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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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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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ENC Regional News
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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4:06 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Arrests announced in Oct. 27 Greene County hit-and-run fatality

Two arrests have been made following a Sunday morning hit-and-run in Greene County that left a Snow Hill resident dead. George Olsen has more.

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6:10 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Seat belt usage rates up in North Carolina

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program reports 88.6 percent of state residents buckled up in their 2013 survey… up 1.1 percent from 2012. Counties with the highest seat belt usage were Caldwell and Catawba at 93.8 percent while Robeson County was the lowest at 82.2.  The biggest one year improvement was in Columbus County, up to 90.7 percent usage from 77.9 in 2012. Women buckled up more than men by about 5 points while drivers ages 16-24 were least likely to use their seat belt.

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5:48 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Gun law in effect Oct. 1 brings firearms to campuses

House Bill 937 signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory in late July amended state firearm laws, including provisions for guns on campuses. The bill will allow persons with concealed carry handgun permits to bring guns on school campuses. That includes events on campus, such as concerts or football games. A press release from East Carolina University notes firearms on campus must be in a locked container attached to a vehicle. A gun in a glove box of a locked vehicle would be compliant, but a gun visible in a locked vehicle would not.

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4:06 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Wood pellet facility could come to Morehead City port

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An agreement announced today (Thursday) could bring a wood pellet export facility to the Morehead City port. George Olsen has more.

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6:06 am
Mon September 9, 2013

New non-drug treatment available for depression in ENC

INTRO – A new treatment for depression is now available in eastern North Carolina. George Olsen has more.

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4:06 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Seat belt usage declines in North Carolina

INTRO – Seat belt usage declined last year in North Carolina. George Olsen has more.

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4:06 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

idX plant in Washington announces expansion

INTRO – A Beaufort County manufacturer has announced it will expand operations at its Washington plant. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
6:00 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Lower Neuse Riverkeeper resigns

The lower Neuse Riverkeeper has resigned. George Olsen has more.

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6:06 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Bridge construction on New Bern road to prompt detour

INTRO – Some New Bern area travelers may hit a detour starting Tuesday. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Thu August 29, 2013

AAA expecting more Labor Day travel

ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Wed August 28, 2013

First of state's "Tax & Tag" bills coming due soon

INTRO – The first bills under the “Tax and Tag” program come due Sunday. George Olsen has more.

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6:06 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Stop complaining... homework is good for you!

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   On KELLY showlog as ECUHOM

INTRO – Next time your kids balk when you tell them to do their homework, you can back up your arguments with statistical evidence. George Olsen has more.

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6:06 am
Thu August 8, 2013

AAA Carolinas ranks Pitt County most dangerous for collisions

An analysis by Triple A Carolinas lists Pitt County as the most dangerous county in the state for vehicle collisions for the fifth year running. Last year Pitt County had 4633 traffic crashes which worked out to about 307 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled… a rate about 50% higher than the state average of just below 205. Pitt County also was listed 2nd only behind Graham County for the rate of injuries sustained in crashes. TripleA Carolinas president and CEO David E. Parsons said consistently high ranking should be a wake-up call for better traffic enforcement or road design.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Wed August 7, 2013

New nature preserve announced in Pender County

The Nature Conservancy announced the acquisition of 459 acres in Pender County. Half of the purchase price will come from the U-S Navy as the protected area will help buffer Camp Lejeune firing ranges from development. The Conservancy plans to restore a long-leaf pine forest to the area in order to expand habitat for the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The land also has some historical significance.

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ENC Regional News
6:06 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Tryon Palace site for Fox TV series filming

INTRO – Tryon Palace will get a national stage during the upcoming fall television season. George Olsen has more.

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