ENC Features

ENC Features
7:28 am
Wed December 18, 2013

The Tuscarora War - David La Vere

The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies

War not might always be inevitable but according to David La Vere, the Tuscarora War that started in 1711 was pretty close to an accomplished fact.

“Every colony went through one of these big wars between the Indians and this was North Carolina’s turn.”

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9:14 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Bypass Project in Jones County Starts in 2015

Credit North Carolina Department of Transportation

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.  

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9:14 am
Mon December 16, 2013

SWEET TREATS - Yule Log

We continue our “Sweet Treat” series with a holiday favorite, the Yule Log.

  Yule Log

Recipe Courtesy of White Oak River Bistro

Prep Time:

2 hr 10 min

Ingredients

sponge cake:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon butter for pan
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Sponge cake:

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11:16 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Work is Underway to Repair the Bonner Bridge

Credit North Carolina Department of Transportation

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.

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11:14 am
Fri December 6, 2013

SWEET TREATS - Pull Mints

This week, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.”

Pull Mints

Recipe submitted by Linda Boyer

You need: Cold marble on which to pour hot candy

1 stick of butter

Green or red food coloring if desired

In a bowl stir to dissolve: 2 generous cups of sugar

¾ cup of tap water

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11:56 am
Thu December 5, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/06/13)

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.

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11:04 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Statewide Initiative Aimed At Improving Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Services

We speak with the State Director of Mental Health Dave Richard about a new initiative that seeks to improve mental health and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina.

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10:59 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Community Service Benefits Jones County Middle School and Trenton

 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

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7:28 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Dodge the Arrow - The Broadcast

Dodge the Arrow - The Broadcast

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.

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2:28 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Tips from Chef Vivian Howard

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.

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2:21 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Local Non Profits Prepare For Busy Thanksgiving

Credit Religious Community Services

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, local non profits are ramping up for a busy holiday season.  

For information on how to donate canned goods or non-perishable items, go to:

Religious Community Services http://www.rcsnewbern.com/

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina - Greenville Branch http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=branch_greenville

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11:58 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Recent Uptick In Red Wolf Deaths

Credit "Coyote" Jerry Murray - photographer/USFWS "Red Wolf" Ryan Nordsven - photographer/USFWS.

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.

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7:49 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Something Real - Underhill Rose

Something Real - Underhill Rose

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.

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11:33 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Joshua Bell's Upcoming Performance at East Carolina University

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.

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11:31 am
Fri November 1, 2013

More Artifacts Recovered From Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge

Credit NC Dept of Cultural Resources

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.

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11:29 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Onslow County Residents Set to Vote on Bond Referendum on November 5th

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.

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11:13 am
Wed October 30, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/01/13)

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.

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11:35 am
Fri October 25, 2013

NC Scientist Visits China To Study Toxic Green Slime

Credit Dr. Paerl, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

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.

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11:09 am
Fri October 25, 2013

NC Coastal Federation Receives Federal Grant For Coastal Project

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.

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10:01 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Statewide Telepsychiatry Program Starts Next Year

Credit Photo by Richard Muldez - Provided by Albemarle Health

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.

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