President Obama announced an executive order this week that would address human trafficking in US government contracting. We have an update on modern day slavery in our state which is now ranked seventh in the nation.
According to the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report released in June, there are an estimated 27 million slaves around the world. On Tuesday, President Barrack Obama spoke in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative on the topic of human trafficking.
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.
We discuss Executive Order 124, which seeks to improve relations between North Carolina agencies and local military installations.
On August 17 Governor Beverly Perdue signed Executive Order 124, to promote stronger communication between state agencies, community leaders, and military officials. Even though military officials and state officials say that more awareness of military activity is vital to North Carolina’s economy, the state has a long history of communication with its military installations. Stephen O’Connell has more.
We talk to officials with the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejuene about the treatment and interventional services they provide to Marines and Sailors returning from combat.
This Tuesday was the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. 9/11 ceremonies were held across eastern North Carolina to remember the thousands that were lost in terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This Tuesday, at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, a couple hundred people turned out for the Patriot Day observance.
It’s the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. The life and legacy of Carson and her not so well known ties to eastern North Carolina.
It’s the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring. It’s one of the first widely read books of science, written by Rachel Carson, a world renown author, conservationist, and arguably the founder of the modern environmental movement. Stephen O Connell has this profile of Carson and her not so well known ties to eastern North Carolina.
NEW BERN, NC (pre) - Nearly a week later, Eastern North Carolina continues to clean up from the giant, category one hurricane that impacted coastal areas last weekend. The flood water has gone down and the rain has mostly dried up . But it will take time for North Carolina's shell- fishery to recover.
Sandy dumped several inches of rain across eastern North Carolina and tropical storm force winds caused water to back up into rivers and sounds.
"I've never seen anything like it in my entire career."
NEW BERN, NC (pre) - On Saturday November 3, the 8th Engineer Support Battalion out of Camp Lejeune left for New York and New Jersey. Sergeant Ramlal of the 8th Engineer team might be the only marine of the 88 who has experience. Sergeant Ramlal was stationed in Okinawa last year when mainland Japan was devastated by the tsunami.
New Bern, NC (2012-12-10) The North Carolina Symphony is celebrating their 8Oth season. We talk to the Senior Director of Statewide Development about their upcoming holiday pops concert in downtown New Bern.
NEW BERN, NC (pre) - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law to prevent states or counties from engaging in practices designed to stop minorities from voting. Techniques, such as literacy tests, were used to impede the ability of minorities to vote, and was particularly bad in Southern States, North Carolina among them. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is a provision that requires certain Southern states and counties from making voting regulation changes without approval from the Justice Department or the United States district court in Washington. Plantiff, John Nix.
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.