The Spokes Group of Eastern North Carolina works closely with the Salvation Army to give disadvantaged boys and girls in the community bikes for Christmas. Since their inception three years ago, the organization has distributed more than 800 bikes and helmets to children in Kinston. Mikel Peterson talks with Spokes Group Director of Operations Angela Hill.
Some homes at North Topsail Beach are in trouble. Electricity, water and sewer have been disconnected at 20 structures due to erosion. This week on the Down East Journal, details on how a project that starts next week could help slow the tide. And, a free Christmas tour of the antebellum plantation Somerset Place happens Sunday. We have a preview. We spotlight eastern North Carolina, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
The City of Kinston is combating gang activity by increasing police presence in the community with the implementation of a new gang unit. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
On Monday night, City Council members voted to fund the unit, consisting of four members who will work in areas where gang activity is prevalent. The decision comes after a successful program during the summer. Kinston’s Public Safety Director Bill Johnson says during the six week period, officers arrested 129 individuals, served 92 warrants and removed 17 guns off the streets.
Cities and towns across Eastern North Carolina are beginning to view their rivers as a source of recreation and revenue, and Greenville is no exception. Today, Lee Jenkins tells us about the Tar River Legacy Plan.
Conversation with local restaurateur Vivian Howard about her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, tips for less stress in the kitchen, and the TV special “A CHEF’S LIFE” in the works for next year’s holiday season.
We hear the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site.
Officials are now in the process of deciding the best way to facilitate construction of a new bypass on Highway 70 in Lenoir County with the least amount of impact to a historic Civil War battleground site. Lenoir County Commissioner J. Mac Daughtry is also chairman of the Lenoir County Transportation Committee. He says the highway project is intended to make travel to the coast quicker, and transport of goods across the state easier.
This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site. Plus, its muscadine grape time in eastern North Carolina. Learn how you can grow this native fruit in your own backyard during the Garden Journal. And, new music drawn from the old-time tradition out of Carrboro from the duo Mandolin Orange and their latest CD. Listen for those stories and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.