Archive for September, 2005

Mobile Hosiptal in Mississippi

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Doctors, Nurses and Emergency Providers from North Carolina have been in Mississippi since soon after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. The North Carolina teams have been working out of a mobile hospital. It’s the only facility of its kind in the United States. Rose Hoban reports.

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Note: This story won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for feature/hard news.

Katrina Survivors Escape

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Rene and Dorthy Gibson survived Hurricane Katrina. They don’t have much money but they have great hope for the new life they’re starting in Raleigh. Jessica Jones reports.

Recycling Oyster Shells

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Marine Biologists in North Carolina are using oyster shells scraped off the plates at seafood restaurants to help restore an organism that’s critical to the coastal environment. Lorne Matalon reports.

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Strike at the Wind

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

In the Southeastern North Carolina town of Pembroke, it’s hard to come by anyone who hasn’t heard the name Henry Berry Lowery. The 19th century Native American is a cultural icon for the Lumbee population there. In 1976 a musical drama was created about Lowery’s life called “Strike at the Wind.” The production ran out of money and ceased running last year. Historian Melinda Maynor wants to revitalize the show as a way to sustain both the local economy and the Lumbee culture. Amy Nelson reports.

The Good Samaritan Inn

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Just a few years ago, a rundown motel near Interstate 85 in Durham was slated to be demolished. It was considered to be an eyesore. Drug dealers and prostitutes lived in its crumbling rooms. But then the structure was taken over and renovated by the Durham Rescue Mission. As Jessica Jones reports, it re-opened this week as the Good Samaritan Inn.