Insight ENC

Insight- a Community program addressing issues in ENC! Everything from elections to food banks..

Tune in Sundays at 5:30A with your host Crystal Legends!

If you know of something happening in the community that deals with public affairs, please contact Crystal Legends.

E95-6/4 3:57 Insight spoke with Michael McCarren with Greenville United, Greenville’s new National Premier Soccer League! Check out their story- about summer camps- game schedule & how to get involved on any level HERE

E94-5/28 5:25 Insight speaks with Jenna Bass with AgCarolina Farm Credit about their  2023 Grant Program- Now Open for Applications for up to $5,000. Find out more  here 

E93-5/14 9:10 Insight speaks with Ben Gotts, USDA Forest Service Senior Firefighter about various steps that people can take to avoid sparking fires while camping, hiking, & even doing yard work. More info & their app here

E92-5/7 4:30 Insight spoke to Danielle Rose, the National Events Manager for Hope for the Warriors- Registration is now open for the 8th annual Run For The Warriors® in Jacksonville, NC.  Race in the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or the 1-Mile Walk/Run.  Register early to get the best price.  Registration is now $60 for the half marathon and $20 for the other distances.  Prices increase on April 15.  Register today!

E91-4/29 3:02  Insight spoke with Deputy Detwiler about the new Craven County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Summer Camps! Your child can grab an application from their school SRO or email [email protected]

E90-4/23 Insight spoke with Will Kornegay, the brainchild behind, Ripe for Revival.. A fleet of mobile markets that aims to revive communities through food while supporting local & regional farmers & striving to eliminate food waste. Find out more at

E89 4/16 Insight speaks with Sam from the Pet Food Pantry of ENC and their participation with Bark! We discuss the mission of the Pet Food Pantry and how they help low income residents keep their pets happy and healthy. We also discuss their efforts with Disaster relief help. And you can discover how to help out and volunteer with them at

E88 4/9 3:22 Insight discussed information from Katie Shorter- the Director of the Small Business Center at Pamlico Community College- Small Business Center about their upcoming free events- including April 29th Hands On Homesteading & Hobby Farm Workshop, May 15th Consulting Connector, & June 17th Nonprofit Navigator Workshops .. Find more information about all 3 at 

E87 4/1 4:26 – Insight speaks with Pam Anderson, secretary for the newly formed Beaufort Performing Arts Collective (BPAC) about their mission & fundraiser the Queens Tea on April 22cnd. People interested in growing their theatrical talents, of all ages 16+, you are encouraged to register for classes by calling 252-940-6375.. no experience necessary!

E86 3/26 9:11– Insight this week focuses on Foster Care! Primarily Onslow County & their great need for more foster parents! We speak with Kimberly Mackey, Social Work Program Manager about the informational Foster Parent Roundup meeting- geared towards giving those curious, more info. Thursday March 30th. You can RSVP HERE or call 910-219-1956.

E85 3/19 10:15- Insight speaks with Angie Watson, the Diabetes Program Coordinator for Pitt County, they are hosting a Winning with Diabietes Bootcamp! No, it doesn’t start with jumping jacks 🙂 This is for anyone living with Diabetes, or caring for someone with diabetes. There are several informative speakers throughout the day touching on many subject including decoding food labels! There will be lunch served. Reserve your space now or call 252-847-4149.

E84 3/5 8:27- This week Insight highlights St Jude & how the survival rate has increased due to their research. We hear a patient story from Tess as well as her mother & father and about the Golf Classic at Cutter Creek that benefits St Jude. Learn more about St Jude & their missions HERE.

E83 2/26– Insight speaks with Lavon Nobles – President & Director for ENC Elite Sports & Mentoring about their programs and specifically their new Kickball League – Kick’n for Lupus. If you want to get a team registered or learn more about ENC Elite- call 252-617-0544 or email [email protected]

E82 2/19 6:12- Insight talks to Andrew Kendall , Recreation Program Manager for Craven County Recreation & Parks this week about the upcoming Neuse River Senior Games – open to Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir & Pamlico counties! Everything from basketball to croquet, golf to horseshoes & more. Plus, there’s SilverArts – knitting, painting, sculpture, photography- these lists are endless!! Get registered online HERE & if you want to volunteer you can click HERE.

