Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — March 9-12

Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC.
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC.

By Kay Whatley, Editor

This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range from free happenings (majority) to mid-level and ticketed events.

Event information comes from organizers, event postings, and emailed announcements. Attempts are made to verify events from confirmed sources, or multiple sources when possible.

In addition to the events below, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds is hosting multiple events. Their March list may be found online here.

A variety of coastal events may be found via What’s On Wilmington’s calendar.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Making Babies – Plant Propagation Party (March 9, 2017 @ 8-11am)

Play in the dirt at the greenhouse and help this farm with sowing seeds, taking cuttings, dividing plants, and transplanting for their spring plant sales. Big kids and adults are welcome. Held at Toad Song Farm, 14765 Buffalo Road, Clayton NC.

Coffee & History: History of Glass (March 9, 2017 @ 10:30-11:30am)

Farmville Public Library and the May Museum and Park welcome speaker Michael Tracy to the May Museum to discuss the history of glass. Held at 4276 W Church Street, Farmville NC. Coffee & History is a semi-monthly program led by selected local volunteers who have a special knowledge of a topic, accompanied by a hot cup of coffee. Contact David Miller at 252.753.3355 or email, or Deb Higgins at 252.753.6725 or email.

Global Education Spring Symposium (March 9-10)

Hosted by Edgecombe Community College at 225 Tarboro Street, Rocky Mount NC. This Symposium, themed “Our Beautiful World: Sustainability in the Arts and Environment,” is free and open to the public. Thursday kicks off at 2:30pm in the McBryde Auditorium of the Biotechnology Building with an Opening Panel, followed by additional speakers, followed by a 5pm reception. Friday begins at 8am with sessions throughout the morning. Interested? Contact Carole Mehle at 252.823.5166 x.347, or email.

Vollis Visionaries: Art in Motion (March 9, 2017 @ 5-7:30pm)

Held at the Boykin Gallery, Arts Council of Wilson, 124 Nash Street SE, Wilson NC. Paintings by Marion Clark Weathers, Photography by Ron Sowers. The An artist’s talk and opening reception is March 9 at the hours listed. The exhibit will be open until April 22, 2017. See more about this event and the Arts Council of Wilson at

The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Oyster (March 9, 2017 @ 6-8pm)

Free, open-to-the-public lecture by Matthew Booker, associate professor of history at North Carolina State University. Come and learn how oysters are “a microcosm of changes in food production and consumption in the modern era.” To reserve a space, register at Held at the National Humanities Center, 7 TW Alexander Drive, Durham NC (Research Triangle Park NC area).

Essential Oils Seminar (March 9, 2017 @ 6pm)

Join this informational session, “How to Use Essential oils During Cold, Flu and Allergey Season,” at Common Grounds Coffee & Music House, 20 Cheves Road, in Bunn NC. Come and network, then join the class which begins at 6:30pm. For more details, call Amy Skaggs, instructor, at 919.457.2312.

Dr. Tiffany Tyson Speaks at Young Writers Event (March 9, 2017 @ 6:30-7:30pm)

Hosted by S’Uptown Selma at the Selma Public Library, 301 N Pollock Street, Selma NC. The Johnston County Writers Group meets with Dr. Tiffany Tyson, motivational speaker for teens and young adults. Free and refreshments served.

Straws Film Screening with Clean Jordan Lake (March 9, 2017 @ 6:30-9pm)

The location is the Fearrington Village Barn, 500 Fearington Village Way, Pittsboro NC. Preview the new documentary film STRAWS by local filmmaker Linda Booker of By the Brook Productions. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Proceeds benefit Clean Jordan Lake and support the STRAWS film Education & Outreach Campaign. Program includes short presentations from Clean Jordan Lake, Royal Water Resources, and By the Brook Productions on Clean Water and Trash. Tickets and details here.

