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.

Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. Wilson County NC Library Events for April 2017 (3/24/2017) - By Will Robinson, Wilson County Public Library Wilson County Public library has released a list of upcoming programs offered to the public this April. The library system is online at www1.youseemore.com/wilsoncountypl. Main Library Children’s Early Literacy Programs continue at the [...]
Alligator with golden egg. Source: Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled for Apr. 9 (3/24/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Sunday, April 9, 2017, is the date for the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Dubbed the “largest easter egg hunt in the city,” 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 — March 23-26 (3/22/2017) - 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 [...]
Zachery Rayburn (Peter) standing over Clay Raines (Jerry) in the March 16, 2017, performance at Big Harold's Diner in Wilson NC. Source: Ray Shell, TAIP. Big Harold’s Diner Turns Dinner Theatre with “The Zoo Story” (3/20/2017) - TAIP Lab and Big Harold’s Diner brought Dinner Theatre to Wilson, North Carolina last week, and plan to continue offering this unique local experience for several Thursday evenings to come. The first performance of The Zoo [...]
35 North Carolina Farms on the Piedmont Farm Tour (3/19/2017) - Connect with the Source of Your Food on the 22nd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour By Leah Joyner, carolinafarmstewards.org The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and Weaver Street Market are opening the barn doors on 35 sustainable [...]
Eggs awaiting the hunt. Source: Town of Knightdale, North Carolina. Easter Events and Egg Hunts Offered for Children and Pets in Eastern NC (3/15/2017) - Easter Sunday this year is April 16, 2017. Towns, parks and recreation departments, and community groups are holding egg hunts around Eastern NC starting in late March. While some events are Easter-oriented, others are listed as [...]
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 — March 16-19 (3/14/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
Logo from The Playhouse of Wilson, Wilson NC Auditions in Wilson NC for Musical on March 20-21 (3/11/2017) - By Steve Witchey Playhouse Community Theatre is holding Auditions for “9 to 5, The Musical” on March 20-21, 2017, starting at 6:30pm and running until 9pm. The auditions are scheduled at the Arts Council of Wilson’s Grand [...]
Author Diane Chamberlain. Photo by John Pagliuca. Best Selling Author Diane Chamberlain to Speak at FCAC Fifth Annual Writers Retreat (3/11/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council’s Writer’s Guild will sponsor their fifth annual writers’ day retreat on May 6, 2017. The retreat will be held at Rolling View Community building, a [...]
Earth in Full View. The Apollo 17 crew caught this breathtaking view of our home planet as they were traveling to the moon on Dec. 7, 1972. It's the first time astronauts were able to photograph the South polar ice cap. Nearly the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible, along with the Arabian Peninsula. Source: NASA. Family-friendly Earth Day Events in Eastern North Carolina (3/10/2017) - Each year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated across the world. It is a day devoted to Mother Earth with a focus on environmental issues. Started in the United States in 1970, this is the [...]
Renderings of the proposed stage and memorial plaza. Source: Jonas Silver, PIO, Town of Knightdale NC. Public Supports Plans For Park, Possible Gold Star Memorial (3/8/2017) - By Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale The Town Council Meeting in Knightdale, North Carolina, on Monday night was jam packed with citizens. Most stated they were there for the section of the meeting about the [...]
One of this month's Teen Programs. Source: Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount Library Teen and Adult Events for March 2017 (3/7/2017) - Braswell Memorial Library holds a regular routine of adult, teen, and business events, alongisde special events. See the upcoming programs below for teens and adults. With questions, contact the librarian in charge of those events. [...]
Artist Marti King. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC. FCAC Hosts Afternoon Tea with Artist Marti King (3/7/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Franklin County Arts Council invites the public to Afternoon Tea with Marti King on March 11, 2017, 3-5pm. Versatile and passionate about people and Life, Marti paints and creates with [...]
