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Easter Egg Hunts and Events 2018 in Eastern NC (3/21/2018) - Area events planned around Eastern are listed below. For most of the hunts, parents are cautioned to let their children hunt on their own — without adult help in finding eggs. Some locations may allow [...] Tarboro NC Museum Statement on Relocation (3/20/2018) - On March 20, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Edgecombe County Veterans’ Military Museum (E.C.V.M.M.) issued this statement regarding the move from the museum’s Tarboro, North Carolina building. Concerning E.C.V.M.M. and Moving Forward Please let [...] Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Mar. 22-25, 2018 (3/19/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains-Five County area of Eastern NC). While most listed events are free [...] The Faithful Are Organizing Climate Action Events (3/19/2018) - Faith Climate Action Week, being celebrated from April 14- 22, 2018 as part of international Earth Day, is a US faith movement focused on finding solutions to climate change. Each year, faith communities around the country hold [...] April is NC Beer Month (3/19/2018) - North Carolina Is Gaining Recognition as The “State of Southern Beer” North Carolina breweries and destinations that love beer will roll out the barrels and the red carpet in April for the sixth-annual NC Beer Month, a [...] Keep America Beautiful Recognizes Local Organizations (3/19/2018) - Keep America Beautiful (KAB) of Nash and Edgecombe counties continually strives to educate and encourage citizens and groups to assist with cleanup efforts in Rocky Mount and the surrounding area. In recognition of those efforts, [...] Registration Is Open for Down East Senior Games (3/18/2018) - The 35th-annual Down East Senior Games (DESG) are scheduled for April 30-May 22, 2018. Anyone 50 years of age or older and living in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson counties, are invited to participate [...] The Strange-ness: “Just ask Alexa!” to Mow The Lawn (3/15/2018) - Husqvarna robotic mowers will be compatible with the cloud-based voice service Alexa On March 15, 2018, at a press event in Aycliffe, United Kingdom, Husqvarna demonstrated the functions of “Just ask Alexa” and future Amazon Alexa [...] Zoohackathon 2018 Dates Announced (3/15/2018) - “Coding to End Wildlife Trafficking” The Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) in partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will host the third annual global [...] NASA Honors Legacy of Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (3/14/2018) - On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the following statement was released by acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of visionary physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking died at his Cambridge, England home early Wednesday morning. “Today, the [...] Spring Benefit for The Rhine Features John Alexander, PhD (3/14/2018) - Funds Raised Support Durham-based Parapsychology Research The Rhine Research Center “Spring Benefit” on March 24, 2018 features a special presentation by John B. Alexander, PhD. Doors open at 7pm, with the benefit running until 10pm. Join [...] NC Labor and The H-2B Temporary Visa Drawings (3/14/2018) - On February 21, 2018, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began receiving H-2B cap-subject petitions for the second half of fiscal year 2018. During the first five business days USCIS received approximately 2,700 H-2B cap-subject [...] Indigo Moon Film Festival Accepting Film Submissions (3/13/2018) - Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF) is now accepting film submissions for its 2018 Season. This year’s festival will run October 12-14, 2018 in Historic Downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina. Indigo Moon accepts film submissions in these [...] Knightdale 2018 Spring Carnival Begins on Mar. 29 (3/13/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor It’s carnival time again in Knightdale, North Carolina! The Knightdale Police Department (KPD) Spring Carnival will run from Thursday, March 29, 2018 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. Carnival hours this year, weather permitting, are: [...] Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Mar. 15-18, 2018 (3/12/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains-Five County area of Eastern NC). While most listed events are free [...] US UFO Sightings by US State: February 2018 (3/12/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Across the United States each year, thousands of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings are reported. UFO reports cover close encounters of various types, range from blinking lights in the sky to [...]