ENC Regional News

ENC Regional News
4:17 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Environmental organizations express concern over PED virus

An environmental group is seeking a state of emergency be declared in the wake of a virus found in about a third of the state’s large commercial hog farms. George Olsen has more.

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5:36 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

State to contribute money to Battleship NC hull repairs

The Battleship North Carolina will get an infusion of state funds in order to begin necessary repairs. George Olsen has more.

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6:09 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Gulf War Illness study at ECU to continue into 2015

 Audio FileA Defense Department funded study of Gulf War Illness being conducted at East Carolina University will continue into 2015.Edit | Remove

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6:09 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Road assessments underway in Pitt County towns

Greenville, Ayden and Winterville have partnered together to use new technology to assess their roads. They’ve contracted with Transmap to do an assessment of every street in the three cities. Transmap uses a specially outfitted van that uses LIDAR and photography to evaluate road conditions. It actually looks below the road surface without having to take a core sample, damaging the road. This will enable engineers to prioritize  microsurfacing, resurfacing or complete rebuild projects.

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Pay hikes on way for high-demand state jobs

The Governor’s Office announced that 3221 state employees will get an average 4.2 percent salary increase. Approximately $7.5 million was authorized by the General Assembly to compensate employees in high-demand professions such as medicine and information technology. About 1200 nurses and 600 law enforcement personnel will get raises up to 4 percent while the remaining can receive increases up to 10 percent.

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6:09 am
Mon January 20, 2014

New app available for emergency preparedness

INTRO – The Governor’s Office has announced the launch of a new app to help families prepare for emergencies. George Olsen has more.

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4:06 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Report finds persistent spending gap in wealthy and poor public school districts

The Public School Forum of North Carolina report says public school resources provided by the state’s ten highest wealth counties was over $59,000 more per classroom than the lowest spending counties. The study blamed a wide variation in property wealth across the state. It said the 25 wealthiest counties had nearly $1.5 million in real estate wealth available per child in the 2011-2012 school year compared to about $394,000 for the bottom 25 counties. The spending gap persists despite the poorest counties taxing at a rate about 43 cents higher than the wealthiest.

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6:09 am
Thu January 9, 2014

ECU online programs enjoy national ranking

In U-S News and World Report’s annual ranking of online education programs East Carolina University had two graduate programs with high rankings. ECU’s College of Nursing ranked fifth out of 96 masters of nursing programs in the country, while the Online Master of Business Administration program in the College of Business ranked 58th out of 171 programs nationwide.

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Tue January 7, 2014

New inductees into NC Sports Hall of Fame announced

 Audio FileThe names of the latest class to join the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame have been announced.Edit | Remove

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6:09 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Successful kidney exchange conducted

The two patients with failing kidneys each had willing living donors who were not compatible. Better matches were found, allowing the kidney exchange to take place last week at Vidant Medical Center.  The donors underwent their surgical procedure laproscopically, allowing their release from the hospital in two days. Their kidneys were given to Sherrie Hoopes of Jacksonville and Brenda Peele of Greenville. Both are off dialysis and are now enjoying normal kidney function. There were discharged at three and four days after surgery.

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ENC Regional News
6:10 am
Thu December 19, 2013

AAA Carolinas predicts increased holiday travel

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6:09 am
Wed December 18, 2013

North Carolina leads in national teacher certification numbers

North Carolina boasts the highest number of National Board Certified teachers in the country. George Olsen has more.

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3:19 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

$7 Million Grant To Restore Forestland From Carolinas To Texas

More than $7 million dollars in grant money will be used to restore and maintain forestlands in eight southeastern states from the Carolinas to Texas.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

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ENC Regional News
3:03 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Statewide Tie One On For Safety Campaign Is Underway

The start of the holiday season is days away but the “Tie One On For Safety” Campaign is already underway across the state.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

In a recent survey, Mothers Against Drunk Driving found that 73 percent of adults 21 years of age or older have known someone who’s tried to operate a vehicle after drinking too much. In an effort to reduce the amount of drunk driving fatalities, the group is encouraging people to attach a “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbon to their vehicle’s antenna.  MADD State Executive Director LaRhoda Scott.

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ENC Regional News
1:48 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Highway 17 Bypass Projects in Jones County Set for 2015

It may still be years away, but a long-awaited road work in Jones County finally gets the green light to move forward.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

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ENC Regional News
4:06 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Study claims pollution killing and deforming Sutton Lake fish

A new study claims coal ash from a Duke Energy power plant is killing and deforming fish at a lake near Wilmington. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
6:10 am
Tue December 3, 2013

New scrap vehicle law in effect

Effective this week the state Division of Motor Vehicles has introduced the North Carolina Scrap Vehicle System. Metal recyclers and salvage yards can use the system to verify whether a vehicle brought to them without title and more than 10 years old has been reported stolen.  North Carolina salvage yards and recyclers will have to register to access the new system and begin verifying the status of vehicles. If a vehicle is reported stolen, the system will request verification of the vehicle identification number and stop the purchase of the vehicle.

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6:10 am
Fri November 22, 2013

AAA Carolinas predicts increased motor travel over Thanksgiving

AAA Carolinas is expecting a slight increase this year in Thanksgiving holiday traffic. George Olsen has more.

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4:06 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

ECU names new police chief

A new police chief starts work at East Carolina University in January. George Olsen has more.

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6:09 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Public School math & reading assessments hold steady

INTRO – Results of math and reading assessment testing in 2013 show North Carolina students at-or-just-above the national average. George Olsen has more.

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