ENC Features

ENC Features
4:19 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Ferry Tolls Will Take Effect July 1st

We explain the new ferry tolls, which are set to go into effect this summer.

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4:12 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Cabinet Maker Thomas Day: Black History Month Series

We continue our Black History Month series with a profile of cabinet maker Thomas Day who owned the largest furniture business in North Carolina during the height of slavery.

As part of our Black History Month series, we hear about the life of the successful cabinet maker Thomas Day.  He was much more than just a cabinet maker.  He also handcrafted ornate, decorative pieces for the home and highly sought after furniture.  During the height of slavery, he owned the largest furniture making business in the state. Director of the Thomas Day Education Project Laurel Sneed.

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4:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

A Look at Tethered Aerostats

A private company in Elizabeth City is manufacturing a lighter than air technology called a tethered aerostat. They're being sold to governments and are the worlds only company devoted entirely to the production of these unique products. We recently toured the massive facility.

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3:57 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Pamlico County Wind Farm Project's Possible Impact on Cherry Point

This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the controversy over proposed wind energy turbines possibly interfering with Cherry Point base operations. Some say the wind projects planned for Pamlico and Beaufort counties may play into possible BRAC base closures.

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3:45 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Endangerd Wood Stork Finds Home in ENC

After being declared an endangered species in the 1980's, wood stork populations are increasing and spreading across the southeast.  How human intervention, natural instinct and our coastal environment play into the recovery of the wood stork.

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3:33 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

New Governor Pat McCrory Visits ENC

Less than a week after becoming the new governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory visited New Bern to talk with constituents and cast his vision for North Carolina's future.

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3:20 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Bodie Island Lighthouse Restoration

Credit Photo by Andy Danneker / National Park Service

After three years of renovations, the Bodie Island lighthouse will open to the public for the very first time.

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3:08 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Dock Hooks Completes 1,200 mile Bike Ride

We check in with cyclist Dock Hooks who completed his 1,200 mile journey from Emerald Isle to Key West for charity.

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2:40 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Holiday Pops with the North Carolina Symphony

The North Carolina Symphony is celebrating their 80th season. We talk to the Senior Director of Statewide Development about their upcoming holiday pops concert in downtown New Bern.

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2:32 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

From Emerald Isle to Key West on a Beach Cruiser

One man from eastern North Carolina is pedaling over a thousand miles to raise awareness and support for substance abuse prevention.

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2:22 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Coastal Insurance

Nearly a month after Hurricane Sandy, we speak with the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and the state's Rate Bureau about home insurance rate increases and when they might be implemented.

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2:16 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act four years ago. It's still being implemented. Last month a change in the Medicare system is fining hospitals the reimbursement money they get back for their services, if certain patients are readmitted to a hospital within a thirty-day period of their initial admission. Stephen O'Connell has more.

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12:37 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Cigar Box Guitars

A New Bern man is using cigar boxes to make instruments for playing the blues.

Since human existence, people have been making music using the materials they have lying around – like sticks, rocks, or animal hide.  One of the earliest instruments was a flutes carved from hallowed out bird bones and mammoth ivory. It was carbon dated to be 42,000 years old.  The tradition of using recycled items to create sounds still continues today.  David English, owner of Black Owl Guitars in New Bern is using old licenses plates, peanut can lids and old cigar boxes to build guitars.

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12:27 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Red Wolf Deaths Prompt Investigation and State Court Case

We examine a controversial North Carolina rule that some believe has contributed to the deaths of the rare and endangered Red Wolf.

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

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12:13 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Star Gazing in ENC

We talk to an astronomy expert about what to look for in the Autumn night sky.

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12:07 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Oriental's "Radio Show" Production

We go to the set of a 1940's radio station - with radio actors, sound effects and a live studio audience. It's Oriental's production of "The Big Guns: Who's Little Lilly is She?"

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11:59 am
Mon February 11, 2013

North Carolina Election Ballot Explained

With the November election days away, we dissect and explain the North Carolina Election ballot.

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11:53 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Shellfish Closure Following Hurricane Sandy

Storm water runoff from Hurricane Sandy has stopped oyster and other shellfish harvesting across coastal North Carolina.

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10:52 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Feral Cats

Carteret County is finding a way to control a growing feral cat problem. Farther South in Holden Beach an organization is attempting to populate the island with feral cats.

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10:41 am
Mon February 11, 2013

PART TWO: Migrant Farmworkers in ENC

This week, we focus on the growers responsibility to provide free housing to migrant workers.

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