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Hot dog packaging released by USDA with recall May 2017. Over 1.5 Million Hot Dogs Recalled for Possible Metal Bits (5/22/2017) - John Morrell and Co. Recalls Beef Frank Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination By Autumn Canaday, fsis.usda.gov This is a Class II recall, which means, “This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote [...]
NC Dept of Agriculture Expects Good Late-variety Blueberry Crop (5/22/2017) - “Blueberry Days” Planned for Raleigh and Colfax in June 2017 By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS Despite a late March freeze that affected early varieties of blueberries grown in North Carolina, marketing specialists with the North Carolina Department [...]
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 — May 24-28 (5/22/2017) - 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 [...]
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. “The Zoo Story” Returns to Wilson NC Area for Two Nights (5/22/2017) - By Janet Conner-Knox and Ray Shell Can you imagine eating at your favorite restaurant and being just inches away from actors on stage performing? People are raving about it. Travis Patterson, who attended the The Zoo Story production at [...]
Audience taking their seats for "Homeplace Under Fire" screening, Griffith Film Theatre, Duke University, Durham NC. Photo: Kay Whatley. “Homeplace Under Fire” Showcases Farm Advocates (5/19/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Driving to the Bryan Center at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, yesterday for the film screening of Homeplace Under Fire, I passed farms along the way. An “Eggs for Sale” sign caught my eye, [...]
Patterns of water use efficiency across the continental United States. Color-coded values indicate the change in per-capita consumption in gallons per day per person between 1985 and 2010. Large numbers indicate the number of years per-capita withdrawals decreased from 1985 to 2010. Water Efficiency in Rural Areas Getting Worse (5/19/2017) - By Lauren Lipuma (American Geophysical Union) and Matt Shipman (NC State University) A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with [...]
Source: NC Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Raleigh NC. NC Farmers Should Prepare for Hurricane Season (5/17/2017) - By Brian Long, NCDA&CS Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s annual plea for farmers to prepare for hurricane season is especially poignant this year, considering many are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. “Hurricane Matthew is a painfully [...]
Miriam Espinosa (middle), environmental leader with Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant and KAB Advisory Board member, accepted the Sponsor of the Year Award on the company’s behalf. Pictured (l-r) Cornelia McGee, Espinosa and James Alston, KAB Advisory Board chairman. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC. Volunteers Recognized for Working to Make the Twin Counties Litter-Free (5/17/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Keep America Beautiful (KAB) of Nash and Edgecombe counties recently hosted an awards ceremony recognizing various community groups for their outstanding efforts in meeting the organization’s mission-keeping the [...]
Cinema rendering. Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to Open in Raleigh 2017, Now Hiring (5/16/2017) - First North Carolina Location will Feature 11 Screens, 36 Local Beers, and 35mm Projection Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has unveiled plans to open its first location in North Carolina. Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh, an 11-screen theater, bar and restaurant, [...]
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 — May 17-21 (5/16/2017) - 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 [...]
US Navy's Blue Angels. Source: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base PR. Top Air Show Returns to Seymour Johnson AFB May 20-21 (5/15/2017) - By Robert B Butler, www.RBButler.com, for 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the 4th Fighter Wing and military aviation in North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will open its gates to [...]
Kiehls Tishman Speyer Seated Ballerina Art Installation in NYC Raises Awareness of Missing Children (5/14/2017) - Kiehl’s Since 1851 and Art Production Fund Present Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons on view May 12 – June 2, 2017 at Rockefeller Center Kiehl’s Since 1851 and Art Production Fund are pleased to present [...]
Source: Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC. Franklin County Arts Council to Celebrate Salvador Dali’s Birthday at Spring Gala (5/12/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council will be celebrating Salvador Dali’s birthday at their first Spring Gala to be held on May 20, 2017, 6-9pm, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. [...]
Fire trucks at Knightdale Station. Source: Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale NC. Knightdale Fire Department Receives New Fire Rating After Inspection (5/12/2017) - By Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale PIO North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey announced today that the Knightdale Fire District completed its routine inspection and received a Municipal Rating of three, [...]
The atmosphere of the distant "warm Neptune" HAT-P-26b, illustrated here, is unexpectedly primitive, composed primarily of hydrogen and helium. Credit: NASA/GSFC. “Warm Neptune” Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere (5/12/2017) - By Elizabeth Zubritsky, NASA A study combining observations from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. Located about 437 light [...]
