ENC Features

ENC Features
1:11 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimer's

L.C. Morris introduces us to a local woman all too familiar with the stages of early onset of Alzheimer's disease. We hear from her perspective what effect this devastating disease had on her family, and how doctors are often diagnosing dementia in tandem with other illnesses. 

There is a saying that when life smacks you down; get back up.  But what do you do when you’re down and have no recollection of how you got there better yet where you are or who you are?  As we age, our bodies, naturally deteriorate, so do our minds.  It happens especially rapidly for some people.

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1:00 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Controversy Over Beaufort County Jail

The 40 year old Beaufort County jail is the center of a debate.  Some say the facility is in adequate shape and needs little repair.  Others say the jail is unsafe for staff and inmates and a new one needs to be built.  

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12:33 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Onslow County Students Turn Trash Into Treasure

We explain how some Onslow County students are doing their part to help the environment by transforming their Styrofoam lunch trays into recyclable material.

Onslow County students are taking a bite out of grime, working to recycle the Styrofoam lunch trays their schools throw out every day. And, boy, do they throw out a lot of trays. According to Onslow County’s Solid Waste and Landfill Assistant Director Lisa Rider, the school district goes through over 19,000 trays in a single day. To make matters worse, the trays can remain in the landfill forever.

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12:13 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

A New Program Puts Coastal Scientist In the Classrooms of Local Schools

This week, we talk about a new partnership between the Institute of Marine Sciences and local schools where coastal scientists become teachers for a day.

Last week, a group of third grade students in Beaufort were learning about coastal habitats, food web dynamics and the different kinds of marine life found along the North Carolina coast.  But the lesson wasn’t being taught by teachers. Instead, graduate students from the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City offered a unique, hands-on lesson about our coastal ecology.  Tiller School third grader Jack McMann.

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ENC Features
11:46 am
Fri June 14, 2013

House Bill 146: Back to Basics

We explore House Bill 146, known as the “Back to Basics” bill, which would make learning cursive writing and the memorization of multiplication tables a requirement in North Carolina public schools.

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11:33 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Craven County Cuts Congregate Meals Program in Havelock and Harlowe

Plans to cut funding for the Congregate Meals programs in Havelock and Harlowe are proposed.  We’ll explain how the decision was reached and explore a possible solution.

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ENC Features
1:25 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Kinston Non-profit Teaches At-Risk Youth Agriculture Skills

Kinston Non-profit Teaches At-Risk Youth Agriculture Skills

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ENC Features
12:10 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Local Emergency Management Are Preparing For Active Hurricane Season

Whether it’s storm surge models or hurricane warnings and watches, distributing information to the public is top priority during hurricanes or tropical storms.  Local elected officials, weather service offices, the media, and County Emergency Management offices all play an integral role in keeping the public safe during severe weather.  This week, Lee Jenkins examines how county emergency management help keep the public informed before, during and after a storm.

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ENC Features
12:08 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Sexual Assault in the Military and Camp Lejeune's Prevention and Response Program

Reports of sexual assault in the military are at an all-time high.  We speak with Senator Kay Hagan and the program manager with Camp Lejeune’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program to find out what’s being done to assist victims and reduce military assault.  

Sexual assault in the military is making national headlines.

"Not only is it shameful and disgraceful, its going to make and has made the military less effective than it can be."

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ENC Features
9:47 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Music and Conversation with "Coyote's" Marcy Brenner

The band “Coyote” has multiple concerts set for this weekend in our area: Friday night at the Trent River Coffee Company, Saturday night at Clawson's Restaurant, and Sunday at Swanfest.  For more information, visit: http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/pre/events.eventsmain

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10:04 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Expediting Disability Compensation Claims for Veterans

The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced they’re implementing an initiative to expedite disability compensation claims for Veterans who have waited a year or more.

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ENC Features
6:00 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Non-Profit Group Creating Fish Habitat for the Cape Fear River

A project to help restore declining fish populations is underway along the Cape Fear River.  We’ll explain how crushed granite will be the basis for a new fish habitat. 

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11:21 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Underwater Fishing Tournament Targets Invasive Fish Species

Credit Florida International University SCUBA Cats Club

An underwater fishing tournament takes place later this month.  Divers are hoping to snag as many non-native, invasive lionfish as they can for a chance at winning some prize money.

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO LISTEN TO THE 2009 LIONFISH ROUNDUP.  

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ENC Features
11:22 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Local Scientist Discovers Rapid Water Quality Testing Method

We talk to a local scientist who developed a new method of rapidly detecting polluted water that’s likely to become the standard in the United States. 

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9:22 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Kinston Charter School Faces Closure

A charter school serving close to 200 students in an economically depressed area of Kinston is facing closure.  The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has recommended Children‘s Village Academy’s charter be revoked because of cash flow problems and increasing school debt.  Find out what Children‘s Village Academy is doing to stay open.

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9:15 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Goldsboro High School Receives Prestigious Science Award

We speak with a Goldsboro High School teacher who received a prestigious technology award for UV radiation and bacterial cell growth research.

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11:50 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Native Americans in ENC Honor Heritage and Ancestors

Native American descendants from New York state and eastern North Carolina honored their ancestors at a recent ceremony in Snow Hill.  We talk about the Battle of Nooherooka fought between settlers and the Tuscarora people in the 1700’s.

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12:19 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

ENC Strawberry Season Gets A Late Start

Spring is finally here… the weather is getting warmer, and strawberries are almost ripe for picking. Mid to late April is usually the start of strawberry season for our area, but some fields in eastern North Carolina are still several weeks away from being ready.  In addition to a late start, news that virus infected plants may cause a drop in the number of local strawberries has some worried.  We spoke with strawberry growers across eastern North Carolina this week to get an idea on the success of this year’s crop.

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11:28 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Fracking Waste in ENC?

We report on the recent proposal to send fracking waste water to eastern North Carolina for storage.

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