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.
It’s a sign of spring and warm weather… birds returning to eastern North Carolina after spending the winter down south. But for one species, making the journey back home has become perilous. The dovekie, a small arctic bird resembling a penguin only stands an average eight inches tall, but it makes a thousand mile journey every spring.
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.
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.
The new, documentary film “Freedom Lost: Restoration" explores an often forgotten piece of history about life for African Americans in New Bern and James City in the time surrounding the Civil War. The free screening takes place at 6pm Wednesday, February 27th at Craven Community College's Orringer Auditorium.
We’ve all seen it on YouTube… people hanging around, minding their own business, then someone fires up a boombox and everybody lines up and recreates the dance segment from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video… or shoppers at a mall food court suddenly performing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s The Messiah.
From now until April 15th, AARP is offering a free tax preparation service for low to moderate income tax payers, especially those 60 and older. The program is in locations across eastern North Carolina.
Imagine… advancing through school hiding the fact that you don’t know how to read. Here's the inspiring story of Earl Mills, who read his first book at age 48, published two books of his own, and has a passion to support literacy in eastern North Carolina.
“...My heart has been enriched, my heart held at bay
A bill will likely be introduced in the next couple weeks that will impose regulations on commercial dog breeders that sell directly to the public. The bill is part of a growing effort to put a stop to puppy mills in North Carolina. Groups, such as the American Kennel Club, and the North Carolina Federation of Dog Owners believe the legislation may affect responsible dog owners in a negative way.
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.
As part of our Black History Month series, we hear about the life of the successful cabinet maker Thomas Day. He was much more than just a cabinet maker. He also handcrafted ornate, decorative pieces for the home and highly sought after furniture. During the height of slavery, he owned the largest furniture making business in the state. Director of the Thomas Day Education Project Laurel Sneed.
A private company in Elizabeth City is manufacturing a lighter than air technology called a tethered aerostat. They're being sold to governments and are the worlds only company devoted entirely to the production of these unique products. We recently toured the massive facility.
This week on the Down East Journal, 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.
After being declared an endangered species in the 1980's, wood stork populations are increasing and spreading across the southeast. How human intervention, natural instinct and our coastal environment play into the recovery of the wood stork.