Library Workshop Covers Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

June 30, 2016

Released by Joetta L. Pittman, SCORE Library Liaison,  Braswell-Library.org A public workshop on cybersecurity is geared toward non-profits and small businesses in Eastern NC. At this seminar, attendees will identify the necessity for cybersecurity. We will review an […]

Franklin County Arts Council Goes to Wake County

June 30, 2016

FCAC Artists Joined the Wendell Farms “Art at the Jam” Event By Donna Campbell Smith, Assistant Coordinator, Franklin County Arts Council Wendell Falls Community, a member of Quilt Trails of the Tar and Roanoke Rivers, invited the Franklin […]

Vestas Secures Wind Turbine Order from Xcel Energy

June 29, 2016

Released by Chante Condit-Pottol, vestas.com Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Xcel Energy Inc. for 53 MW of turbine components. The firm order serves as the PTC Safe Harbor order for the proposed 600 […]

Braswell Memorial Library Adult Programs Planned for July

June 29, 2016

 Contributed by LaKesha W. Joyner, Adult Programming Librarian July adult programs range from writer gatherings to exercise to historical presentations. Check out these upcoming events. While most are held at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N Grace Street, in Rocky Mount […]

Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — July 1-4

June 28, 2016

This weekend’s events, fireworks displays, and Monday Independence Day celebrations are mostly on the North Carolina Coast and Piedmont.  A few Mountain events are listed. This listing is subject to changes and additions over the […]

Movie Highlights “The True Cost” of New Clothing

June 27, 2016

A special screening of The True Cost film about sustainable clothing is coming up in Raleigh. Hosted by Capital Group Sierra Club and Redress Raleigh, this film explores the impact clothing purchases have on the planet. Each […]

Ohio, Pennsylvania Sheep Feed May Be Toxic

June 27, 2016

Purina Animal Nutrition Initiates Recall of Purina Medicated Sheep Feed due to Elevated Copper Level Released by Rebecca Lentz, Land O’Lakes Inc. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina® Lamb Grower® B30 […]

“Drone” Rules Finalized by FAA

June 27, 2016

FAA Says that Regulations will Create New Opportunities for Business and Government to Use Drones Released by Les Dorr/Alison Duquette, faa.gov On June 21, 2016, the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first […]

MUFON-NC Comes to Raleigh NC on August 13

June 27, 2016

August Meeting Invites Triangle Guests and Ufologists Released by Lakita Adams, State Director MUFON-NC The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) North Carolina chapter is coming to Raleigh NC for their August quarterly meeting!  The group meets regularly to discuss UFO […]

Sign up to Share Your Talent at Wilson Idol 2016

June 27, 2016

Released by Dr. Mildred Summerville Wilson Idol showcases performances exhibited through song, instrumentation, and the spoken word.  Wilson Idol opens the doors for many participants and exposes them to the greater Wilson Community and beyond. Once […]

Interior, USDA Announce More Than $47 Million in Investments

June 27, 2016

Funds For Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Drought Response & Agriculture Operations Across the West Reclamation Commissioner López, USDA Secretary Vilsack Announce Strengthened Collaboration to Address Water Supply-and-Demand Imbalances Released by Peter Soeth, usbr.gov The US Departments […]

Infrastructure Funding Planned in North Carolina

June 26, 2016

Governor’s Office Announces More Than $10.4 Million in Infrastructure Funding Supporting 622 New Jobs Statewide Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 31 grant and loan requests totaling […]

Brexit a Long Good-bye, not Clean Break

June 26, 2016

Statement from Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist for Europe, The Conference Board, on UK Referendum Results Released by Ralph Piscitelli and Carol Courter, conference-board.org The immediate shocks of the June 23, 2016, Brexit decision on the financial markets have already been substantial. […]

Wendell NC 4th of July Includes Parade, WWII Ceremony

June 25, 2016

Contributed by Patrick Reidy, townofwendell.com The Wendell Historical Society’s annual Independence Day celebration this year includes a special presentation of dog tags to a WWII veteran. Join the fun on Main Street and at J. Ashley Wall […]

Fish without a License: Free Fishing July 4th!

June 25, 2016

Released by Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org The NC Wildlife Resources Commission reminds anglers and would-be anglers of all ages that July 4 is “free fishing day” in NC. From 12:01am to 11:59pm, anyone can fish […]

Public Wi-Fi Grants Available to Municipalities, Nonprofits

June 25, 2016

NC Commerce Now Accepting Applications for Downtown Free Public Wi-Fi Access Pilot Grant Released by David Rhoades, nccommerce.com North Carolina Commerce is now accepting applications for the Downtown Free Public Wi-Fi Access Pilot Grant Program. Eligible applicants […]

Holy Catfish!

June 23, 2016

Lake Gaston Yields Third Blue Catfish State Record in Six Months Released by Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org For the third time in six months, Lake Gaston has produced another blue catfish state record. The holder […]

Independence Day Event will Light Up Rocky Mount NC

June 22, 2016

Rocky Mount NC Independence Celebration to feature Rubberband, Fireworks and More By Tameka Kenan-Norman The 45th annual city of Rocky Mount Independence Celebration will take place at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex Sunday, July 3, […]

Some NC Animal Shelters Euthanize More than 75% of Cats

June 22, 2016

According to the 2015 Public Animal Shelter Report, released by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), shelters across the state euthanized approximately 36,226 dogs and 68,514 cats and in 2015. NCDA&CS’s Veterinary Division includes an […]

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