New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, North Carolina is bracing for Hurricane Irene. We talk to local residents and businesses at the coast that are preparing. And we talk to an Ocracoke resident who plans to ride out the storm. Plus, the latest Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, damage from Hurricane Irene and water pollution are making it hard for oyster harvesters to keep up with the increasing demand. Plus, we talk to Tony Award winning actor, dancer and singer Ben Vereen who will be performing next week in Greenville. And, just in time for Halloween, the new CD from Chapel Hill's Southern Culture On The Skids "ZOMBIFIED" comes back to life.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, the Democrats have been touring the state this week to see how the GOP budget has affected its citizens. And, local governments are working to reverse a toll imposed on a ferry that connects their two counties. A kudzu-eating bug first spotted in Georgia has now spread to eastern North Carolina. Farmers have found that kudzu isn't their only source of food
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, there was dancing in the streets at the Mumfest in downtown New Bern this weekend. And, as unemployment continues to be a concern in North Carolina, people are growing more dependents on government programs. Plus, the latest Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – On the Down East Journal, weeks after Hurricane Irene, a surge in mosquito populations has county governments trying to quell their numbers. Plus, a new collection of short stories by a Chatham County author recounts the experience of falling in love, not necessarily with another person, but with a place.
New Bern, NC – On the Down East Journal, Irene has come and gone, but the emotions are long lasting. We'll explore crisis counseling now available to people struggling under the toll of Hurricane Irene. And, commentator Myrle Swicegood talks about why gifts that keep on giving are the best gifts to give.
New Bern, NC – On the Down East Journal, it was decided during the short legislative session that voters would go to the polls in May to vote whether North Carolina should ban same sex unions in its constitution. Plus, residents cleaning up from Hurricane Irene are asking when is the debris going to be picked up and where is it going? And, a report on how tech savvy users may actually be outsourcing their brainpower.
New Bern, NC – The Whistler's Mother is one of the most recognized paintings in the world, but few knew that the woman in the portrait was born and raised in southeastern North Carolina. On the Down East Journal, we talk about her life and experiences during the Civil War. And, a report on how negative parenting during an infant's first few months of life can have long lasting effects. Plus, the latest recovery from the pirate Blackbeard's flagship the Queen Anne's Revenge.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we take a look at how the Civil War shaped our modern practices of death and dying. Plus, commentary from Myrle Swicegood, and the latest Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we hear from a FEMA official about aid available to those recovering from Hurricane Irene. And, we talk to an expert about the widespread fish kills and why residents are being asked to stay away from some coastal rivers. Plus, commentary from Chuck Twardy as we remember the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we hit the road to talk with residents and business owners along the coast about the aftermath Hurricane Irene. Plus, whether or not we're in a recession, it feels like it to many. Commentator Joan Carris has some thoughts derived from those who lived during the real thing. And, a Greensboro author looks at love of community, and what happens when that love is not returned.
New Bern, NC – L.C. Morris reports on statewide and district level consolidations that could close local post offices in the East. And, a 2008 ballot initiative in Kinston over non-partisan municipal elections could threaten a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Plus, a 7-year old boy finds a rare, 15 million year old artifact.
New Bern, NC – It's been more than three months since the day multiple tornadoes touched down and caused damage in eastern Carolina. On the next Down East Journal, one city is implementing new technology to warn residents in emergency situations. And, we explore the lasting effects from heat exposure during this brutal summer.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about a proposal that would send administrative and back-office work at small community colleges to nearby larger campuses. Even though it would save money community college leaders are balking at the proposal. And, a young pastor wrestles with issues of faith in a new book by Greenville resident Jim Metzger. Plus, the New Bern calendar girls release a 2012 calendar to benefit local charities.
New Bern, NC – A bill recently passed that adds five days to the school year... but schools in Pitt County might not participate. Plus, new rules go into effect this weekend for those looking to dispose of old TVs and computers. And, we're talking FIREWORKS for the 4th.
New Bern, NC – This week, recent bear and alligator encounters in eastern North Carolina have left people wondering what to do if it happens to them. And, a dive that ended a week ago in the Beaufort Harbor brought up one very large artifact from the wreckage of the Queen Anne's Revenge and laid groundwork for the recovery of other large objects from the pirate Blackbeard's flagship. Plus, why it may be hard for you to concentrate.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, hurricane season is here and forecasters are predicting an above normal season. We'll have the 2011 outlook. Plus, a bill before the state senate would limit access to tanning beds for teens is receiving backing from statewide medical interests.
New Bern, NC – North Carolina ranks 8th in the nation where human trafficking takes place. This week on the Down East Journal, we'll hear one girl's story. And, Greene County Middle School students come to the end of a school year marked by the destruction of their school during the April 16th tornadoes. Plus, a Broadway-style community theater opens its doors this weekend in Jacksonville.
New Bern, NC – On the Down East Journal, we conclude our spring time Civil War Series. State historians who believe that a nearly 150-year-old count of the state's Civil War dead is inaccurate are nearing completion of their own count. And, thousands of eastern North Carolinians are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend. We'll have some tips on how to increase your fuel economy and how to stay safe while you're on the water.
New Bern, NC – On the next Down East Journal, an ECU professor is leading a study that seeks to improve treatments for veterans dealing with Gulf War illness. And, our Civil War Series continues with a look at the Battle of Fort Macon.