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7:03 am
Tue May 27, 2008

NC Think Tank Looks at Community College System

New Bern, NC – The state Community College System has been under the microscope of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. The non-partisan organization is releasing a four part comprehensive study highlighting key issues affecting the system and recommendations to improve upon the services offered. Public Radio East's Megen George spoke with center director, Ran Coble about the study's findings.

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ENC Regional News
10:40 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Report lists conditions at Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

Report lists conditions at Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

New Bern, NC –
INTRO - A report released last week examines not only the condition of the shipwreck of the sunken Civil War ironclad Monitor but the waters where the shipwreck lies. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
9:31 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Health Organizations in Pitt County Partner to Reduce Transmission of AIDS/HIV

New Bern, NC – ECU's Brody School of Medicine and the Pitt County Public Health Department have formed a partnership in an effort to slow the spread of HIV and AIDS in eastern North Carolina. Public Radio East's Megen George spoke with Pitt County Health Director, Dr. John Morrow.

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ENC Regional News
7:56 am
Mon May 19, 2008

Onslow County Red Cross Provides Tornado Relief

New Bern, NC – The Onslow County chapter of the Red Cross is offering assistance to residents who have been displaced by a tornado that swept through the community of Bellgrade. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Joy Branham, the Executive Director of the Onslow County Chapter of the Red Cross.

ENC Regional News
9:05 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Barack Obama Campaigns in ENC

Greenville, NC – Thousands crowded into Minges Coliseum to hear Presidential Candidate and Illinois Sentaor Barack Obama speak. Megen George was there and has this report for Public Radio East.

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ENC Regional News
9:03 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Hillary Clinton Campaigns in ENC

Jacksonville, NC – Jacksonville was the site of a campaign stop for New York Senator and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Megen George attended the rally and has this report for Public Radio East.

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ENC Regional News
8:05 am
Sat March 29, 2008

Democratic US Senatorial Forum Part 1

New Bern, NC – Candidates running for the Democratic US Senatorial Seat met in New Bern for a forum hosted by Public Radio East and the League of Women Voters of North Carolina. Hear part one of the forum.

ENC Regional News
8:02 am
Sat March 29, 2008

Democratic US Senatorial Forum Part 2

New Bern, NC – Candidates running for the Democratic US Senatorial Seat met in New Bern for a forum hosted by Public Radio East and the League of Women Voters of North Carolina. Hear part two of the forum.

ENC Regional News
2:36 am
Thu March 13, 2008

Onslow Homeless Shelter threatened with closure

Onslow Homeless Shelter threatened with closure

New Bern, NC –
INTRO - Funding shortfalls are putting the future of the Onslow Community Ministries Homeless Shelter in jeopardy. George Olsen has more.

All jobs have their days where you feel you're fighting a rising tide which is why you hold onto the days where your sense of accomplishment is tangible.

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ENC Regional News
2:51 am
Wed March 12, 2008

Increasing Numbers of Young People Registering to Vote in NC

New Bern, NC – Increasing numbers of young people are registering to vote in North Carolina. However, it remains to be seen whether they'll show up when polls open on May 6th. Megen George has this report for Public Radio East.

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ENC Regional News
11:09 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Injunction seeks halt to beach driving on portions of Hatteras Seashore

Injunction seeks halt to beach driving on portions of Hatteras National Seashore

New Bern, NC –
INTRO - A preliminary injunction filed in U-S District Court last month could severely restrict driving on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches if a judge grants the plaintiffs request. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
11:13 am
Tue February 26, 2008

Declining drop-out rate in Wayne County

Declining drop-out rate in Wayne County

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ENC Regional News
11:03 am
Thu February 14, 2008

New regs for driver's licenses

New regs for driver's licenses

New Bern, NC – INTRO - State and federal regulations passed in the last three years will result in North Carolinians soon seeing a different process for receiving a driver's license. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
8:06 am
Thu January 31, 2008

How is ENC Affected by Current State of the National Economy?

New Bern, NC – America took a ride on the stock market roller coaster last week prompting fears that the nation could be headed toward a recession. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Dr. Gary Zinn a teaching professor of economics at ECU. Zinn specializes in regional economics and discussed how the current economy and a potential recession could affect Eastern North Carolina.

ENC Regional News
7:31 am
Wed January 9, 2008

PCMH Offers New Treatment for Chronic Wounds

Greenville, NC – Diabetics suffering from chronic wounds now have a new option for treatment. Pitt County Memorial Hospital's Wound Healing Center is using a new procedure incorporating oxygen therapy to bring relief to patients.

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ENC Regional News
3:11 am
Fri November 30, 2007

Special Ops Marine Unit Recruits Rennaissance Men

Special Ops Marine Corps Unit Recruits Rennaissance Men

Camp Lejeune – The concept of military special operations has been played out numerous times in books, movies, and on television. A new special operations unit based out of Camp Lejeune is putting its candidates through an intense recruitment and screening process in order to not only determine a Marine's physical ability, but mental ability as well.

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ENC Regional News
10:32 am
Thu November 15, 2007

Cannon Raised from Possible Queen Anne's Revenge Site

Cannon Raised from Queen Anne's Revenge

Fort Macon, NC – A cannon was recently raised off of North Carolina's coast. It's believed to have belonged to Blackbeard's ship The Queen Anne's Revenge. PRE's Marion Blackburn was at the cannon raising and sent us this audio postcard.

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ENC Regional News
1:30 am
Tue November 13, 2007

Minerals Could Be Beneficial to Skin Care

Morehead City, NC – Vitamins and minerals are essential for proper function of the body, and the skin is no exception. Public Radio East freelance contributor Patricia Raskin recently spoke with licensed skin care therapist Michelle Fenske about how using minerals on the skin can maximize the effects of any skin care program.

ENC Regional News
7:28 am
Mon October 15, 2007

Burmese Refugees Make New Lives in ENC

Burmese Refugees Make New Lives in ENC

New Bern, NC – As political unrest and violent conditions continue in Burma, many Burmese refugees working to make new lives for themselves in Eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Regional News
7:26 am
Mon October 15, 2007

Report Looks at Teacher Absences in NC

New Bern, NC – Do you ever wonder when you drop your kids off at school, if they're learning anything? According to a report released by the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, 46% of North Carolina's schools didn't meet expected growth outlined by the state accountability system last year. The problem may be linked to the growing rate of teacher absences.

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