Catherine Brand http://wunc.org en Curbing Youth Violence In Rural North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/curbing-youth-violence-rural-north-carolina <p>Back in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wanted to take on what some have called an "epidemic" of youth violence.</p><p>One of the initiatives was the Academic Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention, or NC-ACE. The program focused on Robeson County which, at the time, had the highest levels of youth violence in the state. NC-ACE is now entering the final year of its efforts, with some of the programs scheduled to wrap up at the end of the summer.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:47:59 +0000 Catherine Brand 39193 at http://wunc.org Curbing Youth Violence In Rural North Carolina N.C.'s Tourism Industry Is Up http://wunc.org/post/ncs-tourism-industry <p></p><p>New figures are out on the impact of North Carolina's tourism industry.&nbsp; According to a national survey by the U.S. Travel Association, there were 52.5 million visitors to North Carolina last year. They spent about 4 percent more in 2013 than they did the year before - setting an all-time spending record.</p><p>"It's the only sector that gained back all the jobs it lost during the recession," said Wit Tuttell, head of the state's Division of Tourism, Film, and Sports Development.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:18:56 +0000 Catherine Brand 35150 at http://wunc.org N.C.'s Tourism Industry Is Up Hurricane Hazel: Do You Have Stories? Images? http://wunc.org/post/hurricane-hazel-do-you-have-stories-images <p>Sixty years ago, Connie Ledgett and her first husband, Jerry Helms, were honeymooning on Oak Island near Wilmington. They had no idea that 140 mile-per-hour winds and an 18-foot storm surge were headed in their direction. That storm was Hurricane Hazel and it would be the strongest category 4 hurricane ever seen in the state. It devastated a 35-mile stretch of the coast.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:13:13 +0000 Carol Jackson & Catherine Brand 34958 at http://wunc.org Hurricane Hazel: Do You Have Stories? Images? Why Are Tobacco Companies So Positive About E-Cig Regulation? http://wunc.org/post/why-are-tobacco-companies-so-positive-about-e-cig-regulation <p></p><p>Shortly after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/24/306228616/the-fda-moves-to-regulate-increasingly-popular-e-cigarettes">F.D.A. announced </a>newly proposed regulations of the exploding E-Cigarette market, Greensboro-based Lorillard released&nbsp; a statement on the matter:</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:07:19 +0000 Eric Mennel & Catherine Brand 34402 at http://wunc.org Why Are Tobacco Companies So Positive About E-Cig Regulation? New Walnut Creek Greenway Trail Will Expand Raleigh's Nature Walk http://wunc.org/post/new-walnut-creek-greenway-trail-will-expand-raleighs-nature-walk <p>The city of Raleigh has dedicated the recently-completed final section of the Walnut Creek Greenway Trail. Now more than 15 miles long, the trail winds through the southern part of the city from Lake Johnson to the Neuse River Trail.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:56:21 +0000 Catherine Brand 33470 at http://wunc.org New Walnut Creek Greenway Trail Will Expand Raleigh's Nature Walk Changes Coming To The Mountains-To-Sea Trail Across NC http://wunc.org/post/changes-coming-mountains-sea-trail-across-nc <p>The <a href="http://www.ncparks.gov/About/trails_mst.php">Mountains-to-Sea-Trail</a> is getting a new coastal plains route that will take it away from the Neuse River.&nbsp; The new path tracks through an area of geological significance called the Cape Fear Arch.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:57:39 +0000 Catherine Brand 33014 at http://wunc.org Changes Coming To The Mountains-To-Sea Trail Across NC Coming Attraction: 1940's Era 'The Cary' Theatre Opens Its Doors Again http://wunc.org/post/coming-attraction-1940s-era-cary-theatre-opens-its-doors-again <p>Triangle film and theater enthusiasts will have a new venue to check out starting this weekend. "The Cary" has been getting a facelift over the past year. It officially opens Saturday in downtown Cary. It'll show documentaries, 'indie' films and classic box office hits.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:37:33 +0000 Catherine Brand 30907 at http://wunc.org Coming Attraction: 1940's Era 'The Cary' Theatre Opens Its Doors Again NCSU Researchers Find Key Ingredient For A Better Battery http://wunc.org/post/ncsu-researchers-find-key-ingredient-better-battery <p></p><p>Scientists in the Triangle might have discovered a non-flammable liquid electrolyte that could be instrumental for longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries found in cell phones, laptops, and some electric cars.</p><p></p><p>The research could also provide a solution to the recent high-profile battery fires in the Tesla Model S car, iPhones, and Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:07:01 +0000 Catherine Brand 30697 at http://wunc.org NCSU Researchers Find Key Ingredient For A Better Battery Wilmington: City Of (Problematic) Trees http://wunc.org/post/wilmington-city-problematic-trees <p>The city of Wilmington prides itself on its "urban forest." Beautiful Oaks, Myrtles and Dogwoods line the historic streets. The Wilmington Tree Commission hands out awards to properties with particularly good preservation and landscaping policies. It's consistently named a "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation.</p><p>But when an ice storm hits, limbs begin to fall. And so do power lines.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:41:57 +0000 Eric Mennel & Catherine Brand 30600 at http://wunc.org Wilmington: City Of (Problematic) Trees Snow Day: Authorities Mobilize As The State Shuts Down http://wunc.org/post/snow-day-authorities-mobilize-state-shuts-down <p></p><p>The North Carolina Department of Transportation is all hands on deck this morning.</p><p></p><p>More than four hundred trucks have been in action over the last 48 hours pre-treating and clearing roadways of snow from the mountains to the Outer Banks.</p><p>The western piedmont got about an inch of snow, and some areas of the Triangle near I-95 have seen 5 inches. Snow accumulations in Easter North Carolina could exceed six inches.</p><p>Most schools across the region are closed today.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:29:12 +0000 Rebecca Martinez, Eric Mennel, Gurnal Scott & Catherine Brand 29695 at http://wunc.org Snow Day: Authorities Mobilize As The State Shuts Down