ENC Features

ENC Features
11:59 am
Mon February 11, 2013

North Carolina Election Ballot Explained

With the November election days away, we dissect and explain the North Carolina Election ballot.

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ENC Features
11:53 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Shellfish Closure Following Hurricane Sandy

Storm water runoff from Hurricane Sandy has stopped oyster and other shellfish harvesting across coastal North Carolina.

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ENC Features
10:52 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Feral Cats

Carteret County is finding a way to control a growing feral cat problem. Farther South in Holden Beach an organization is attempting to populate the island with feral cats.

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ENC Features
10:41 am
Mon February 11, 2013

PART TWO: Migrant Farmworkers in ENC

This week, we focus on the growers responsibility to provide free housing to migrant workers.

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ENC Features
10:37 am
Mon February 11, 2013

PART ONE: Migrant Farmworker Camps in ENC

This week, we focus on a study that found a third of migrant farmworker camps in eastern North Carolina had contaminated drinking water.

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ENC Features
10:33 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Gun Control Laws in North Carolina

L.C. Morris reports on current gun control laws in the State.

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ENC Features
10:25 am
Mon February 11, 2013

The Life and Legacy of Ava Gardner

The life and legacy of Ava Garner is explored through heritage tours and screenings of her work with lifelong friend Gregory Peck during the 2012 Ava Gardner Festival in Smithfield.

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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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