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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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
11:10 am
Thu September 30, 2010

Record high night time temperatures are set across much of N-C

Record high night time temperatures are set across much of N-C

New Bern, NC –
INTRO - If you thought summertime temperatures this year were a bit warmer than usual, you weren't imagining it they were. But what has some concerned is the relative lack of cooling occurring during overnight hours. George Olsen has more.

It was hot this summer, and there are numbers from reporting North Carolina weather stations to prove it.

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ENC Regional News
12:59 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Bed Bugs Making Comeback In Eastern North Carolina

Bed Bugs Making Comeback In Eastern North Carolina

New Bern, NC – They're creepy crawly, and love to suck your blood. We'll talk about the recent resurgence of bed bugs, how to recognize an infestation, and how to prevent them from "bugging" you.

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ENC Regional News
12:35 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

New Bern's 300th Jubilee

New Bern's 300th Jubilee

New Bern, NC – We talk to organizers of New Bern's 300th Jubilee about the many events and activities taking place.

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ENC Regional News
12:30 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Eastern Carolina Non-Profits Support Haiti Relief

Eastern Carolina Non-Profits Support Haiti Relief

New Bern, NC – Area non-profits are raising money to help Haiti rebuild after an earthquake in January.

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ENC Regional News
10:24 am
Fri September 17, 2010

New Forest Service field guide identifies increasing numbers of invasive plants & trees in the South

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New Forest Service field guide identifies increasing numbers of invasive plants & trees in the South

New Bern, NC – INTRO - A recent publication by the Forest Service Southern Research Station highlights the continuing and growing problem of invasive non-native plant and tree species in Southern forests. George Olsen has more.

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10:51 am
Tue September 7, 2010

March of Dimes project working with 40 N-C hospitals to slow the rate of early elective deliveries

March of Dimes project working with 40 N-C hospitals to slow the rate of early elective deliveries

New Bern, NC – INTRO - A project sponsored by the March of Dimes is working with 40 North Carolina hospitals to slow the rate of elective induced pregnancies in order to benefit both mother and child. George Olsen has more.

The following words will be no surprise to any woman who has given birth.

"For some women pregnancy is exhausting."

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ENC Regional News
11:20 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Keep It Local

Keep It Local

New Bern, NC – We'll explore a new statewide initiative that encourages people to buy 10 percent of their food from local sources.

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ENC Regional News
11:17 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Biofuels Forum in Jones County

Biofuels Forum in Jones County

New Bern, NC – A feature on the future of biofuel industy in eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Regional News
1:03 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Symposium to explore possible increase in horse abandonments in N-C

Symposium to explore possible increase in horse abandonments in N-C

New Bern, NC – INTRO - As the recession was starting to take hold in 2008 horse abandonments were reported on the rise nationally. For example, in Wyoming officials reported 41 abandonments that year compared to their normal 6-to-8. Equine enthusiasts will soon meet in North Carolina to see if the problem has made its way here. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
2:32 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

New report puts numbers on Southern states' renewable energy potential

New report puts numbers on Southern states' renewable energy potential

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