This week on the Down East Journal, a Goldsboro development group tries a variation on the “flash mob” theme to try and boost the presence of downtown businesses.  And, plans are being set to revitalize a depressed area of downtown New Bern.  The project would create local jobs and attract new businesses.  More on the revitalization of Five Points, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.

The life and legacy of Ava Garner is explored through heritage tours and screenings of her work with lifelong friend Gregory Peck during the 2012 Ava Gardner Festival in Smithfield.