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10:11 am
Mon October 12, 2009

Lionfish Roundup- PART 1

Lionfish Roundup- PART 1

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.

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9:38 am
Mon October 12, 2009

Lionfish Roundup-PART 2

Lionfish Roundup-PART 2

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.

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12:39 pm
Mon September 28, 2009

Three Sites in ENC Test Positive For Mercury

Three Sites in ENC Test Positive For Mercury

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.

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1:52 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Four Day Work Week in Wayne County Government Proves Success

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.

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ENC Regional News
11:16 am
Mon September 21, 2009

Oyster Reef Restoration project in Pamlico Sound underway

Oyster Reef Restoration project in Pamlico Sound underway

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Efforts to rebuild oyster fisheries in coastal North Carolina are getting a boost with the help of federal stimulus dollars. George Olsen has more.

The current numbers on oyster reefs when compared to the historical record are not good.

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8:18 am
Mon September 21, 2009

Estimates for Fish Kill in Neuse River at 50 Million

New Bern – The latest on a fish kill that wiped out 50 million menhaden in the Neuse River. Reporter Jared Brumbaugh has more>>>

ENC Regional News
12:57 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

New Study Looks at Feasibility of Wind Farms of NC Coast

New Bern, NC – Researchers have spent the last year gathering information on the feasibility of locating wind turbines off the coast of North Carolina. Last week, they reported their findings to the State Resources Commission. Reporter Jared Brumbaugh speaks with Pete Peterson, a professor at UNC's Marine Science Institute in Morehead City.

ENC Regional News
12:53 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

New Study Looks at Feasibility of Wind Farms of NC Coast

New Bern, NC – Researchers have spent the last year gathering information on the feasibility of locating wind turbines off the coast of North Carolina. Last week, they reported their findings to the State Resources Commission. Reporter Jared Brumbaugh speaks with Pete Peterson, a professor at UNC's Marine Science Institute in Morehead City.

ENC Regional News
12:53 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

New Study Looks at Feasibility of Wind Farms of NC Coast

New Bern, NC – Researchers have spent the last year gathering information on the feasibility of locating wind turbines off the coast of North Carolina. Last week, they reported their findings to the State Resources Commission. Reporter Jared Brumbaugh speaks with Pete Peterson, a professor at UNC's Marine Science Institute in Morehead City.

ENC Regional News
12:40 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

A Landfill in ENC Coverts Methane Into Electricity

A Landfill in ENC Converts Methane Into Electricity

New Bern, NC – The saying "one mans trash is another mans treasure" is true of a Solid Waste Management facility in Craven County, where they are converting methane gas from landfills into electricity to power homes. Jared Brumbaugh has more>>>>

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1:15 pm
Fri August 28, 2009

Looking for World War II-era shipwrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic

Looking for World War II-era shipwrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic

New Bern, NC – INTRO - A three-week expedition seeking the sites of World War II-era shipwrecks lost during the Battle of the Atlantic wrapped up this week. George Olsen has more.

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8:49 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Tucker Creek Sent Home With Flu Like Symptoms

Tucker Creek Sent Home With Flu Like Symptoms

New Bern, NC – On July 27th, 20 percent of Tucker Creek Middle School students were out of school, some with flu-like symptoms. Jared Brumbaugh has more.

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7:24 pm
Fri July 31, 2009

Pitt County plans for H1N1 flu pandemic

Pitt County plans for H1N1 flu pandemic

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Officials from Pitt County and city agencies and local outside groups met in Greenville yesterday to discuss plans for dealing with a pandemic flu virus. George Olsen has more.

The H1N1 virus is here, no doubt. In fact, it's prevalent enough where officials have stopped counting.

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11:04 am
Thu July 23, 2009

The Girls Come Marching Home - Kirsten Holmstedt

The Girls Come Marching Home - Kirsten Holmstedt

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9:59 am
Mon July 20, 2009

Year Round Schools Open Without State Budget

Year Round Schools Open Without State Budget

New Bern, NC – Year round schools opened without a finalized state budget. We talk with a local school superintendent about some of the challenges he faces.

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9:56 am
Mon July 20, 2009

Children Clinic Opens In Carteret County

Children's Clinic Opens In Carteret County

New Bern, NC – A new clinic opens in Cartetet County targeting children without insurance or doctor.

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10:56 am
Thu July 16, 2009

Re-building the whale... Bonehenge rises in Beaufort

Re-building the whale... Bonehenge rises in Beaufort

New Bern, NC – INTRO - It's five-years-and-counting on a North Carolina Maritime Museum project, but it's not lack of effort slowing it down it's sheer size. George Olsen has more.

The project started as many projects tend to start someone volunteers you for something.

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ENC Regional News
1:43 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

Hope Lodge in Greenville, NC

Hope Lodge in Greenville, NC

New Bern, NC – Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. The American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their families can find help and hope when home is far away - the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. Jared Brumbaugh visited the facility in Greenville, and has this report.

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1:04 pm
Tue July 14, 2009

Operation Purple Camp

Operation Purple Camp

New Bern, NC – Operation Purple Camp is a week long camp for children whose military parents are or will be deployed. Public Radio East reporter Jared Brumbaugh was there and has this report.

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2:09 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

Non-native fish species threatens to crowd out native stocks

Non-native fish species threatens to crowd out native stocks

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The discovery of a non-native species in the White Oak River raises concerns about fish native to the region being crowded out. George Olsen has more.

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