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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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 — 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 [...] 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, [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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: 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 [...] 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, [...] 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. [...] 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, [...] 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 [...]