Black bears are thriving in eastern North Carolina...20 thousand strong in the state. This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to wildlife officials about where bears are plentiful and why they’re growing bigger in the eastern part of the state. Plus, a historic weekend tour in Edenton celebrates the holidays by opening the Wessington House for the first time in six years. Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
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.