Food, Clothing, Shelter Provided in Rocky Mount

December 3, 2015

By Kay Whatley, Editor United Community Ministries serves Rocky Mount by providing homeless, needy families and individuals with food, clothing, and shelter — the basic needs of every human being. The Community Kitchen and Pantry, […]




Churches Combine Forces in Brown Bag Ministry

November 20, 2015

Contributed by Cindy Privette Brown Bag Ministry is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves the homeless and hungry in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Brown Bag Ministry prepares and distributes over 2,700 brown bag lunches to the homeless and […]




Zebulon Food Pantry Gives, and Needs

November 20, 2015

Contributed by Cindy Privette Families from Zebulon and Wendell may receive nonperishable food items from the Zebulon United Methodist Church’s food pantry, based on the number of members in the family. No proof of financial need is required, just a valid […]




Mobile Deer Cooler Available for Free Rental

November 20, 2015

Released by Jodie B. Owen, NCwildlife.org Want to help feed the hungry? The NC Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the NC Wildlife Federation, is offering hunters free use of a mobile cooler to collect and transport deer safely to participating USDA-certified processors […]




Train of Lights Coming to Wilson

November 6, 2015

Bring the whole family out to enjoy the holiday decorations on the historic Kiwanis miniature train. This lighted display features over 10,000 carefully displayed lights and decorations sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit. […]




Third Annual Photography Show Premiers at Art Stroll

October 9, 2015

Released by Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Assistant Coordinator Franklinton’s October Art Stroll featured Franklin County Arts Council’s third Annual Photography Show. Ribbons and cash awards were given in three categories: color, black and white and […]




Twin Counties Big Sweep Challenge

September 25, 2015

Released by Cornelia McGee Each year, Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties helps sponsor two large scale litter collection events in the Twin Counties. The event in the fall, Twin Counties Big Sweep, […]




Time for Food, Music and Fun at Wendell Festival

July 31, 2015

Contributed by Thomas A. Zang, Jr. The entertaining and tasty International Food and Music Festival will be here before you know it! This annual event, organized by St. Eugene Catholic Church, is returning for its […]




Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals

July 31, 2015

Volunteers are needed for a local Home Delivered Meals Program. The Nash County Department of Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound senior citizens who live in Spring Hope NC. If […]




Tai Miles Performing at FCAC Art Stroll

July 31, 2015

Contributed by Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Tai Miles will perform at the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Gallery during the upcoming Art Stroll in downtown Franklinton on August 6, 2015. Silent Night, […]




Farm Aid 2014 Rocks Raleigh

September 14, 2014

Farm Aid 2014 Rocks Raleigh, Draws Awareness to Farm Issues The Grey Area news staff are thankful to the Farm Aid organization for providing us with access during this event. It was an incredible event […]




Keeping Biting Pests Away with Flowers & Herbs

April 11, 2014

Preparing in advance may help make summertime in the yard more comfortable. Planting herbs and flowers that are known to repel mosquitoes could mean fewer bites. Marigolds are used as companion plants for tomatoes. These […]




Local Filmmakers Selected for Cannes Film Festival

April 11, 2014

A major film festival includes an Eastern NC entry this year. Local filmmakers Robert and Kristyl Wagner’s short film, “Bragg N East”, was selected for showing at Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. The faith-based short film was […]




Lee Brothers Cup 2013 Tae Kwon Do Tournament

November 9, 2013

Tournament Photo Gallery Black Belt World’s North Knights Demo Team First Place won first place in the Lee Brothers Cup Annual Tae Kwon Do Tournament, held November 9, 2013 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Source […]




Carmike 10-Wilson: Movie Review of the Issue

October 25, 2013

By Frank Whatley, Sales Manager In keeping with the theme of Halloween, this issue’s movie review is Carrie — a 2013 remake of the 1976 horror classic. Usually the review is done by me, my wife, and my […]




Carmike 10 Wilson: Movie Review of the Issue

September 13, 2013

One Direction: This is Us The movie review this issue is a little different. We reviewed the 3D movie about the band One Direction. Because the band has many young fans, instead of the whole family going I […]




North Carolina Continues to Draw Movie Makers

August 30, 2013

By Kay Whatley, Editor North Carolina’s Film Office is drawing more and more film industry activity. Expanding efforts in Raleigh are expected to fuel more action in Zebulon, Louisburg, and beyond. In a recent conversation with Guy […]




The Greening of Bunn

August 30, 2013

By Kay Whatley, Editor Imagine driving along an NC roadway, and coming up to a small town. As you drive by the Town Limit sign, you see a large field of solar panels generating energy for the […]




Wilson’s Variety of Cuisines

August 16, 2013

By Kay Whatley, Editor Ah, the great melting pot of Wilson! The city’s restaurants offer choices ranging from local fare to cuisines from other parts of the world. Start with a couple of local barbecue hotspots, add a […]




CBS’s Under The Dome Premiere

June 21, 2013

CBS’s Under The Dome Premiere 2013 Photo Gallery The Premiere of CBS’s Under The Dome was held Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Wilmington NC. Hosted at the beautiful Thalian Hall, the event included time for […]




Raleigh NC March Against Monsanto 2013

May 25, 2013

Raleigh March 2013 Photo Gallery (Gallery retrieved from older greyareanews.com article. Photo links may drop over time.) Marchers before the event Saturday, May 25, 2013 – 21:00 Marchers before the event Saturday, May 25, 2013 – […]




Of Cabbages and Kale

February 1, 2013

Contributed by Connie Schultz, Extension Master Gardener/Composter (Johnston County Extension Services) “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “to speak of many things; of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings….” (excerpt […]




Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue

November 1, 2012

By Kay Whatley This issue we’re reviewing a sequel, Taken 2, starring Liam Neeson. The original Taken came out in 2008 and was successful enough to lead to this sequel. The story bears many similarities to the first movie: […]




NC’s Newest Solar Farm Is Commissioned

July 1, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley The sunshine that produces juicy muscadine grapes 11 miles southwest of Rocky Mount will now produce enough electricity to power nearly 200 homes and businesses in Nash County NC. State and local officials, […]




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