Eastern NC News

Local news for Eastern North Carolina including Bailey, Bunn, Goldsboro, Kenly, Knightdale, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Rolesville, Nashville, Sims, Spring Hope, Tarboro, Wendell, Wilson, Zebulon and surrounding towns.

Vintage Fan Fair is November 10-11, 2017, in Raleigh NC. Vintage Event to Create Nostalgic Experience at NC State Fairgrounds (6/28/2017) - Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted By Lisa Kamin, The Vintage Lifestyle Experience. LLC The first-annual retro event, Vintage Fan Fair, will be held November 10-11, 2017 (Veterans Day holiday) indoors at the Holshauser Building at the NC [...]
Author Erin Knightley and Poet Valerie Macon will Judge the 2017 FCAC Writers' Guild writing contest. Award Winning Judges for FCAC Writers’ Guild  Writing Contest (6/28/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council Writers’ Guild is sponsoring its third annual FCAC Writers’ Guild Carolina Prize in Writing contest.  It is open to previously unpublished (This includes [...]
Business Events Coming Up in Eastern NC’s Five County Area (6/27/2017) - Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training and networking. Note that regular Chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads groups, are not included. Check with, or [...]
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 — June 28-July 2 (6/26/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Piedmont and Coastal events are sometimes on this weekly list. Contact information [...]
July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina, when everyone of all ages, can fish in all public waters without paying for a fishing license. Source: Take Me Fishing. No NC Fishing License Needed to Fish on July 4th (6/23/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina where everyone — residents and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body of water from 12:01am to 11:59pm, without [...]
Source: Runner1616 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons. Fall 2017 NC Film Festivals Accepting Submissions (6/22/2017) - Filmmakers looking for opportunities to show their film may be interested in submitting entries for these upcoming North Carolina film festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included below. Check out the guidelines to see what categories [...]
Stormberg Food, based in Africa, produces multiple brands, including snacks for humans, and treats for pets. Snack Foods Company Will Create 60 Jobs in Wayne County (6/22/2017) - Stormberg Foods will Invest $2.48 Million to Start Protein Snack Production Facility By Ford Porter, office of the Governor NC Stormberg Foods, LLC., a producer of meat protein snacks, will locate its first United States [...]
Shooting Stars Film Camp by GroundSwell Pictures, Fayetteville NC. NC Film-oriented Nonprofit Receives Cumberland Community Foundation Grant (6/21/2017) - The Cumberland Community Foundation has awarded a “Summertime Kids” program grant to GroundSwell Pictures of Fayetteville, North Carolina, in support of GroundSwell’s Shooting Stars Film Camp. Shooting Stars Film Camp is a one week camp [...]
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 — June 21-25 (6/20/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Piedmont and Coastal events are sometimes on this weekly list. Contact information [...]
Barnes Tractor donated for NCSU farm. Source: Kiersten Cooley, Flint Group. Family-owned Business Donates Massey Ferguson Tractor to NCSU’s Research Farms (6/19/2017) - Barnes Equipment and Massey Ferguson Improving Agricultural Research Opportunities for North Carolina State University Students By Ashley Barnes, Barnes Equipment Barnes Equipment, a family-owned and operated business based in Sims, North Carolina, has teamed up [...]
2017 World’s Largest Truck Convoy, a unique one-day celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. Source: www.NCPressRelease.org. Over the Edge and World’s Largest Truck Convoy Coming Up for Special Olympics NC (6/19/2017) - By Rachel McQuiston (Special Olympics North Carolina) with Robert B Butler (NCPressRelease.org) With the conclusion of 2017’s inspiring and record-breaking Summer Games, Special Olympics North Carolina turns its attention to two of their largest fundraisers of [...]
FCAC Photo from 2016 Juneteenth Celebration. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. UPDATE: 2017 Juneteenth Celebrations Planned Across North Carolina (6/17/2017) - **UPDATE: Announcement affecting ONE event as noted.** ___ Originally published May 10, 2017; updated June 17, 2017 Across the state, Juneteenth commemorative events are being planned. Community gatherings include music, speakers, vendors, food, and family [...]
Kimberly Charlene photo by TLC Entertainment. UPDATE: Franklin County NC Juneteenth Celebration in the Park June 17 – CANCELED (6/17/2017) - **According to the Franklin County Arts Council, today’s Juneteenth Celebration is canceled due to flooding in the park (Louisburg NC).** ________________________________________ Original May 29, 2017 article included below. ________________________________________   By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County [...]
