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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.