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9:25 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Executive Order 124

We discuss Executive Order 124, which seeks to improve relations between North Carolina agencies and local military installations.

On August 17 Governor Beverly Perdue signed Executive Order 124, to promote stronger communication between state agencies, community leaders, and military officials. Even though military officials and state officials say that more awareness of military activity is vital to North Carolina’s economy, the state has a long history of communication with its military installations. Stephen O’Connell has more.

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ENC Regional News
4:10 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

PTSD Treatment for Camp Lejeune Marines Returning From Combat

We talk to officials with the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejuene about the treatment and interventional services they provide to Marines and Sailors returning from combat.

This Tuesday was the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  9/11 ceremonies were held across eastern North Carolina to remember the thousands that were lost in terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  This Tuesday, at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, a couple hundred people turned out for the Patriot Day observance. 

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ENC Regional News
2:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Rachel Carson Remembered

It’s the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.  The life and legacy of Carson and her not so well known ties to eastern North Carolina.

It’s the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring. It’s one of the first widely read books of science, written by Rachel Carson, a world renown author, conservationist, and arguably the founder of the modern environmental movement. Stephen O Connell has this profile of Carson and her not so well known ties to eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Regional News
1:50 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Online Sales Tax

A report on what the state is doing to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars lost thru the lack of online sales tax revenues.  

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ENC Regional News
12:48 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Coastal Waters Closed to Shellfishing

NEW BERN, NC (pre) - Nearly a week later, Eastern North Carolina continues to clean up from the giant, category one hurricane that impacted coastal areas last weekend. The flood water has gone down and the rain has mostly dried up . But it will take time for North Carolina's shell- fishery to recover.

Sandy dumped several inches of rain across eastern North Carolina and tropical storm force winds caused water to back up into rivers and sounds.

"I've never seen anything like it in my entire career."

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ENC Regional News
12:29 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort

NEW BERN, NC (pre) - On Saturday November 3, the 8th Engineer Support Battalion out of Camp Lejeune left for New York and New Jersey. Sergeant Ramlal of the 8th Engineer team might be the only marine of the 88 who has experience. Sergeant Ramlal was stationed in Okinawa last year when mainland Japan was devastated by the tsunami.

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ENC Regional News
12:24 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

From Emerald Isle to Key West on a Beach Cruiser

New Bern, NC (2012-12-06) One man from eastern North Carolina is pedaling over a thousand miles to raise awareness and support for substance abuse prevention.

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ENC Regional News
12:22 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

North Carolina Symphony in ENC

New Bern, NC (2012-12-10) The North Carolina Symphony is celebrating their 8Oth season. We talk to the Senior Director of Statewide Development about their upcoming holiday pops concert in downtown New Bern.

ENC Regional News
11:48 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Section 5 of the Voting Acts Bill

NEW BERN, NC (pre) - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law to prevent states or counties from engaging in practices designed to stop minorities from voting. Techniques, such as literacy tests, were used to impede the ability of minorities to vote, and was particularly bad in Southern States, North Carolina among them. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is a provision that requires certain Southern states and counties from making voting regulation changes without approval from the Justice Department or the United States district court in Washington. Plantiff, John Nix.

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ENC Regional News
4:02 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Red Wolf Deaths Prompt Investigation and State Court Case

After being declared extinct in 1987, red wolves have made a comeback thanks to the North Carolina Fish and Wildlife Service's Red Wolf Recovery Program. But some believe their populations are being threatened yet again. Since a nighttime hunting rule that allows spotlight hunting of coyotes went into effect August 1st, three red wolves have been shot and killed. Concerned groups are asking a state court to stop the spotlight hunting- in an effort to save the endangered red wolf.

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ENC Regional News
5:46 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

ONLINE SALES TAXES

ONLINE SALES TAX, NC

NEW BERN, NC – Have you ever wondered why your online purchases, come at such a discount?
This week, LC Morris delves into the complexities of internet commerce and how the state of North Carolina is trying to benefit from your future purchases.

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ENC Regional News
11:55 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Montagnards in Eastern North Carolina

Montagnards in Eastern North Carolina

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ENC Regional News
2:02 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Bats

Bats

New Bern, NC – As the sun goes down, small winged zig-zaggers zip across the dimly lit sky. As the summer winds down, bat sightings are becoming more common around eastern North Carolina for many different reasons. Park Ranger at Goose Creek State Park Nicole Crider.

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ENC Regional News
1:36 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

The Janey Ensminger Act

The Janey Ensminger Act

New Bern, NC – The Janey Ensminger Act begins with "a presumption of service" for people who lived or worked on Camp Lejuene for at least thirty days between 1957 and 1987. U.S. House Representative Brad Miller says, this was the only fair way to deal with those that have come forward claiming illness from the contamination.

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ENC Regional News
11:18 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Lenoir County's Crime Rate Higher Than State Average

Lenoir County's Crime Rate Higher Than State Average

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ENC Regional News
7:24 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

The Nurse Family Partnership

The Nurse Family Partnership

New Bern, NC – The Nurse Family Partnership is a non-profit, national program that began as a series of randomized trials and tests by Dr. David Olds. The research, which is ongoing, studies the effects of home visitations on first time, low-income mothers. Public Health Department nurse manager and supervisor of the nurse-family partnership Nancy Stone, says nurses were the most accepted models for teaching first time mothers.

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ENC Regional News
1:58 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Ferry Toll Debate Continues

Ferry Toll Debate Continues

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ENC Regional News
9:48 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic Opens in Eastern North Carolina

Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic Opens in ENC

New Bern, NC – One local non-profit--Encore Pets-- is hoping to decrease the number of stray pets by opening a new, mobile clinic in our area that provides low-cost spaying and neutering services. Public Radio East's Emily Byrd spoke with JoAnne Shertzer, president of Encore Pets and director of the mobile clinic about the magnitude of the overpopulation problem and the organization's mission.

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ENC Regional News
2:18 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Showboats

ENC Regional News
2:05 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Drones Testing in Hyde County

Drones Testing in Hyde County

New Bern, NC – Commonly called drones, UAV technology will be used by law enforcement, the National Guard, the coast guard, and higher education, among others. NextGen Air Transportation Center is an organization mandated by the FAA, and in partnership with North Carolina State University, to help in the modernization of the National Airspace system. Director, Kyle Snyder, says Hyde County's population of just five thousand is a big appeal, as well as the area's terrain.

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