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.
New Bern, NC – What would prompt the largest military base on the East Coast to ban certain breeds of dog from their housing? Are pit bulls inherently violent animals, or is their upbringing and reputation to blame? There are no easy answers, but we seek to further investigate this controversial breed.
New Bern, NC – This Monday two hundred years ago The War of 1812 began. Next Friday at the North Carolina Maritime Museum a symposium is being held in honor of the war, focused heavily on its strategy at sea. Stephen O'Connell has more.
New Bern, NC – Frequently, you hear features on the history and culture of eastern North Carolina. This week, we visit the Onslow County Museum. The Southeastern North Carolina County has a rich, cultural history beginning with colonial settlers that moved into the area almost 300 years ago, and that influx from people all over the world to Onslow County continues today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."