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Bunn Farm Blueberry Music Festival on June 25

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May 23, 2016 0
Vollmer Farm’s “Blueberry Music Festival” returns for its second year. The celebration is especially poignant, as the farm is celebrating their blueberry crop while facing repercussions from their strawberry crop loss. They plan to make a [...]
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New Gulfstream Jets Fly on Renewable Fuels

May 23, 2016 0
Aircraft Cross Atlantic On Gulfstream’s Supply Of Renewable Jet-A  Released by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on May 23, 2016, announced that the Gulfstream G450 and G550 flew from Savannah GA to Geneva on a [...]
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Chuckle of the Issue: Anchors Aweigh

May 23, 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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US Horse Slaughterhouses on Hold Until 2017

May 21, 2016 0
Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Block Horse Slaughter for Another Year Released by Amey Owen, awionline.org On May 19, 2016, the Senate Appropriations Committee voice voted in favor of an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Agriculture [...]
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NC Coal Ash Pond Classifications Proposed

May 21, 2016 0
State Releases Deadlines for Coal Ash Pond Closures, will Request Changes to Coal Ash Law Released by Crystal Feldman, ncdenr.gov The state environmental department on May 18, 2016, released proposed classifications for all coal ash ponds in North [...]
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Shades of Grey: What Do You Think?

May 21, 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. Submitted for Your Consideration and Conversation As you’re driving [...]
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Chuckle of the Issue: Time

May 21, 2016 0
Each morning at about 11:30, the telephone operator in a small town received a call from a man asking the time. One day the operator asked him why he called at the same time every [...]
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Memorial Day Travel Tips

May 20, 2016 0
Released by the NCDOT The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is helping Memorial Day travelers have a smoother trip. Most construction projects will be put on hold along interstate, NC, and US routes from [...]
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Puzzles Page: May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 0
Click the link below to download the puzzles from this issue. 2016 May 20 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area newspaper, www.greyareanews.com. Answer posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
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Free Business Workshops Offered in Eastern NC

May 19, 2016 0
Networking groups and community colleges in the Five County area offer free workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs. A variety of workshops are coming up, with details included below. Starting and Growing A Business Workshop Organized [...]
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Census Bureau Shows Population Growth Spots

May 19, 2016 0
Five of the Nation’s Eleven Fastest-Growing Cities are in Texas, Census Bureau Reports Released by the Public Information Office, census.gov Georgetown, Texas, saw its population rise 7.8 percent between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, [...]
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New Study Maps Rate of New Orleans Sinking

May 19, 2016 0
Released by Alan Buis (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Alison Lee Satake (Louisiana State University), Stuart Wolpert (UCLA), and Lauren Lipuma (American Geophysical Union) New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink at highly variable rates due to a combination [...]
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Japanese American Internment History Grants Awarded

May 19, 2016 0
The US National Park Service Awards $2.8 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites Released by Jeremy Barnum National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis yesterday announced $2.8 million [...]
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Free Screening of Alzheimer’s Film Scheduled

May 19, 2016 0
Screening of Alive Inside Scheduled for Fayetteville NC Released by Pat Wright and Jan Johnson, GroundSwellPictures.com MoonShadow Film Society announced today that there will be a free screening of the multi award-winning film, Alive Inside, on June 7, [...]
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Searching for “Other Earths”

May 19, 2016 0
By Kay Whatley, Editor In April 2016, a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory release stated the following: On the Road to Finding Other Earths Released by Whitney Clavin, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds [...]
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Pesticide Exposure May Be ALS Risk Factor

May 19, 2016 0
Released by Haley Otman, umich.edu New research shows environmental pollutants could affect the chances a person will develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. There is no cure for this rapidly progressive motor neuron disease, also known [...]
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Fayetteville Venues Announced for Film Festival

May 18, 2016 0
Four Venues Planned for the Inaugural Indigo Moon Film Festival Released by Pat Wright and Jan Johnson, Ground Swell Pictures The Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF) announced today that four venues in Historic downtown Fayetteville NC will show [...]
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Gardening Events Coming to Wilson NC

May 18, 2016 0
The Spring into Summer Gardening Symposium is a public conference, where all are invited tolearnabout gardening on the beautiful grounds of the Wilson Botanical Gardens, located at 1806 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson NC. The Symposium is [...]
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Footcandle Film Festival Returns to Hickory in September

May 18, 2016 0
Released by Alan Jackson, Footcandle Film Society In September of 2015, the Footcandle Film Society held its first film festival — the Footcandle Film Festival — at the SALT Block Auditorium in Hickory.  The festival showcased twenty-five [...]
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Charlotte-based Company Holding Renovation Contest

May 17, 2016 0
National Gypsum’s PURPLE-TO-PERFECT Contest Offers Homeowners Chance To Win Media Room, Bathroom or Garage Renovation by TV Host and Designer Anitra Mecadon Released by Stephen Hass, lgapr.com Highly charismatic TV personality and award-winning interior designer Anitra [...]
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In-ear Translator Breaks Down Language Barriers

May 17, 2016 0
Like the “Babelfish” in Douglas Adams’ Iconic Books, the Pilot Earpiece Translates While You Listen Language will No Longer be a Barrier to Communication By Kay Whatley, Editor Waverly Labs’ “Pilot” in-ear translator means a conversation between [...]
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Hatchlings Give Hope for Endangered Songbird’s Survival

May 17, 2016 0
Released by JoAnn Adkins, fiu.edu The first captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrow hatched last week under the care of researchers with the Florida International University (FIU) Tropical Conservation Institute. One of the world’s most endangered birds, the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow [...]
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The Human-Animal Connection Works for Stuttering

May 17, 2016 0
Released by Greg Wilson, curleycompany.com via PR Newswire “From the Mayo Clinic to Emory University to our friends at Pet Partners®,there is growing interest in the important connection between human health and animals,” said Jane Fraser, [...]