Peppers Recall Spurs Ukrop’s Product Recall

April 8, 2016

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Turkey, Pork, And Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Released by Brittany C. Woodland, fsis.usda.gov Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, a Richmond, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,881 pounds of turkey, pork, […]




Mars Odyssey Fuel Outlasting Expectation

April 7, 2016

Mars Longevity Champion Launched 15 Years Ago Released by Guy Webster (JPL), Dwayne Brown (NASA), and Laurie Cantillo (NASA) The NASA spacecraft that was launched 15 years ago this week carried the name 2001 Mars Odyssey and […]




Zebulon Church Partners with Food Bank

April 7, 2016

Contributed by Cindy Privette The Zebulon United Methodist Church (ZUMC) is pleased to announce that effective March 28, 2016 the church food pantry is partnering with the Food Bank of North Carolina. The mission statement of the […]




Removing Gender from Navy Uniform

April 6, 2016

First Female Recruits Issued ‘Dixie Cup’ Covers at RTC Released by Susan Krawczyk, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes Public Affairs The first female recruits at Recruit Training Command were issued their new enlisted white hats, […]




Knightdale Police Earn National Accreditation

April 6, 2016

Town of Knightdale, NC’s Police Department Joins the Elite Ranks of Nationally-Accredited Law Enforcement Agencies Released by Brian Bowman, Town of Knightdale After a three-year process, the Knightdale Police Department has earning national accreditation recognition […]




Zebulon Church Collecting Clothes, Hosting Bazaar

April 4, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor Each summer, Wakefield Central Baptist Church partners with the American Belarussian Relief Organization to sponsor a group of children from Belarus for a brief stay in Zebulon NC area homes.  The church, as […]




High Times in Denver Real Estate Market

April 4, 2016

Over-List Pricing Leaves Some Potential Home Buyers Feeling Less Than Euphoric By Kay Whatley, Editor Spurred by the change in marijuana laws, it seems, the Denver housing market is giving home buyers a run for their […]




White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in WA State Bat

April 3, 2016

Released by Katherine Haman (WDFW), Catherine Hibbard (USFWS), Marisa Lubeck (USGS) White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) found near North Bend – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating […]




National Park Week Invites All to Visit for Free

April 1, 2016

Free Admission And Festivities During National Park Week Released by Marjorie Hall / National Park Foundation As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving the nation’s parks and monuments, all Americans are encouraged […]




Arvada, Colorado Kite Festival on April 3rd

April 1, 2016

“Go Fly a Kite” at the Arvada Kite Festival Released by B. Berg, Arvada Festivals Commission The Arvada Kite Festival is this weekend. The day promises kites, music, and family fun at this free annual event. […]




Report Shows Climate Change Impact on Water Resources

April 1, 2016

Interior Department Releases Report Underscoring Impacts of Climate Change on Western Water Resources New, interactive basin-by-basin visualization tool also released following World Water Day White House Summit Released by Jessica Kershaw, US DOI Putting the national spotlight […]




Ocean Temperatures May Predict Heat Waves

March 29, 2016

US Heat Waves May be Predicted as Far as 50 Days in Advance, According to Scientific Study Released by ucar.edu; written by Laura Snider The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the […]




First in Flight RC Jet Rally Returns in May

March 27, 2016

The First in Flight RC Jet Rally returns to Wilson NC for five action-packed days — May 25-29, 2016.  Each day, the RC Jet Rally runs from 8am through 5pm. According to the organizers, this is […]




Free Movie Events Offered in Eastern NC

March 27, 2016

***UPDATED: Change to a Zebulon NC movie date. *** Originally published March 27, 2016. Updated June 28, 2016. Knightdale NC (Wake County) Knightdale Parks, Recreation & Cultural Programs is holding their “Outdoor Movie Night Series” again for […]




Easter Events Set in Eastern North Carolina 2016

March 23, 2016

***UPDATED*** Originally published March 3, 2016. Updated with additional Easter events. Goldsboro NC (Wayne County) Early Evening Easter Egg Hunt The Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 24, 2016 — that’s a Thursday. All […]




Carolina FiberFest: A Ten Year Love Affair

March 22, 2016

Contributed by Carolyn Beasley Ten years ago a group of fiber lovers dreamed of a fiber event in Eastern North Carolina. With much work Carolina FiberFest was born. Carolina FiberFest’s mission is to: educate the […]




Wilson NC TAIP Lab Scheduled for March 26th

March 22, 2016

Contributed by Ray Shell and Janet Conner-Knox This month’s TAIP Lab has room for your talent. Each month talented artists around Wilson come together to share their art with the community. Ray Shell, founder of TAIP […]




Canned Tuna Recall Issued Nationwide (USA)

March 22, 2016

*UPDATED* – Three Brands Now Affected by Separate Recalls Bumble Bee, Chicken of The Sea, and Hill Country Fare tuna products are affected by these three individual recalls. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall on 3 […]




Boulder County Commissioners Ending GE Crops

March 21, 2016

Boulder County Commissioners direct staff to develop a plan for transitioning county-owned agricultural land away from growing genetically engineered crops Released by Barb Halpin, Boulder County Commissioners’ Office At a public meeting today, the County Commissioners directed […]




From Sheep to Chic

March 21, 2016

Franklin County NC Farmer Turns Flock’s Wool into Hats and More By Kay Whatley, Editor Stop by Clover C Farm and you might see Carol Cheves hard at work knitting fashionable accessories with yarn she’s made right […]




FDA Open Comment Period on GM Mosquito Field Trial

March 21, 2016

Public Comment Invited Regarding Draft Environmental Assessment for Genetically Engineered Mosquito Release March 11, 2016, by the FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine The FDA is releasing, for public comment, a draft environmental assessment (EA) submitted by Oxitec, Ltd., […]




JPL Tells A ‘Tail’ of Two Comets

March 19, 2016

Released by DC Agle (JPL) and Dwayne Brown & Laurie Cantillo (NASA) Two comets that will safely fly past Earth later this month may have more in common than their intriguingly similar orbits.  They may be twins of […]




Visit with Donkeys During Local Book’s Launch

March 18, 2016

Local Writer Launches the Book of Donkeys at Donkey Day By Donna Campbell Smith & Shannon Hoffman Local writer Donna Campbell Smith will be launching her latest book published by Lyons Press, The Book of Donkeys, at […]




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