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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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ENC Regional News
3:29 am
Tue October 2, 2007

State Officials and Residents Work to Re-populate the Eastern Oyster

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.

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ENC Regional News
12:44 am
Tue October 2, 2007

Down East Residents Prepare for Storm Water Hearings

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.

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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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