Open Mic Night — Honoring Women’s History Month (March 9, 2017 @ 6:30-8:30pm)

Join the Arts Council of Wayne County at 102 N John Street, Goldsboro NC. This open mic night in being held in honor of women. Poems, music, stories, spoken word, and other forms of expression are welcome. Bring a friend and celebrate the women in your life.

Teen Tech Week Minecraft & Retro-Gaming (March 9, 2017 @ 5:30-7:30pm)

Join in for a night of Minecraft and Retro Video Games! Held in the Computer Lab at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount NC. uestions, call Scott Houston at 252.442.1951 x.257.

Spring Play Auditions (March 9, 2017 @ 7pm)

Bring your local talent to Nash Arts Performances by auditioning for upcoming plays. Watch for audition calls and updates on the Nash Arts Facebook page, or call the center at 252.459.4734.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Seussical The Musical (March 10, 11, and 12, 2017)

Performances will be at The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, located at 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount NC. If you have any questions, contact the Theater Manager of the Imperial Centre via email, or visit the website at

Carolina Collector Auto Fest (March 10-11, 2017)

The 30th Annual Spring Carolina Collector Auto Fest returns! Hours on Friday are 10am-6pm, Saturday 8am-6pm. Held at the NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC. See more at

Family Movie Night (March 10, 2017 @ 7pm)

Come on the second Friday of each month for this free movie and popcorn event by the Zebulon Parks and Recreation Department. Open to all ages. Held at the Zebulon Community Center, 301 S Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC. A parent/guardian must be present. Call 919.823.0432 for movie title. Additional movie night on April 14, 2017. See more here.

Bryan Mayer Live (March 10, 2017 @ 7pm)

Come and see Bryan Mayer perform at this Nashville Showcase Event, sponsored by Nash County Tourism Development Authority. Come and enjoy music by Bryan Mayer on Friday. Tickets may be purchased in advance on Brown Paper Tickets.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Nash Arts Members may purchase discounted tickets for $13 in advance or $15 at the door.

Live Music at Common Grounds (March 10, 2017 @ 7:30-9:30pm)

Held at Common Grounds Coffee & Music House, 20 Cheves Road, Bunn NC. Come and enjoy two sets of traditional bluegrass. Come out and enjoy the show. Cover fee $5 at the door. Food and drinks available for purchase during event.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Yoga at RCF: Spring Season Kickoff (March 11, 2017 @ 8-9am)

Held at Raleigh City Farm, 800 N Blount Street, Raleigh NC. Join Raleigh City Farm, Katie Breen (RYT200), and Slingshot Coffee Company for “Pay What You Can Yoga” plus Slingshot Coffee coldbrew. Proceeds from this kickoff benefit Raleigh City Farm. All yoga levels are welcome.

Tree Giveaway (March 11, 2017 @ 9am-4pm)

Hosted by We Plant It Forward, come get free tree seedling. Seedlings will be given out while supplies last along with planting instructions. Held at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones Street, Raleigh NC. See more at

Grow And Share Volunteer Day (March 11, 2017 @ 10am)

Each Spring, nonprofit Grow And Share holds garden plant giveaways to help people start their gardens and grow their own food with free plants — tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and more. Volunteer to help Grow And Share each Saturday as they go from seed to seedlings, with free plants distributed in April-May. Held at the Grow And Share “Tucker” greenhouse, Raleigh NC. See their Facebook page for more information and contact/address.

Jimbo’s 5th Annual Backyard BBQ Competition/Softball Fundraiser (March 11, 2017 @ 10am-5pm)

Come out for this fifth-annual BBQ Competition, vendors, and family-friendly activities. Teams from NC and surrounding states compete. Opportunity for the public to sample teams’ pulled pork and buy plates. Proceeds go toward a local softball team. Coolers welcome. Hosted by Jimbo’s, 1408 Sid Mitchell Road, Youngsville NC. See more at

Stepping Into The Past: Working The Land (March 11, 2017 @ 10am-3pm)

Come and see antique tractor displays and show farmer appreciation. Part of the weekly series focused on demonstrations and displays of traditional / old-time processes. This presentation is included with museum admission. See more at Held at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N Church Street, Kenly NC.

