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.
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.
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.
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.
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.