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Vintage Fan Fair is November 10-11, 2017, in Raleigh NC. Vintage Event to Create Nostalgic Experience at NC State Fairgrounds (6/28/2017) - Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted By Lisa Kamin, The Vintage Lifestyle Experience. LLC The first-annual retro event, Vintage Fan Fair, will be held November 10-11, 2017 (Veterans Day holiday) indoors at the Holshauser Building at the NC [...]
Source: California EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) California EPA Is First US Agency to Declare That Roundup Causes Cancer (6/28/2017) - By Nathan Donley, Yesterday, the state of California announced that as of July 7, 2017, it will list glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup and the most common pesticide in the world, as [...]
Schematic diagram illustrating a slope failure on a continental margin caused by either a local or distant earthquake, similar to a terrestrial landslide. On the upper part of the continental margin near the shallow continental shelf, shaking from the earthquake dislodges loose sediment, which flows downhill and entrains sea water, becoming more fluid and more turbulent. This chaotic motion of fluid within the sediment flow sustains the turbidity current, which can flow for hundreds of kilometers once it reaches the deep abyssal plain. Credit: NOAA Distant Earthquakes Can Cause Underwater Landslides (6/28/2017) - By Kelsey Simpkins (American Geophysical Union) and Michelle Ma (University of Washington) New research finds large earthquakes can trigger underwater landslides thousands of miles away, weeks or months after the quake occurs. Researchers analyzing data from [...]
NC Forest Service Nursery Program Accepting Seedling Orders Beginning July 3 (6/28/2017) - By Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service The North Carolina Forest Service Nursery Program will begin accepting orders for seedlings July 3, 2017. The NCFS produces about 16 million quality seedlings for 47 species of [...]
Source: NASA Celebrates International Asteroid Day with Special Broadcast (6/28/2017) - By Laurie Cantillo / Dwayne Brown (NASA HQ) and Guy Webster / DC Agle (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) NASA will mark the worldwide observance of International Asteroid Day on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 9am PDT [...]
Author Erin Knightley and Poet Valerie Macon will Judge the 2017 FCAC Writers' Guild writing contest. Award Winning Judges for FCAC Writers’ Guild  Writing Contest (6/28/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council Writers’ Guild is sponsoring its third annual FCAC Writers’ Guild Carolina Prize in Writing contest.  It is open to previously unpublished (This includes [...]
Business Events Coming Up in Eastern NC’s Five County Area (6/27/2017) - 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 included. Check with, or [...]
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 — June 28-July 2 (6/26/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Piedmont and Coastal events are sometimes on this weekly list. Contact information [...]
Raytheon and the US Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with US Special Operations Command, recently completed a successful flight test of a high energy laser system onboard an Apache AH-64 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The demonstration marks the first time that a fully integrated laser system successfully engaged and fired on a target from a rotary-wing aircraft over a wide variety of flight regimes, altitudes and air speeds. Photo: US Army, PRNewsfoto/Raytheon Company. First-ever Helicopter-based Firing of High Energy Laser (6/26/2017) - Raytheon and US Army Apache Program Management Office Demonstrate Feasibility of Ground Attack By Sally McDonough, Raytheon Company and the US Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with US Special Operations Command, recently completed [...]
July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina, when everyone of all ages, can fish in all public waters without paying for a fishing license. Source: Take Me Fishing. No NC Fishing License Needed to Fish on July 4th (6/23/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina where everyone — residents and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body of water from 12:01am to 11:59pm, without [...]
Source: Runner1616 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons. Fall 2017 NC Film Festivals Accepting Submissions (6/22/2017) - Filmmakers looking for opportunities to show their film may be interested in submitting entries for these upcoming North Carolina film festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included below. Check out the guidelines to see what categories [...]
Stormberg Food, based in Africa, produces multiple brands, including snacks for humans, and treats for pets. Snack Foods Company Will Create 60 Jobs in Wayne County (6/22/2017) - Stormberg Foods will Invest $2.48 Million to Start Protein Snack Production Facility By Ford Porter, office of the Governor NC Stormberg Foods, LLC., a producer of meat protein snacks, will locate its first United States [...]
The power plant complex of Crystal River, on the right of the cooling towers is the nuclear reactor (Unit 3) Source: nadbasher; cropped by User:Theanphibian, Wikicommons. Group Calls for “Autopsy” of Permanently Closed US Nuclear Reactor (6/22/2017) - Examination Could Identify Potential Safety Flaws in Operating Reactors with Parts from Same Controversial French Forge By Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear A permanently closed nuclear reactor in Florida that, documents show, likely has a manufactured [...]
