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Hemp Oil photo source NCDA&CS. NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Host Public Meeting Mar. 29 (3/24/2017) - By Sandy Stewart, NCDA&CS Research Stations Division The Industrial Hemp Commission will host a public meeting to review and approve applications received to grow industrial hemp, and to begin the permanent rulemaking process. The meeting is [...]
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. Wilson County NC Library Events for April 2017 (3/24/2017) - By Will Robinson, Wilson County Public Library Wilson County Public library has released a list of upcoming programs offered to the public this April. The library system is online at Main Library Children’s Early Literacy Programs continue at the [...]
Alligator with golden egg. Source: Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled for Apr. 9 (3/24/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Sunday, April 9, 2017, is the date for the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Dubbed the “largest easter egg hunt in the city,” the [...]
FIRST Robotics Team 2655, The Flying Platypi represented North Carolina at the Buckeye Regionals FIRST Robotics Competition. Credits: William T. Dedula, NASA. Student-Built Robots Compete in Robotics Competition (3/24/2017) - By Jeannette Owens (NASA Glenn Research Center), Katherine Brown (NASA HQ), and William Jeffs (Johnson Space Center) Over 1,500 high school students from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will compete in the 16th [...]
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 — March 23-26 (3/22/2017) - 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 [...]
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services seal. NC Agritourism Farms Offer Various Activities for Spring (3/21/2017) - Activities Planned at Farms in Alamance, Beaufort, Buncombe, Chatham, Cleveland, Columbus, Johnston, Lincoln, Orange, Person, Polk, Randolph, Sampson, Stokes, Union, and Wilkes counties By Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS From Easter egg hunts and Mother’s Day events to [...]
Volunteers Needed to Build Fish Attractors in Union County NC (3/21/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, along with NC B.A.S.S., Riley’s Catch, and Union Parks and Recreation, is seeking volunteers to help build artificial fish attractors at Cane Creek Park. Volunteers [...]
MuckFest MS Crash Landing obstacle in Detroit MI, Source: Event 360. FUN Mud Run to End MS Coming to Charlotte NC, Cities Nationwide (3/21/2017) - MuckFest® MS Ready to Muddy Up 12 Cities — The FUN Mud Run to End MS By Calvin Fleming, for Event 360 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Event 360 are proud to announce [...]
2016 Carolina Cup Elite Champions: Annabel Anderson, New Zealand; Titouan Puyo, France. Source: Robert B Butler. Carolina Cup joins World Standup Paddleboard Tour (3/21/2017) - By Mark Schmidt (Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club) West Marine Carolina Cup, the world’s largest gathering of professional and amateur standup paddleboard athletes, has added the World Paddle Association’s World SUP Tour in 2017. The World [...]
Example Soil Sample Form. Source: NCDA&CS, Raleigh NC. Take Soil Samples to Know Plants’ Spring Fertilization Needs, Says NCDA&CS (3/20/2017) - By Jagathi Kamalakanthan, NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Div. Spring is the best time to fertilize your shrubs as it promotes optimal growth with healthy foliage and abundant flowers. Well-fertilized shrubs not only improve the aesthetics of [...]
Zachery Rayburn (Peter) standing over Clay Raines (Jerry) in the March 16, 2017, performance at Big Harold's Diner in Wilson NC. Source: Ray Shell, TAIP. Big Harold’s Diner Turns Dinner Theatre with “The Zoo Story” (3/20/2017) - TAIP Lab and Big Harold’s Diner brought Dinner Theatre to Wilson, North Carolina last week, and plan to continue offering this unique local experience for several Thursday evenings to come. The first performance of The Zoo [...]
A+ Colorado logo New York Times Bestselling Author and Educator, Dr. Christopher Emdin, To Speak in Denver (3/20/2017) - Presented by Denver Public Schools’ Imaginarium and A+ Colorado By Kelli Brown (Denver Public Schools) and Cristina Ceballo (Blake Communications) On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Denver Public Schools’ Imaginarium and A+ Colorado invite the public [...]
35 North Carolina Farms on the Piedmont Farm Tour (3/19/2017) - Connect with the Source of Your Food on the 22nd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour By Leah Joyner, The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and Weaver Street Market are opening the barn doors on 35 sustainable [...]
Portion of the infographic released by NC Parents Celebrate Introduction of STOP Act to Curb Over-Prescribing of Opioids (3/19/2017) - By Tessie Castillo, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) On March 2, 2017 the North Carolina General Assembly introduced the STOP Act (H243/S175) to curb the over-prescribing of opioids. Drug overdose death has increased rapidly in [...]