A box photo released by the US FDA with the Trident Seafoods Corporation recall notice May 11, 2017. Trident Seafoods Corporation’s Alaskan Cod Recall Due to Plastic Contamination (5/12/2017) - By Ms. Trev Foley, tridentseafoods.com Trident Seafoods Corporation is issuing a voluntary recall of select lots of frozen Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod, Net Wt. 12, oz., because they may contain small pieces of plastic. Consumption of [...]
Louisburg NC gallery in-process. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council. Louisburg NC Gallery Opening is May 19 (5/11/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Folks downtown in Louisburg, North Carolina, have probably noticed some activity going on at 111 N Main Street as Franklin County Arts Council prepares the space for the [...]
Source: 555charity.org -- 5 Homes 5 Charities 5 Local Military Families Fiber Cement Siding and More Donated for Service Disabled Veteran’s New Home (5/11/2017) - By Bernard Kaplan, kaplanpr.com for Allura USA While daily shipments of fiber cement products by Allura can be found making their way to home sites across the country, one particular delivery just might stand out above [...]
Lawsuit Filed for Police Officer Fired for Not Shooting Man (5/11/2017) - The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia and the Law Offices of Timothy P. O’Brien, Esq. have filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city of Weirton, West Virginia, on behalf of Stephen Mader, [...]
IEN Response to Reports of Dakota Access Pipeline Leaks (5/11/2017) - By Jade Begay (ienearth.org) and Nina Smith (megaphonestrategies.com) On May 10, 2017, the Indigenous Environmental Network is responding to reports that the Dakota Access Pipeline experienced its first spill at a pumping station near Crandon, South Dakota, [...]
More children could wind up in hospital emergency rooms suffering from allergy-induced asthma if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and cause longer oak pollen seasons, according to a new study. Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Climate Change Could Increase ER Visits for Allergy-related Asthma (5/11/2017) - By Nanci Bompey, American Geophysical Union More children could wind up in hospital emergency rooms suffering from allergy-induced asthma if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and cause longer oak pollen seasons, according to a new [...]
FCAC Photo from 2016 Juneteenth Celebration. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. 2017 Juneteenth Celebrations Planned Across North Carolina (5/10/2017) - Across the state, Juneteenth commemorative events are being planned. Community gatherings include music, speakers, vendors, food, and family activities. Juneteenth, a combination of June and nineteenth, commemorates June 19, 1865, when news of the abolition [...]
East RegionalLibrary in Knightdale NC. Photo Source: WakeGOV. May Programs and Services at Knightdale NC Library (5/10/2017) - By Brandy L. Hamilton, East Regional Library For May, East Regional Library offers services and age-appropriate programs. Get job assistance or attend an event at the East Regional Library, part of the Wake County Public Libraries system, is [...]
One of the Aunt Jemima product labels included with the US FDA recall May 5, 2017. Aunt Jemima Products Recalled, Hungry Man Waffle Meal Too (5/9/2017) - *Updated: on May 9, 2017, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a Public Health Alert, available here.* Below is the recall notice published May 6, 2017. Pinnacle Foods Inc. [...]
Medallion Award Recipients with NC Governor Cooper, May 2017. Source: Ford Porter, Office of the Governor, Raleigh NC. Gov. Cooper Presents Medallion Awards for Volunteer Service  (5/9/2017) - Honorees Receive Awards in State Capitol Ceremony By Ford Porter, nc.gov This week, Governor Roy Cooper presented Medallion Awards for Volunteer Service to honorees at the State Capitol in Raleigh. “Volunteerism teaches us all that we [...]
Vehicle window pelted by hail in Denver, Colorado storm May 8, 2017. Source: N. Banks. Hail Pelts Denver, Colorado Damaging Vehicles (5/8/2017) - Denver area news reports on May 8, 2017, showed lawns and streets covered with what looked like snow, but was actually hail. Falling in stones as big as quarters in some places, hail decimated cars [...]
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 — May 10-14 (5/8/2017) - 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 [...]
Source: NC Small Business Center Network/Community Colleges. Free Small Business Seminars at NashCC in May 2017 (5/8/2017) - By Jo Anne Cooper, Nashville Chamber of Commerce A reminder that Nash Community College (NashCC) offers free Small Business Seminars throughout the year, with several coming up this Spring. The seminars listed below are held at the community [...]
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