ENC Features

ENC Features
9:47 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Music and Conversation with "Coyote's" Marcy Brenner

The band “Coyote” has multiple concerts set for this weekend in our area: Friday night at the Trent River Coffee Company, Saturday night at Clawson's Restaurant, and Sunday at Swanfest.  For more information, visit: http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/pre/events.eventsmain

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10:04 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Expediting Disability Compensation Claims for Veterans

The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced they’re implementing an initiative to expedite disability compensation claims for Veterans who have waited a year or more.

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6:00 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Non-Profit Group Creating Fish Habitat for the Cape Fear River

A project to help restore declining fish populations is underway along the Cape Fear River.  We’ll explain how crushed granite will be the basis for a new fish habitat. 

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11:21 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Underwater Fishing Tournament Targets Invasive Fish Species

Credit Florida International University SCUBA Cats Club

An underwater fishing tournament takes place later this month.  Divers are hoping to snag as many non-native, invasive lionfish as they can for a chance at winning some prize money.

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO LISTEN TO THE 2009 LIONFISH ROUNDUP.  

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11:22 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Local Scientist Discovers Rapid Water Quality Testing Method

We talk to a local scientist who developed a new method of rapidly detecting polluted water that’s likely to become the standard in the United States. 

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ENC Features
9:22 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Kinston Charter School Faces Closure

A charter school serving close to 200 students in an economically depressed area of Kinston is facing closure.  The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has recommended Children‘s Village Academy’s charter be revoked because of cash flow problems and increasing school debt.  Find out what Children‘s Village Academy is doing to stay open.

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9:15 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Goldsboro High School Receives Prestigious Science Award

We speak with a Goldsboro High School teacher who received a prestigious technology award for UV radiation and bacterial cell growth research.

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11:50 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Native Americans in ENC Honor Heritage and Ancestors

Native American descendants from New York state and eastern North Carolina honored their ancestors at a recent ceremony in Snow Hill.  We talk about the Battle of Nooherooka fought between settlers and the Tuscarora people in the 1700’s.

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12:19 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

ENC Strawberry Season Gets A Late Start

Spring is finally here… the weather is getting warmer, and strawberries are almost ripe for picking. Mid to late April is usually the start of strawberry season for our area, but some fields in eastern North Carolina are still several weeks away from being ready.  In addition to a late start, news that virus infected plants may cause a drop in the number of local strawberries has some worried.  We spoke with strawberry growers across eastern North Carolina this week to get an idea on the success of this year’s crop.

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ENC Features
11:28 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Fracking Waste in ENC?

We report on the recent proposal to send fracking waste water to eastern North Carolina for storage.

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11:20 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Strange Arctic Bird Appearing Along Our Coast

Credit Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team - Universtiy of Washington

An unusual number of arctic birds called dovekies are turning up along the coast often injured and malnourished.  We speak with a local wildlife sanctuary about this phenomenon and why the birds are dying after being rehabilitated.

It’s a sign of spring and warm weather… birds returning to eastern North Carolina after spending the winter down south.  But for one species, making the journey back home has become perilous.  The dovekie, a small arctic bird resembling a penguin only stands an average eight inches tall, but it makes a thousand mile journey every spring.

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ENC Features
12:15 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Easter Recipies with Eddy Browning

Just in time for Easter, Eddy Browning shares an authentic southern recipe that you may never heard of.

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ENC Features
11:58 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Combating North Carolina's High Stroke Rate

A feature report on the latest advancements in the treatment of strokes.

Stroke – it’s feared, its deadly, and it’s debilitating.  As far as statistics are concerned, you’re more likely to have a stroke if you live in the South.  In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death in North Carolina.  And our state is considered to be the ‘buckle’ of the stroke belt, which includes several states in the southeast part of the country where stroke death rates are significantly higher than the rest of the United States.

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ENC Features
2:19 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Sequestion Impacts on Eastern North Carolina

Local governments, schools and military bases are bracing for the impacts of sequestration.  We explore how the series of automatic cuts will impact eastern North Carolina.

The series of automatic cuts to government spending called sequestration will total more than a trillion dollars in savings over the next 10 years.  The expenses of those savings is now beginning to ripple through our area, as L.C. Morris explains.

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1:41 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

The Future of 3D Printers

It's a fascinating look at 3D printers; how they work, and how they're being used at East Carolina University.

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12:36 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Greenville Nonprofit Seeks To Open Shelter for Boys

We talk to a local nonprofit on their efforts to open a shelter to help young boys victimized through sex trafficking.  The Greenville home would be the first of its kind in the country.

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10:17 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Homeowners Insurance Rate Increases Announced

Public Radio East's Jared Brumbaugh speaks with North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin about the homeowners rate increases that will take affect July 1st.

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3:34 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Greene County Animal Shelter Struggling Amid Significant Budget Reductions

We explore the plight of the Greene County Animal Shelter.  Local animal advocates are rallying around the organization to prevent its closure.

Greene County is having financial problems this year that affect its local government as a whole. Interim county manager for Greene County, Richard Hicks, says they have a major deficit.

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12:00 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Hyde County Submitting Proposal for Drone Testing

Some say sparsley populated Hyde County is the perfect site to test unmanned aerial vehicles.   The county is in the process of submitting a proposal to be one of six FAA approved testing sites for drones.

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8:34 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Revitalization of Five Points in Downtown New Bern

Plans are being set to revitalize a depressed area of downtown New Bern called Five Points.  The project would create local jobs, and attract new businesses to the area.

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