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.

Business Happenings Eastern NC Business/Networking Events & Workshops Dec. 2017 (11/22/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training or networking opportunities. Events take place around the five-county area — Franklin, Nash, Johnston, [...]
Scene from a Zebulon NC parade, December 2013. Photo: Frank Whatley Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Holiday Events 2017 (11/21/2017) - **Updated November 21, 2017** By Kay Whatley, Editor Get ready for a plethora of Christmas and holiday season events in Eastern North Carolina. Parades and tree-lighting ceremonies, holiday happenings, and vendor markets are all in the [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Nov 23-26 (11/20/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and Coastal events [...]
Hurricane flooding. Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety. NC Gov. Announces More Home Repair Funds Coming for Hurricane Matthew Survivors (11/20/2017) - North Carolinians Urged to Sign Up for Appointments Starting November 21, Visit Application Centers Beginning November 30 Hurricane Matthew survivors whose homes were damaged by the storm can apply for additional financial help starting later [...]
“November to Remember” Show Draws Vehicle Enthusiasts to Bunn NC (11/19/2017) - The November to Remember Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show took over The Montclair Complex in Bunn, North Carolina on November 18, 2017. Over 100 vehicles were entered in the show, ranging from old school to late models. Entries came [...]
The Holiday Market at Zebulon Community Center featured local vendors, farm produce, and Santa too. Photo: Kay Whatley Zebulon Holiday Market Gave Gift Shoppers A Good Start (11/18/2017) - The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market hosted a special “Holiday Market” event at the community center in Zebulon, North Carolina on November 18, 2017. Farmers market vendors, local artisans, and homemade/handmade product sellers took over the [...]
Ribbon cutting at Knightdale Chamber's Red Ribbon Showcase on November 16, 2017. Photo: Nadia Ethier New Knightdale Area Businesses Recognized at Chamber Event (11/17/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly ribbon-cutting ceremony for small businesses at Knightdale Station Park on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Showcase is held each quarter by the Knightdale Chamber of [...]
DreamFest 2018, Wilson, North Carolina. Source: Upper Coastal Plain Business Development Center‎ Apply to DreamFest 2018 for Opportunity to Attain A Business Dream (11/17/2017) - DreamFest 2018 is A “Shark Tank-like live event”. Whether you decide to compete in the business plan competition and oral presentation to a panel of judges, or just attend in support of your favorite local small business start-up [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount NC Police Chief to Retire (11/14/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore announced his retirement in a letter to City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. Moore started with the Rocky Mount Police Department January 2, 2012. His [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Nov 16-19 (11/14/2017) - 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). Piedmont and [...]
Source: Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, NC Knightdale Chamber Announces Small Businesses at Nov. 16 “Red Ribbon Showcase” (11/12/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly “Red Ribbon Showcase” — a group ribbon-cutting ceremony for new “small business” Chamber members. Members and the public are invited to come out to the Showcase [...]
State Farmers Market, Raleigh, North Carolina logo State Farmers Market in Raleigh to Host Seasonal Events (11/10/2017) - By Monica Wood, State Farmers Market The State Farmers Market has a variety of special events planned for shoppers this holiday season. Activities kick off with the annual Fall Craft Fair, November 10-12, 2017. “A [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount Spotlights Community Development Nov. 13-16 (11/8/2017) - City to Showcase Housing Enhancements and Initiate New Revitalization Planning with Week of Activities By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount There are several community development activities taking place in Rocky Mount, North Carolina the [...]
Exterior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC. Photo: Kay Whatley East Regional Library Closing for Renovations (11/8/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Spread the word about the upcoming renovations at the Knightdale, North Carolina Library. East Regional Library closes on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 5pm, for refurbishing. The library is expected to re-open [...]
Cats and Dogs. Credit: Frank and Kay Whatley, Nadia Ethier Rabies Vaccination Clinics in Rocky Mount, Louisburg NC on Nov. 11 (11/8/2017) - On Saturday, November 11, 2017, pet owners will have access to low-cost rabies shots for their pets at two eastern North Carolina locations: Rocky Mount and Louisburg. Can’t make it this weekend?  There will be [...]
Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina. Wendell NC’s Autumn and Winter Community Events (11/7/2017) - By Sherry Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC Upcoming community and business events in Wendell, North Carolina, are listed below. For more information on town events, visit www.townofwendell.com. Local Government Federal Credit Union Shred Event Date and [...]
MLK Jr. Commission grant application 2017. Source: State of North Carolina State of NC Accepting Applications for Martin Luther King, Jr. Grants (11/7/2017) - Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 NC Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Grants. Jacquie Jeffers, State of North Carolina Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissioner for Region 4, is encouraging organizations to apply for funding to [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount Offers Household Items Disposal on Nov. 11 (11/6/2017) - By Robin Cox, City of Rocky Mount On Saturday, November 11, 2017, in conjunction with thousands of events across the country, Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe counties will host a recycling event for [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Nov 9-12 (11/6/2017) - 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). Piedmont and [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Nov 2-5 (11/1/2017) - 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). Piedmont and [...]
November to Remember Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show is November 18, 2017, in Bunn NC. November to Remember Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show is Nov. 18 (10/30/2017) - By Kay Whatley Vehicles will be converging on Bunn, North Carolina for the November to Remember Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The show vehicles, vendors, and more will be spread across the Montclair [...]
The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. It is located on the former sites of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old city library. Source: imperialcentre.org. Upcoming Arts and Community Events at Rocky Mount’s Imperial Centre (10/29/2017) - By Tracy Grosner, Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences a series of community events, workshops, and arts classes coming up, both free and low cost. Unless otherwise noted, these [...]
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Grand Opening postcard. Source: Wilson Downtown Development Corporation, Wilson, North Carolina Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Ribbon Cutting is Nov. 2, NC Whirligig Festival Follows on Nov. 4-5 (10/27/2017) - The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park its Grand Opening is Thursday, November 2, 2017, 4-10pm. This City of Wilson, North Carolina event includes a ribbon cutting, speeches, and activities for all. Arrive in-advance of 4pm, with enough time [...]
Zebulon United Methodist Church in Zebulon NC. Photo Source: ZebulonUMC Facebook. Zebulon UMC Holding Coat Drive, Community Giveaway (10/27/2017) - Donate Your Gently Used Coats and More By Cindy Privette, Zebulon United Methodist Church If you have coats that your children have outgrown or that you no longer wear, why not donate them to help [...]
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. Wilson NC Area Library Events for Nov. 2017 (10/25/2017) - By Will Robinson, Wilson County Public Library Wilson County Public library offers public programs throughout November at the Main Library, 249 Nash Street West Wilson, North Carolina. In addition to Main Library programs listed, branch library and [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. First Friday Returns in November with More Activities, Additional Location (10/25/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC First Friday returns Friday, November 3, 2017, 6-9pm. This year, the First Friday event includes an additional location for activities coordinated by the Twin Counties Young Professionals. [...]
Hurricane flooding. Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety. $15 Million Program Available to Help Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Matthew (10/25/2017) - Small Businesses Can Now Apply for Additional Disaster Recovery Assistance Small businesses affected by Hurricane Matthew should apply now for $15 million in financing from the North Carolina Department of Commerce and nonprofit lenders, Governor [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Oct 26-29 (10/25/2017) - 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). Piedmont and [...]