The bidding process to place a new high rise bridge linking Beaufort to Morehead City is underway. Construction begins this Spring to replace the current Gallants Channel drawbridge. We’ll talk about the project with the DOT and Beaufort Mayor Richard Stanley.
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?
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 anddisadvantage 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.