Hickory NC Chefs Selected by James Beard Foundation

April 13, 2016

A Distinguished Honor for Hickory NC Restaurant Chefs to Be Selected for New York ‘Small Towns, Big Flavors’ Released by Natalie Stachon, Carolina Moon Hospitality Highland Avenue is thrilled to participate in the upcoming ‘Small Towns, Big Flavors’ […]




NC Highway Litter Sweeps April 16-30

April 13, 2016

Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers and NCDOT Promote Litter Sweep Released by NC Dept. of Transportation Hundreds of volunteers from across North Carolina are gearing up for some spring cleaning – outdoors. The NC Department of Transportation (NC DOT) […]




Hickory NC Sisters on the Big Screen

April 8, 2016

Lauren and Brooke DeLeary of LoveCollide are featured in God’s Not Dead 2 Film  Released by Carrie DeLeary, ABS Entertainment, LLC Sisters Lauren and Brooke DeLeary of the Christian Pop/Rock Duo LoveCollide, are featured in the move […]




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, […]




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 […]




Knightdale Named Most Affordable Community in NC

March 17, 2016

Low Taxes, Low Insurance Costs, and High Income were Factors; Designation is Second for Town Contributed by Brian Bowman, knightdalenc.gov Knightdale has been named the most affordable community in North Carolina for the second year in a […]




Shipwreck Discovered off North Carolina Coast

March 7, 2016

Significant Civil War-Era Shipwreck Discovered  Released by NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources Another pearl in the form of a large iron-hulled Civil War era steamer has been discovered in the Atlantic Ocean off […]




Newspaper Moves Online at Fifth Anniversary

March 1, 2016

News from The Grey Area By Kay Whatley, Editor The Grey Area newspaper is online at www.greyareanews.com, with new articles and event notices posted all week long. As our sixth year of publication begins, the […]




NC Music Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

March 1, 2016

Released by Released by Eddie Ray (Operations Director/Vice Chair) and Bill Kopald (Chairman) The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s eight inductees: The Avett Brothers – folk rock/bluegrass/Americana, from Concord NC. Band of Oz – […]




Raleigh Dig In! Event Focuses on Food, Gardening

February 29, 2016

Dig In Returns Released by Advocates for Health In Action AHA and partner Marbles Kids Museum will host the 7th Annual Dig In! at Marbles on March 12, 2016, exploring urban agriculture, community gardens and edible gardens in school and […]




Missing Bailey NC Mother and Daughters FOUND SAFE

February 28, 2016

UPDATE: The Nash County Sheriff’s office issued an update late Sunday morning: Missing Person Update. Heather Lanfair and her twin daughters have been located and are doing fine. We have made contact with Heather. Heather […]




NC Awards Three Film and Entertainment Grants

February 27, 2016

Released by Kim Genardo The NC Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of NC announced that three productions will receive funds from the NC Film and Entertainment Grant program. Each […]




MUFON-NC Guest Speakers Cover Aztec UFO

February 25, 2016

March Meeting in Archdale NC Released by Lakita Adams The Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina, or MUFON-NC, is covering the Aztec UFO incident in their March Meeting. This upcoming MUFON Chapter meeting is scheduled for  March 12, […]




SPCA Wake “Mega Yard Sale” This Weekend

February 25, 2016

Yard Salers save money, SPCA saves lives — win-win Released by Mondy Lamb, SPCA Director of Development Who doesn’t love a good deal? Especially one that will save animals! All are invited to a Mega-Yard Sale […]




Alamance County Human Trafficking Awareness

February 22, 2016

Community Outreach: Shining the Light on Human Trafficking Released by Alamance for Freedom, an anti-human trafficking coalition in Alamance County Did you know that North Carolina consistently ranks in the top ten in the country for […]




Hydrilla Pilot Project Reduces Eno River Threat

February 20, 2016

Using Herbicide to Decrease Presence of Invasive Hydrilla Plant Species Released by Charlie Peek, ncparks.gov A two year pilot project launched in 2015 to control hydrilla in the Eno River has reduced the amount and growth rate of the […]




Travel-Related Case of Zika Confirmed in NC

February 20, 2016

State Confirms Traveler Came Back with Zika On February 19, 2016, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the first case of Zika virus infection in an NC resident. The case was confirmed in […]




Hootenanny Raises Funds for Hickory NC Soup Kitchen

February 20, 2016

Kyle and Friends Hootenanny on March 28, 2016:  Feeding Friendships in the Community Released by Natalie Stachon, Carolina Moon Hospitality Highland Avenue Restaurant is thrilled to host an astounding group of culinary professionals. The following participants are from the […]




Nevermore Film Festival Comes To Carolina Theatre Feb. 12-14

February 3, 2016

Released by Joe Student, Content Marketing & Media Relations, The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc.  Screening films from the frightening to the fantastic, the 17th Annual Nevermore Film Festival is scheduled for the Carolina Theatre of Durham from February […]




Maury NC VFR Seeking Applicants for Part-Time EMT Job Openings

January 27, 2016

Released by Brandon Johnson Maury Volunteer Fire and Rescue, located in Maury NC, is now accepting applications for part-time EMT-Intermediate positions. Eight positions are available. The job description includes the following: Work alongside certified and experienced firefighters and […]




Industrial Hemp Is Not For Hippies

January 16, 2016

Industrial Hemp May be Profitable for NC Farmers, Doesn’t Get People High By Kay Whatley Edited by Warren Williams (NCIHA), Kim Beaver, and Nicole Banks Before farmers can get industrial hemp seed in the ground, or even determine what their […]




New Bobcat Arrives at Conservators Center

January 8, 2016

Contributed by Mandy Matson Fuzzy Bobcat is one of the most recent retirees to the Conservators Center in Burlington, North Carolina. Fuzzy is a 16-year-old male we brought in as a new companion to our […]




NC Wildlife Commission to Conduct Nine Public Hearings

December 16, 2015

Released by Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org The NC Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings in January on proposed changes to the state’s wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the 2016-17 seasons. Among […]




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