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.

Photo: Jasmine Braswell Local Talent Showcased at the Share the Dream Talent Show (1/15/2018) - By Jacquie Jeffers, State Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissioner  The 10th-annual Share the Dream Talent Show was held on January 13, 2018, with local artists and performers sharing their talents with the crowd at the [...]
Artist Clina Polloni, originally from Chile, is based in North Carolina. Source: Donna Campbell Smith NC Local Artist Spotlight: Clina Polloni (1/15/2018) - By Donna Campbell Smith Clina Polloni is a contemporary artist born and raised in Chile. Her colorful oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals and nature, expressing her art through the canvas [...]
Wilson Reads 2018 is a Wilson County (NC) Public Library program. Library Kickoff for 2018 “Wilson Reads” is Jan. 20 (1/15/2018) - By Genevieve Baillie, Wilson County Wilson Reads 2018: Hidden Figures is scheduled to begin on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Wilson County Public Library with an author visit and activities.  Additional events are planned through the [...]
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 — Jan. 18-21, 2018 (1/14/2018) - 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 happenings, [...]
Economic Forum and Forecast slide highlighting Knightdale NC population increase. Source: Patrice Bayyan, Knightdale Chamber Economic Forecast Breakfast Highlights Positive Impact of Knightdale’s Continued Growth (1/11/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor On January 10, 2018, the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce held its annual Economic Forum & Forecast Breakfast presented by PSNC Energy at Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, North Carolina. Speakers provided an [...]
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. January Wilson NC Library Programs Announced (1/10/2018) - Wilson County Public Library has a variety of upcoming programs offered to the public this January at the Main Library and Branches. For children, early literacy programs will continue at the Main Library every Wednesday [...]
Cooking On An Open Fire At The Tar River, NC by Clina Polloni. Source: FCAC Franklin County Arts Council Announces Artist of the Year (1/10/2018) - By Dawn Herrin The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) has selected their Artist of the Year: Clina Polloni. Clina Polloni is a contemporary artist born in Chili. Her colorful oil paintings are inspired by her love [...]
TreeFest 2018 Trees and Grasses List. Source: New Hanover County, North Carolina Wilmington NC: TreeFest Offer Tree Seedlings And Native Grasses (1/10/2018) - TreeFest, an annual distribution of tree seedlings, will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 and Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10am-5pm, or until trees run out. TreeFest will be inside Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Drive, Wilmington NC, [...]
Franklin County Arts Council Up Front Gallery is in Franklinton NC. Writers-Photographers 2018 Kick-off Meeting is Jan. 8 (1/7/2018) - The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) hosts a Writer’s Guild and a Photography Guild, providing local authors and artists with regular meetings, networking, and opportunities to collaborate. On Monday, January 8, 2018, starting at 7pm, [...]
Spring 2018 Film Festivals in Eastern NC Join The Audience Or Submit A Film for Spring 2018 Film Festivals (1/6/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Film festivals planned for 2018 in Eastern North Carolina are listed below. Dates and locations are included for those who wish to attend and be part of the audience. For festivals [...]
Night to Shine logo. Source: The Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine Events Planned Across North Carolina, Nation (1/5/2018) - Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. The event will take place simultaneously at locations around the world on February [...]
Business Happenings 2018 Eastern NC Business Events in Jan. 2018 (1/4/2018) - **Due to the snow received in Eastern NC January 3-4, 2018, note that events immediately following may be canceled. Check with organizers directly regarding weather issues.** By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business [...]
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 — Jan. 4-7, 2018 (1/4/2018) - 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 happenings, [...]
Martin Luther King Jr NYWTS by Dick DeMarsico, World Telegram staff photographer, Library of Congress, New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Source: Wikipedia.org. MLK Jr. Day of Service Opportunities and Events (1/2/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Start the new year helping your community and neighbors. Volunteer for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 15, 2018. Some North Carolina opportunities are listed below, [...]
