East Regional Library Announces Events for Oct. 2017

September 25, 2017

East Regional Library, located at 946 Steeple Square Court, in Knightdale, North Carolina, offers events for adults, teens, and young children including age-appropriate story times at the library. Listed below are October events, listed by […]

Upgraded NC 911 System Will Help Save Lives

September 25, 2017

New Digital System Eventually Will Be Able to Receive Texts, Pictures, Video By Bill Holmes, NC Department of Information Technology North Carolina will improve its 911 services by upgrading the technology that serves as the backbone […]

Artist to Paint the Streets of Denver Theatre District

September 25, 2017

Internationally-renowned Artist Shantell Martin to Create Her Largest and Most Public-facing Installation By Stephanie Blake, Blake Communications Beginning October 16, 2017, over the course of four to six days, internationally renowned artist Shantell Martin will create one of […]

NC Coast Prepares for Hurricane Maria’s Arrival

September 24, 2017

Ocracoke Island to Evacuate Visitors Monday As Hurricane Maria approaches the North Carolina coast, the Governor urged residents in coastal areas to complete their personal and home preparedness and to be alert to any changes […]

Eastern NC Business Events and Networking Oct. 2017

September 24, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training or networking opportunities. Note that regular Chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads groups, are […]

Eastern NC Vendor Opportunities Oct-Nov 2017

September 23, 2017

Events listed below include vendor opportunities; events may be added as they come to the attention of our editor. To become a vendor at any of these events, see the included links to the organizers […]

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. […]

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 […]

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