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.

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 [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. HUD Delays Cause Change to Rocky Mount Consolidated Plan Display Period (4/14/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount typically receives a certain amount of funding known as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME program grant funds from the US Department [...]
Knightdale Chamber Members gathered centrally to cut one ceremonial ribbon at the April 2017 Red Ribbon Showcase. Source: Patrice Bayyan. Knightdale NC Chamber Holds Quarterly Red Ribbon Showcase (4/13/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly “Red Ribbon Showcase” —  a group ribbon-cutting ceremony for new “small business” Chamber members. Members and the public were invited to meet these new Chamber [...]
The crowd enjoying a Town of Knightdale outdoor movie screening. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov. Free Movies in NC’s Five County Area (4/13/2017) - Parks and recreation departments, libraries, senior centers, and community facilities host free movie nights several months each year, with some locations offering free movies year-round. Check out the offerings in these Eastern NC towns. Free movies [...]
HerbFest 2017 logo. Two Weekends of HerbFest – April 21-23, 28-30 (4/13/2017) - The 18th-annual HerbFest returns to Wake Forest, North Carolina for two weekends in April. Come to check out herbs, learn of their uses, and pick up plants for home on April 21, 22 and 23 or April 28, 29, [...]
East RegionalLibrary in Knightdale NC. Photo Source: WakeGOV. April Events at the Knightdale NC Library (4/12/2017) - By Brandy L. Hamilton, East Regional Library Adult, youth, and teen events are coming up at the East Regional Library, located at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale NC. With questions or to register for events, contact the library at 919.217.5305. [...]
Annual clean-up held in Nash/Edgecombe counties. Photo: City of Rocky Mount NC. NC Communities Compete to Keep Land and Rivers Litter Free (4/12/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Saturday, April 22, 2017, will mark the eighth-annual Riverkeeper Cup Cleanup Challenge. The challenge is among a series of cleanup efforts within the Twin Counties — Nash and Edgecombe counties, [...]
Prior year Nashville NC Blooming Festival photo shot on the main drag, W Washington Street. Photo by Frank Whatley. Nashville NC Blooming Festival Volunteers Needed (4/12/2017) - The Nashville Blooming Festival is coming up May 12-13, 2017, in downtown Nashville, North Carolina. As part of planning this 21st-annual event, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help cover certain activities. If you would like [...]
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. 13-16 (4/11/2017) - 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 [...]
Palziv North America logo. Plastics Manufacturer to Expand Operations in Franklin County NC (4/11/2017) - Palziv North Amercia will Create 40 Jobs in Louisburg By Ford Porter, nc.gov Palziv North America, an internationally recognized manufacturer of polyethylene foams will add 40 jobs in an expansion to its operations in Louisburg, North [...]
"Moksha" film poster. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council NC. Franklin Flicks, Third Annual Film Festival in Franklinton NC (4/10/2017) - 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), will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, [...]
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County NC's logo. Habitat Wake Gathering Faith Builders to Build Eastern NC Homes (4/7/2017) - Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is preparing to build homes in Zebulon, Wendell, and Knightdale, North Carolina. They are seeking volunteers from the area to help build Habitat for Humanity homes for waiting families. [...]
Source: The Hemp University The Hemp University Offering Educational Event for NC Farmers, Landowners (4/7/2017) - An educational seminar, “Farming Hemp for Profit,” is coming up April 29, 2017, held by The Hemp University at the Hampton Inn & Suite-Raleigh/Crabtree Valley, 3920 Arrow Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina. Topics covered include growing and selling industrial [...]
Writers Retreat Location is Rolling View Community Building. Photo Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. Deadline Approaching for Writers Retreat (4/7/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council The deadline, April 15, 2017, is approaching to register for the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writer’s Guild fifth-annual Writers’ Retreat on May 6, 2017. To request a registration [...]
Knightdale Spring Carnival. Photo Source: Brian Bowman, Town of Knightdale, NC. Knightdale NC 2017 Spring Carnival Open Through Apr. 9 (4/5/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The Spring Carnival is going on now, and will be open through April 9, 2017.  You can’t miss it — the big Ferris Wheel stands out against the sky — but for navigation [...]
Source: Town of Knightdale, NC. Upcoming Knightdale Vendor Opportunities (4/4/2017) - By Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov Currently, the Town of Knightdale, North Carolina, is seeking vendors for The Market @ Knightdale Station Park. The Market opens in May and runs through October. Open the second Saturday of [...]
Litter Art To Be Highlighted at Rocky Mount’s Arts Center (4/4/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Litter art, uniquely crafted from recyclables, is currently on display now through April 30, 2017, in the craft gallery at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center. Litter art demonstrates [...]
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. 6-9 (4/4/2017) - 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 [...]
Tuxedo Cat Ball Couple. Source: Cody Davidson for SAFE Haven for Cats, Raleigh NC. Raise a Glass and Raise Funds at the 2017 Tuxedo Cat Ball on Apr. 7 (4/2/2017) - Join SAFE Haven for Cats for an elegant evening at their fancy-dress fundraiser. Their 13th-annual Tuxedo Cat Ball is April 7, 2017, 7pm-12:30am. Tickets are on sale for this year’s “Frolic in The Garden” at the North [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount NC Notice of Temporary Change to Disinfectant in Water Supply (3/30/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount will temporarily use a different disinfectant in its water supply. The conversion to chlorine will begin Saturday, April 1, 2017, and will last [...]
Seven NC Towns Receive over $6 Million in Water/Sewer Grants (3/29/2017) - By Ken Raber, Envirolink Six North Carolina towns have collectively recently received over $6 million in water and sewer grants from the North Carolina Division of Water Infrastructure Authority.  According to Envirolink, a leading utility [...]
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