This week on the Down East Journal, Abraham Galloway was one of the first three African-Americans elected to the state legislature, but a new book by a Craven County native contends his importance extends far beyond that political first. And, after three years of renovations, the Bodie Island Lighthouse will poen to the public for the very first time.
This week on the Down East Journal, we explain a federal court battle over minority voting rights in Kinston and why the Supreme Court denied hearing the case. And, we check in with cyclist Dock Hooks who completed his 1,200 mile journey from Emerald Isle to Key West for charity. Plus, we wrap up our "Just Desserts" series with a Inner Banks Pecan Pie recipe.
An increased use of technology coupled with a congressional mandate are being blamed for cutbacks at your local post office. This week on the Down East Journal, we'll talk about the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. And, we continue our "short and sweet" series, Just Desserts. Plus, an investigation is underway to find who is vandalizing underground water lines.
This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to the North Carolina Symphony's Senior Director of Statewide Development about their holiday pops concert happening next week in downtown New Bern. And, we start our "short and sweet" holiday series, "Just Desserts."
This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects local hospitals and patients. And nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy, we speak with NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the State's Rate Bureau about home insurance rate increases and when they might be implemented. And, a New Bern man is using cigar boxes to make instruments for playing the blues.
This week on the Down East Journal, we examine a controversial North Carolina rule that some believe has contributed to the deaths of the rare and endangered Red Wolf. And, we speak with Camp Lejeune Marines assisting with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in New York. Plus, new commentary from Joan Carris.
This week on the Down East Journal, how a merger of Jones and Lenoir County 911 call centers may improve emergency response for peole living in those counties. And, we document the journey of a retired Navy SEAL pedaling more than a thousand miles on a beach cruiser to rasie funds and awareness for substance abuse prevention.
This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the future of the biofuels industry in North Carolina. We talk to researchers and farmers about the potential of growing high-energy grasses that can be converted into ethanol. And, the Carteret County Health Department and a Croatan High School student group combined forces to clean the air and ground of county parks.
This week on the Down East Journal, its part one in our two part series focusing on migrant farm workers in eastern North Carolina. We talk to the author of a study that found a third of camps in ENC had contaminated drinking water. And, a new book by a Chapel Hill author examines the similarities and disparities in the lives between two pre-civil war era soldiers in the book "Two Captains from Carolina."
This week on the Down East Journal, we continue our series on eastern North Carolina Migrant Farmworkers with a look at the grower's responsibility to provide free housing and clean water to farmworkers. And, one coastal county is working to control its feral cat population while another local seaside community is looking to beef up its feral cat population.