Wave header image graphic banner
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.1 W201AO Greenville 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Cooper Activates NC National Guard Amid 'Security Concerns'


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has mobilized 550 members of the National Guard in light of concerns over security in Washington and the state capital. He says 200 guardsmen will help before and during President-elect Joe Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration. North Carolina is one of dozens of states sending personnel to Washington. Cooper says the other 350 other guardsmen will remain for duty in North Carolina. The Democratic governor says they will be deployed for about 7 to 8 days because of “threats of significant large-scale protests in D.C."