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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 [...] 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 — 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 [...] 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.com Raytheon Company and the US Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with US Special Operations Command, recently completed [...] No NC Fishing License Needed to Fish on July 4th (6/23/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org 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 [...] 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 [...] Scientists Solve Mystery of Unexplained “Bright Nights” (6/22/2017) - By Lauren Lipuma, AGU.org 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, [...] 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 — 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 [...] 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 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 [...] 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 [...]