ENC Features

ENC Features
12:37 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Cigar Box Guitars

A New Bern man is using cigar boxes to make instruments for playing the blues.

Since human existence, people have been making music using the materials they have lying around – like sticks, rocks, or animal hide.  One of the earliest instruments was a flutes carved from hallowed out bird bones and mammoth ivory. It was carbon dated to be 42,000 years old.  The tradition of using recycled items to create sounds still continues today.  David English, owner of Black Owl Guitars in New Bern is using old licenses plates, peanut can lids and old cigar boxes to build guitars.

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12:27 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Red Wolf Deaths Prompt Investigation and State Court Case

We examine a controversial North Carolina rule that some believe has contributed to the deaths of the rare and endangered Red Wolf.

"Coyote" Jerry Murray - photographer/USFWS
"Red Wolf" Ryan Nordsven - photographer/USFWS.

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ENC Features
12:13 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Star Gazing in ENC

We talk to an astronomy expert about what to look for in the Autumn night sky.

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ENC Features
12:07 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Oriental's "Radio Show" Production

We go to the set of a 1940's radio station - with radio actors, sound effects and a live studio audience. It's Oriental's production of "The Big Guns: Who's Little Lilly is She?"

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ENC Features
11:59 am
Mon February 11, 2013

North Carolina Election Ballot Explained

With the November election days away, we dissect and explain the North Carolina Election ballot.

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ENC Features
11:53 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Shellfish Closure Following Hurricane Sandy

Storm water runoff from Hurricane Sandy has stopped oyster and other shellfish harvesting across coastal North Carolina.

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ENC Features
10:52 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Feral Cats

Carteret County is finding a way to control a growing feral cat problem. Farther South in Holden Beach an organization is attempting to populate the island with feral cats.

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ENC Features
10:41 am
Mon February 11, 2013

PART TWO: Migrant Farmworkers in ENC

This week, we focus on the growers responsibility to provide free housing to migrant workers.

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ENC Features
10:37 am
Mon February 11, 2013

PART ONE: Migrant Farmworker Camps in ENC

This week, we focus on a study that found a third of migrant farmworker camps in eastern North Carolina had contaminated drinking water.

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ENC Features
10:33 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Gun Control Laws in North Carolina

L.C. Morris reports on current gun control laws in the State.

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ENC Features
10:25 am
Mon February 11, 2013

The Life and Legacy of Ava Gardner

The life and legacy of Ava Garner is explored through heritage tours and screenings of her work with lifelong friend Gregory Peck during the 2012 Ava Gardner Festival in Smithfield.

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ENC Features
10:20 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Local Non Profit Helping Vicitms of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  We talk to a non-profit helping victims of abuse in Jones, Craven and Pamlico Counties. 

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ENC Features
4:27 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Profile of Thomas Day

We continue our Black History Month series with a profile of cabinet maker Thomas Day who owned the largest furniture business in North Carolina during the height of slavery.

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ENC Regional News
12:36 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

State's oldest house revealed in Edenton

Wood aging expert Michael Worthington and property owner Steve Lane share research findings on the oldest dated house discovered in North Carolina.
Credit North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

The house had been dated as circa 1900… much in line with the other houses in the neighborhood. The owner’s plan was to turn it into a rental property and work got underway.

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ENC Features
11:49 am
Tue February 5, 2013

The Future of Biofuels in North Carolina

We discuss the future of the biofuels industry in North Carolina. We talk to researchers and farmers about the potential of growing high energy grasses that can be converted into ethanol.

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ENC Features
11:36 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Human Trafficking in North Carolina

President Obama announced an executive order this week that would address human trafficking in US government contracting.  We have an update on modern day slavery in our state which is now ranked seventh in the nation.

According to the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report released in June, there are an estimated 27 million slaves around the world. On Tuesday, President Barrack Obama spoke in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative on the topic of human trafficking. 

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ENC Features
11:25 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Homeschooling

A number of eastern North Carolinians are looking at alternative ways to educating children. LC Morris reports on the facts surrounding homeschooling.

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11:17 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Passenger Ferry Service to Cape Lookout Proposed

Cape Lookout National Seashore is considering ways to facilitate passenger ferry service from Harkers Island to Shackleford Banks, and the lighthouse.

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ENC Regional News
10:47 am
Tue January 29, 2013

State's oldest house revealed in Edenton

ENC Features
8:52 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Pamlico County Wind Farm Project's Possible Impact on Cherry Point

We explore the controversy over proposed wind energy turbines possibly interfering with Cherry Point base operations.  Some say the wind projects planned for Pamlico and Beaufort counties may play into possible BRAC base closures.

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