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Tar River to Crest Tonight: Rocky Mount Expects Localized Flooding (4/25/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Conditions in the city of Rocky Mount and throughout the Twin Counties have worsened due to heavy rains over the past three days. Locally heavy rains and rain [...]
Art of Murder play poster. Source: The Barn Dinner Theatre, Greensboro NC. A Murderous Comedy Plays Central NC (4/25/2017) - Broadway’s Joe DiPietro’s “Art Of Murder” Lands Center Stage at The Barn By Nate Alston, barndinner.com Spring has sprung at the country’s longest running dinner theatre and with it comes a suspenseful nail-biter! The Barn Dinner [...]
North Carolinians Urged to Be Careful of Flooding (4/25/2017) - Major Flooding, Evacuations Possible in Tarboro, Windsor, Greenville as Rivers Crest By Ford Porter, nc.gov Following unusually heavy rains across the state, the Governor is urging North Carolinians to watch for flooding in low-lying areas, avoid [...]
Las Ecuatorianas by Aaron Vick. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC, Franklinton NC. Franklin County Arts Cinco de Mayo Celebration is May 5 (4/25/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 4pm until 7pm, at the UpFront Gallery in downtown Franklinton NC, with an arts exhibit [...]
Annabel Anderson – 5-time winner of the Carolina Cup Graveyard Race. Credit: Samantha Black. Top Ten Results Released for 2017 Carolina Cup (4/25/2017) - Annabel Anderson of New Zealand Earns 5th Carolina Cup, Titouan Puyo of France Repeats in Men’s Division By Mark Schmidt (Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club) and Robert Butler (www.RBButler.com) “Winning once is hard, performing and winning consistently [...]
Evanger's pet food image from expanded US FDA recall. Pet Food Recalled for Euthanasia Drug Contamination (Updated) (4/25/2017) - *Updated with additional recall April 25, 2017.* Party Animal Recalls Dog Food The safety of pets is and always will be our first priority. We sincerely regret the reports of the discomfort experienced by the [...]
One of several labels issued with USDA recall April 24, 2017. Over 130,000 Pounds of Sausage Recalled, Inedible (4/24/2017) - Uncle John’s Pride, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination By Kristen Booze, fsis.usda.gov Uncle John’s Pride, LLC., a Tampa, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry [...]
The Mountaintop poster. Source: Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount NC. Play Depicting King’s Last Night to Open at Booker T. Theater (4/24/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount In American history, many days are regarded as pivotal, and there are very few more important than April 3, 1968, the night the Civil Rights Movement lost its [...]
One of the labels for hash browns recalled for golf ball material contamination. Source: US FDA. Hash Browns Recalled for “Extraneous Golf Ball Materials” (4/24/2017) - McCain Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns Due to Possible Health Risk. Product is Sold and Distributed Under The Roundy’s and Harris Teeter Retail Brands McCain Foods USA, Inc. announced on April [...]
Author Micheal Nelson. Source: Donna Campbell Smith. Building Worlds with Sci-fi Writer Micheal Nelson (4/23/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith Micheal Lee Nelson lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina with his fiancée, a pair of sugar gliders, a pair of convertible cars and their matching car payments. By the way, Mich-e-a-l [...]
NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service logo. National Volunteer Week in NC is Apr. 23-29 (4/23/2017) - North Carolinians Encouraged to Get Involved in Local Communities By Ford Porter, nc.gov Governor Roy Cooper has declared April 23-29, 2017, National Volunteer Week in North Carolina. “Every North Carolinian can play a role in improving [...]
City of Rocky Mount NC 2017 Juneteenth logo. Rocky Mount Ramping Up for Summer Events (4/21/2017) - The City of Rocky Mount keeps summers busy, with free concerts, movies, and special events — and not just on weekends. Check out some of the planned events. This is a special year for the [...]
A river icing on a small unnamed river that drains into Galbraith Lake, Alaska, which is in the Atigun River basin and was a major base camp location for the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline connecting the Arctic Ocean to Valdez, Alaska. The people in this photo are researchers and students associated with Toolik Field Station. Credit: Jay Zarnetske. Arctic River Ice Deposits Rapidly Disappearing (4/19/2017) - Changes Could Impact Wildlife That Depends on Arctic Rivers By Nanci Bompey (American Geophysical Union), Valerie Osowski (Michigan State University), and Emily Williams (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form [...]
