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12:13 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Meteor Spotted In ENC

Meteor Spotted In ENC

New Bern, NC – Residents from Wilmington to Greenville witnessed a firey streak across the Carolina sky. We'll hear first hand accounts and get some scientific insight on what people experianced.

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10:59 am
Fri March 25, 2011

ECU study indicates some video game usage could alleviate depression symptoms

ECU study indicates some video game usage could alleviate depression symptoms

New Bern, NC – Game manufacturer PopCap had an interesting though good problem they wanted an answer to.

"What they said was we've got these games and they're very, very popular and we can't figure out why. Actually he said we're making so much money and we can't find out why."

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7:51 am
Mon March 14, 2011

COAST GUARD: AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN LEAD THE WAY

COAST GUARD: AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN LEAD THE WAY

New Bern – The U.S. Coast Guard, is one of the oldest organizations of the federal government. Spanning more than two hundred years, ethnicity in history of the Coast Guard is as diverse as it is long. LC Morris, this week, introduces us to two African American Women making waves, leading the way

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11:46 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Solar Storm Could Cause Global Damages

Solar Storm Could Cause Global Damages

New Bern – UK's Chief Scientist, Sir John Beddington says the Earth is Overdue for a solar storm. As the Sun WAKES up It enters it's most Active period. L.C.Morris has more on how Global damages would be the result of this cycle of solar activity.

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1:06 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

New designer drug prompting emergency visits to area hospitals

New designer drug prompting emergency visits to area hospitals

New Bern, NC – INTRO - A new designer drug being sold legally in the state has prompted a recent spate of emergency room visits of intoxicated users at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. George Olsen has more.

The name of the drug sounds pretty innocuous "bath salts," sold under such names as Ivory Wave or Vanilla Sky.

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8:45 am
Mon February 28, 2011

The Home of Free Slaves: James City

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The Home of Free Slaves: James City

New Bern, NC – We visit Historic James City in Craven County, home to more than half of North Carolina's free people of color during the Civil War.

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1:23 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Legislation in state House seeks to ease ballot access requirements

Legislation in state House seeks to ease ballot access requirements

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The state House is taking another stab at relaxing requirements for third parties and unaffiliated candidates to get on the ballot. George Olsen has more.

If you don't have either an "R" or "D" next to your name, getting on the ballot in North Carolina can be a tricky proposition.

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11:24 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Link to the Underground Railroad

Link to the Underground Railroad

New Bern, NC – A 1850's house in Washington County may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.

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12:31 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

MOBILE WALLETS.....NO CASH, NO CREDIT CARD....NO WORRIES

MOBILE WALLETS......

New Bern, NC – Mobile payments is a new and rapidly-adopting alternative payment method. Instead of paying with cash, check or credit cards, a consumer can use a mobile phone make purchases . LC Morris has more

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11:38 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Minority teen drug use on the rise

Minority teen drug use on the rise

New Bern, NC – America has 5% of the world's population but uses 60% of its illicit drugs. A recent study reveled drug use among teens continues to rise, and minority teens are using drugs at higher rates.

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10:53 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Historians seek accurate count of NC Civil War dead

Historians seek accurate count of NC Civil War dead

New Bern, NC – INTRO - As North Carolina commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, historians are reviewing records to determine the actual number of North Carolina men who died during the war. George Olsen has more.

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10:08 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Fifty years ago, a bomber crashed in ENC carrying two nuclear weapons.

50 Years Ago, Bomber Crashes in ENC with Two Atomic Weapons

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9:27 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Caregivers Learn A Better Way to Communicate With Alzheimer's Patients

Caregivers Learn A Better Way to Communicate With Alzheimer's Patients

New Bern, NC – There are over 170,000 adults with Alzheimer's disease in North Carolina, and that number is expected to increase. This week on the Down East Journal, caregivers are learning a better way to communicate with Alzheimer's patients.

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12:20 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

Utilities offer incentives to commercial and residential consumers to help them meet renewable energy goals

Utilities offer incentives to commercial and residential consumers to help them meet renewable energy goals

New Bern, NC – INTRO - State utilities are looking for an assist from commercial and residential concerns as they try to meet state standards for renewable energy production. George Olsen has more.

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1:02 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

National Wildlife Federation report shows great potential for offshore wind energy in N-C

National Wildlife Federation report shows great potential for offshore wind energy in N-C

New Bern, NC – INTRO -- A new report has high hopes for North Carolina's potential to create offshore wind energy. George Olsen has more.

The report produced by the National Wildlife Federation looks at potential offshore wind energy production from Maine to Florida. Of that potential, about 20% of it can be found off the North Carolina coast.

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12:49 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Wayne Community College uses 21st century technology to produce 19th century product

Wayne Community College uses 21st century technology to produce 19th century product

New Bern, NC – In a typical year, the mechanical engineering and operations management students of Kirk Keller at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro would be doing the following.

"Just like most of the community colleges in the area, making widgets."

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10:05 am
Fri November 5, 2010

State Underwater Archaeology Branch completes fall dive on the Queen Anne's Revenge

State Underwater Archaeology Branch completes fall dive on the Queen Anne's Revenge

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Dive teams with the state's Underwater Archaeology Branch have completed their fall dive at the shipwreck believed to be that of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship the Queen Anne's Revenge. George Olsen has more.

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12:33 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Constitutional amendment seeks to ban felons from running for sheriff

Constitutional amendment seeks to ban felons from running for sheriff

New Bern, NC – INTRO - A recent spate of felons who ran for sheriff offices in North Carolina has prompted a constitutional amendment to be placed on the November ballot. George Olsen has more.

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12:08 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Instant Run-off Voting to be used statewide for first time in state history

Instant Run-off Voting to be used statewide for first time in state history

New Bern, NC – INTRO - North Carolina voters will take place in a statewide first when the early voting period gets underway Thursday. George Olsen has more.

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8:14 am
Tue October 12, 2010

ENC Residents Clean Up After Flood

ENC Residents Clean Up After Flood

New Bern, NC – It's been a week since record rainfall totals left portions of eastern North Carolina underwater. This week, we travel to the hard hit areas and talk to residents and business owners as they clean up from the disaster.

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