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ENC Regional News
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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11:56 am
Thu November 6, 2014

NC Teacher Turnover rate drops slightly

The state Board of Education is reporting a slight decline in the teacher turnover rate last school year. George Olsen has more.

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10:02 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Corn Growers Encouraged To Test For Alfatoxin

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. 

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Board of Elections provides snapshot of state voters

INTRO – On National Voter Registration Day yesterday, the state Board of Elections provided a snapshot of the state’selectorate. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
3:34 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Highways 117 And 70 Could Become Interstates

A bill introduced Friday proposes changing Highways 117 and 70 to become interstates.   Jared Brumbaugh has details. 

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11:21 am
Fri September 19, 2014

New Unit Formed To Combat Kinston's Gang Problem

The City of Kinston is combating gang activity by increasing police presence in the community with the implementation of a new gang unit.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

On Monday night, City Council members voted to fund  the unit, consisting of four members who will work in areas where gang activity is prevalent.  The decision comes after a successful program during the summer.  Kinston’s Public Safety Director Bill Johnson says during the six week period, officers arrested 129 individuals, served 92 warrants and removed 17 guns off the streets.

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ENC Regional News
3:50 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

New Trees Planned For Jacksonville's Beirut Memorial Grove

The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the City of Jacksonville are working together to improve the Beirut Memorial Grove.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

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ENC Regional News
4:06 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

State High School graduation rates at all-time high

A press release from the Department of Public Instruction says the rate of students graduating in four years or less is now 83.8 percent … up from 82.5 percent in 2013 and from 68.3 percent when the state first started reporting the four-year cohort graduation rate in 2006. The percentage of students graduating in five-years or less is 84.9. DPI notes the graduation rate has risen despite students needing at least 22 credits to graduate compared to needing 20 in 2009. DPI also reported that all subgroups of students had higher graduation rates in 2014 from the prior year.

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11:21 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Fish Kill In The Neuse River

Photo by ModMon sampling crew yesterday near Flanner’s Beach where the fish kill occurred.
Credit Betsy Abare, UNC-CH Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, NC

Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the banks of the Neuse River.  Jared Brumbaugh has this. 

The fish kill at Flanner’s Beach started during the Labor Day weekend and was reported to the Neuse Riverkeeper Alliance Tuesday.  Travis Graves is the Lower Neuse Riverkeeper.

“100 percent of the fish I saw were on Flanner’s Beach were menhaden between the peanut size up to even the one year old and two year old.”

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6:09 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Seat Belt Usage at All-Time High in NC

INTRO -- Seat belt usage in the state is at an all-time high. George Olsen has more.

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6:09 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Roanoke River Lighthouse to re-open to the public

INTRO – An 1866 lighthouse is re-opening to the public today (Thursday). George Olsen has more.

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12:28 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

North Carolina Boat Ramps Plagued by Buzzards

North Carolina wants the public’s help in dealing with a growing problem – buzzards at boat ramps across the state.

The state Wildlife Resources Commission says the Buzzards, also known as vultures, are federally protected birds of prey. Geoff Cantrell of the Commission’s Public Affairs says the birds have damaged vehicles and trailers.

“They are leaving scratches and torn places on vehicles and boat trailers, they are pulling at the molding around windshields, pulling at the wiper blades, they are pulling at antennas – that sort of thing.”

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11:45 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Cape Look Out Extends Comment Period on Off-Road Vehicle Plan

The Cape Lookout National Seashore will extend the comment period for their Off-Road Vehicle Plan by 45 days. Jared Brumbaugh has more.

Superintendent of Cape Lookout National Seashore Pat Kenney says they received a request asking for an extension due to the impacts of Hurricane Arthur.

“We looked at the rationale that they provided in that latter and they requested the extension be granted because the hurricane came through in July and disrupted people’s lives.”

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12:13 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Summer Hail Hits Eastern North Carolina

Severe weather on Monday spawned reports of hail damage in Eastern North Carolina. Lee Jenkins reports.

Craven and Pamlico County were pelted with hail caused by Monday afternoon’s severe thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says the City of Havelock took the brunt of it. Minnesott Beach, Charles Street, and the Cherry Point marine base had reports of golf ball sized hail, two inches in diameter. Gumbranch Park in Havelock had hail the size of baseballs, and sixty-five mile-per-hour wind gusts were recorded near Cherry Point.

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4:06 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Substandard bridges remain numerous in NC

INTRO – AAA Carolinas says the state has over 5100 bridges considered substandard. George Olsen has more.

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