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.

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 24-28 (5/22/2017) - 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. “The Zoo Story” Returns to Wilson NC Area for Two Nights (5/22/2017) - By Janet Conner-Knox and Ray Shell Can you imagine eating at your favorite restaurant and being just inches away from actors on stage performing? People are raving about it. Travis Patterson, who attended the The Zoo Story production at [...]
Audience taking their seats for "Homeplace Under Fire" screening, Griffith Film Theatre, Duke University, Durham NC. Photo: Kay Whatley. “Homeplace Under Fire” Showcases Farm Advocates (5/19/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Driving to the Bryan Center at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, yesterday for the film screening of Homeplace Under Fire, I passed farms along the way. An “Eggs for Sale” sign caught my eye, [...]
Source: NC Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Raleigh NC. NC Farmers Should Prepare for Hurricane Season (5/17/2017) - By Brian Long, NCDA&CS Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s annual plea for farmers to prepare for hurricane season is especially poignant this year, considering many are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. “Hurricane Matthew is a painfully [...]
Miriam Espinosa (middle), environmental leader with Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant and KAB Advisory Board member, accepted the Sponsor of the Year Award on the company’s behalf. Pictured (l-r) Cornelia McGee, Espinosa and James Alston, KAB Advisory Board chairman. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC. Volunteers Recognized for Working to Make the Twin Counties Litter-Free (5/17/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Keep America Beautiful (KAB) of Nash and Edgecombe counties recently hosted an awards ceremony recognizing various community groups for their outstanding efforts in meeting the organization’s mission-keeping 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 — May 17-21 (5/16/2017) - 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 [...]
US Navy's Blue Angels. Source: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base PR. Top Air Show Returns to Seymour Johnson AFB May 20-21 (5/15/2017) - By Robert B Butler, www.RBButler.com, for 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the 4th Fighter Wing and military aviation in North Carolina, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will open its gates to [...]
Source: Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC. Franklin County Arts Council to Celebrate Salvador Dali’s Birthday at Spring Gala (5/12/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council will be celebrating Salvador Dali’s birthday at their first Spring Gala to be held on May 20, 2017, 6-9pm, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. [...]
Fire trucks at Knightdale Station. Source: Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale NC. Knightdale Fire Department Receives New Fire Rating After Inspection (5/12/2017) - By Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale PIO North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey announced today that the Knightdale Fire District completed its routine inspection and received a Municipal Rating of three, [...]
Louisburg NC gallery in-process. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council. Louisburg NC Gallery Opening is May 19 (5/11/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Folks downtown in Louisburg, North Carolina, have probably noticed some activity going on at 111 N Main Street as Franklin County Arts Council prepares the space for the [...]
FCAC Photo from 2016 Juneteenth Celebration. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. 2017 Juneteenth Celebrations Planned Across North Carolina (5/10/2017) - Across the state, Juneteenth commemorative events are being planned. Community gatherings include music, speakers, vendors, food, and family activities. Juneteenth, a combination of June and nineteenth, commemorates June 19, 1865, when news of the abolition [...]
East RegionalLibrary in Knightdale NC. Photo Source: WakeGOV. May Programs and Services at Knightdale NC Library (5/10/2017) - By Brandy L. Hamilton, East Regional Library For May, East Regional Library offers services and age-appropriate programs. Get job assistance or attend an event at the East Regional Library, part of the Wake County Public Libraries system, is [...]
Where Seldom is Heard book cover. Source: RJ McCarthy. Henderson NC Author Releases a Fourth Book (5/2/2017) - North Carolina-based author RJ McCarthy has just released a new crime novel, Where Seldom is Heard, a fourth for the writer. Departing from his previous novels in his Tony Quarry/ Carolina Mystery series, Where Seldom [...]
Alan Silver. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount Police Department to Commemorate Fallen Officer (5/2/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Ten years ago, the Rocky Mount Police Department (RMPD) lost one of its own. On May 2, 2007, Officer Alan C. Silver, 23, succumbed to injuries sustained [...]
Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Business Expo logo. Knightdale Chamber’s Business Expo is June 15 (5/1/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Business Expo, offering area businesses a chance to showcase and promote their products and services. Connect with other local businesses and the public [...]
Award winners: Rebecca Bradely, [far right] USA rep for producer Pierre Gaffie JD Mayo, [3rd from left] Rodney T. Moore [4th from left], Gauri Singh [ 6th from left] Pamela Andrejev, FCAC coordinator [7th from left] and the cast and crew of movie Our War and holding their awards. Film Fest a Success (5/1/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council The Franklin County Third Annual Film Festival, sponsored by Franklin County Arts Council and Franklin County North Carolina International Film Festival (NCISAFF) was another hit with a full house [...]
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 3-7 (5/1/2017) - 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 [...]
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. Wilson County May Library Programs Include Movie, Job Lab & More (5/1/2017) - By Will Robinson, Wilson County (NC) Public Library Wilson County Public library announces upcoming public programs this May at the Main Library, 249 Nash Street W, Wilson, North Carolina. Unless otherwise noted, all programs May are in the [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount Police Department to Hold Meeting on “National Night Out” Interest (4/27/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount On Thursday, May 4, 2017, starting at 6pm, the Rocky Mount Police Department will hold an interest meeting for those who would like to host a “National Night [...]
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 — Apr. 27-30 (4/27/2017) - 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 [...]
Tar River to Crest Tonight: Rocky Mount Expects Localized Flooding (4/25/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Conditions in the city of Rocky Mount and throughout the Twin Counties have worsened due to heavy rains over the past three days. Locally heavy rains and rain [...]
Las Ecuatorianas by Aaron Vick. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC, Franklinton NC. Franklin County Arts Cinco de Mayo Celebration is May 5 (4/25/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 4pm until 7pm, at the UpFront Gallery in downtown Franklinton NC, with an arts exhibit [...]
The Mountaintop poster. Source: Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount NC. Play Depicting King’s Last Night to Open at Booker T. Theater (4/24/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount In American history, many days are regarded as pivotal, and there are very few more important than April 3, 1968, the night the Civil Rights Movement lost its [...]
Author Micheal Nelson. Source: Donna Campbell Smith. Building Worlds with Sci-fi Writer Micheal Nelson (4/23/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith Micheal Lee Nelson lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina with his fiancée, a pair of sugar gliders, a pair of convertible cars and their matching car payments. By the way, Mich-e-a-l [...]
City of Rocky Mount NC 2017 Juneteenth logo. Rocky Mount Ramping Up for Summer Events (4/21/2017) - The City of Rocky Mount keeps summers busy, with free concerts, movies, and special events — and not just on weekends. Check out some of the planned events. This is a special year for 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 — Apr. 20-23 (4/19/2017) - 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 [...]
Bailey NC Water Tower. Photo Source: Bailey Chamber of Commerce Facebook photo. Bailey NC Chamber Holding Flea, Craft Fair on Apr. 22 (4/18/2017) - It’s that time again! The Bailey Chamber of Commerce’s outdoor shopping experience is coming up this weekend. The annual Flea Market and Craft Fair is Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8am-2pm. Head to 6488 Main Street, in Bailey NC, [...]
Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina. Something for Everyone at Wendell NC 2017 Events (4/17/2017) - By Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell For more information on these upcoming community events and other happenings, visit the town website at www.townofwendell.com. Public Safety Day 2017 Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 10am-2pm Held in [...]
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