ENC Features

ENC Features
9:47 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Snowy Owl Spotted In Eastern North Carolina

Credit birds.audubon.org

The snowy owl, native to the arctic tundra of Canada, Greenland and Eurasia, has being spotted in coastal areas of North Carolina. 

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12:25 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Dredging Debris Could Be Placed On Shackleford Banks

 This week on the Down East Journal, groups are at odds over the plan to relocate dredging material from Beaufort Inlet to Shackleford Banks.  Would the move impact tourism or help preserve Shackleford’s shoreline from erosion?

To download the EIS, click here:  http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Portals/59/docs/navigation/Dredging/Projects/Compressed_Report_for_Posting_to_Corps_Website.pdf

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12:23 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Succulent Seafood Series Underway At The Coast

Credit The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores http://www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores

Chefs from area restaurants are dishing up some of their recipes and tips for preparing seasonal, locally caught seafood.  This week, PRE's Mac McKee spoke with the special activities coordinator at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Wayne Justice about the annual event.

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12:19 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Call For Artist's Work For Food Exhibit In Goldsboro

Credit "Abstract Avacado" by Sarah Finch

The Wayne County Arts Council is collecting art work from local and regional artists to display as part of an exhibition celebrating the food traditions of Wayne County.  PRE's Mikel Peterson spoke with Executive Director Sarah Merritt, "The Art of Food."

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ENC Features
1:21 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Artwork Found Project In New Bern

We talk about a local community art project promoting creative awareness and leaving random acts of artistic kindness around town.

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ENC Features
12:18 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Greenville Non-Profit Puts Satellite In Space

Credit Go Science

On Thursday at 1:07 PM, the two stage Antares rocket launched from the Mid-Atlantic Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia.  On board the spacecraft is a satellite named Sky Cube, which will be used to take photos and send messages from space. Go-Science, a regional science and technology non-profit based in Greenville is partnering with Southern Stars for the space project.  This week, I spoke Executive Director of Go Science Roger Conner about the mission and how they plan to use SkyCube once it’s deployed. 

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11:50 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Porsche By Design Exhibit at NC Art Museum

The North Carolina Museum of Art has it’s first-ever design exhibition, featuring the largest and most diverse group of Porsche automobiles ever on display in a U.S. art museum.  The exhibit features 22 cars from the 1930’s to present day.  This week, I spoke with Director of Publications and co-curator for Porsche By Design Barbara Wiedemann about the featured cars and how the idea for the exhibit came about.

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10:49 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Endangered Species Act Turns 40

The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old.  We speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Features
11:18 am
Fri December 20, 2013

New Bern Non-Profit Looks to Hire Military Veterans for Organic Garden

Credit Veteran Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden

A nonprofit in New Bern breaks ground soon on an organic garden maintained by disabled and homeless veterans.   

The mission of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden is to reduce the unemployed and disadvantage veteran population and provide a pathway to work. Executive Director of non-profit group Lovay Wallace Singleton says the effort has multiple benefits.

"We are trying to increase the quality of life for disabled veterans by providing them exercise, rehabilitation and horticultural therapy."     

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ENC Features
11:16 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Solar Panel Project in Onslow County

Onslow County will soon be home to a solar farm that will power more than 2,400 homes.  We talk about the scope of the project and tour the facility that is currently using landfill gas to create electricity.

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ENC Features
11:08 am
Fri December 20, 2013

SWEET TREATS - Jim's Bourbon Pecan Pie

We wrap up our "Sweet Treats" series this week with a delectable dessert recipe for Jim's Bourbon Pecan Pie.
 

Here's the recipe: 

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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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ENC Features
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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ENC Features
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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ENC Features
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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