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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 [...] “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 [...] “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, [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 — 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 [...] 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 [...] “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 [...] 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 [...] 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, [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 — 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 [...] 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 [...]