Eastern North Carolina http://wunc.org en Bill Myers Wins NC Heritage Award - His Music Was Almost Never Heard http://wunc.org/post/bill-myers-wins-nc-heritage-award-his-music-was-almost-never-heard <p></p><p>Bill Myers was honored this week with a <a href="http://www.ncarts.org/Feature/HeritageAwardTickets.aspx">North Carolina Heritage Award</a>. Myers is a saxophone player, and he's led the jazz band The Monitors for close to 60 years.</p><p>Bill's earliest introduction to music was when the minstrel shows came through Eastern North Carolina in the 1940s.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:50:24 +0000 Carol Jackson 35918 at http://wunc.org Bill Myers Wins NC Heritage Award - His Music Was Almost Never Heard Young NC Poet: 'I Will Fight For My Rights To Be Black In This Crazy World' http://wunc.org/post/young-nc-poet-i-will-fight-my-rights-be-black-crazy-world <p>There is some intense poetry writing happening this month in Eastern North Carolina.&nbsp; Select groups of students are participating in the <a href="http://poetwarriorsproject.org/?cat=38">Teach for America Poet Warriors</a> project.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:02:57 +0000 Carol Jackson 34189 at http://wunc.org Young NC Poet: 'I Will Fight For My Rights To Be Black In This Crazy World' Direct Flights To DC Just Got Harder From Eastern NC http://wunc.org/post/direct-flights-dc-just-got-harder-eastern-nc <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://hub.aa.com/en/nr/pressrelease/american-airlines-to-implement-network-changes-as-a-result-of-doj-mandated-slot-divestitures">American Airlines</a>, US Airways merger is being felt in eastern North Carolina.</p><p>Airports in Fayetteville, Jacksonville and Wilmington are losing their non-stop flights to Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC.</p><p>There used to be two daily flights to DC from Wilmington International Airport or I-L-M.&nbsp; John Rosborough is the airport director:</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 29144 at http://wunc.org Direct Flights To DC Just Got Harder From Eastern NC 5 Great Musicians You Might Not Know Are From Eastern North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/5-great-musicians-you-might-not-know-are-eastern-north-carolina <p>Eastern North Carolina has yielded a rich crop of nationally recognized African American musicians. People like jazz pianist and composer <a href="http://www.monkzone.com/">Thelonious Monk</a>.</p><p>But many musicians hailing from this part of the state have gone unnoticed. A new book,&nbsp;<a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=3442"><em>African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina</em></a>, takes readers on a musical journey through this overlooked region.</p><p>Here are five musicians whose roots run deep in Eastern Carolina:</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:04:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell 27297 at http://wunc.org 5 Great Musicians You Might Not Know Are From Eastern North Carolina Remembering North Carolina’s Tuscarora War http://wunc.org/post/remembering-north-carolina-s-tuscarora-war <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>In the 1600s, European settlers invaded Eastern North Carolina where nations like the Tuscarora, Machapunga, and Core Indians resided.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:12:50 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 25672 at http://wunc.org Remembering North Carolina’s Tuscarora War The Status of Women in Eastern North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/status-women-eastern-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="">Earlier this year the Institute for Women’s Policy Research <a href="http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/the-status-of-women-in-north-carolina">conducted a study regarding the status of women and girls in North Carolina</a>, commissioned by the <a href="http://www.councilforwomen.nc.gov/">North Carolina Women's Council</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:09:04 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 25361 at http://wunc.org The Status of Women in Eastern North Carolina Wood Pellets Industry Booming In Eastern Carolina http://wunc.org/post/wood-pellets-industry-booming-eastern-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The European Union recently set an aggressive goal for 20 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2020. They turned to the American South as the primary supplier of wood pellets, a renewable alternative to coal. But some environmentalists claim pellets are not a viable carbon-neutral resource and the pellet industry is fostering environmentally hazardous logging practices.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:59:53 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23932 at http://wunc.org Wood Pellets Industry Booming In Eastern Carolina News Roundtable: Issues Across The World, State, And Triangle http://wunc.org/post/news-roundtable-issues-across-world-state-and-triangle <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">On this week’s news roundtable, the panel shares their views on the latest headlines. They’ll discuss a broad range of international, national and local issues including American involvement in Syria, violence against women and the state of the economy in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:33:44 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22058 at http://wunc.org News Roundtable: Issues Across The World, State, And Triangle Wildlife Officials Spar With Hyde County Over Refuge Expansion http://wunc.org/post/wildlife-officials-spar-hyde-county-over-refuge-expansion <p>A proposed expansion of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is running into opposition with some local leaders.&nbsp;</p><p>Refuge leaders say the expansion is necessary to preserve the ecosystem that supports a wide range of wildlife, including migrating birds, black bears and red wolves.<br><br>"New Lake is a naturally occurring lake out there, but we currently only have about 80 percent of it within the refuge boundary," says refuge manager Howard Phillips.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:14:02 +0000 Eric Hodge 10938 at http://wunc.org 400 Acres Of Solar Panels Could Cover Duplin County http://wunc.org/post/400-acres-solar-panels-could-cover-duplin-county <p></p><p>A North Carolina renewable energy company says it plans to build a large solar farm in Duplin County.&nbsp; Strata Solar announced yesterday it's developing 400 acres of land for solar panels with a capacity of 100 Megawatts.&nbsp; It's one of the largest solar farms in production on the east coast.&nbsp; Strata CEO Markus Wilhelm says his company will file its plans with the state Utilities Commission by the end of the month. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:05:10 +0000 Will Michaels 10209 at http://wunc.org 400 Acres Of Solar Panels Could Cover Duplin County