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.
State Officials and Residents Word to Re-populate the Eastern Oyster
New Bern, NC – The Eastern Oyster has always been an important part of ENC's culture and economy. But, oyster harvests have dropped dramatically in North Carolina. To reverse this trend, state organizations and ENC residents are working to restore oyster habitats.
Down East Residents Prepare for Storm Water Hearings
Gloucester, NC – Storm water is currently the largest source of pollution to coastal waters in North Carolina. The NC Division of Water Quality is currently hosting a series of meetings outlining potential changes to current storm water rules. PRE's Megen George traveled to Gloucester recently to gauge how "Down Easters" felt about the proposed changes.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.