Kite Festival 2014. Source: Maria VanderKolk, High Flyin’ Fun at The Arvada, Colorado Kite Festival (3/19/2017) - By Maria VanderKolk, Let’s go fly a kite!  The whole family will enjoy this fun, free event celebrating the artistry of kite flying. The 16th Annual Arvada Kite Festival is April 2, 2017. The festival [...]
Marketside pizza label released with USDA FSIS recall. Pizzas, Burritos Recalled Due to Contaminants (3/17/2017) - Two separate recalls this week affect processed foods with potential contamination. The first, included below, is for frozen pizza with potential Listeria contamination. The second, at the end, is for frozen burritos with potential hard [...]
Budget screenshot showing the "America First" and MAGA slogans adopted by this administration. UCS Says “Skinny Budget” Disregards Science, Placing Communities at Risk (3/16/2017) - By Elliott Negin, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) President Trump released his proposed “skinny budget” on March 16, 2017. Below is a statement by Ken Kimmell, president of UCS. Kimmell is also the former commissioner of the [...]
Eggs awaiting the hunt. Source: Town of Knightdale, North Carolina. Easter Events and Egg Hunts Offered for Children and Pets in Eastern NC (3/15/2017) - Easter Sunday this year is April 16, 2017. Towns, parks and recreation departments, and community groups are holding egg hunts around Eastern NC starting in late March. While some events are Easter-oriented, others are listed as [...]
Rain Barrel workshop photo 2016. Source: We Plant It Forward. We Plant It Forward to Hold Rain Barrel Workshop at Lake Crabtree Park (3/15/2017) - By Maggie Bailey, We Plant it Forward Come to a We Plant It Forward’s “Rain Barrel Workshop” on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Participants will make and take home a 55 gallon rain barrel with installation instructions. Two [...]
Black Footed Ferrett photo by USFWS J. Michael Lockhart. Source: Taxpayer-funded Wildlife Services Killing Coyotes, Bears, Wolves, & Other Animals (3/14/2017) - 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Federal Wildlife-destruction Program in 2016 By Center for Biological Diversity The highly-secretive arm of the US Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed more than 2.7 million animals during 2016, [...]
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 — March 16-19 (3/14/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
Dan River power plant, Duke Energy, Helicopter coal ash flyover. Photo credit: Sanjay Suchak. “Illegal Pollution” Lawsuit Planned Against Duke Energy (3/14/2017) - Southern Environmental Law Center Says Duke Energy Coal Ash Pollution into Hyco Lake and Dan River and Roanoke River Basins Violates Clean Water Act By Frank Holleman, On behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, [...]
Extreme waves crashing on Chesil Beach in Dorset in southern England on February 5, 2014. A new study finds find global warming could cause extreme sea levels to increase significantly along Europe’s coasts by 2100. Image credit: Richard Broome. Increase in Extreme Sea Levels Could Endanger European Coastal Communities (3/14/2017) - By Nanci Bompey (American Geophysical Union) and Jolanta Zubrickaite (Joint Research Centre of the European Commission) Massive coastal flooding in northern Europe that now occurs once every century could happen every year if greenhouse gas emissions [...]
11 National Organizations Come Together Against Hate, Track Incidents (3/14/2017) - Organizations Join Forces to Collect Data on Hate Incidents and Provide Services to Impacted Communities Across The United States By Shin Inouye, On March 13, 2017, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ [...]
Logo from The Playhouse of Wilson, Wilson NC Auditions in Wilson NC for Musical on March 20-21 (3/11/2017) - By Steve Witchey Playhouse Community Theatre is holding Auditions for “9 to 5, The Musical” on March 20-21, 2017, starting at 6:30pm and running until 9pm. The auditions are scheduled at the Arts Council of Wilson’s Grand [...]
Author Diane Chamberlain. Photo by John Pagliuca. Best Selling Author Diane Chamberlain to Speak at FCAC Fifth Annual Writers Retreat (3/11/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council’s Writer’s Guild will sponsor their fifth annual writers’ day retreat on May 6, 2017. The retreat will be held at Rolling View Community building, a [...]
Earth in Full View. The Apollo 17 crew caught this breathtaking view of our home planet as they were traveling to the moon on Dec. 7, 1972. It's the first time astronauts were able to photograph the South polar ice cap. Nearly the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible, along with the Arabian Peninsula. Source: NASA. Family-friendly Earth Day Events in Eastern North Carolina (3/10/2017) - Each year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated across the world. It is a day devoted to Mother Earth with a focus on environmental issues. Started in the United States in 1970, this is the [...]
Debris burning. Source: NC Forest Service, Spring Clean-up? NC Forest Service Says Be Cautious when Burning (3/9/2017) - Wildfire Risk Typically Higher from March to May Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service The North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring [...]