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Eastern NC Business/Networking Events & Workshops Dec. 2017 (11/22/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training or networking opportunities. Events take place around the five-county area — Franklin, Nash, Johnston, [...] Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Holiday Events 2017 (11/21/2017) - **Updated November 21, 2017** By Kay Whatley, Editor Get ready for a plethora of Christmas and holiday season events in Eastern North Carolina. Parades and tree-lighting ceremonies, holiday happenings, and vendor markets are all in the [...] Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Nov 23-26 (11/20/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and Coastal events [...] Zebulon Holiday Market Gave Gift Shoppers A Good Start (11/18/2017) - The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market hosted a special “Holiday Market” event at the community center in Zebulon, North Carolina on November 18, 2017. Farmers market vendors, local artisans, and homemade/handmade product sellers took over the [...] New Knightdale Area Businesses Recognized at Chamber Event (11/17/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly ribbon-cutting ceremony for small businesses at Knightdale Station Park on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Showcase is held each quarter by the Knightdale Chamber of [...] Rocky Mount NC Police Chief to Retire (11/14/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore announced his retirement in a letter to City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. Moore started with the Rocky Mount Police Department January 2, 2012. His [...] Human Food Insecurity, Malnutrition, Poverty, and Climate Change (11/14/2017) - Emissions from the agriculture sectors are set to increase in the future, further contributing to climate change, unless the world adopts sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food, FAO Director-General José Graziano da [...] Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Nov 16-19 (11/14/2017) - 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 [...] USDA Urges Safety in Turkey Deep Frying (11/12/2017) - Don’t Make Turkey Frying a Disastrous Situation By Archie Magoulas, USDA/FSIS Technical Information Specialist Thanksgiving Day is full of family get-togethers, giving thanks, lots of food and some turkey deep frying horror stories. From homes burning [...] Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Danger (11/9/2017) - On Thursday, November 9, 2017, environmental groups responded to new legislation aimed at drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The legislation was proposed by a US Senator Wednesday night. The groups’ statements follow. More information on the [...] Jewish WWII Veterans Film to Debut on Veterans Day Weekend (11/9/2017) - Full Scale Productions will premiere its documentary Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from World War II on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, to coincide with the Veterans Day holiday weekend. The documentary, produced in conjunction [...] Rocky Mount Spotlights Community Development Nov. 13-16 (11/8/2017) - City to Showcase Housing Enhancements and Initiate New Revitalization Planning with Week of Activities By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount There are several community development activities taking place in Rocky Mount, North Carolina the [...] Nestle Prepared Foods Company Recalls Pork and Beef Products (11/8/2017) - 26,400 Pounds of Products, Which Were Donated to Charity, Are Being Recalled Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Nestle Prepared Foods Company, a Mount Sterling, Kentucky establishment, is recalling approximately 26,400 pounds of pork and [...] Soil Testing Fees Go into Effect Dec. 1 (11/8/2017) - Sample and Submit Now to Avoid Fees By David Hardy, NCDA&CS Fall is not only a great time of year for football, pumpkin spice, and changing leaves, it is also an excellent time to take [...] Italy Bans All Animal Circus Acts (11/8/2017) - Italy, with one of the biggest circus industries in the world, today voted to phase out ALL animals in circuses and traveling shows following a vote in the Assembly of the Parliament. Rules for implementation [...] East Regional Library Closing for Renovations (11/8/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Spread the word about the upcoming renovations at the Knightdale, North Carolina Library. East Regional Library closes on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 5pm, for refurbishing. The library is expected to re-open [...]