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11:19 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Growing Wine Industry in North Carolina

Growing Wine Industry in North Carolina

New Bern, NC – Before prohibition began, North Carolina was a leading producer of wine in the United States, but when prohibition was enacted the alcohol industry in North Carolina all but died out. Since its repeal in 1933, the wine industry has risen, and for the past fifteen years the number of wineries and vineyards has substantially increased.

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ENC Regional News
11:09 am
Wed May 23, 2012

2012 Primary Voter Turnout Rates

2012 Primary Voter Turnout Rates

New Bern, NC – Although the number of people who voted is on the rise; in regards to the percentage of turnout; the numbers went down. Executive Director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Gary Bartlett says it has to do with increases in population and registered voters. Since 2008 the population has gone from nine point three million to nine point seven million people.

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ENC Regional News
1:10 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Organic farming in eastern North Carolina

Trent Scott, owner of Scott Organic Farms in Rhems, NC

Organic farming in eastern North Carolina

New Bern, NC – Organic farming is popular, its being practiced now in all 50 states, where it generates over 41 billion dollars. The USDA began issuing organic certification in 2001. However, in recent years, the demand for organically grown food has risen sharply and the number of organic farmers in eastern North Carolina is proof. Some of the popular crops in eastern North Carolina include lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, and sweet potatoes just to name a few.

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ENC Regional News
12:19 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Journalism during the Civil War

Journalism during the Civil War

New Bern, NC – We pick up our Civil War Series with a report on how the Civil Wat influenced journalism as we know it.

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ENC Regional News
1:39 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

The Cedar Grove "Weeping Arch"

The Cedar Grove Cemetery

New Bern, NC – On Saturdays until November you can visit the Cedar Grove Cemetery and hear of its beginnings, and about the people that are buried there, from one of the twenty questors that work to preserve the site's structural integrity, their most current project being renovation of the famous Weeping Arch.

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ENC Regional News
11:06 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Development project announced for Craven County

Development project announced for Craven County

New Bern, NC – Lifestyle living and upscale shopping is being touted as a way to energize the eastern North Carolina economy in a major announcement made this week. The project, called Craven Thirty is in the construction phase now northeast of New Bern near the intersection of Highway 70 and SR-43. City Manager Mike Epperson says the site will be a prime location for restaurants, retail businesses, medical offices, and residential areas.

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ENC Regional News
11:15 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Exploding Hog Farms

Exploding Hog Farms

New Bern, NC – It's not raining men at some hog farms in the Midwest. When the pits which can hold up to 8 feet of manure explode, it's a big mess and in most cases, thousands of lost livestock and millions of dollars in damage.

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ENC Regional News
3:39 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

New Oyster Restoration Project

New Oyster Restoration Project

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ENC Regional News
3:39 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

ENC ties to the Tiantic

ENC ties to the Tiantic

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ENC Regional News
10:37 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Growing Farmers in Eastern North Carolina

Growing Farmers in Eastern North Carolina

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ENC Regional News
10:28 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Habitat's CHAIR-ity Event

Habitat's CHAIR-ity Event

New Bern, NC – On May 19, one can find a live and silent auction, a plate of barbecue, and half a street block of artists displaying a variety of work. It's called the CHAIR-ity event from New Bern's Habitat for Humanity.

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ENC Regional News
11:20 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Local strawberries are ready to be picked

New Bern, NC – Strawberry season came early to eastern North Carolina this year . And the fields are ripe for picking. Executive Secretary for the North Carolina Strawberry Association Debby Wechsler says the mild winter and a warm spring with few cold snaps have contributed to the early harvest.

"Most growers say they haven't seen it this early since they can last remember. It is an unusual situation."

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ENC Regional News
5:44 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Gypsy moth quarantines Dare and Currituck counties

Gypsy moth quarantines Dare and Currituck counties

New Bern, NC –

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ENC Regional News
10:33 am
Fri March 30, 2012

New North Carolina charter schools opening in August

New North Carolina charter schools opening in August

New Bern, NC – Medley-benefit "Charter schools are public schools, funded by public dollars, serving public students for the public benefit."

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ENC Regional News
1:47 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

ECU Study Finds Oil From the Deep Water Horizon Spill Enters Food Web

ECU Study Finds Oil From the Deep Water Horizon Spill Enters Food Web

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ENC Regional News
3:51 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

MCAS New River Expansion

MCAS New River Expansion

New Bern, NC – If military spending in eastern North Carolina is any indication the economy may be looking brighter. Major expansion projects broke ground this week at a local military base.

COLE- RECOGNIZE "If you come to Marine Corp Air Station New River this time next year, you will not recognize it."

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ENC Regional News
11:36 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Civil War Symposium in ENC

Civil War Symposium in ENC

New Bern, NC – Thunder in the East, the Civil War in Eastern North Carolina: a sesquicentennial symposium takes place in New Bern Next Friday Evening and Saturday afternoon. The New Bern Historical Society is sponsoring the event, which highlights the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Bern. Executive Director Lyn Harakal described the keynote speaker, Ed Bearss, as being an encyclopedia of civil war knowledge.

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ENC Regional News
9:05 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Partnership Puts People to Work

Partnership Puts People to Work

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ENC Regional News
12:56 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Pamlico County wants relief on FEMA trailer usage deadline

Pamlico County wants relief on FEMA trailer usage deadline

New Bern, NC – Pamlico County was one of the hardest hit areas in eastern North Carolina when Hurricane Irene made landfall along the state's coast on August 27th.

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ENC Regional News
9:04 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Now's the Time to Prepare for Boating Season

Now's the Time to Prepare for Boating Season

New Bern, NC – Boating season is still a few months away, but now is the time to start preparing. From annual inspections to engine maintenance, there is a list of items that must be done before you hit the water. Brushing up on your navigational skills and making sure your safety equipment is in working order should be at the top of your list. I traveled to the coast to talk get some tips on how to be safe out on the water.

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