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    Chuckle of the Issue: Area 51

    So many have heard tales of the US Air Force’s super-secret base known as “Area 51.” Well, late one afternoon, the Air Force folks at Area 51 were surprised to see a small Cessna airplane landing at their [...]
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    NIFA Awards $8.6 Million in Community Food Projects

    Released by Sally Gifford, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on September 30, 2016, announced details on investments of $8,640,000 in 33 projects to foster self-sustaining solutions that help [...]
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    Shades of Grey: Restaurant

    Submitted for Consideration and Conversation: What Do You Think? Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. One [...]

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Resilience AmeriCorps Expands to 55 Tribal Communities

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September 30, 2016 0
New Partnerships will Place AmeriCorps VISTA Members in Indian Country Members needed to Begin Service Fall 2016 Released by Samantha Jo Warfield, CNCS The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers [...]

NC IDEA Foundation Awards Nine Grants Totalling $1,175,000

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September 30, 2016 0
Grants for Statewide Network of Entrepreneur Support Organizations Released by Andrea Cook, ncidea.org The NC IDEA Foundation, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced that it [...]
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Puzzles Page: September 30, 2016

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Click the link below to download the puzzles from this issue. 2016 September 30 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area newspaper, www.greyareanews.com. Answer posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
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Rabies Clinics Planned in Franklin County NC

September 30, 2016 0
Tar River Veterinary Hospital is holding Walk-up Rabies Clinics in several Franklin County, North Carolina, locations. Rabies and other vaccines will be available. No Appointment needed, just grab your pet(s) and show up. The first clinic is [...]
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2016 NC State Fair offers New Entertainment

September 29, 2016 0
NC State Fair is October 13-23, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina Released by Sarah Ray and James Romer, NC State Fair Six new acts, including acrobats, human puppets and trained wolves, are coming to the NC State Fair this [...]
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Knightdale Public Safety Day is Oct. 8

September 29, 2016 0
The Town of Knightdale Fire and Police Department is preparing for the annual Public Safety Day on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10am to 2pm.  This free event brings responders and residents together for the day, with [...]
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NC Area Agency on Aging Offers Balance Workshops

September 29, 2016 0
Many older adults restrict their activities due to a fear of falling. The Upper Coastal Plain’s Area Agency on Aging is holding a workshop to teach fall-management. “A Matter of Balance” is an award-winning, evidenced-based program designed [...]
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Shades of Grey: Believe?

September 29, 2016 0
  Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, [...]
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Chuckle of the Issue: Navy Lesson

September 29, 2016 0
A naval student was being questioned by an old sea captain. “Son, what would you do if a sudden storm sprang up on starboard?” “Throw out an anchor, sir.” “Well, what would you do if [...]
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American Kratom Association Responds to DEA Proposed Action

September 29, 2016 0
“DEA Push to Schedule Natural Herb Kratom will Harm Veterans, Seniors, and Other Americans” Released by Angela Ross, americankratom.org Hundreds of Thousands of Kratom Consumers Have Urged DEA to Stop Classification of Coffee-Like Botanical As a Major [...]
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Citizens Police Academy to Start Fall Session on Oct. 4

September 28, 2016 0
By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Sign up now for the Rocky Mount Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. Local residents are invited to learn more about public safety in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and participate [...]
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Chuckle of the Issue: Fishing

September 28, 2016 0
A man is walking away from the lake carrying two fish in a bucket. He is approached by a game warden who asks to see his fishing license. The fisherman says to the game warden, “I [...]
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A Little Local History: Devil Dog Dungarees

September 27, 2016 0
Passing through Zebulon, North Carolina, on Gannon Avenue, you might see the large, retro sign for Devil Dog Dungarees along the road. The sign is a reminder of North Carolina’s textile industry history and of manufacturing in Zebulon. The Devil Dog Dungarees factory opened around 1954. [...]
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Mobile Spay/Neuter Travels Eastern NC to Assist Pet Owners

September 26, 2016 0
Too many dogs and cats without homes is a human-created problem which needs to be solved by humans. Adopting animals helps; however, there are more pets than adopting families. One fundamental solution to ending euthanasia programs is [...]
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Senior Health Programs Scheduled in Eastern NC

September 26, 2016 0
Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging is holding several workshops designed to assist older citizens with health maintenance. These upcoming workshops may have limited class size. Register early to avoid missing [...]
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Awards Announced for Rape Kit Backlog Funding

September 26, 2016 0
Joyful Heart Foundation Celebrates $13 Million Awarded to Support Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform Released by Melissa Schwartz, joyfulheartfoundation.org The Joyful Heart Foundation, one of the leading advocacy organizations working toward nationwide rape kit reform, today applauded awards by [...]
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Hubble Shows Possible Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

September 26, 2016 0
Released by Preston Dyches (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Sean Potter and Laurie Cantillo (NASA HQ), and Ann Jenkins and Ray Villard (Space Telescope Science Institute) Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off [...]
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Shades of Grey: Driving

September 26, 2016 0
Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, [...]