The long awaited widening of Highway 17 and bypass project around Pollocksville and Maysville is finally getting off the ground. We’ll talk about the plan and how it will impact these small eastern North Carolina communities.
Crews have begun to repair the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge after it closed Monday due to safety concerns. In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.
Commuting for the 4,000 residents of Hatteras Island has been a headache. Use of the Bonner Bridge, the only highway connection to the mainland for locals, was shut down on Monday due to safety concerns. Melissa Herman has lived on Hatteras Island for 30 years. She works at Blue Pelican Gallery and she says since the bridge closed, business has been very slow.
This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Bonner Bridge closure. Efforts are underway to repair the span. In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet. And, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.” The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
We catch up with a six member team of young adults helping education efforts in Jones County.
A team of young men and women from around the country are helping to make Jones County and the town of Trenton a stronger community by helping out around the town and in a local school. The group is part of a national government organization called AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps that engages young adults ages 18 to 24 years old in team-based community service projects throughout the US. Mikaela Murillo is part of a six member team called Delta 4.
INTRO – The typical view of the path to musical success sends the enterprising young musician into one of our country’s media centers… New York or L.A. For the members of Asheville’s The Broadcast, they’re taking a road less traveled in an effort to establish a musical career. George Olsen spoke with the band’s lead singer Caitlin Krisko and has this.
Conversation with local restaurateur Vivian Howard about her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, tips for less stress in the kitchen, and the TV special “A CHEF’S LIFE” in the works for next year’s holiday season.
It’s estimated that there are less than 100 red wolves in existence, and they roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina. Now, these small pockets are endangered further. We explore the two most recent red wolf deaths in Washington County and the reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest.
INTRO -- An Asheville Americana trio is starting to get some national attention with airplay of their second CD taking it into the Top 20 of some radio charts. The national attention comes courtesy of some humble origins that embarrassed teenagers across the country can probably identify with. George Olsen has more.
Time in the car with parents can sometimes be irritating for the kids, sometimes beneficial, sometimes both.
On Sunday, November 10th, the "poet of the violin" Joshua Bell will perform at Wright Auditorium on the campus of East Carolina University at 8pm. This week, Public Radio East's Finley Woolston spoke with him about the upcoming recital.
On Monday, the Department of Cultural Resources Underwater Archeology team performed their last dive of the season to recover artifacts from Blackbeard's flagship the Queen Anne's Revenge, and it was a huge success. Five cannons and two large concretions were brought up from the bottom of the ocean floor, making it the largest one day recover of cannons so far. Public Radio East's Mac McKee spoke with Director of the State Office of Underwater Archeology Steve Claggett about the dive.
Onslow County residents vote next week on a bond referendum to allocate 75 million dollars for security upgrades, major maintenance projects and the replacement of two schools built in the 1920’s.
Next Tuesday, November 5th, voters in Onslow County will decide the fate of a bond referendum allocating 75 million dollars for the school system. The money will be used for security upgrades, major maintenance projects and the replacement of two schools built in the 1920’s. Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Barry Collins says the need for improvements is great.
On the next Down East Journal, Onslow County residents vote next week on a bond referendum to allocate 75 million dollars for security upgrades, major maintenance projects and the replacement of two schools built in the 1920’s. And, we speak with the “poet of the violin” Joshua Bell about his performance at East Carolina University next Sunday. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
The common blue green algae found on local waterways has bloomed into an unprecedented event in the Taihu basin. We speak with North Carolina scientist Dr. Hans Paerl about his research trip to China and what we can do to prevent cyanobacteria from proliferating in eastern North Carolina.
This week, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Services awarded North Carolina, three other states and two Caribbean nations 8 million dollars for coastal projects. The North Carolina Coastal Federation received $35,000 to work with fisherman to create new oyster reefs from recycled crab pots. Public Radio East’s Mac McKee has this.
This week, we speak with acting State Health Director Dr. Robin Cummings about the new, statewide telepsychiatry program starting in January, and how East Carolina University will be involved with the program.
Last week, we heard an in-depth conversation about the future of telemedicine in eastern North Carolina and how new technology could be used to provide access to specialized healthcare for people living in rural and underserved areas of the state, such as Bertie, Beaufort, Duplin, and Edgecombe.