An unusual number of arctic birds called dovekies are turning up along the coast often injured and malnourished. We speak with a local wildlife sanctuary about this phenomenon and why the birds are dying after being rehabilitated.
A feature report on the latest advancements in the treatment of strokes.
Stroke – it’s feared, its deadly, and it’s debilitating. As far as statistics are concerned, you’re more likely to have a stroke if you live in the South. In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death in North Carolina. And our state is considered to be the ‘buckle’ of the stroke belt, which includes several states in the southeast part of the country where stroke death rates are significantly higher than the rest of the United States.
Local governments, schools and military bases are bracing for the impacts of sequestration. We explore how the series of automatic cuts will impact eastern North Carolina.
The series of automatic cuts to government spending called sequestration will total more than a trillion dollars in savings over the next 10 years. The expenses of those savings is now beginning to ripple through our area, as L.C. Morris explains.
Every aspect of language intrigues me: writing, reading, speaking, creative cursing—all of it. Experts don’t know where or when language first began, but they do know that all human societies on record have possessed language. Words are the building blocks of language, and they appear seemingly out of nowhere, while others become outdated and are rarely used.
Frequency of use is the key. When new words become dependable regulars, major dictionaries include them. Then we think of them as “real words,” no matter how strange they may have sounded at first.
Some say sparsley populated Hyde County is the perfect site to test unmanned aerial vehicles. The county is in the process of submitting a proposal to be one of six FAA approved testing sites for drones.