Note that the museum expects to be closed on March 18, 2017, for a Day of Sharing: Volunteer Projects.

ABC Craft and Learn: A Kindergarten Readiness Program (March 11, 2017 @ 10:30-11:15am)

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in this free, interactive program with an alphabet craft to nurture pre-reading skills through writing and play and to give opportunity to develop fine motor skills children require to start school. No registration needed. Held at Wendell Community Library, 207 S Hollybrook Road, Wendell NC.

This reading program is also being held on this date, 10:30-11:30am, at Zebulon Community Library, 1000 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon NC.

On Saturdays at 11:30am, the program is held at East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale NC.

Bunn Fire Department Plate Sale (March 11, 2017 @ 11am)

Come and support the Bunn Rural Volunteer Fire Department at their annual BBQ fundraiser. Bring the family and tour a fire truck too. The fire station is located at 505 Main Street, Bunn NC. For more information, see their Facebook page.

Annual Carolina Mudcats National Anthem Tryouts (March 11, 2017 @ 10am-noon)

Are you interested in performing the National Anthem at a Mudcats game this season? The Mudcats are holding open tryouts for National Anthem singers and pre-game entertainers. Tryouts will be at Five County Stadium, 1501 NC-39, Zebulon NC. Registration begins at 9am on the third base side of the stadium. Auditions will be held on a first come, first served basis. See more here. All performers with questions are encouraged to call the Mudcats front office at 919.269.2287, or email Becca Holtgreive.

Nash County Recycles Day (March 11, 2017 @ 10am-noon)

Bring confidential and sensitive documents to be shredded and recycled. Recycle your old electronics, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, unwanted/unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications & paper documents safely and securely at this FREE event to the public. For more information, call 467-4960. The City of Rocky Mount event is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, Nash County, and Shred-It NC. Held at the Nash County Courthouse, 222 W Washington Street, Nashville NC.

Family Seafood Festival Fundraiser (March 11, 2017 @ 11am-1pm)

This event by the Capital District of the NC Conference of The United Methodist Church, the location is Evansdale United Methodist Church, 4334 Evansdale Road, Wilson NC. Come and dine in. Proceeds from this $25 per person event benefit Hurricane Matthew Response. More about the conference at

Rabies and Microchip Clinic (March 11, 2017 @ noon-2pm)

Hosted by SAFE Haven for Cats, 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh NC. Thanks to a grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation, SAFE Haven is offering 110 free rabies vaccines and 33 free microchips on a first come, first served basis. After the first 110 rabies shots and 33 microchips are given away, rabies shots will be $5, and microchips will be $15. Adult owners must bring cats in carriers and dogs on leashes, along with their pet’s most recent vaccination certificate. With questions, call 919.872.7233 or email.

Afternoon Tea (March 11, 2017 @ 3-5pm)

Franklin County Arts Council invites the public to Afternoon Tea with Marti King. Versatile and passionate about people and Life, Marti paints and creates with an array of media. Her latest passions include her “Beaded Creations” hair adornments and scarves designed from a combination of fiber and beads, and her stunning alcohol ink paintings. This afternoon event will be held in the Back Gallery at FCAC headquarters, 22 S Main Street, Franklinton NC. See more at

Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser (March 11, 2017 @ 5-7:30pm)

Grab spaghetti plates for dinner and help this church raise money for kids’ summer camp. Plate includes spaghetti, salad, dinner roll, dessert, and a drink. Plates $8 for Adults and $5 for kids, eat-in or take-out. Hosted by Believers Baptist Church, 100 Southerland Road, Clayton NC.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hands-on Goat Care Workshop (March 12, 2017 @ 11am-6pm)

