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12:37 am
Tue October 2, 2007

Nationally Recognized Attorney Discusses Ways to Resolve OLF Issue

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Mental health advocacy groups have started a Web site they hope will get North Carolina political candidates and voters talking about ways to improve the state's mental health system. The North Carolina Psychiatric Association, the st

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1:17 am
Wed September 12, 2007

Anatomy of a Hurricane

Anatomy of a Hurricane

New Bern, NC – At the mention of a hurricane, some people in coastal North Carolina begin to worry. To others, a hurricane just means a little yard clean-up. With our proximity to the coast, it's important to know what to do, how to prepare for a hurricane, and the best way to ride a storm out. Jared Brumbaugh reports on everything you need to know about a hurricane.

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ENC Regional News
12:12 am
Tue August 28, 2007

Following the hog waste lagoon moratorium... what's next?

Replacing the lagoon-and-spray field system on N-C hog farms

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The past General Assembly session saw passage of Senate Bill 1465, which takes a series of moratoriums issued over the past 10 years on the construction of new hog waste lagoons and makes it permanent. But while hog waste lagoons won't increase in number, they may not decrease much in number in the near future. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
8:52 am
Sat August 25, 2007

Deployment Linked to Income Loss

New Bern, NC – A recent study conducted by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis found deployment in military towns could be linked to income loss. We look at ENC's largest military town to see how deployment affects the economy.

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ENC Regional News
10:46 am
Thu August 23, 2007

Pitt County Fights Childhood Obesity

Pitt County Fights Childhood Obesity

Greenville, NC – Childhood obesity is a growing problem throughout the state. Over the last 25 years the rate of obesity has doubled for children aged six to eleven. As a result children are suffering from obesity related illnesses. PRE's Ashia Majors reports on the effects of childhood obesity and what one ENC county is doing to combat it.

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9:10 am
Thu August 23, 2007

Mosquitos Descend on ENC

Mosquitos Descend on ENC

New Bern, NC – Summer is here and outdoor activities are in the making. Along with them comes the irritation of pesky mosquitoes. But, to effectively deal with mosquitoes, each county must know which NC species is a problem in their area. Public Radio East's Ashia Majors reports on how one county is dealing with the recent surge of mosquitoes.

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9:07 am
Thu August 23, 2007

Trenton Man America's Next Inventor?

Trenton, NC – Furney Eubanks achieved national attention for his idea, the Easy Mower. Eubanks appeared on ABC's reality show American Inventor. He says the experience has helped him take his love of inventing to the next level.

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ENC Regional News
9:51 am
Mon July 16, 2007

Wanchese Zoning

Wanchese, NC – Over the course of the summer, PRE is taking you to coastal towns and fishing villages faced with increasing residential and commercial development. In May we learned about the sailing community of Oriental and the give and take between native residents and transplants. In June we traveled Down East , where residents are at odds with county commissioners over development regulations. Now we travel to Wanchese, where town planners may have used zoning to protect the town's heritage.

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12:51 am
Thu July 12, 2007

Neuse River Ranked Among the Nation's Top 10 Most Endandgered

New Bern, NC – From the culture to the environment, the Neuse River plays a vital role in eastern North Carolina. It flows 250 miles from the Piedmont to Pamlico Sound and provides drinking water to 400,000 Raleigh-area residents. Nevertheless, a recent report ranked the Neuse as one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the nation. Ashia Majors has this story.

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11:07 am
Fri July 6, 2007

Legislature Advised Against Approving New Charter Schools

New Bern, NC – The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research recently conducted a study looking at the success rate of charter schools in the state. Over all their findings showed many of the schools didn't make the grade. Megen George has this report...

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10:49 am
Fri July 6, 2007

Development Down East

Atlantic, NC – Over the course of the Summer Public Radio East is traveling up and down the North Carolina coast taking you to coastal towns and fishing villages faced with the task of capitalizing on development while still maintaining their cultural identity. This month we travel Down East where residents are at odds with county commissioners over increasing development.

ENC Regional News
12:11 am
Fri June 29, 2007

Common bird numbers down in NC

Audubon cites decline in numbers of common bird species

New Bern, NC –
INTRO - A study released earlier this month by the National Audubon Society reveals a 54% decline in numbers of twenty common bird species in the United States over the past 40 years. That decline is affecting birds in North Carolina as well. George Olsen has more.

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11:58 am
Wed June 13, 2007

N-C Hunger Forum seeks 50% reduction in state hunger rate by 2015

N-C Hunger Forum seeks 50% reduction in hunger rate

New Bern, NC – INTRO - In 1996 the World Food Summit Declaration from the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was issued, declaring a goal of cutting worldwide hunger in half by 2015. There's a similar goal in North Carolina, as the North Carolina Hunger Forum recently held public forums to work toward cutting hunger in the state by 50 per cent by 2015 as well. George Olsen has more.

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2:52 am
Tue May 29, 2007

Trends in NC Legislature

New Bern, NC – The current North Carolina legislative session is in its waning months, but before budgets are finalized and last minute bills are approved, the NC Center for Public Policy Research has released the latest trends in the current legislature. Megen George has this report...

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10:00 am
Mon May 14, 2007

Island Retreat for NC Teachers

Ocracoke, NC – North Carolina teachers give their all when it comes to educating our children, but who teaches the teachers and rekindles their creativity and inspiration? PRE's Barbara Blake talks to Alton Ballance of Ocracoke Island about a new campus for public school teachers.

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8:56 am
Mon May 14, 2007

History of Gender in Mediciine

Greenville, NC – During the month of May, the Laupus Library at East Carolina University's Health Sciences Building is hosting an exhibit looking at the history of women in medicine. As part of the exhibit the library is also hosting a series of speakers. The first in this series was Dr. Regina Morantz-Sanchez who discussed how gender changed the history of medicine. Public Radio East's Megen George has the story.

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8:50 am
Mon May 14, 2007

Development in Oriental

Oriental, NC – Eastern North Carolina is growing and changing. Many waterfront communities look quite different compared with just 5 or 10 years ago. Over the course of the summer Public Radio East will take you to towns up and down the inner banks that are faced with increasing residential and commercial development. Our first stop is Oriental, the sailing capital of North Carolina.

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2:01 am
Tue April 17, 2007

State Board of Education Introduces New High School Graduation Requirements

New Bern, NC – Advanced math and foreign language classes will soon be requirements for students attending North Carolina High Schools. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Rebecca Garland, the Executive Director of the State Board of Education.

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6:10 am
Thu April 12, 2007

PCMH prepares for predicted influenza pandemic

PCMH prepares for influenza pandemic

New Bern – INTRO - The state Department of Health and Human Services predicts an influenza pandemic could affect nearly 3-million state residents and a severe outbreak could result in 65,000 deaths. When that pandemic could strike the state is a mystery, so preparations for the event are underway. George Olsen has more.

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3:53 am
Sat March 31, 2007

ECU study indicates exercise and study can go together

ECU study indicates exercise and study can go together

New Bern, NC – INTRO - A study conducted by ECU indicates a two-fold benefit to exercise periods for students. George Olsen has more.

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