The ares is also served by 21 community colleges. The two-year institutes are: Beaufort County Community College, Bladen Community College, Brunswick Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Carteret Community College, College of the Albemarle, Coastal Carolina Community College, Craven Community College, Edgecombe Community College, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Johnston Community College, Lenoir Community College, Martin Community College, Nash Community College, Pamlico Community College, Pitt Community College, Roanoke-Chowan Community College, Sampson Community College, Southeastern Community College, Wayne Community College, and Wilson Technical Community College.
The Down East is served by U.S. Routes. U.S. 13 enters North Carolina close to the Drum Hill community. It proceeds through Greenville and terminates into I-95 in Fayetteville.
U.S. 17 enters North Carolina from Virginia beside the Dismal Swamp State Park. It continues through Washington, New Bern, and Wilmington and exits the state near Calabash onwards to South Carolina.
U.S. 64 enters Rocky Mount from Raleigh. It continues to the eastern terminus in Nags Head.
U.S. 70 enters the region at Selma. It continues through Goldsboro and Kinston on its way to the eastern terminus in Atlantic Beach.
U.S. 74 begins in Wrightsville Beach. The route stays close to South Carolina and exits the region near Lumberton.
U.S. 76 runs concerant with U.S. 74 from Wilmington to Chadbourn. It exits the state near Fair Buff onto South Carolina.
U.S. 117 is an offshoot of U.S. 17. It begins at I-95 in Wilson and terminates at the Port of Wilmington.
The eastern terminus of U.S. 158 is in Nags Head. It continues through Elizabeth City, than it exits the area, crossing I-95 close to Roanoke Rapids.
Jacksonville is the southern terminus of U.S. 258. It continues north through Kinston and Tarboro, exiting the state near Mill Neck.
The eastern terminus of U.S. 264 is at U.S. 64 at Manns Harbor. It continues south to Swan Quarter, even though it doesn't go through the town. It than goes west through Washington and Greenville where is by-passes. It that leaves ENC at I-95 in Wilson.
U.S. 301 closely parallels I-95 throughout North Carolina. It enters the state from South Carolina, crossing over I-95 near Rowland. It leaves the state near Pleasent Hill on its way to Virginia.
U.S. 701 northern terminus is in Four Oaks. It continues south through Newton Grove and Clinton and exits the state near Tabor City.
Dire needs: Former Gov. Jim Hunt says talk of a domestic Marshall Plan to rebuild Eastern North Carolina's economy is warranted. (Outlook).(an interview with former governor Jim Hunt)(Interview)
Feb 01, 2003; Few Tar Heels have worked as hard--and probably none so successfully--to bring jobs to Eastern North Carolina and the rest of the...
Eastern North Carolina leaders say the region must exploit its natural advantages and spark growth by adapting to change.(IN TRANSITION)
Oct 01, 2008; Nearly 16,000 military and civilian workers will be added at Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune and the New River and Cherry Point air...