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.

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. Chess Superstar to Play Exhibition Matches at Imperial Centre (9/19/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Jude Acers, US World chessmaster and former North Carolina resident, will show off the skill that put him in the record books by playing simultaneous games of chess at [...]
Big crowd for the Raleigh Greek Festival, held September 8-10, 2017, Raleigh NC. Photo: Kay Whatley Things We Did: Raleigh Greek Festival 2017 (9/10/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor On September 8, 2017, my sister, daughter, and I returned to the Raleigh Greek Festival for the second year in a row.  The festival was in its 36th year of bringing [...]
Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, Henderson NC, double feature sign for September 7-10, 2017. Photo: Kay Whatley Movie Review: “It” at the Drive-in (9/10/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The It movie trailer made this 2017 movie look scary. Seeing the film, I thought It was medium-scary. It was so creepy, though, that It made my skin crawl. Seeing it at [...]
Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk to Raise Funds for Tri-Area Ministry (9/10/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The 2017 Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, September 24, 2017, beginning with sign-in at 2pm. Walkers are signing up for the Wake Forest NC walk now via this event page. [...]
NC Communities to Receive $6.2 Million for Parks and Rec (9/7/2017) - On September 7, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper announced $6.2 million in grants to fund local parks and recreation projects through this year’s awards of the state’s Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF). The North Carolina Parks [...]
Source: National Hurricane Center, NOAA NC Waives Motor Vehicle Regulations to Help Farmers Prep for Hurricane Irma (9/7/2017) - By Heather Overton, NCDA&CS PIO On September 7, 2017, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler released the following statement regarding Governor Roy Cooper’s issuance of Executive Orders 20 and 21 in preparation for Hurricane Irma: [...]
Swearing-in ceremony for Fayetteville Police Chief Gina V. Hawkins bySuperior Court Judge Claire Hill in August 2017. Source: Robert B. Butler Fayetteville Police Chief Confronts Fear to Benefit Special Olympics NC (9/6/2017) - By Robert B Butler (www.RBButler.com) and Rachel McQuiston (Special Olympics North Carolina) “Honestly, rappelling 30-stories is a huge fear for me,” said Fayetteville Police Chief Gina V. Hawkins. “I’m doing this for the athletes; I’m doing [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount promotes September as Preparedness Month (9/6/2017) - Residents Urged to Be Aware and Prepare By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed September as North Carolina Preparedness Month, which coincides with National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the US [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Sept 7-10 (9/6/2017) - 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 [...]
Lidl Wilson NC opened Summer 2017. Photo: Kay Whatley Lidl Grocery in Wilson NC: An Interesting Store (9/3/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The German grocery store chain, Lidl, opened stores across North Carolina this year. Once of the stores is located in Wilson NC along Raleigh Road Parkway. The store is designed to [...]
Photo: Frank and Kay Whatley Eastern NC Halloween Attractions and Farm Fun (9/2/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor These attractions and farm activities are ordered by town name. Ticket information and 2017 pricing may be found by following links, which are provided for attractions. Blowing Rock — Ghost Train [...]
The Grey Area News Fall Activities List Fall 2017 Festivals and Halloween Happenings in Eastern NC (9/1/2017) - Fall celebrations are here, and Halloween is coming. Across North Carolina, festivals and seasonal happenings offer a mix of daytime fun and nighttime scares. Eastern NC Fall happenings are listed below, along with applicable websites and [...]
Source: Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount NC Rocky Mount NC Library Offerings for Fall 2017 (8/31/2017) - Braswell Memorial Library, located at 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount NC, offers programs for adults and teens alongside SCORE programs for business. Check out the programs scheduled for Fall 2017. The library is online at braswell-library.libguides.com. Programs for [...]
Elms Festival poster. Source: Town of Elm City Elms Festival Accepting Vendors, Car Show Entries (8/31/2017) - By Dena Owens, Town of Elm City NC Get ready for the annual Elms Festival and Car Show in Elm City, North Carolina. This year, the festival is Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10am-4pm. This family-friendly event [...]
