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

AAA Carolinas predicts increased holiday travel

ENC Regional News
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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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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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ENC Regional News
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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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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