E81 2/12 4:08- This week we talk to Michelle Pauls, the event coordinator for Adoption First Animal Rescue! Saving over 4,000 animals from being put down and finding them forever homes. For more about Adoption First, visit them HERE. They also have an amazing event coming up- their annual Monte Carlo fundraiser. Find out more HERE.

E80 2/5 4:13- This week we have an update on all of our cold stunned turtles from our friends at the North Carolina Aquariums .. to learn more about sea turtles and their conservation click HERE.

E79 1/22 & 1/29 7:28- Insight speaks to Dr. Matthew Ledoux, Pediatrician in Chief, ECU Healthy and Brody about the dangers of edibles, and how they are affecting our youth and getting into our schools. Dr. Ledoux also stress that while Poison Control can be helpful at times, if a child/teen is experiencing side effects, and the # of gummies ingested is unknown, the emergency room is the safest decision.

E78 1/15 5:39– Insight speaks with Andy Gould, Education Curator- North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher about the NC Aquariums efforts to help nearly 250 cold stunned sea turtles! Gould states that at this time of year if you see a sea turtle on shore it is most certainly in distress & needing help. Find out more about the teams & programs that help in this situation HERE.

E77 1/1 & 1/8 8:16- This week Insight speaks with Deputy Treasurer Frank Lester with the NC Treasury about the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC getting holiday help from NC Cash- as agencies have seen a 42% increase in the need for food assistance. Find more information HERE.

E76 12/18 & 12/25 4:56– Insight speaks with Kady Luke – the Regional Social Worker for Hope for the Warriors about  granting 13 veterans wishes in its 2022 Warrior’s Wish class. As one of the organization’s first established programs, the Warrior’s Wish program fulfills a desire for a better quality-of-life beyond recovery or supports a quest for life-gratifying endeavors for those who have sustained severe physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Find out more HERE.

E75 12/4 & 12/11 5:34- This weeks Insight speaks to Rachel Kennedy, the programs manager with the CSS Neuse Museum that helped spearhead the new sensory inclusive experience in partnership with KultureCity. This new initiative will make exploring the museum a little easier for visitors with sensory sensitivities, including people on the autism spectrum, as well as people with sensory processing disorders, PTSD and other needs. Find out more about the museum HERE.

E74 11/20 10:20- Virginia Navy Veteran Jake Welch rode 425 miles on bicycle to Jacksonville NC to bring awareness to Veteran suicide. Jake partnered with Hope for the Warriors & finished his ride at The Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic, a clinic that provides confidential, high quality behavioral health care services at little to no cost to veterans & active duty. Donate to Jake’s cause HERE and out more about the Family Clinic HERE.

E73 11/13 11:30- Insight speaks with Chris Livingston- former army ranger & current Sales director for Contractor Growth Network, a veteran ran business about the lessons learned from being in the military that help in business. Also, tips on transitioning from military to civilian/entrepreneurship, & resources best for local businesses to grow!

E72 11/6 7:29- Insight speaks with Jared Brinkley this week, Carolina East Foundation Executive Director, about Breakfast with Santa and incredible community event for the family! Bring the kids out to meet Santa, have breakfast, and do a host of other events and crafts all in one stop! Proceeds benefit Carolina East Programs- Link to tickets and more info HERE.

E71 10/30 4:18- Insight speaks with Raquel Painter this week about the 2nd Annual Onslow Veterans Pow Wow. Free & open to the public November 5th and 6th. Get the schedule and more info HERE.

E70 10/16 3:25- Smoke on the Water is coming to Washington Oct 21 & 22nd! We’ve got a Chili Cook Off, a BBQ Contest & tasting, Parade, and even a 5k on the 22nd!! We speak to Pamela Anderson about the event put on by the Washington Noon Rotary.. find out the entire schedule of events HERE.

E69 10/9 11:47- This week we speak to Kristen Willis with the American Red Cross, In her 13 years with the Red Cross, we’ve never been to this level of a critical shortage!! There are many blood drives coming up in our area.. find them & get registered to donate HERE.

E68 9/25 2:45- Lainy White, the Executive Director of Reviving Lives Ministries joins us this week to talk about their upcoming Community Mural Project on Oct 2nd at 810 Broad Street in New Bern. There will be food & fun for the entire family. Find out more HERE.

