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12:09 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Commercial Fishing License Fees Increase March 1st

Commercial fishing license fees are set to go up by 25 percent next month to fund the NC Division of Marine Fisheries' Observer Program. We explain the program and explore how the fee increase may affect local commercial fisherman.

To see an entire list of license increases and their effective dates, click:  http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=91cc5776-e30f-43e7-b2a5-11cdb8a8c5a5&groupId=38337

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9:12 am
Tue February 4, 2014

The North Carolina Symphony Comes To New Bern

Credit The North Carolina Symphony

The NC Symphony, under the direction of resident conductor William Henry Curry, will perform one of the most power pieces of music ever written, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.  The performance takes place February 4th from 7:30 to 8:30 at the Riverfront Convention Center.  PRE’s Mac McKee spoke with Maestro Curry this week about what audience members can expect.

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9:53 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Construction Begins This Spring On New Bridge In Beaufort

A rendering of the completed Gallants Channel bridge
Credit http://www.beaufortbridgefacts.org/

The bidding process to place a new high rise bridge linking Beaufort to Morehead City is underway.  Construction begins this Spring to replace the current Gallants Channel drawbridge.  We’ll talk about the project with the DOT and Beaufort Mayor Richard Stanley.

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9:47 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Snowy Owl Spotted In Eastern North Carolina

Credit birds.audubon.org

The snowy owl, native to the arctic tundra of Canada, Greenland and Eurasia, has being spotted in coastal areas of North Carolina. 

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12:25 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Dredging Debris Could Be Placed On Shackleford Banks

 This week on the Down East Journal, groups are at odds over the plan to relocate dredging material from Beaufort Inlet to Shackleford Banks.  Would the move impact tourism or help preserve Shackleford’s shoreline from erosion?

To download the EIS, click here:  http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Portals/59/docs/navigation/Dredging/Projects/Compressed_Report_for_Posting_to_Corps_Website.pdf

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12:23 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Succulent Seafood Series Underway At The Coast

Credit The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores http://www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores

Chefs from area restaurants are dishing up some of their recipes and tips for preparing seasonal, locally caught seafood.  This week, PRE's Mac McKee spoke with the special activities coordinator at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Wayne Justice about the annual event.

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12:19 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Call For Artist's Work For Food Exhibit In Goldsboro

Credit "Abstract Avacado" by Sarah Finch

The Wayne County Arts Council is collecting art work from local and regional artists to display as part of an exhibition celebrating the food traditions of Wayne County.  PRE's Mikel Peterson spoke with Executive Director Sarah Merritt, "The Art of Food."

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1:21 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Artwork Found Project In New Bern

We talk about a local community art project promoting creative awareness and leaving random acts of artistic kindness around town.

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12:18 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Greenville Non-Profit Puts Satellite In Space

Credit Go Science

On Thursday at 1:07 PM, the two stage Antares rocket launched from the Mid-Atlantic Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia.  On board the spacecraft is a satellite named Sky Cube, which will be used to take photos and send messages from space. Go-Science, a regional science and technology non-profit based in Greenville is partnering with Southern Stars for the space project.  This week, I spoke Executive Director of Go Science Roger Conner about the mission and how they plan to use SkyCube once it’s deployed. 

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11:50 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Porsche By Design Exhibit at NC Art Museum

The North Carolina Museum of Art has it’s first-ever design exhibition, featuring the largest and most diverse group of Porsche automobiles ever on display in a U.S. art museum.  The exhibit features 22 cars from the 1930’s to present day.  This week, I spoke with Director of Publications and co-curator for Porsche By Design Barbara Wiedemann about the featured cars and how the idea for the exhibit came about.

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10:49 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Endangered Species Act Turns 40

The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old.  We speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.

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11:18 am
Fri December 20, 2013

New Bern Non-Profit Looks to Hire Military Veterans for Organic Garden

Credit Veteran Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden

A nonprofit in New Bern breaks ground soon on an organic garden maintained by disabled and homeless veterans.   

The mission of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden is to reduce the unemployed and disadvantage veteran population and provide a pathway to work. Executive Director of non-profit group Lovay Wallace Singleton says the effort has multiple benefits.

"We are trying to increase the quality of life for disabled veterans by providing them exercise, rehabilitation and horticultural therapy."     

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11:16 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Solar Panel Project in Onslow County

Onslow County will soon be home to a solar farm that will power more than 2,400 homes.  We talk about the scope of the project and tour the facility that is currently using landfill gas to create electricity.

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11:08 am
Fri December 20, 2013

SWEET TREATS - Jim's Bourbon Pecan Pie

We wrap up our "Sweet Treats" series this week with a delectable dessert recipe for Jim's Bourbon Pecan Pie.
 

Here's the recipe: 

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7:40 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Food, glorious food... commentary from Joan Carris

In the musical version of Charles Dickens’s novel OLIVER TWIST, Oliver and his fellow orphans sing about the joys of food.  “Food, glorious food, I’m dying to try some….”  Lovely voices, but the kids look and sound hungry.  Certainly the thin, gray gruel in their bowls has nothing glorious about it.

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7:28 am
Wed December 18, 2013

The Tuscarora War - David La Vere

The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies

War not might always be inevitable but according to David La Vere, the Tuscarora War that started in 1711 was pretty close to an accomplished fact.

“Every colony went through one of these big wars between the Indians and this was North Carolina’s turn.”

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9:14 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Bypass Project in Jones County Starts in 2015

Credit North Carolina Department of Transportation

The long awaited widening of Highway 17 and bypass project around Pollocksville and Maysville is finally getting off the ground.  We’ll talk about the plan and how it will impact these small eastern North Carolina communities.  

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9:14 am
Mon December 16, 2013

SWEET TREATS - Yule Log

We continue our “Sweet Treat” series with a holiday favorite, the Yule Log.

  Yule Log

Recipe Courtesy of White Oak River Bistro

Prep Time:

2 hr 10 min

Ingredients

sponge cake:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon butter for pan
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Sponge cake:

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11:16 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Work is Underway to Repair the Bonner Bridge

Credit North Carolina Department of Transportation

Crews have begun to repair the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge after it closed Monday due to safety concerns.  In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.  

Commuting for the 4,000 residents of Hatteras Island has been a headache.  Use of the Bonner Bridge, the only highway connection to the mainland for locals, was shut down on Monday due to safety concerns.  Melissa Herman has lived on Hatteras Island for 30 years.  She works at Blue Pelican Gallery and she says since the bridge closed, business has been very slow.

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11:14 am
Fri December 6, 2013

SWEET TREATS - Pull Mints

This week, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.”

Pull Mints

Recipe submitted by Linda Boyer

You need: Cold marble on which to pour hot candy

1 stick of butter

Green or red food coloring if desired

In a bowl stir to dissolve: 2 generous cups of sugar

¾ cup of tap water

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