About Kay Whatley
Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.

Chuckle of the Issue: Stairs Strain

September 19, 2017

Tom, Dick and Harry went out to dinner. After dinner, they returned to their hotel. The hotel was 60 stories high and their rooms were at the top. Unfortunately, the elevator was not working. They made a […]

Things We Did: Raleigh Greek Festival 2017

September 10, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor On September 8, 2017, my sister, daughter, and I returned to the Raleigh Greek Festival for the second year in a row.  The festival was in its 36th year of bringing […]

Movie Review: “It” at the Drive-in

September 10, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor The It movie trailer made this 2017 movie look scary. Seeing the film, I thought It was medium-scary. It was so creepy, though, that It made my skin crawl. Seeing it at […]

Chuckle of the Issue: Big Family

September 9, 2017

Joe came from a large family. He had five sisters and four brothers. One day he was looking through the family photo album with his mother when he noticed, in page after page, that all […]

Shades of Grey: Strange Pet Problem

September 9, 2017

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 […]

Rocky Mount promotes September as Preparedness Month

September 6, 2017

Residents Urged to Be Aware and Prepare By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed September as North Carolina Preparedness Month, which coincides with National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the US […]

Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Sept 7-10

September 6, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and […]

Lidl Grocery in Wilson NC: An Interesting Store

September 3, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor The German grocery store chain, Lidl, opened stores across North Carolina this year. Once of the stores is located in Wilson NC along Raleigh Road Parkway. The store is designed to […]

North Carolina Full of Fall Film Festivals

September 2, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor Each year, North Carolina is host to dozens of film festivals from coast to mountains. Festivals coming up in Fall 2017 — actually, starting with a festival September 16, about 6 […]

Eastern NC Halloween Attractions and Farm Fun

September 2, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor These attractions and farm activities are ordered by town name. Ticket information and 2017 pricing may be found by following links, which are provided for attractions. In addition to the ongoing […]

Puzzles Page:  September 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 September 1 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area newspaper, www.greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  

Rocky Mount NC Library Offerings for Fall 2017

August 31, 2017

Braswell Memorial Library, located at 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount NC, offers programs for adults and teens alongside SCORE programs for business. Check out the programs scheduled for Fall 2017. The library is online at braswell-library.libguides.com. Programs for […]

Groups Respond to Revocation of 2015 Executive Order

August 31, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor National and international organizations are responding with statements against the Executive Order released on August 28, 2017, by the current US administration. Revocation of EO 13688 lifted its ban on military […]

Five-County Area Chamber/Business Events in Sept. 2017

August 31, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training and networking. Note that regular Chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads groups, are not […]

National Hunting and Fishing Day to Be Held in Windsor NC

August 30, 2017

The Roanoke/Cashie River Center (RCRC), US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, and the Town of Windsor are joining together in presenting a Wildlife Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Celebration Day on September […]

Chuckle of the Issue: Parenthood

August 29, 2017

A father had three boys. One evening, they were playing cops and robbers in the back yard after dinner. One of the boys “shot” his father and yelled, “Bang! You’re dead!” The father slumped to the ground […]

Shades of Grey: Fast Food

August 29, 2017

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 […]

Town Of Stantonsburg NC Bicentennial Celebration on Sept. 16

August 28, 2017

The Stantonsburg Bicentennial Festival is scheduled for September 15-16, 2017, starting at 10am, with activities continuing through 5pm. This family-oriented event will be held at the Town Park, located at Macon Avenue and Main Street, in Stantonsburg, North Carolina. […]

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