Research by a team of coastal scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Science is gaining national recognition. The study looked at the rate at which oyster reefs grow and if they’ll be able to keep pace with rising sea levels. After 10 years of study in coastal North Carolina, the results show that oyster reefs grow much faster than previously expected and can also be an effective way of slowing erosion. Public Radio East's Jared Brumbaugh spoke with Dr.
Even though tobacco remains the number one cash crop in North Carolina, there's been a significant decrease in the amount of farmers growing tobacco in the past decade. We'll explore the future of the state's tobacco industry.
The North Carolina Symphony is presenting a Summer Concert Series of ten free outdoor concerts. Six of those performances will be here in eastern North Carolina. PRE's Mac McKee speaks with Senior Director of Statewide Development for the NC Symphony Rob Maddrey about the opening concert in the colonial capital that will include some well-known classical works, and an original composition by an eastern North Carolina musician.
A disturbing national trend involving heroin use has made its way into eastern North Carolina. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has decided to take a proactive step that could save the lives of some opioid abusers. George Olsen has more.
What has happened nationally is happening locally as well. Recent years has seen a resurgence in the use of heroin in response to growing addiction levels with less-available and more-expensive prescription drugs. That trend became a reality in Pitt County in recent years.
Local researchers embarked on a 10-day mission off the coast of North Carolina to map the ocean floor. The new data may reveal areas where offshore wind energy development could occur with minimal impacts to sensitive fish habitats and ocean resources.
Hundreds of people are displaced after their homes were damaged or destroyed during last week's tornadoes. An in-depth review of the storm that impacted eastern North Carolina and the efforts underway to help residents recover.
Protecting shorelines with natural, vegetative barriers is not only better for the ecosystem, it’s a more effective means of slowing shoreline erosion. We speak to a local researcher about her work with “living shorelines.”
In the final year of the 150th anniversary commemoration, more stops to the North Carolina Civil War Trails guide have been added. We’ll talk about the most recent additions and local sites closer to home.
Twenty eight counties across the state do not have a psychiatrist, leaving many to seek treatment in local hospital emergency rooms. But the Statewide Telepsychiatry program, which started in January, is designed to address a shortage of psychologists, especially in rural areas. The program is helping patients get the help they need using video and audio streaming videoconferencing technology similar to Skype or Facetime. East Carolina University’s E-Behavioral Health Telepsychiatry Center is providing the consultations and so far, the program is showing positive results. A recent st
A new novel by a Raleigh author and one-time Jacksonville newspaper reporter introduces a new character investigating murderous going-ons at her old stomping ground. George Olsen has more.
In 1993 N.P. Simpson published a book about a 1981 triple homicide at Camp LeJeune that to this day is unresolved.
“The perception was that the person who did it got off on a technicality. That’s not true. That’s not the case at all. But at the same time that gives it an unsatisfying edge. I can’t supply another ending to this. This is real life. Real life is a continuum.”