Hosted by NC goat dairy Prodigal Farm, 4720 Bahama Road, Rougemont NC. Come and learn about goat care in the pasture. Full day workshop is “designed to provide a framework of knowledge and hands-on skills for caring for your goats or those you dream of getting.” The workshop cost is $120 per person, discounted to $110 per person if 2 or more register together. See more at

Retro Film Series Double Feature (March 12, 2017 @ 2:30-7pm)

Free movies and a free small popcorn. The Retro Film Series movie showings are held at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W Morgan Street, Durham NC. Come and watch King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) and Superman II: Richard Donner Cut (1981). See more at

Music of the Carolinas: Crann Úll (March 12, 2017 @ 3-4pm)

Free, public concert. Tickets distributed first come, first served, starting at 2pm. Held at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E Edenton Street, Raleigh NC. See more at Pinecone’s event page or call PineCone’s office at 919.664.8333 x.103.

Three Triangle Tenors (March 12, 2017 @ 3-5pm)

Held at Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC. Free Benefit Concert Supporting Family Promise of Wake County. Tenors Wade Henderson, George Deaton and Timothy Sparks, with pianist, Catherine Hamner, are performing religious and folk songs, Broadway tunes, opera arias, and piano music. An offering will be received for the benefit of Family Promise of Wake County, a non-profit organization that helps homeless families back to independent living. For more information, see here.

Bull City Food & Beer Experience (March 12, 2017 @ 4-7:30pm)

Durham Performing Arts Center’s fifth-annual event in Durham NC, produced with Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom and Sam’s Quik Shop. Entertainment, brews, and local food vendors. “Come join your friends while helping a good cause.” Some age restrictions due to alcohol service. Tickets start at $80. More details at

Full Moon Paddle (March 12, 2017 @ 8-11pm)

This group holds monthly full moon paddles. The evening starts with a night hike that ends at a pond where kayaks are set out. Telescopes are also available, and a campfire ready to make S’mores. Cost is $15 per person. Held by A Time for Science, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC. Tickets and more information at Contact Amanda via email or call 252.290.7421.

Coming Soon

Kids in the Kitchen Program (March 14, 21, 28, and April 4, 2017 @ 4:30-5:30pm)

Chef Victor Moore leads this class at the Zebulon Community Center, 301 S Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC. Chef and kids ages 8-12 create sliders, grilled cheese, and more with an emphasis on cleanliness, food prep, and fun. Event is $25 for residents, $30 for non-residents. Limited space. Call 919.823.0432 for details or to register.

2017 Come to the Table Conference (March 16, 2017 @ 8am-5pm)

This Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) event is a biennial gathering of food, faith, and farm advocates focused on relieving hunger and strengthening local, sustainable agriculture in NC. Tickets are $30. Exhibitor space is $75. The conference location is the Durham Convention Center, 301 W Morgan Street, Durham NC. See program, schedule, and keynote details at

152nd Anniversary “War So Terrible” (March 18-19 @ 10am-4pm)

Held at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks NC. View examples of modern military field hospitals, or tour the Harper House to learn about Civil War era medicine. Daytime programs feature artillery, infantry, and home-front demonstrations throughout both days, and are free. A Saturday night hospital-reenactment is available with tickets, which will only be available the day of the event. See for more information.

Write It!: Elements of Writing (March 22, 2017 @ 7-8:30pm)

Explore the elements of writing with well-known local authors. Registration requested for this free event. Held at East Regional Library 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale NC. Call 919.217.5300 to register or for details.

Poisonous Plants on Horse Farms (March 23, 2017 @ 6-9pm)

Educational event planned at the Franklin County Extension Annex (103 S Bickett Blvd), in Louisburg NC. Registration is required; call 919­.496.3344 to sign up.