Summer Night Lights 2017. Source: City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Rocky Mount’s “Summer Night Lights” Series Starts June 16 (6/14/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will present its free, block party style program for a sixth year. The annual event kicks off this Friday, June [...]
Fireworks black and white from The Grey Area News 2014. Independence Day Events in Eastern North Carolina (6/14/2017) - Eastern North Carolina towns offer various events for celebrating Independence Day, July 4, 2017.  Some events are in the Five County Area east of Raleigh, while others are Coastal, and a very few in our [...]
"Eco Printing and Journaling with Nature" workshop offered July 22, 2017. Art and Writing Day Retreat Offered for Adults (6/13/2017) - Dawn Lancaster and Donna Campbell Smith have teamed up to offer two great workshops in one: Eco Printing and Journaling with Nature. The day-long retreat for ages 16 and up will be held Saturday, July 22, [...]
Rocky Mount NC holds its Junior Police Academy each year. Rocky Mount Police Department Offers Junior Police Academy (6/12/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC The Rocky Mount Police Department will sponsor its 17th annual Junior Police Academy for youth ages 13 to 18 who are interested in learning more about law [...]
Entry gate at The Black Sheep Asylum, Middlesex, North Carolina. Photo: Kay Whatley. Middlesex NC Nonprofit, The Black Sheep Asylum, Plans Fundraiser (6/12/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The Black Sheep Asylum in Middlesex, North Carolina takes in animals with nowhere to go. The nonprofit provides services to humans through animal therapy. The asylum provides a safe place for [...]
Writers Retreat Location is Rolling View Community Building. Photo Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. New Fall Date for FCAC Writers Guild Writers Retreat (6/12/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writers Guild is happy to announce their Writer’s Retreat has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9am until 5pm, at Rolling [...]
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 — June 14-18 (6/12/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Piedmont and Coastal events are sometimes on this weekly list. Contact information [...]
May 2017 photos by Jerome De Perlingi, artistic director of Eyes on Main Street, Wilson NC. A Little Bit of History: Anderson Apartments in Wilson NC (6/8/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor A hop, skip, and a jump from Wilson NC’s Barton College and close to the Western Sizzlin’ you’ll find 503 Vance Street, a row of colonial townhouses called the Anderson Apartments. The apartments and [...]
Roots of Wisdom exhibit is open at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount NC. Museum’s Latest Exhibit Shows How Native Knowledge Impacts Our Lives (6/7/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Overcoming environmental and cultural challenges can create unexpected partnerships that result in extraordinary outcomes. In the Children’s Museum and Science Center’s latest exhibit, “Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. City of Rocky Mount NC Offers Housing Assistance Programs (6/2/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount is now providing assistance to homeowners for improvement of their residential properties. Residents are now eligible to receive assistance through the city’s Urgent Repair, [...]
Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount NC holds programs for all ages. Source: Braswell Facebook page. Braswell Memorial Library June Programs, Summer Reading (6/2/2017) - Adult Programs By LaKesha W. Joyner, Adult Programming Librarian @ Braswell Braswell Memorial Library’s adult programs include reading, social networking, crafts, and much more. For information or registration (when required) for adult programs, call Kesha Joyner at 252.442.1951 [...]
Source: Joetta L. Pittman, Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount NC. Free Business/Nonprofit Workshops in Rocky Mount NC (6/2/2017) - By Joetta L. Pittman, SCORE Library Liaison, Braswell Memorial Library Brought to you by SCORE and Braswell Memorial Library, the monthly “1st Tuesdays for Business & Non-Profits Workshops” business programs are held at the in the second floor [...]
Source: Twin Counties Young Professionals. Twin Counties Group Offers Free Slate of 8 Business Seminars (5/30/2017) - A series of lunch and learns organized by the Twin Counties Young Professionals group provides information, networking, and lunch too. The Slate of Eight seminar series is held every second Friday, until December. The next seminar is Boost Your [...]
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 31-June 4 (5/29/2017) - 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 [...]
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, ncindhemp.org. NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Host Public Online Meeting on May 30 (5/25/2017) - By Sandy Stewart, NCDA&CS Research Stations Division The Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting via telephone conference call/webinar to review and approve research pilot program applications. This online meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May [...]
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