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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.