Teen Game Night (March 23, 2017 @ 5:30-7:30pm)

On Thursday, a variety of games will be available for play with friends or family. Join the fun in the Teen Area and Computer Lab. Braswell Memorial Library is located at 727 N Grace Street, in Rocky Mount NC. For more information, contact Scott Houston, Teen and Information Services Librarian, at 252.442.1951 x.257. Future game night date is April 27, 2017.

Job Fair (March 24, 2017 @ 9am-noon)

This free students and community members job fair is being held in the Fleming Building Atrium, Edgecombe Community College, 2009 W Wilson Street, Tarboro NC. Bring resume copies, dress professionally, or check out the resume review service.

Art in Your Face ArtFest (March 25, 2017 @ 11am-4pm)

Nine local artists representing there Artwork thru Demonstration. Fun activities. Spray paint can Art Demo, clay Art, drawing demo, making window charms. Wood cuts, door decor, pottery and more. Refreshments and drinks too. Bring kids, family, and friends. Hosted by ART at 123 studio, 123 Barnes Street W, Wilson NC.

Coloring Club (March 25, 2017 @ 3:15-4:30pm)

Open to teenagers and adults, this club is for stress relief through quiet conversation, relaxation, and contemplation while coloring. Materials are provided. Held in the Wiley Conference Room at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N. Grace Street, Rocky Mount NC. Call 252.442.1951 with questions.

ProTown BMX 2017 (March 25, 2017 @ 11am-3pm)

Come out to Downtown Wendell and be in awe when professional bikers catch air on Main Street at this free event. ProTown BMX is high energy, fast paced and the opportunity for extreme biker enthusiasts to watch, meet, and hear about bike safety from professionals who show case their talents with tricks in the air on their bikes.  The action will be set up on Main Street between Fourth Street and Depot Street, Wendell NC. Watch the Town of Wendell Facebook page for updates.

Free Bluegrass Concert (March 25, 2017 @ 6pm)

Fun annual event featuring Diamond Creek Bluegrass Band. Free hot dogs, door prizes too. Held at the Rocky Mount Farmers Market, 1006 Peachtree Street, in Rocky Mount NC. For further information, the contact number is 252.459.9810.

Knightdale Chamber Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony (March 28, 2017 @ 5:30-8pm)

Attend this Knightdale Chamber’s 44th-annual event. Held at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh NC. Celebrate the collective success and contributions of members and community partners. Tickets $40-$45 per person. Advance purchase required. Deadline to register, March 24, 2017. For more information, call 919.266.4603 or visit

Music in the Library: Triangle Youth Philharmonic Ensembles (March 29, 2017 @ 6:30-7:30pm)

Come for a free hour of string and woodwind music performed by the talented youth of the Philharmonic Association. No registration required. Held at the East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale NC. For more information, call Celia Glenn, Adult Services Librarian, at 919.217.5300.

RiverRun International Film Festival (March 30-April 9, 2017)

This film festival includes screenings at several locations in Winston-Salem NC. To see what’s showing and purchase tickets, visit the festival website at

Park Opening Day (April 1, 2017 @ 10am-2pm)

Hosted by Town of Nashville Parks and Recreation. Join us for Opening Day at J. W. Glover Park, 1782 North Carolina Hwy 58, Nashville NC. Muddy the Mudcat will be there from 9:45-10:45am to help with the opening pitch. Come out for good food (see the new choices at the concession stand) and watch the kids play. Follow the Nashville NC Parks and Rec updates on their Facebook page at

Yard Sale Fundraiser (April 1, 2017 @ 6:30am)

This annual yard sale fundraiser is at Wakefield Central Baptist Church, 308 Proctor Street, Zebulon NC. Proceeds raises going to the church ministry helping kids and families affected by Chernobyl radiation since 1986, and serves as the church’s Belarussian Day. Yard sale goes through the morning. In the evening, a live auction continues the fundraiser. More information here.

