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 […]

Civil Liberties Groups Release First Report on Ag-Gag Laws

September 7, 2017

By Jen Nessel, ccrjustice.org On September 6, 2017, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Defending Rights & Dissent released a comprehensive report on state ag-gag laws, which prohibit whistleblowing and undercover investigations in animal agriculture. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Equine Infectious Anemia found in North Carolina Mule

August 25, 2017

On August 25, 2017, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Veterinary Division reported that a 14-year-old female mule in Johnston County had contracted equine infectious anemia (EIA). The disease was discovered through […]

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