort organization looking out for homeless cats in their community.
New Bern, NC – An interview with Governor-elect Beverly Perdue, the state Libertarian Party celebrates qualifying for the 2012 ballot, some Charlotte area veterans are concerned about possible changes in how their health care is provided, and Onslow County assesses water & sewer needs with 3000 Marines expected to move to the county in the next 3 years. These stories and more...
New Bern, NC – Early voting is underway across the state, but it isn't quite the time saver voters may have thought it would be. Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain is scheduled to make another campaign stop in North Carolina next week. We'll hear a report from his most recent stop just a week ago.
New Bern, NC – This week we learn about the work being done by the Military Growth Task Force and how the growing military population will affect ENC. Greenville writer Marion Blackburn reminisces about hot summer days.
New Bern, NC – An ENC hospital's emergency room is coping with patient overflow since the state closed a local mental health crisis center. Nicholas Sparks has released his newest novel. We'll hear an interview with the New Bern author.
New Bern, NC – This week we'll hear a profile of Gubernatorial Candidate and current NC Lieutenant Governor, Beverly Purdue. We'll also learn about a new project designed to better improve forecasts of coastal and inland flooding.
New Bern, NC – Diabetes is among the top ten causes of death among ENC residents, and diagnoses of diabetes are on the rise among certain ethnic groups. Also, making the transition from the military to the job market; the numbers of veterans looking for jobs in NC is growing.
New Bern, NC – The presidential election is around the corner, but are the nominees making the most of every voter demographic? The debate continues over global warming. And more ENC communities are becoming bicycle friendly.
New Bern, NC – Cases of AIDS and HIV in Eastern North Carolina are at epidemic proportions. We'll learn the reasons behind the high numbers. Explosive growth of aquatic plants in the Trent River has some concerned about the health of the river.
New Bern, NC – An interview with US Senator Elizabeth Dole. The republican incumbent is being challenged in the 2008 election by State Senator and democrat, Kay Hagan. And a recent increase in bear sightings in NC brought another story to the mind of reporter George Olsen.
New Bern, NC – Sea level rise is the focus of a series of forums scheduled at various locations in ENC. We'll talk with biologist Sam Pearsall who explains the causes and threats associated with sea level rise. REgular commentator Marion Blackburn dishes on the movie stars in her life and we'll hear about the latest arts and cultural events coming up in ENC.
New Bern, NC – The state legislature has approved rules regarding storm water runoff that will go into effect next month. A new book from a Raleigh author attempts to debunk myths about the Pirate Blackbeard... and we'll hear about the latest arts and cultural events coming up in ENC.
New Bern, NC – An interview with Kay Hagan. The State Senator from Greensboro is hoping to unseat US Senator Elizabeth Dole in the 2008 Election. A new project is giving hope to uninsured North Carolinians in need of specialized medical care. Those stories and the Weekly Arts Calendar.