Pitt County is ranked number one as the most dangerous county in the state for vehicle accidents. This week on the Down East Journal, we pinpoint some reasons Greenville drivers are most at risk. And, as the flowers fade and harvest slows from your summer gardens, we speak with Onslow County Horticulture Agent Lisa Rayburn about saving seeds for next year’s bounty. This and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
An excessively wet and rainy June has damaged some crops in Eastern North Carolina. Lee Jenkins has more on the extent of the damage and what effect it may have on the consumer.
Despite what the Luke Bryan song says, rain isn’t always a good thing, especially when there is a lot of it. Typically, counties in Eastern North Carolina receive around four inches of rain during the month of June, but this year, most counties have received eight inches or more. National Weather Service meteorologist John Elardo says the coastal plain experienced the heaviest downpours.