New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, state wildlife officials are concerned the introduction of a non-native species to the White Oak River may crowd out native stock. And, many eastern North Carolinian celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. A feature on what's legal, and how to do it safely.
New Bern, NC – Part two of our series looking at the state health plan. We'll look at what changes in the health plan aimed at state employees who smoke or are overweight. And North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan spoke with reporters about her recent trip to the Middle East. Those stories and more, this week.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, the North Carolina Symphony releases its first internationally available CD featuring a program of all-American music. And, four coastal counties are working to make sure children receive developmental screenings and referrals with regular checkups.
New Bern, NC – This week, how the Governor is urging businesses to take advantage of available federal stimulus money Beverly Perdue visited Lenoir County this week and PRE was there. Also, the debate continues over the proposed placement of an outlying landing field in northeastern part of the state.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we talk with emergency service experts on the damage sustained during severe weather events. And an exhibit opens in Raleigh this week showcasing photographs of wooden work boats from down east North Carolina.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we'll talk with local health care professionals about H1N1, more commonly known as swine flu. And Gov. Beverly Perdue is shoring up the budget by cutting state employee salaries over the next two months. Those stories and more this week.
New Bern, NC – One out of ten workers in North Carolina is out of a job. A feature about the challenges of hiring during a recession. And... not all news is bad in this economy. Some businesses have noticed little change, and some are even growing. Those stories and more, on this week's Down East Journal.
New Bern, NC – North Carolina has the lowest union rate in the nation. However, a measure in Congress could dramatically change the labor balance in North Carolina. And, cell phones have altered the way we communicate and according to a poll in eastern North Carolina, the way we drive. Those stories and more on this week's edition of the Down East Journal.
New Bern, NC – With the ailing economy, the number of uninsured people may be increasing. This week (MARCH 23-27), several groups are collaborating to offer free services to those without coverage. Jared Brumbaugh reports.
New Bern, NC – This week on the DEJ, three Marine Corps installations in eastern North Carolina will receive over 57 million dollars. A feature on how that money will be used for energy efficient projects. Health care agencies in the East are offering their services free of charge to the uninsured. And... Classical music fills the coast during the American Music Festival.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, a look at how stimulus money will affect the East. Also, tax time prep... the nation's largest tax service is helping seniors for free. Those stories and more on this week's edition of the Down East Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, health experts convened in Greenville for the 2009 Physicians Roundtable discussing cutting edge material for diagnosing and treating diseases. And from rooftops to roadways, Pitt County has a new way of recycling old roofing shingles. Those stories and more, on this week's Down East Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we report on the coastal insurance rate increase and what it will mean for residents in 18 coastal counties... the Department of Defense wants to sign up more than 300 thousand recruits this year, right out of high school. Why one North Carolina group is opposing that strategy. Plus, a commentary from Beaufort children's author, Joan Carris.
New Bern – This week on the Down East Journal, we take a tour of the most recent Habitat for Humanity home, we talk air quality with state officials, and commentator Joan Carris reviews the work of Eleanora Tate.
New Bern, NC – Some of our best from 2008... brig inmates at Camp Lejeune train service dogs for Wounded Warriors, how water quality is affected by personal care products, and a new book looks at the life... not the legend... of Blackbeard the Pirate, plus we re-visit a 2005 story looking out what North Carolinians will be "dropping" to ring in the New Year.
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