The North Carolina Department of Transportation has released their first-ever customer survey. Lee Jenkins has more.
The Department of Transportation began mailing a brand new customer survey to North Carolina residents just two weeks ago. The NCDOT designed the survey to measure customer satisfaction with state transportation services. Performance Metrics Director Ehren Meister says the survey takes a comprehensive look at North Carolina’s transportation system.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, we speak with historian and Civil War re-enactor Phillip Brown who is retracing the steps of Confederate Navy Sailor Washington Duke. Duke was a tobacco farmer when he was joined the Confederate army in 1863 or early 1864, due to a shortage of troops. He was captured by Union Forces and imprisoned in Richmond, Virginia. Eventually, he was shipped to New Bern. When the war ended, Duke was released and he walked 135 miles back to his home in Durham, because he didn’t have money or transportation.
UPDATE - Tuesday 4/14/15 7:50 am The suspect in the shooting death of Wayne Community College employee Ron Lane has been apprehended. 20-year-old Kenneth Morgan Stancil III was arrested in Florida early Tuesday when he was spotted sleeping on the beach. Officials are working to extradite Stancil to North Carolina to face charges.
A new trail has been created here in eastern North Carolina and will serve as an additional option for people seeking to hike across the state. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
The Coastal Crescent Trail is part of the 1,000 mile Mountains to Sea Trail and will take hikers through Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland, Bladen, Pender and Onslow counties. Executive Director of Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail Kate Dixon says the route allows hikers to explore natural and historic sites like Bentonville Battlefield, Suggs Mill Pond and Moores Creek Battlefield.
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of feeds and food. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
Aflatoxin is a byproduct of a mold, and can be harmful to both humans and livestock. Feed Compliance Officer George Ferguson says the Cunningham Research Station in Kinston is one of six drop-off locations across the state where farmers can submit their 5 pound sample of shelled corn.