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ENC Regional News
12:02 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Search Continues for Downed Drone Near Cherry Point

The unmanned drone plummeted in the Neuse river yesterday afternoon during a routine training exercise. Cherry Point officials do not yet know what caused the drone to crash. First Lieutenant Maida Kalic says the Cherry Point Fire Department has been conducting searches alongside the Township Nine Fire Department.

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11:45 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Oak Island Officals Consider Shark Fishing Ban

After three swimmers were attacked by sharks along the southeastern coast of North Carolina, the Town of Oak Island is considering a ban on shark fishing at their pier. Town officials have discussed a temporary ban that would prevent fishermen from luring sharks close to the pier until at least after Independence Day. Other piers across the coast, like Emerald Isle’s Bogue Inlet Pier, already restrict shark fishing for a variety of reasons. Assistant Manager Rhonda Wagner says it disrupts other kinds of fishing.

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1:18 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Kinston Replaces Queen Street Bridges

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will begin demolishing the old bridges that run along Queen Street as early as July 8. The city of Kinston has long planned to renovate the bridges, and expects the project will be completed by April of 2016.

During the 10 intervening months, that section of Queen Street will be closed. Drivers will have to take a detour along King Street to reach Highway 70 from Skinner’s Bypass. The project has an estimated cost of $11 million.

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3:03 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

NCDOT Presents New Transportation Survey

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.

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11:45 am
Fri May 15, 2015

NC Historian Begins Commemorative Journey "A Soldier's Walk Home" From New Bern To Durham

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.

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11:03 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Fatal Shooting At Wayne Community College In Goldsboro

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.

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10:09 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Public School Drop-out rate hits record low

Public school students dropped out last year at a record low rate. George Olsen has more.

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6:08 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Rep. Jones & Butterfield introduce WWII Merchant Marine legislation

Two of North Carolina’s U-S Representatives have introduced bipartisan legislation to aid World War II era Merchant Marines. George Olsen has more.

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8:25 am
Wed February 4, 2015

MCAS Cherry Point Assumes Air Traffic Control Responsiblities

Credit Marine Corps Installations East Regional Air Space Coordinator Dave Plummer

On February 5th, Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point will be responsible for civilian and military air traffic control over northeastern North Carolina.  Jared Brumbaugh has more. 

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8:58 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Coastal Crescent Trail Opens In ENC

Mountains to Sea Trail marker on the Neusiok Trail

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.

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6:09 am
Wed January 28, 2015

52nd Inductee class for N-C Sports Hall of Fame announced

INTRO – The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame has announced their 2015 list of inductees. George Olsen has more.

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12:06 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

ECU sets public forums on Aycock Dorm re-naming

East Carolina University will give the community a chance to weigh in on the possibility of removing a former Governor’s name from a university residence hall. George Olsen has more.

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6:09 am
Wed January 14, 2015

ECU researchers take part in saltwater intrusion study

East Carolina University and partner institutions will work together to investigate saltwater intrusion in freshwater areas. George Olsen has more.

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4:44 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Law Enforcement seeks public help on series of robberies

Law enforcement agencies are asking the public for tips as they try to halt a string of home invasion robberies of Asian restaurant owners. George Olsen has more.

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5:53 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

North Carolina leads nation in Board Certified Teacher numbers

The state Department of Public Instruction reports the state leads the nation in the number of National Board Certified Teachers. George Olsen has more.

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5:28 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Night-time Bayview-to-Aurora ferry runs to end in 2015

The state Ferry Division has announced a new route schedule for 2015. George Olsen has more.

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2:08 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

USDA Holds Greenville Sign Up Event For Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance wants to work with Greenville area farmers. Jared Brumbaugh has more on a Saturday event, planned to facilitate that partnership.

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6:09 am
Tue December 2, 2014

HIV programs at Brody School of Medicine outpacing national norms

HIV programs at the Brody School of Medicine are outpacing national norms in limiting the spread of the virus. George Olsen has more.

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6:09 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Brody School of Medicine boasts high percentage of primary care physician graduates

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is topping the four state medical schools in the number of graduates continuing to practice primary care medicine. George Olsen has more.

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6:09 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Greenville Police to purchase more body cameras

The use of body cameras will be expanded soon throughout the Greenville police force. George Olsen has more.

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