Insight ENC

Insight- a 30 minute Community program addressing issues in ENC! Everything from elections to food banks to COVID-19 testing and relief.

Tune in Sundays from 5:30A to 6:00A with your hosts Tony Denton and Crystal Legends!

If you know of something happening in the community that deals with public affairs, please contact Tony Denton

Episode One 1/10– Bryan Hanks – The Public Information Officer for Lenoir County was out discussing the Phase 1 Rollout of the Covid Vaccine. More on Covid Vaccine Rollout can be found HERE

Episode Two 1/17– George Young  – The Eastern Regional Director for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC was on discussing distribution, pantries and what the food bank needs most right now- which is monetary donations.. for every $1 donated the food bank can purchase $10 worth of food bc of their partners- make your donation 10 times stronger!!! By securely donating at HERE and if you are in need of food- find a pantry in your zip code HERE.

Episode Three 1/31– All about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Courage for KiKi is a campaign for a local girl from Sneads Ferry who is currently at St. Jude. Follow Kiki’s journey HERE. Just in time for Valentine’s Day- support St. Jude with Valentine’s Day Gear!

Episode Four 2/7- Talking about mental health with our youth as we continue in the Covid 19 Pandemic- We touch base briefly with Keith Hamm a community liaison for Integrated Family Services- with offices through ENC HERE as well as review the CDCs Parental Resource Kits that are available in 4 different age groups HERE

Episode Five 2/14– We spoke with Tanya & Jenny about Eastern Radiologists involvement with Ride for the Ribbon, a breast cancer fundraiser here in ENC. You can follow the RFTR Facebook page HERE. They are also unveiling RFTR merchandise in the early summer 2021 HERE

Episode Six 2/21– Scott Herrick – The National Director of Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association. March 11th from 9AM to 2PM is Advocacy Day!  Free training for anyone interested in becoming an advocate or helping a loved one HERE. The Alzheimer Help & Support Center has more HERE. 1 in 8 of those in their 60s, 1 in 4 of those in their 70s, and 1 in 2 of those in their 80s will suffer from some sort of cognitive impairment. Watch for these 10 signs

Episode Seven  2/28- Bill Ivey – the Executive Director for Home for Our Troops. Home for Our Troops broke ground Feb 6th in Jacksonville,  building for Sgt. Hancock – learn about his story HERE. Homes for Our Troops has built and donated over 313 homes since their inception! This 510C3 relies on contributions from donors, supporters, and corporate partners for the building of each veterans home! To find out more & see how to get involved visit. 

Episode Eight 3/7 & 3/14- We spoke to Ray Leggett, CEO of Carolina East Health System about their recent distinction as a top hospital in NC as well as the many additions and distinctions from the past year! Read about their ranking here HERE

Episode Nine 3/21- We speak with Tom Kies, President of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. We discuss how they’ve pivoted business after hours, ribbon cuttings etc. in light of Covid-19. Also their Service Person of the Quarter!

Episode Ten 3/28- Sara Auld- Founder & President of Health Possible will be on… A non profit based in Wilmington NC. Individuals looking for assistance with their health, whether, fitness, nutrition, or mental health can apply for the program HERE. Donors who would like to assist the mission of Health Possible can donate HERE

Episode Eleven 4/4- This week we speak to Dee Smith, Coordinator for Carteret Big Sweep! An already amazing program that has announced 3 new initiatives for 2021. There are scheduled monthly roadside cleanups- the 3rd Saturday of each month, volunteer HERE. With the Fill My Bucket List Campaign, you can order your personal cleanup kit. Orders will be taken April 12 through the 23rd. The Summer Solo Cleanup Program recruits students to clean up litter from Memorial Day to Labor Day and earn their community service hours! Contact Dee Smith for more info & follow on Facebook at CarteretBigSweep. 

Episode Twelve 4/11- This week we spoke to Sheila Warren from Stand Up & Bee Heard about the upcoming Bully Awareness Rally & Resource Fair in Jacksonville. We also reviewed amazing anti-bullying info from these wonderful sources HERE and HERE.

Episode Thirteen 4/18- We speak with Tammy Kelly with the NC Cooperative Extension & Co-Leader of the Kinston BBQ Festival! The BBQ Festival will be May 7th & 8th this year with a full range of cook teams, events, craft & food vendors, & live music! For more information on the festival visit their site & if you’re interested in signing up to cook- spots are full but there is a waitlist- contact Tammy at 252-527-2171 or tammy_kelly@ncsu.edu. If you are interested in vending- check out visitKinston.com.

Episode Fourteen 4/25- We speak with Erick Litchfield business manager at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport- about all the exciting things that have been happening at the airport! Including a brand new website with easy booking, flight trackers, and all their new information- check out FlyEWN.com

Episode Fifteen 5/2- Tony Denton & Crystal Legends speak with Dr. Gallaher from Vidant Health about COVID-19 in Eastern Carolina, about vaccines, how to get an appt & more! You can find updated Vidant Covid info HERE

Episode Sixteen 5/9- This week we speak with Mary & Tali with the Pacific Arts Festival –Dancers from all over gather at Humphrey Farm on June 26th  with Polynesian style entertainment and cultural events, there will be a kids area, food trucks with traditional foods as well as some American staples such as burgers & hot dogs! They will be giving back to the community by awarding scholarships at the event- if you think you or your child are a good candidate APPLY HERE. Check out our community calendar for more info on the festival!