ENC Features

ENC Features
10:20 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Local Non Profit Helping Vicitms of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  We talk to a non-profit helping victims of abuse in Jones, Craven and Pamlico Counties. 

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ENC Features
4:27 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Profile of Thomas Day

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.

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ENC Regional News
12:36 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

State's oldest house revealed in Edenton

Wood aging expert Michael Worthington and property owner Steve Lane share research findings on the oldest dated house discovered in North Carolina.
Credit North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

The house had been dated as circa 1900… much in line with the other houses in the neighborhood. The owner’s plan was to turn it into a rental property and work got underway.

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ENC Features
11:49 am
Tue February 5, 2013

The Future of Biofuels in North Carolina

We discuss the future of the biofuels industry in North Carolina. We talk to researchers and farmers about the potential of growing high energy grasses that can be converted into ethanol.

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ENC Features
11:36 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Human Trafficking in North Carolina

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. 

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ENC Features
11:25 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Homeschooling

A number of eastern North Carolinians are looking at alternative ways to educating children. LC Morris reports on the facts surrounding homeschooling.

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ENC Features
11:17 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Passenger Ferry Service to Cape Lookout Proposed

Cape Lookout National Seashore is considering ways to facilitate passenger ferry service from Harkers Island to Shackleford Banks, and the lighthouse.

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ENC Regional News
10:47 am
Tue January 29, 2013

State's oldest house revealed in Edenton

ENC Features
8:52 am
Mon January 28, 2013

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

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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ENC Regional News
9:25 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Executive Order 124

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.

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ENC Regional News
4:10 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

PTSD Treatment for Camp Lejeune Marines Returning From Combat

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. 

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ENC Regional News
2:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Rachel Carson Remembered

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.

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ENC Regional News
1:50 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Online Sales Tax

A report on what the state is doing to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars lost thru the lack of online sales tax revenues.  

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ENC Regional News
12:48 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Coastal Waters Closed to Shellfishing

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."

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ENC Regional News
12:29 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort

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.

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ENC Regional News
12:24 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

From Emerald Isle to Key West on a Beach Cruiser

New Bern, NC (2012-12-06) 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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ENC Regional News
12:22 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

North Carolina Symphony in ENC

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.

ENC Regional News
11:48 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Section 5 of the Voting Acts Bill

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.

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ENC Regional News
4:02 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Red Wolf Deaths Prompt Investigation and State Court Case

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.

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ENC Regional News
5:46 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

ONLINE SALES TAXES

ONLINE SALES TAX, NC

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.

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