Happenings

Details of upcoming events, post-event reports, announcements, and reviews. Check out any of the categories within this events and happenings section, including food-related news and restaurant reviews; gardening, farming, and growing; movie and TV reviews; film Industry festivals and news; and other features, articles, and miscellaneous.

Eastern Triangle Farm Tour 2017 poster. Source: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Experience Local, Sustainable Farms on Eastern Triangle Farm Tour (8/18/2017) - By Katie Hume, carolinafarmstewards.org The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Weaver Street Market Host the 11th Annual Tour Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2017, 1-5pm on both days. The Eastern Triangle Farm Tour brings families, foodies and [...]
Martin Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Photo: Kay Whatley 2017 NC Board of Agriculture to Meet on Aug. 23 (8/15/2017) - By Tina Hlabse, NCDA&CS The North Carolina Board of Agriculture will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 2pm in the Martin Building at the NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — August 16-20 (8/14/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and [...]
Hand in Mine Backpack & Basketball Skills Camp Offers Challenges, School Supplies (8/13/2017) - A new nonprofit organization, Hand in Mine, is holding a unique event where teen participants work through physical training activities before receiving a backpack filled with school supplies for the coming school year. The motivational speaker [...]
Study: Boosting Soil’s Sponge-Like Qualities Would Help Farmers, Communities Combat Floods and Droughts (8/12/2017) - Adopting No-Till Farming, Cover Crops and Perennials Among Other Practices Could Increase Soil’s Ability to Retain Water, Cut Storm Runoff by 15% By Elliott Negin, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Farming practices that keep soil covered [...]
Wendell Public Works Wendell NC “Hometown Heroes” Recognized (8/10/2017) - Universal Chevrolet Honors Wendell Fire and Public Works Department Employees By Lee Spitznagel, Universal Chevrolet Wendell Fire Department and Public Works employees were treated to a meal this past Wednesday. As part of Universal Chevrolet’s commitment [...]
Willowdale events logo. Source: Wayne County Museum, Goldsboro NC. Wayne County Museum Offers Unique Cemetery Play (8/8/2017) - The Wayne County Museum presents, Willowdale: Passed Meets Present, a unique play based around inhabitants of a local cemetery. This original play, put on by the Wayne County Historical Association (WCHA) and the Wayne County [...]
Activity at K-Fest 2016. Source: Town of Knightdale NC. Knightdale K-Fest is Sept. 9 (8/8/2017) - Knightdale K-Fest is coming Saturday, September 9, 2017, with activities covering a mix of education, wellness, and entertainment. The Annual K-Fest — Knightdale Education Festival — draws together families, nonprofits, arts opportunities, and live entertainment [...]
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 — August 9-13 (8/7/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and [...]
NC Sees First 2017 Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Case (8/6/2017) - State Vet Encourages Equine Owners to Vaccinate Animals By Dr. Mike Neault, NCDA&CS Veterinary Division A 16-year-old paint horse in Cabarrus County, North Carolina has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE). EEE is a mosquito-borne [...]
Watermelon bursting. Source: Zebulon Farm Fresh Market, Zebulon NC Watermelon Day at Zebulon Farm Fresh Market Offers Contests, Giveaway (8/6/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market (ZFFM) plans special days alongside its regular market vendors. On Saturday, August 12, 2017, head to the market for Watermelon day. Join contests, pick up local goodies, [...]
Downtown Farmville, North Carolina. Source: The Farmville Group Farmville NC Investors Plan Shark Tank Interviews Day (8/3/2017) - By Bert Smith and Jamin Dixon, The Farmville Group Farmville Sharks are hungry to bring innovative and entrepreneurial retail ideas to their downtown business area. The “Sharks” — seven local business people interested in helping [...]
Rain Barrel workshop photo 2016. Source: We Plant It Forward. We Plant It Forward Offering Rain Barrel Workshops Aug. 8 (8/3/2017) - By Maggie Bailey, We Plant it Forward Make a rain barrel. Conserve water. Come to the next We Plant It Forward rain barrel workshop. On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the first workshop begins at 5:30pm, with a [...]
Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Photo: Frank Whatley. Jobs, Transportation Event in Rocky Mount on Aug. 4 (8/3/2017) - By Meaghan Lynch (Butterfield) and Nicole Meister (Trogdon) Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will host “Jobs First: Building for Our Future” in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on Friday, August 4, 2017, starting at 10am. North Carolina [...]
First NC Hemp Product Now Processing in Spring Hope NC Facility (8/3/2017) - On August 2, 2017, Hemp, Inc. announced that after 3-1/2 years, millions of dollars spent on purchasing, disassembling, transporting, reassembling, rebuilding, refurbishing, beta testing and debugging, the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the [...]
Statewide Industrial Hemp Field Day 2017 flyer. Source: NCDA&CS Registration Open for Inaugural Industrial Hemp Field Day on Aug. 16 (8/2/2017) - Space Limited to First 85 Registrants The North Carolina Cooperative Extension is holding the first Statewide Industrial Hemp Field Day. This new event is scheduled for August 16, 2017, 5-7:30pm, at the Piedmont Research Station, 8350 Sherrills [...]
The McDonald Sisters. Source: Dr. Mildred Summerville, Wilson Idol Sign Up Now for the Wilson Idol Talent Search 2017 (8/2/2017) - Once again, Wilson Idol, in conjunction with Summerville Promotion and Production Company, and with Tall One Outreach Ministries, take great pride in continuing the annual exploratory search, which identifies and augments Unsung Heroes, Icons, and [...]
This image of the moon crossing in front of the sun was captured on Jan. 30, 2014, by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observing an eclipse from its vantage point in space. Credits: NASA The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Eastern NC Events (8/1/2017) - A total solar eclipse is coming and will be visible across the United States; however, for many viewers — including those in most areas of North Carolina — a partial solar eclipse will be seen. [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — August 2-6 (7/31/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and [...]
NC 2017 Food Safety Forum logo NC 2017 Food Safety Forum is Aug. 15 (7/30/2017) - By Brian Long, NCDA&CS Helping small farms prepare for new federal food safety rules will be among topics covered at the 13th-annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on August 15, 2017, at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. [...]
Business Happenings Business Events, Workshop Opportunities in August 2017 (7/29/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training and networking. Note that regular Chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads groups, are not [...]
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, ncindhemp.org. NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Meet July 28 (7/26/2017) - The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve applications for the research pilot program and to begin making permanent rules. The meeting is Friday, July 28, 2017, starting at [...]
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 — July 26-30 (7/25/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and [...]
Instructor-led Zener Test during PSI Games. Source: Rhine Research Center, Durham NC. Got ESP? Join the “PSI Games” in Durham NC on July 28 (7/24/2017) - ** Updated with new date** Ever wondered about your ESP ability? Come for a unique event at the Rhine Research Institute and you may find out more about extrasensory perception, psychic abilities, and if you [...]
Munchkins with the Good Witch during The Wizard of Oz rehearsal at the Dunn Center, July 2017. Source: Suzanne Rollman The Wizard of Oz” Dropping onto Dunn Center Stage July 28-29 (7/23/2017) - By Danelle Cauley, Activate Drama Activate Drama is presenting the classic story of The Wizard of Oz at the Dunn Center as part of two simultaneous, three week-long camps in July. Performances will be July 28 [...]
National Night Out 2017 logo Take to the Streets for National Night Out (7/20/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor National Night Out (NNO) is “a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States.” Municipalities or their police departments generally organize NNO events for the first Tuesday in August, though some locations choose [...]
Event sign at Knightdale Station Park. Source: Life Changing Transplant Foundation. Transplant Foundation Holding Knightdale Walk/Run on Sept. 16 (7/18/2017) - The nonprofit Life Changing Transplant Foundation (LCTF) is holding its 8th-annual 5K Walk/Run for Life on September 16, 2017.  This fundraiser will be hosted at Knightdale Station Park again this year. To participate as a runner or [...]
Vendor Opportunities at Fall 2017 Eastern NC Events (7/17/2017) - The events listed are seeking vendors for events later in 2017. Contact information and registration form links have been provided if available. Wendell Harvest Festival Planned for October 6-7, 2017, this annual event is organized [...]
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