Newspaper Founder, Frank Whatley, Mourned

August 28, 2015

The Grey Area newspaper is sad to announce the passing of the newspaper’s creator and Sales Manager, Frank Whatley. His smile and cheerful manner will be missed throughout the area. His Obituary is included for […]




The Zebulon Cougar

August 1, 2015

Originally published in The Grey Area newspaper (printed) August 1, 2011. ___________________________________________________________ By Frank and Kay Whatley In the July 1, 2011, issue of The Grey Area, we reported cougar sightings within Eastern North Carolina over […]




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, […]




Do You Know Maggie?

July 31, 2015

By Kay Whatley, Editor Inspired by one found dog, the Maggie Society came into being, and now it helps rescue over 100 Eastern NC dogs per month. The Maggie Society operates in the Wilson-Johnston-Edgecombe area […]




Zebulon Nonprofit Seeking Shoes for Kids

July 19, 2015

Contributed by Cindy Privette Zebulon United Methodist Church is currently working with Note in the Pocket and their “Kicks for Kids” campaign. Note in the Pocket believes it is unacceptable that children are limited in […]




Rocky Mount Downtown Advocate will be Missed

January 16, 2015

By Frank and Kay Whatley In December, Rocky Mount lost a great downtown advocate, business owner, and beloved resident: Ron Vetere. It is with heavy hearts we pass along news of Ron’s death on December […]




Lost/Stolen iPhone Tracking Does Work

September 26, 2014

By Frank Whatley Out working one day, I answered a call, and somehow set my cell phone down on my car. After returning home, I realized the iPhone was lost. Luckily, Apple iPhone’s tracking does […]




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 […]




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 […]




Not Just Horsing Around

November 1, 2012

Horses Help Humans through Therapy in Eastern NC By Kay Whatley, Editor Horses have performed different types of work in NC going back hundreds of years. They have pulled plows and wagons. Horses carried riders. Horses became […]




Golfing Eastern NC: The Fairways are Calling!

June 1, 2012

By Frank Whatley Sunny Spring weather may be turning your head, calling to you from outside your office or home windows. How do you answer that call? For men and women across Eastern North Carolina, […]




Person of the Issue: Michael E. Lane

May 15, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley Local resident Michael Lane understands the importance of truth. It’s his business. A former Wilson police officer and highway patrolman, Mr. Lane runs Eastern North Carolina Polygraph Services. Based in […]




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