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
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.