New Bern, NC – As America focuses it's war efforts in Afghanistan, some marines at Camp Lejeune are preparing for deployment by learning the culture and language of the country. We talk to marines taking the Survival Level Afghani Course.
New report advocates restoration of longleaf pine forests in Southeast
New Bern, NC – INTRO - A new report says restoring the Southeast's stands of longleaf pines could help the region deal with the effects of global warming while providing economic benefit. George Olsen has more.
The North Carolina State Toast opens with the line "Here's to the land of the Long Leaf Pine" which it once truly was, as it was throughout the South.
New Bern, NC – About 4,000 Marines and Sailors from the 24nd Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune and the Amphibious Readiness Group from Norfolk, VA joined thousands of other Marines, Sailors, Coast Guard and Army personnel providing humanitarian relief to disaster-stricken Haiti.
New Bern, NC – It's invasive species awareness week. We talk about how to identify and eradicate problem plants around your home. For more information on non-native plants that thrive in eastern North Carolina, visit http://www.invasive.org/
New Bern, NC – Non-profit Eastern North Carolina Paranormal, based in Greenville, researches and investigates paranormal phenomenon using scientific methods and equipment. Reporter Jared Brumbaugh talks with investigators about their personal experiences.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - The first of this month brought new regulations as to new and commonly used items banned from state landfills, though its actual effect on individual citizens is likely to be minimal. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – Reporter Jared Brumbaugh travel 42 miles off the North Carolina coast with a team of divers for a lionfish roundup. Researchers are trying to gauge the impact of this tropical fish on eastern North Carolina. This is part one of a two part series.
New Bern, NC – We travel 42 miles off the coast in search of lionfish. Researchers are trying to gauge the impact of this tropical fish on eastern North Carolina. This is part two in a two part series.
New Bern, NC – According to a study released in late August by the U.S. Geological Survey, mercury was detected in all fish sampled from 291 streams across the country. Of the three sites that were tested in eastern North Carolina, all had higher than normal levels of mercury. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
Four day workweek in Wayne County Government... one year out.
New Bern, NC – Wayne County Government has had a four-day work week in effect for most of its employees for just over a year as they sought to reduce costs and maintain their tax rate.
The four-day, ten-hour-a-day schedule went into effect on August 4, 2008 as the Wayne County Board of Commissioners presented the task to County Manager Lee Smith to balance the budget without a tax rate increase.