E67 9/11 & 9/18 13:02- Insight speaks with Bill Stafford about the New Bern Rotary fundraiser Benefitting Kicks for Kids- Shoes for kids in need! The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club will host the 11th annual B/S/H/ Oktoberfest, beginning at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Union Point Park in New Bern  Get tickets and more info HERE.

E66 9/4 8:45- Insight speaks with Mike Weeks about HBOT ( Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment ) for our US Military Vets. Treating TBIs & PTSD!! Individuals can learn more HERE.

E65 8/14 & 8/21 4:45- Insight speaks with Kristy Warren, Transition Case manager, Military Spouse & Caregiver Scholarship Lead for Hope for the Warriors about the Spring 2023 Scholarships available as well as the open applications process! Find out more info or apply for a scholarship HERE.

E64 8/7 6:00- Mica speaks with James Sprunt Community College about their NC Apprenticeship program. Find out more HERE.

E63 7/31 7:30- TK speaks with Jennifer Fahy, the Communications Director of Farm Aid. Farm Aid 2022 is coming to Raleigh on Sept 24. Featuring Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and more. You can get your tickets to the show HERE. Learn more about Farm Aid and their mission to build a vibrant, family farm centered system of agriculture in America HERE.

E62 7/24 4:41- Kara Lynch is the Community & Outreach Coordinator for the Family & Youth Support & Education Program at UNCG. Starting July 25th UNCG is planning a week long virtual kickoff through the programs website and on social media. Find them on Facebook & Instagram @NCVoicesAmplified and on Twitter @NCAmplified.

E61 7/17 6:38– This Sunday we have Mr. Barber with Martin Community college and their apprenticeship program. You can find out more about the program HERE.

E60 7/10 & 10/23 5:30- On Insight this week we have Cameron Cruse, Co- Founder of R Riveter as seen on Shark Tank * making deal with Mark Cuban*,  a bag company that employs military spouses seeking work opportunities- with these amazing American made bags.. Learn more about their story, find work, or support at HERE.

E59 7/3 8:32- On Insight this week Mr. Perry Harker, Carteret Community Colleges VP of Corporate & Community Education shares with us about the Apprenticeship NC program!! Lots of opportunities to grow with local businesses, they even offer Pre-Apprenticeships for High School Students.. Learn more HERE!

E58 6/26- Insight spoke with Alex at Nash Community College about the Apprenticeship NC program. This program is nothing short of amazing- providing hands on learning and job related classroom or technical training. Find out more HERE.

E57 6/19 4:25- Insight spoke with Dawn at Lenoir Community College about the Apprenticeship NC program. This program is nothing short of amazing- providing hands on learning and job related classroom or technical training. Find out more HERE.

E56 6/12 21:50- John St Clair spoke with us about his book, “Branden’s Choice” .. a very personal book to him as John’s son, took his own life due to bullying. John has now made it his mission to connect with others & implement strategies to try to make sure this doesn’t keep happening. John will also be heading to congress in 2023 in support of an anti-bullying bill… Find his book HERE. You can also learn about his Teen Outreach Center & Resources available HERE.

E55 6/5 3:38- Terra Schramm- Site Administrator at the NC State Capitol speaks with us this week about the commemoration of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18th. Tours at the Capitol are free but people are asked to register in advance HERE. You can find more information HERE and find more statewide events HERE.

E54 5/29 7:21- This week we speak with Liz Baird – director of the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores! Our aquarium is in the running to be ranked one of the top 10 aquariums according to USA Today! Winners will be announced on June 3rd. Also, there are many amazing programs this summer at our PKS Aquarium- Learn more HERE.

E53 5/22 2:23- On the show this week is Amanda from Lenoir County SPCA – They have an event coming up with Jordan’s Way, an incredible 501C3 that his dedicated to sharing meaningful animal welfare stories that inspire people to adopt! They’re on a national tour and are thankfully stopping in Kinston- Find out more HERE.

Insight Extra 5/18 2:00- Jenna G from Jenna’s Just In Boutique.. She’s holding a “THINK GRAY IN MAY” Fundraiser on May 19-20-21 at her shop with food trucks. All vendors are donating 10% to Auburns Army- Benefitting Auburn Banks – a local teenager fighting brain cancer.

E52 5/15 5:26- Insight this week focuses on Hope for the Warriors & The upcoming Run for the Warriors in Jacksonville- We speak with Jenna McDonald- Director of Physical Wellness, Sports & Recreation – to register for the 5k, 10k or get more information HERE.

