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.
President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act four years ago. It's still being implemented. Last month a change in the Medicare system is fining hospitals the reimbursement money they get back for their services, if certain patients are readmitted to a hospital within a thirty-day period of their initial admission. Stephen O'Connell has more.
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.