Wendell Community Center. Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina Wendell NC Free Family Movie on Jan. 13, 2018 (12/30/2017) - Resolving to spend more time with your loved ones in 2018? Want to get out and do more? Looking for an inexpensive night out with the kids? The Town of Wendell’s free Family Movie Night [...]
Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount NC holds programs for all ages. Source: Braswell Facebook page. Braswell Library Offerings for Jan. 2018 (12/29/2017) - Programs for all ages are planned at Braswell Memorial Library, located at 727 N Grace Street, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina for January. The library is online at braswell-library.libguides.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BraswellMemorialLibrary. Adult Programs Adult programming [...]
Dinosaur Revolution exhibit opens January 24, 2018. Source: Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount NC A-MAZE-ing Dinosaurs Coming to The Children’s Museum and Science Center (12/29/2017) - By Robin Cox, City of Rocky Mount The Children’s Museum and Science Center will be closed January 1-23, 2018 to prepare for a new exhibit. Beginning January 24, 2018, it will re-open with the “Dinosaur [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Dec. 30-31 (12/28/2017) - 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). While most listed events are free happenings, [...]
Source: Jacquie Jeffers, NC Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissioner 2018 Share the Dream Talent Show is Jan. 13 (12/27/2017) - On Saturday, January 13, 2018, the Share the Dream Talent Show returns for another year. The show begins at 6pm at the Greenfield School, 3351 NC Hwy 42 W, Wilson, North Carolina. A wide range [...]
Wilson Reads 2018 is a Wilson County (NC) Public Library program. Wilson County Public Library invites everyone to read “Hidden Figures” (12/22/2017) - By Molly Westmoreland, Director, Wilson County Public Library Wilson Reads 2018 invites the whole community to read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and participate in discussions and programs that focus on themes found in the book. [...]
Donated Christmas trees used to create fish habitat. Photo: courtesy photo, US Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Post-Christmas 2017 Tree Recycling in Eastern NC (12/22/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Announcements from Eastern North Carolina counties, cities, and towns regarding where your “used” Christmas trees will be accepted. Listed locations are in the five-county area and beyond. In addition to landfill, [...]
Source: The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount, North Carolina Social Media Scam Impacts Rocky Mount’s Imperial Centre (12/21/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina recently noticed a Facebook Event page impersonating the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences and promoting the center’s upcoming play, [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored holiday Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Dec. 22-23 (12/21/2017) - 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). While most listed events are free happenings, [...]
Welcome to the mainland, young American. Photo: Kay Whatley Saint Croix Canines’ Long Journey Continues at SPCA Wake (12/20/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor A nondescript building on highway 70 in Garner NC, just past Agri-Supply, houses the SPCA of Wake County’s holding center, where animals come to be prepared for adoption. On Tuesday, December [...]
Triangle Tyre to Bring 800 New Jobs to Edgecombe County NC (12/19/2017) - Largest Ever Manufacturing Investment in Rural North Carolina Chinese tire manufacturing company Triangle Tyre has selected Edgecombe County, North Carolina as the location for its first manufacturing facility in the United States, Governor Roy Cooper announced [...]
Source: Conduent Conduent Chooses Raleigh for New Hub (12/18/2017) - “The Triangle” in North Carolina is home to one of the largest technology research and development parks in the world, and it’s about to get even bigger. Conduent Incorporated, the “world’s largest provider of diversified business [...]
Pet photos with Santa at Franklin County Animal Shelter on December 16, 2017. Santa Photos with Pets Event is Dec. 16 (12/14/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Round up your pet(s) and head to the Franklin County, North Carolina animal control shelter and take photos of your dogs and cats with Santa Claus. The shelter address is 351 [...]
Scene from a Zebulon NC parade, December 2013. Photo: Frank Whatley Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Holiday Events 2017 (12/14/2017) - **Updated** 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 works. Some are [...]