E51 5/8 6:58- Wreaths Across America is a national program that hits home in ENC for many reasons- The program works to remember our fallen veterans, honor those who serve, & teach children the value of freedom. This week we spoke with Joe Reagan, the Director of Military & Veteran Outreach. Learn more HERE.

E50 4/24 & 5/1 8:28– This week’s interview is with Deputy Detwiler with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office & the DARE program for Craven County- about D.A.R.E. to Slime! A fundraiser in coordination with the Craven County School system. Find out more on the flier HERE.

E49 4/10 & 4/17 7:06– This week we speak with the founder of the Releve Project, Shannon Reising. The Releve Project, here in ENC has a  mission is to build self-esteem, confidence, & health awareness in local youth by increasing access to dance and arts education through scholarships, sponsorship, and resources. Find out more HERE and grab tickets to their fundraising event Raise the Bar at Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus HERE.

E48 4/3 10:21– April is Child Abuse Prevention Month- And we talk to Amber Tabarrini, the Public Information Officer for Craven County about events planned in conjunction with the Community Collaborative for Craven County Children (C5) – including the Pinwheel Garden & Go Blue Day – Learn more on their Facebook HERE & we touch on evens in Onslow as well through One Place.

E47 3/20 8:28– Local mom & former member of our radio family, Brittany Cass has a positivity movement called #BoldLikeBritt where people run & walk miles. She’s a pilot’s wife- she has 3 small children- she was hit by a drunk driver.. and after being life-flighted to Vidant has had numerous surgeries… She will have at minimum a 12-18 month recovery .. and that’s for walking and getting back to any sort of normal life. She is currently still in a wheelchair and unable to bear any weight. She had set a personal goal of over 2000 miles to run this year. Obviously, that goal won’t happen now. We are asking people to join the movement and be #BoldLikeBritt. #BoldLike Shirts can be purchased HERE. There is also a go-fund-me set up for her family HERE.

E46 3/6 & 3/13 7:49– This we speak to Luka Kinard an Anti-Vaping Youth Advocate! He started vaping at a very young age & it led to a 6-minute long grand mal seizure! Luka has since recovered and is dedicated to making sure other kids & teens don’t follow in his footsteps! There is a Fight For Air Climb happening in Charlotte at the Charlotte Knights Stadium- register or donate HERE & you can listen to Luka’s conversation with Attorney General & a Pediatric Neurosurgeon HERE.

E45 2/27 10:26– This week we touch base with Darcy, the mother of a local woman named Courtney Weary facing serious medical struggles in our area & with an upcoming major surgery- some fundraisers have been arranged, specifically the Ghent Shop fundraiser on April 22nd, from 4 to 8 – it’s a hot hamburger plate sale- order HERE.

E44 2/20 6:02– We speak with Ava Bryant, Regional Vice President for the Boys and Girls Club over Carteret & Craven Counties!! BGC has announced La’Tecyia Johnson as their Youth of the Year & she’s received a $3k scholarship! There are also runners-up & Junior Youth winners… The Scholarship fund will start taking in new applicants in Sept! Learn more about afterschool care, meals, tutoring & all they have to offer HERE. The Boys & Girls Club is also in desperate need of volunteers & employees – apply HERE.

E43 2/6 & 2/13 7:33– We spoke with R.I.F. CEO Alicia Levy about Reading is Fundamentals mission, current challenges with children’s literacy, the Rally to Read 100, & Reading Inspires! Find out more HERE.

E42 1/30 4:43.- We are focused on Auburn Banks &  Auburn’s Army this week!! A local teenager has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer & needs your help. Lots of local fundraisers are popping up so we spoke with the owners of Sara’s Big Apple & Tap That Craft Beer, Wine Bar & Restaurant about their upcoming events!! Find out more but joining Auburn’s Army HERE.

E41 1/16 & 1/23 11:47– Focusing on Blood Donor month this week with Kristen Willis with the American Red Cross, In her 13 years with the Red Cross, we’ve never been to this level of a critical shortage!! There are many blood drives coming up in our area.. find them & get registered to donate HERE.

E40 1/9 6:33- Speaking with Brad Hudson- Originally from Richlands- now in Nashville working with many people, including Dolly Parton- Check out his Hometown Concert & all things Brad Hudson Band HERE & at his hometown concert he will have a Signed Dolly Parton guitar to auction off to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

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