ENC Features
11:37 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Sleep Problems Prevalent Among Military

Credit RAND Corporation


We know it’s important to get the recommended eight hours of sleep to maintain our health and wellbeing.  We’re also familiar with how difficult it is. If sleep problems affect the general population, how much more do those same problems affect our military service men and women?  Today, Mac McKee speaks with Wendy Troxel and Regina Shih of the RAND Corporation.  They published a study that finds sleeping problems are prevalent among service members.

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ENC Regional News
8:25 am
Wed February 4, 2015

MCAS Cherry Point Assumes Air Traffic Control Responsiblities

Credit Marine Corps Installations East Regional Air Space Coordinator Dave Plummer

On February 5th, Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point will be responsible for civilian and military air traffic control over northeastern North Carolina.  Jared Brumbaugh has more. 

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ENC Features
12:08 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

IED Training At Camp Lejeune

Marines from across the country come to Camp Lejeune, one of only three sites in the nation, to receive counter improvised explosive device training.  This week on the Down East Journal, we take a trip to the Holly Ridge facility where 18 Georgia Liaison Team troops are preparing for deployment.

This story contains sounds from military training exercise and may be upsetting to some listeners.

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ENC Regional News
3:34 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Highways 117 And 70 Could Become Interstates

A bill introduced Friday proposes changing Highways 117 and 70 to become interstates.   Jared Brumbaugh has details. 

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ENC Features
10:12 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Remembering the Montford Point Marines

Credit Montford Point Marine Association

We remember the brave Montford Point Marines who faced segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.

Today, we honor the Montford Point Marines who were the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corp.  They overcame discrimination and segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.  Wilmington resident Norman Preston is a hero, and World War II veteran.   At 91 years old, he is among our country’s first black Marines.

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ENC Features
5:45 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Impact of the Government Shutdown on Military Bases in ENC

For the first time in 17 years, the federal government has shutdown.  And, as a result, National Forests across the country are closed, workers are furloughed, and government benefit programs that help needy families are being shuttered. Public Radio East’s Jared Brumbaugh reports on the impact of the government shutdown on military bases in eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Features
11:25 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Regional Partnership Promotes "Buying Local" Movement and Creating Biofuels Industry

We highlight a partnership between local farmers and the military aimed at buying locally grown food and producing energy from local biofuel crops.  

Agriculture and the military.  They both depend on undeveloped areas of eastern North Carolina to exist.

“Agriculture needs farms and open space, military needs farms and open space.”

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The Down East Journal
2:44 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

The Down East Journal (07/12/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a partnership between local farmers and the military aimed at eating locally grown food- and producing energy from local biofuel crops.  And, we speak with the organizer of the Crystal Coast Music Festival about Saturday’s event on the Bogue Sound Waterfront in Morehead City.  Catch the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
2:19 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Sequestration Impacts on Eastern North Carolina

Local governments, schools and military bases are bracing for the impacts of sequestration.  We explore how the series of automatic cuts will impact eastern North Carolina.

The series of automatic cuts to government spending called sequestration will total more than a trillion dollars in savings over the next 10 years.  The expenses of those savings is now beginning to ripple through our area, as L.C. Morris explains.

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ENC Regional News
12:41 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Sequestration's Impact in ENC

At some point before Friday at midnight, the President is expected to order across-the-board budget cuts to save $1.2 trillion dollars over the next ten years.  Jared Brumbaugh spoke with Congressman G.K. Butterfield about how sequestration could impact eastern North Carolina.

“It appears it’s too late, that it’s definitely going to happen.”

If the sequestration goes forward, most of the effects could be felt in our area immediately.  Butterfield says military readiness and middle class families would be hit the hardest.

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ENC Features
4:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

A Look at Tethered Aerostats

A private company in Elizabeth City is manufacturing a lighter than air technology called a tethered aerostat. They're being sold to governments and are the worlds only company devoted entirely to the production of these unique products. We recently toured the massive facility.

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ENC Features
3:33 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

New Governor Pat McCrory Visits ENC

Less than a week after becoming the new governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory visited New Bern to talk with constituents and cast his vision for North Carolina's future.

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ENC Regional News
9:25 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Executive Order 124

We discuss Executive Order 124, which seeks to improve relations between North Carolina agencies and local military installations.

On August 17 Governor Beverly Perdue signed Executive Order 124, to promote stronger communication between state agencies, community leaders, and military officials. Even though military officials and state officials say that more awareness of military activity is vital to North Carolina’s economy, the state has a long history of communication with its military installations. Stephen O’Connell has more.

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