ENC Features

ENC Features
10:12 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Remembering the Montford Point Marines

Credit Montford Point Marine Association http://www.montfordpointmarines.com

We remember the brave Montford Point Marines who faced segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.

Today, we honor the Montford Point Marines who were the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corp.  They overcame discrimination and segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.  Wilmington resident Norman Preston is a hero, and World War II veteran.   At 91 years old, he is among our country’s first black Marines.

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ENC Features
10:02 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Vitamin E May Be Effective Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

There's no cure and there's no effective treatment for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  But a recent study is offering a promising new method of slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's.  The Department of Veteran's Affairs sponsored the study, which involved more than 600 veterans who were given high doses of vitamin E.  According to the Associated Press, this is the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.   Dr.

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ENC Features
9:54 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Oyster Shellabration

Public Radio East is a media sponsor for this weekend's first ever Oyster Shellabration in downtown Swansboro.  The event includes an old-fashioned oyster roast, live music, and educational activities that show  the importance of protecting coastal habitats.  This week, Public Radio East's Jared Brumbaugh spoke with coastal scientists Dr. Lexia Weaver about the event and the organization's mission to preserve aquatic ecosystems in eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Features
2:54 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Active Winter Season For Eastern North Carolina

It's been an unusually active winter season with four snow storms so far.  We speak with local meteorologists about the reason why we're experiencing an increase in winter weather and find out what impacts the snow could have on our homes and vehicles.

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ENC Features
2:49 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

History of Parkstown in Wayne County

North Carolina is steeped in African American history, and the small, rural community of Parkstown continues that tradition. Public Radio East’s Mac McKee spoke with Marshall Jackson, who will be presenting a lecture on Parkstown at the Wayne County Museum this weekend. Jackson grew up in this community, and has spent years researching its history and the people that call it home.

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ENC Features
7:48 am
Thu February 13, 2014

The Making of a Southern Democracy - Tom Eamon

The Making of a Southern Democracy - Tom Eamon

If it’s your belief that politics in the state have swung to the right… too far right… take heart in a new book on state politics which makes the case that historically North Carolina has never long gone too far off in one direction. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Features
12:09 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Commercial Fishing License Fees Increase March 1st

Commercial fishing license fees are set to go up by 25 percent next month to fund the NC Division of Marine Fisheries' Observer Program. We explain the program and explore how the fee increase may affect local commercial fisherman.

To see an entire list of license increases and their effective dates, click:  http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=91cc5776-e30f-43e7-b2a5-11cdb8a8c5a5&groupId=38337

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ENC Features
9:12 am
Tue February 4, 2014

The North Carolina Symphony Comes To New Bern

Credit The North Carolina Symphony

The NC Symphony, under the direction of resident conductor William Henry Curry, will perform one of the most power pieces of music ever written, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.  The performance takes place February 4th from 7:30 to 8:30 at the Riverfront Convention Center.  PRE’s Mac McKee spoke with Maestro Curry this week about what audience members can expect.

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ENC Features
9:53 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Construction Begins This Spring On New Bridge In Beaufort

A rendering of the completed Gallants Channel bridge
Credit http://www.beaufortbridgefacts.org/

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.

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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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ENC Features
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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ENC Features
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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ENC Features
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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