NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto

July 19, 2015

Released by Dwayne Brown/Laurie Cantillo (NASA), et al After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same […]




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 […]




Farm Aid 2014 Rocks Raleigh

September 14, 2014

Farm Aid 2014 Rocks Raleigh, Draws Awareness to Farm Issues The Grey Area news staff are thankful to the Farm Aid organization for providing us with access during this event. It was an incredible event […]




More United States?

July 18, 2014

A proposed initiative to split California into six states may make it to the ballot for 2016 voters. Originally proposed by billionaire Tim Draper, the initiative may be in front of voters in two years, […]




Construction to Begin on 2016 NASA Mars Lander

May 23, 2014

Released by Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, Dwayne Brown, NASA Headquarters, Washington, & Gary Napier, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on […]




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 […]




CBS’s Under The Dome Premiere

June 21, 2013

CBS’s Under The Dome Premiere 2013 Photo Gallery The Premiere of CBS’s Under The Dome was held Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Wilmington NC. Hosted at the beautiful Thalian Hall, the event included time for […]




The Strange-ness: Fish Kill Reported at Masonboro Island

February 1, 2013

Released by Michele Walker, ncdenr.gov State environmental officials reported on January 11, 2013, hundreds of thousands of dead Atlantic Menhaden fish at Masonboro Island in Wilmington NC. The dead fish are along the Masonboro Island beaches and in 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 […]




NC’s Newest Solar Farm Is Commissioned

July 1, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley The sunshine that produces juicy muscadine grapes 11 miles southwest of Rocky Mount will now produce enough electricity to power nearly 200 homes and businesses in Nash County NC. State and local officials, […]




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 […]




A Little Bit of History: Memorial Day

May 15, 2012

Memorial Day, May 28th this year (2012), is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In the US, Memorial Day is a time for […]




There’s A New Chick In Town

May 1, 2012

By Margaret Langley, Contributing Author During my search for the perfect baby chicks for our Easter Photo Shoot at our studio this year, I spent a lot of time making phone calls to prospective vendors […]




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