Business Happenings Five-County Area Chamber/Business Events in Sept. 2017 (8/31/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor 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 [...]
Photo from FCAC Writers Retreat. Source: Jackie Dove-Miller Franklin County Arts Council Writer Guild to Hold Fall Retreat (8/30/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council’s Writer’s Guild looks forward to their Fall Writers Day Retreat on November 18, 2017. The retreat will be held at Rolling View Community building, [...]
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 — Aug 31-Sept 3 (8/29/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and [...]
The Embers will perform for the town Bicentennial. Source: Stantonsburg Police Department NC. Town Of Stantonsburg NC Bicentennial Celebration on Sept. 16 (8/28/2017) - The Stantonsburg Bicentennial Festival is scheduled for September 15-16, 2017, starting at 10am, with activities continuing through 5pm. This family-oriented event will be held at the Town Park, located at Macon Avenue and Main Street, in Stantonsburg, North Carolina. [...]
Outdoor music event at Wendell Falls. Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC Wendell Community Events Planned for Autumn and Winter (8/28/2017) - By Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell Our Small Town with Big Charm is a hub of activity with community events from now until the end of 2017! Wendell United Methodist Church’s Community Day (Saturday, September 9, [...]
East RegionalLibrary in Knightdale NC. Photo Source: WakeGOV. East Regional Library September 2017 Programs and Events (8/26/2017) - East Regional Library, located at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale NC, is offering events covering music, arts, archeology, Tai Chi, story times, slime, and more during the month of September. With questions, or to register for an [...]
Source: Edgecombe County Veterans' Military Museum, Tarboro NC. Edgecombe County Veterans’ Military Museum to Hold Yard Sale (8/25/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The Tarboro-based Edgecombe County Veterans’ Military Museum (ECVMM) is holding a yard sale on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7am-noon. Alongside the yard sale tables, there will be a food truck and [...]
Hemp Oil photo source NCDA&CS. NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Meet Aug. 30 (8/25/2017) - The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting via telephone conference call to review and approve research pilot program applications. The meeting is Wednesday, August 30, 2017, starting at 8am. The meeting will [...]
People lined up for food at the 2016 IFMF in Wendell. Photo: Kay Whatley Wendell NC: International Food and Music Festival is Sept. 16 (8/24/2017) - The International Food and Music Festival will be held in Wendell, North Carolina on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11am-5pm. This marks the fifteenth year that Saint Eugene Catholic Church has presented this festival to the [...]
Fireworks black and white from The Grey Area News 2014. Labor Day Weekend 2017 Events (8/24/2017) - By Kay Whatley On Monday, September 4, 2017, Labor Day is celebrated across the United States. Across North Carolina, a variety of events offer a three-day weekend of fun. Events are listed by location, starting with [...]
Source: LS Tractor USA, Battleboro NC. LS Tractor USA Expands in Nash County and Hiring (8/23/2017) - Company will Invest $11.9 Million to Support New Production Lines; 31 New Jobs Created Agriculture equipment distributor LS Tractor USA will expand operations in Nash County, creating 31 jobs over five years. The company will [...]
Yoga in the gallery. Source: Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. Arts Center Galleries Serve as Location for Rocky Mount’s Fitness Programs (8/23/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two after-hours programs that focus on fitness. Pilates and Yoga are now being held in the Imperial Centre’s Maria [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — August 24-27 (8/23/2017) - 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 [...]
Scene from 2016 AKC RDO Day in Raleigh. Photo: Susan Judge via AKC. AKC Holding Responsible Dog Ownership Day on Sept. 9 (8/23/2017) - Family-Friendly Educational Event Returns for 15th Year The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) invites you to celebrate the human-canine bond at the 15th annual flagship AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day in Raleigh this September. Owning a dog has endless [...]
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