Fresh-picked Strawberries. Photo: Vollmer Farm, Bunn NC. NC Strawberry Growers Expect Second Wave of Crop (4/19/2017) - Events Planned in May in Raleigh, Colfax, and Charlotte NC By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS It has been about a month since most areas of North Carolina saw their last freeze, and for local strawberry growers and [...]
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 — Apr. 20-23 (4/19/2017) - 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 [...]
Hemp Oil photo source NCDA&CS. Public Support Needed for NC Pilot Program Farmers Seedless Due to DEA (4/18/2017) - Help is needed from Advocates and Supporters of NC Industrial Hemp Farming, and the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) Board of Directors and its Volunteers issued a plea asking for the public’s help. The [...]
Bailey NC Water Tower. Photo Source: Bailey Chamber of Commerce Facebook photo. Bailey NC Chamber Holding Flea, Craft Fair on Apr. 22 (4/18/2017) - It’s that time again! The Bailey Chamber of Commerce’s outdoor shopping experience is coming up this weekend. The annual Flea Market and Craft Fair is Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8am-2pm. Head to 6488 Main Street, in Bailey NC, [...]
Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina. Something for Everyone at Wendell NC 2017 Events (4/17/2017) - By Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell For more information on these upcoming community events and other happenings, visit the town website at www.townofwendell.com. Public Safety Day 2017 Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 10am-2pm Held in [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. HUD Delays Cause Change to Rocky Mount Consolidated Plan Display Period (4/14/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount typically receives a certain amount of funding known as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME program grant funds from the US Department [...]
Knightdale Chamber Members gathered centrally to cut one ceremonial ribbon at the April 2017 Red Ribbon Showcase. Source: Patrice Bayyan. Knightdale NC Chamber Holds Quarterly Red Ribbon Showcase (4/13/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly “Red Ribbon Showcase” —  a group ribbon-cutting ceremony for new “small business” Chamber members. Members and the public were invited to meet these new Chamber [...]
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, ncindhemp.org. NC Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Accepting Applications (4/13/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor North Carolina farmers interested in growing industrial hemp may be planting soon. The state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, formed late last year, released the first rules in early 2017. The new rules will [...]
The crowd enjoying a Town of Knightdale outdoor movie screening. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov. Free Movies in NC’s Five County Area (4/13/2017) - Parks and recreation departments, libraries, senior centers, and community facilities host free movie nights several months each year, with some locations offering free movies year-round. Check out the offerings in these Eastern NC towns. Free movies [...]
Doors Open Denver logo. Doors Open Denver: Explore City Architecture Apr. 29-30 (4/13/2017) - Tour the City’s Unique Architecture, Art, and Culture By Cristina Ceballo, blakecommunications.com The 13th-annual Doors Open Denver, the premier event showcasing the richness and history of Denver’s built environment and promoting quality design, will take place [...]
HerbFest 2017 logo. Two Weekends of HerbFest – April 21-23, 28-30 (4/13/2017) - The 18th-annual HerbFest returns to Wake Forest, North Carolina for two weekends in April. Come to check out herbs, learn of their uses, and pick up plants for home on April 21, 22 and 23 or April 28, 29, [...]
East RegionalLibrary in Knightdale NC. Photo Source: WakeGOV. April Events at the Knightdale NC Library (4/12/2017) - By Brandy L. Hamilton, East Regional Library Adult, youth, and teen events are coming up at the East Regional Library, located at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale NC. With questions or to register for events, contact the library at 919.217.5305. [...]
Annual clean-up held in Nash/Edgecombe counties. Photo: City of Rocky Mount NC. NC Communities Compete to Keep Land and Rivers Litter Free (4/12/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Saturday, April 22, 2017, will mark the eighth-annual Riverkeeper Cup Cleanup Challenge. The challenge is among a series of cleanup efforts within the Twin Counties — Nash and Edgecombe counties, [...]
Prior year Nashville NC Blooming Festival photo shot on the main drag, W Washington Street. Photo by Frank Whatley. Nashville NC Blooming Festival Volunteers Needed (4/12/2017) - The Nashville Blooming Festival is coming up May 12-13, 2017, in downtown Nashville, North Carolina. As part of planning this 21st-annual event, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help cover certain activities. If you would like [...]
This artist's concept shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system of Kepler-35A and B. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Searching for Planet B? Earth-Sized “Tatooine” Planets Could Be Habitable (4/12/2017) - By Elizabeth Landau, Jet Propulsion Laboratory With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine in “Star Wars” looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as [...]
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