The different layers of Earth’s airglow can be seen from the International Space Station as it orbits Earth. The very thin green layer above the bottom of the window occurs 95 kilometers (59 miles) above Earth’s surface; the red region above is a different type of airglow. The rectangle represents the portion of the airglow measured in a single WINDII image. (NASA) Scientists Solve Mystery of Unexplained “Bright Nights” (6/22/2017) - By Lauren Lipuma, Dating back to the first century, scientists, philosophers and reporters have noted the occasional occurrence of “bright nights,” when an unexplained glow in the night sky lets observers see distant mountains, [...]
Shooting Stars Film Camp by GroundSwell Pictures, Fayetteville NC. NC Film-oriented Nonprofit Receives Cumberland Community Foundation Grant (6/21/2017) - The Cumberland Community Foundation has awarded a “Summertime Kids” program grant to GroundSwell Pictures of Fayetteville, North Carolina, in support of GroundSwell’s Shooting Stars Film Camp. Shooting Stars Film Camp is a one week camp [...]
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 NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information (6/21/2017) - By Dwayne Brown/Laurie Cantillo (NASA HQ) and Karen Fox (Goddard Space Flight Center) For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing [...]
USDA Organic Seal NCDA&CS Offers Organic Certification Cost-share Assistance (6/20/2017) - By Heather Barnes, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Organic growers in North Carolina may apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the [...]
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 — June 21-25 (6/20/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Piedmont and Coastal events are sometimes on this weekly list. Contact information [...]
Barnes Tractor donated for NCSU farm. Source: Kiersten Cooley, Flint Group. Family-owned Business Donates Massey Ferguson Tractor to NCSU’s Research Farms (6/19/2017) - Barnes Equipment and Massey Ferguson Improving Agricultural Research Opportunities for North Carolina State University Students By Ashley Barnes, Barnes Equipment Barnes Equipment, a family-owned and operated business based in Sims, North Carolina, has teamed up [...]
Textile Firm to Create 260 Jobs in Winston-Salem (6/19/2017) - HPFABRICS Plans $1.1 Million Investment to Return Former Textiles Plant to Productive Use By Ford Porter, NC Governor’s Office HPFABRICS, Inc., a manufacturer of raw fabrics, has selected Forsyth County for a new production and [...]
Hertford NC Boating Access Area. Source: Ryan Kennemur, NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Hertford NC Boating Access Area Grand Opening is June 23 (6/19/2017) - By Ryan Kennemur, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 10:30am, to celebrate the opening of the new Hertford [...]
2017 World’s Largest Truck Convoy, a unique one-day celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. Source: Over the Edge and World’s Largest Truck Convoy Coming Up for Special Olympics NC (6/19/2017) - By Rachel McQuiston (Special Olympics North Carolina) with Robert B Butler ( With the conclusion of 2017’s inspiring and record-breaking Summer Games, Special Olympics North Carolina turns its attention to two of their largest fundraisers of [...]
FCAC Photo from 2016 Juneteenth Celebration. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. UPDATE: 2017 Juneteenth Celebrations Planned Across North Carolina (6/17/2017) - **UPDATE: Announcement affecting ONE event as noted.** ___ Originally published May 10, 2017; updated June 17, 2017 Across the state, Juneteenth commemorative events are being planned. Community gatherings include music, speakers, vendors, food, and family [...]
Kimberly Charlene photo by TLC Entertainment. UPDATE: Franklin County NC Juneteenth Celebration in the Park June 17 – CANCELED (6/17/2017) - **According to the Franklin County Arts Council, today’s Juneteenth Celebration is canceled due to flooding in the park (Louisburg NC).** ________________________________________ Original May 29, 2017 article included below. ________________________________________   By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County [...]
An example sexual assault kit. Many kits go untested for months or years, leaving victims waiting and potentially allowing offenders to escape detection. Source: End The Backlog. Mariska Hargitay Testifies in US Congress on National Rape Kit Backlog (6/16/2017) - Addresses First Briefing of New Task Force to End Sexual Violence By Melissa Schwartz, On June 16, 2017, Director, Producer, Actress, and President of the Joyful Heart Foundation, Mariska Hargitay, testified on Capitol Hill — before the [...]
Blue Collie Coffee, Louisburg NC, business card. Photo: Kay Whatley. Louisburg NC’s Blue Collie Coffee Provides Community with Jobs, Java (6/16/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Drive into downtown Louisburg NC, and just past the courthouse you’ll find Blue Collie Coffee. This nonprofit coffee shop serves beverages and treats while providing jobs for area special needs students. [...]
Summer Night Lights 2017. Source: City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Rocky Mount’s “Summer Night Lights” Series Starts June 16 (6/14/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will present its free, block party style program for a sixth year. The annual event kicks off this Friday, June [...]
Fireworks black and white from The Grey Area News 2014. Independence Day Events in Eastern North Carolina (6/14/2017) - Eastern North Carolina towns offer various events for celebrating Independence Day, July 4, 2017.  Some events are in the Five County Area east of Raleigh, while others are Coastal, and a very few in our [...]