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 6-9, 2017)

This 20th annual festival is held at the Carolina Theatre, Durham Convention Center, Durham Arts Council theater, and other sites in Durham NC. Tickets and details are online at

Pig in the Park (April 8, 2017 @ 9am-4pm)

Barbecue teams compete in a whole-hog cook-off for the “Wayne County’s Best Barbecue” title. There will be music, vendors, inflatables for children, and more. This festival is held in Old Waynesborough, 801 US-117 Bypass S, Goldsboro NC. Note that Friday evening, before the cook-off day, music is planned. For details on this Wayne County Boys and Girls Club event, visit

Community Recycling Day (April 8, 2017 @ 9am-noon)

Drop off your old paint, tires, oil and antifreeze, computers, televisions, and appliances to Town Hall for recycling and disposal. A shred truck will be on site to shred your confidential documents. Need more info? Call Public Works at 919.269.5285. Held at the Zebulon Town Hall, 1003 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC.

Paws in the Park (April 8, 2017 @ 11am-2pm)

The seventh-annual Paws in the Park includes new games, vendors, entertainment, food and more. Bring your family and fur kids out to enjoy the afternoon of fun. Held at Best Friends Dog Park, 480 N Lee Street, Rocky Mount NC. See more about the dog park here.

Paws in the Park Easter Egg Hunt (April 8, 2017 @ 9:30am)

Bring the pup(s) and head to the Ashley Wilder Dog Park located at Knightdale Station Park, 810 S Main Street, Knightdale NC. With questions, contact Knightdale’s Recreation Program Supervisor, Megan Thornton, at 919.217.2236 or via email.

Beach Fest (April 8, 2017 @ 11am-5:30pm)

Come for this fourth-annual concert and fun day, part of The Farm Concert Series. Presented by YETI Coolers, this event is at The Farm,
215 Batten Road, Selma NC. This year’s best beach music lineups includes: Jim Quick & Coastline, The Embers, Band Of Oz, and Hip Pocket. Tickets are $20; parking $10. Find more details on The Farm and Beach Fest at

Tax March on Raleigh (April 15, 2017 @ 10am-8pm)

Hosted by The Ascent of the Resistance, this march is focused on gathering a crowd on the annual Tax Return deadline day to show the president that they want to see his returns. Location is the North Carolina State Capitol, 1 E Edenton Street, Raleigh NC. See the Raleigh march details here or visit to view all locations.

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market Opening Day (April 22 @ 9am-1pm)

“ZFFM” is open every Saturday from May to October 2017. This year’s location is the same: Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 North Arendell Avenue, Zebulon NC. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and eggs, baked goods, honey, and more. Meet local nonprofit groups, and participate in programs that help feed the community. See more here or on the ZFFM Facebook page.

Bailey NC Flea Market / Craft Fair (April 22, 2017 @ 8am-2pm)

Bailey Chamber of Commerce is planning its town flea market and craft fair in downtown Bailey NC. Details will be forthcoming. See the Bailey Chamber Facebook page for updates and vendor details. Note that the town generally plans a Spring town-cleaning day in April too.

Art Of Murder (April 28-May 12, 2017)

Check out this comedy/drama about art, retribution, and murder. Held at the Barn Dinner Theatre, 120 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro NC. Tickets and show information available at or by calling 336.292.2211. Tickets for this dinner-and-a-show venue go on sale in March.

Eastern NC Film Festival (April 29, 2017)

This festival promotes a mix of amateur and professional filmmakers and actors. Held at Pitt Community College, in Winterville NC. Details on films and ticket availability are online at

Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival (April 23-25, May 2-4, 2017 and May 7-9, 2017)

Fourth-annual festival is presented “3 by 3” — three days over three weekends. Held at the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington NC. Details and ticket information may be found at Tickets go on sale April 1.


Ed. Note: Event information gathered from various sources. While attempts are made to verify data, for most events contact details are included. If you’re planning to attend an event, use contact information or event links to confirm, check for updates or changes, or verify space is available. These events are publicized by The Grey Area News, but are not events overseen by this news site.

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.