Source: Wendell Historical Society, Wendell NC. Jake May Opening Day at Wendell Park Honors Local Baseball Legend (3/7/2017) - By Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell “Play Ball!” is music to the ears for the Town of Wendell.  What better way to transition into the spring season than a day of ball at Wendell Park!  [...]
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 — March 9-12 (3/7/2017) - 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 [...]
2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC provided gardening and food-oriented lectures. Source: Kay Whatley. Dig In 2017 Educated Many on Growing Food Everywhere (3/6/2017) - Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) brought together hundreds for their annual, educational Dig In! event. Held March 4, 2017, at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh NC, teachers, child care providers, nonprofit representatives, community advocates [...]
Source: North Carolina Emergency Management, www.readync.org March 5-11 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week (3/5/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Emergency Management officials urge city residents to prepare for severe weather that may occur with little to no warning this spring. March 5-11, 2017, is Severe Weather [...]
One of the assorted cheese products affected by February 2017 recall. Cheese Spread, Slices, and Shreds Recalled for Listeria (3/3/2017) - Since February 1, 2017, multiple cheese recalls cautioned customers on possible Listeria contamination. These included a popular pimento spread, deli sliced cheese, and shredded cheese. As of February 11, multiple brands were affected by this [...]
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 — March 2-5 (3/1/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
FCAC open mic, February 25, 2017. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. Franklin County Arts Council Celebrated Black History Month with Open Mic (2/27/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, FCACarts.org Franklin County Arts Council’s Diversity Team brought singers and poets together for an open mic Saturday afternoon, February 25, 2017. The event celebrated Black History Month with a theme of [...]
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. Wilson County Library Programs for March 2017 (2/27/2017) - By Will Robinson, Wilson County Public Library Wilson County Public library has released a list of upcoming programs offered to the public this March at the Main Library and county Branch libraries. In addition to the [...]
East Wake Academy students taking a break at Kindred Spirits Farm, Zebulon NC. Photo: Kay Whatley East Wake Academy Spends a Morning with Kindred Spirits Farm (2/24/2017) - When East Wake Academy teacher, Jessie Weaver, sought a community service project, a parent referred her to Kindred Spirits Farm. The students needed to provide service, and the horse farm had work to be done. Students [...]
Eastern NC Vendor Opportunities in Spring 2017 (2/24/2017) - Spring is around the corner. Warm days are increasing in Eastern North Carolina. Small businesses, organizations, farms, and handmade goods sellers who are seeking public vendor opportunities have spots opening soon. The list below shows [...]
Nash County Courthouse front, Nashville, North Carolina. Rid Your Home of Papers, old Electronics, and More During Nash County Recycles Day (2/24/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC On Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10am-1pm, area residents have an opportunity to rid their homes of old electronics, unwanted and unused prescription drugs, paper, and more during [...]
Source: Honeybee photo via www.ces.ncsu.edu. Nash County Extension Accepting Beekeeping Essay Contest Entries (2/22/2017) - According to the Nash County Extension Service, this beekeeping essay contest is about to close, with entries due this Friday. Honey bees are hardworking, tirelessly gathering nectar and pollen to share with their hive. They [...]
Teen Unity Summit flyer. Source: Chester B. Williams, ABC2 (edited for header). ABC2 World Changers to Hold First Teen Unity Summit (2/21/2017) - By Chester Williams, A Better Chance A Better Community (ABC2) ABC2 World Changers presents this first-annual Teen Unity Summit to bring together young people to highlight social issues impacting teens today. A focus on building self-awareness, self-esteem, a [...]
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 — February 23-26 (2/21/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
RAFI Come to the Table 2017 Conference. Source: rafiusa.org, Pittsboro, North Carolina. RAFI Come to the Table Conference Offers Food, Faith, and Farm Advocacy (2/21/2017) - The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) 2017 Come to the Table Conference is a biennial gathering of food, faith, and farm advocates focused on relieving hunger and strengthening local, sustainable agriculture in North Carolina. This year’s conference [...]
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