After being declared extinct in 1987, red wolves have made a comeback thanks to the North Carolina Fish and Wildlife Service's Red Wolf Recovery Program. But some believe their populations are being threatened yet again. Since a nighttime hunting rule that allows spotlight hunting of coyotes went into effect August 1st, three red wolves have been shot and killed. Concerned groups are asking a state court to stop the spotlight hunting- in an effort to save the endangered red wolf.
NEW BERN, NC – Have you ever wondered why your online purchases, come at such a discount? This week, LC Morris delves into the complexities of internet commerce and how the state of North Carolina is trying to benefit from your future purchases.
New Bern, NC – As the sun goes down, small winged zig-zaggers zip across the dimly lit sky. As the summer winds down, bat sightings are becoming more common around eastern North Carolina for many different reasons. Park Ranger at Goose Creek State Park Nicole Crider.
New Bern, NC – The Janey Ensminger Act begins with "a presumption of service" for people who lived or worked on Camp Lejuene for at least thirty days between 1957 and 1987. U.S. House Representative Brad Miller says, this was the only fair way to deal with those that have come forward claiming illness from the contamination.
New Bern, NC – The Nurse Family Partnership is a non-profit, national program that began as a series of randomized trials and tests by Dr. David Olds. The research, which is ongoing, studies the effects of home visitations on first time, low-income mothers. Public Health Department nurse manager and supervisor of the nurse-family partnership Nancy Stone, says nurses were the most accepted models for teaching first time mothers.
New Bern, NC – One local non-profit--Encore Pets-- is hoping to decrease the number of stray pets by opening a new, mobile clinic in our area that provides low-cost spaying and neutering services. Public Radio East's Emily Byrd spoke with JoAnne Shertzer, president of Encore Pets and director of the mobile clinic about the magnitude of the overpopulation problem and the organization's mission.
New Bern, NC – Commonly called drones, UAV technology will be used by law enforcement, the National Guard, the coast guard, and higher education, among others. NextGen Air Transportation Center is an organization mandated by the FAA, and in partnership with North Carolina State University, to help in the modernization of the National Airspace system. Director, Kyle Snyder, says Hyde County's population of just five thousand is a big appeal, as well as the area's terrain.
New Bern, NC – What would prompt the largest military base on the East Coast to ban certain breeds of dog from their housing? Are pit bulls inherently violent animals, or is their upbringing and reputation to blame? There are no easy answers, but we seek to further investigate this controversial breed.
New Bern, NC – This Monday two hundred years ago The War of 1812 began. Next Friday at the North Carolina Maritime Museum a symposium is being held in honor of the war, focused heavily on its strategy at sea. Stephen O'Connell has more.
New Bern, NC – Frequently, you hear features on the history and culture of eastern North Carolina. This week, we visit the Onslow County Museum. The Southeastern North Carolina County has a rich, cultural history beginning with colonial settlers that moved into the area almost 300 years ago, and that influx from people all over the world to Onslow County continues today.
New Bern, NC – Before prohibition began, North Carolina was a leading producer of wine in the United States, but when prohibition was enacted the alcohol industry in North Carolina all but died out. Since its repeal in 1933, the wine industry has risen, and for the past fifteen years the number of wineries and vineyards has substantially increased.
New Bern, NC – Although the number of people who voted is on the rise; in regards to the percentage of turnout; the numbers went down. Executive Director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Gary Bartlett says it has to do with increases in population and registered voters. Since 2008 the population has gone from nine point three million to nine point seven million people.
New Bern, NC – Organic farming is popular, its being practiced now in all 50 states, where it generates over 41 billion dollars. The USDA began issuing organic certification in 2001. However, in recent years, the demand for organically grown food has risen sharply and the number of organic farmers in eastern North Carolina is proof. Some of the popular crops in eastern North Carolina include lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, and sweet potatoes just to name a few.