New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on efforts underway in the East to curtail the spread of H1N1 flu virus. A report on the lack of rules governing hog farmers, and gardening tips specifically for eastern North Carolina.
New Bern, NC – This week on the DEJ, a health clinic opens in Carteret County that focuses on children who don't have a doctor or health insurance. And, rebuilding the whale... the long process behind an eventual exhibit at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Year Round schools started back this week without a finalized state budget. A feature on challenges school administrators are facing. Also, commentary from Joan Carris.
New Bern, NC – On this weeks show, we visit a summer camp for children whose military parents are or will be deployed. An enormous alligator snapping turtle is the buzz at the beach, and Public Radio East commentator Joan Carris will release her paperback edition of "Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit" next month. George Olsen spoke with the author prior to the release of the hardback.
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.