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Things We Did: Raleigh Greek Festival 2017 (9/10/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor On September 8, 2017, my sister, daughter, and I returned to the Raleigh Greek Festival for the second year in a row. The festival was in its 36th year of bringing [...] Movie Review: “It” at the Drive-in (9/10/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The It movie trailer made this 2017 movie look scary. Seeing the film, I thought It was medium-scary. It was so creepy, though, that It made my skin crawl. Seeing it at [...] Civil Liberties Groups Release First Report on Ag-Gag Laws (9/7/2017) - By Jen Nessel, ccrjustice.org On September 6, 2017, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Defending Rights & Dissent released a comprehensive report on state ag-gag laws, which prohibit whistleblowing and undercover investigations in animal agriculture. [...] Rocky Mount promotes September as Preparedness Month (9/6/2017) - Residents Urged to Be Aware and Prepare By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed September as North Carolina Preparedness Month, which coincides with National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the US [...] Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Sept 7-10 (9/6/2017) - 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 [...] Lidl Grocery in Wilson NC: An Interesting Store (9/3/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The German grocery store chain, Lidl, opened stores across North Carolina this year. Once of the stores is located in Wilson NC along Raleigh Road Parkway. The store is designed to [...] North Carolina Full of Fall Film Festivals (9/2/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Each year, North Carolina is host to dozens of film festivals from coast to mountains. Festivals coming up in Fall 2017 — actually, starting with a festival September 16, about 6 [...] Eastern NC Halloween Attractions and Farm Fun (9/2/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor These attractions and farm activities are ordered by town name. Ticket information and 2017 pricing may be found by following links, which are provided for attractions. Blowing Rock — Ghost Train [...] Fall 2017 Festivals and Halloween Happenings in Eastern NC (9/1/2017) - Fall celebrations are here, and Halloween is coming. Across North Carolina, festivals and seasonal happenings offer a mix of daytime fun and nighttime scares. Eastern NC Fall happenings are listed below, along with applicable websites and [...] Thornton CO Attractions Offer Choice: Fun or Fear? (8/31/2017) - Get ready for October attractions for all ages. Have family-friendly fun with farm attractions, or get ready to scream! Get into the fall spirit on Friday, September 29, 2017 when Maize in the City opens for [...] Rocky Mount NC Library Offerings for Fall 2017 (8/31/2017) - Braswell Memorial Library, located at 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount NC, offers programs for adults and teens alongside SCORE programs for business. Check out the programs scheduled for Fall 2017. The library is online at braswell-library.libguides.com. Programs for [...] Elms Festival Accepting Vendors, Car Show Entries (8/31/2017) - By Dena Owens, Town of Elm City NC Get ready for the annual Elms Festival and Car Show in Elm City, North Carolina. This year, the festival is Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10am-4pm. This family-friendly event [...] Groups Respond to Revocation of 2015 Executive Order (8/31/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor National and international organizations are responding with statements against the Executive Order released on August 28, 2017, by the current US administration. Revocation of EO 13688 lifted its ban on military [...] Five-County Area Chamber/Business Events in Sept. 2017 (8/31/2017) - 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 [...] National Hunting and Fishing Day to Be Held in Windsor NC (8/30/2017) - The Roanoke/Cashie River Center (RCRC), US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, and the Town of Windsor are joining together in presenting a Wildlife Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Celebration Day on September [...] Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Aug 31-Sept 3 (8/29/2017) - 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 [...]