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Art of Murder play poster. Source: The Barn Dinner Theatre, Greensboro NC. A Murderous Comedy Plays Central NC (4/25/2017) - Broadway’s Joe DiPietro’s “Art Of Murder” Lands Center Stage at The Barn By Nate Alston, Spring has sprung at the country’s longest running dinner theatre and with it comes a suspenseful nail-biter! The Barn Dinner [...]
North Carolinians Urged to Be Careful of Flooding (4/25/2017) - Major Flooding, Evacuations Possible in Tarboro, Windsor, Greenville as Rivers Crest By Ford Porter, Following unusually heavy rains across the state, the Governor is urging North Carolinians to watch for flooding in low-lying areas, avoid [...]
Annabel Anderson – 5-time winner of the Carolina Cup Graveyard Race. Credit: Samantha Black. Top Ten Results Released for 2017 Carolina Cup (4/25/2017) - Annabel Anderson of New Zealand Earns 5th Carolina Cup, Titouan Puyo of France Repeats in Men’s Division By Mark Schmidt (Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club) and Robert Butler ( “Winning once is hard, performing and winning consistently [...]
NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service logo. National Volunteer Week in NC is Apr. 23-29 (4/23/2017) - North Carolinians Encouraged to Get Involved in Local Communities By Ford Porter, Governor Roy Cooper has declared April 23-29, 2017, National Volunteer Week in North Carolina. “Every North Carolinian can play a role in improving [...]
Fresh-picked Strawberries. Photo: Vollmer Farm, Bunn NC. NC Strawberry Growers Expect Second Wave of Crop (4/19/2017) - Events Planned in May in Raleigh, Colfax, and Charlotte NC By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS It has been about a month since most areas of North Carolina saw their last freeze, and for local strawberry growers and [...]
Hemp Oil photo source NCDA&CS. Public Support Needed for NC Pilot Program Farmers Seedless Due to DEA (4/18/2017) - Help is needed from Advocates and Supporters of NC Industrial Hemp Farming, and the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) Board of Directors and its Volunteers issued a plea asking for the public’s help. The [...]
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, NC Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Accepting Applications (4/13/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor North Carolina farmers interested in growing industrial hemp may be planting soon. The state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, formed late last year, released the first rules in early 2017. The new rules will [...]
Children's Home Society of North Carolina logo. Children Aging Out of Foster Care Soars 10.4% in North Carolina (4/12/2017) - By Dillard Spring ( and Robert B. Butler ( Recently released figures show a huge jump of 10.4% in youth aging out of foster care in North Carolina in 2016 compared to 2015. These are the highest [...]
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, Palziv North America, an internationally recognized manufacturer of polyethylene foams will add 40 jobs in an expansion to its operations in Louisburg, North [...]
NC WARN court filing screenshot 2017. Groups Contest Fracked Gas Pipeline by Duke Energy and Dominion (4/10/2017) - Draft Environmental Impact Statement is a Moving Target and Fatally Flawed By Jim Warren, NC WARN  On April 6, 2017, more than 20 citizen groups and statewide nonprofits told federal regulators that the environmental review process for [...]
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 [...]
Source: Dunkin' Donuts, Canton, Massachusetts. Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Plans For 12 New NC Restaurants (4/5/2017) - Leading Coffee and Bakery Brand Seeks Franchisee Candidates in the Raleigh, Jacksonville/Sneads Ferry, High Point and Burlington/Mebane Areas By Courtney Whelan, Fish Consulting for Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and [...]
Hurricane flooding. Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety. NC Communities Get Funds for Matthew Recovery Projects (4/5/2017) - Public Encouraged to Comment on State’s CDBG-DR Action Plan By Ford Porter, A first round of state grants will go to seven communities hit hard by Hurricane Mathew to repair water and sewer systems, improve [...]
FCAC Writers Guild logo FCAC Issues A Call to Writers and Artists (3/27/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) is offering two opportunities for writers and artists. Submissions are being accepted for the annual County Lines: A Literary Journal and for the Writers’ Guild’s [...]
Hemp Oil photo source NCDA&CS. NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Host Public Meeting Mar. 29 (3/24/2017) - By Sandy Stewart, NCDA&CS Research Stations Division The Industrial Hemp Commission will host a public meeting to review and approve applications received to grow industrial hemp, and to begin the permanent rulemaking process. The meeting is [...]
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services seal. NC Agritourism Farms Offer Various Activities for Spring (3/21/2017) - Activities Planned at Farms in Alamance, Beaufort, Buncombe, Chatham, Cleveland, Columbus, Johnston, Lincoln, Orange, Person, Polk, Randolph, Sampson, Stokes, Union, and Wilkes counties By Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS From Easter egg hunts and Mother’s Day events to [...]
Fish attractors. Source: Mark Fowlkes, NC Wildlife. Volunteers Needed to Build Fish Attractors in Union County NC (3/21/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, along with NC B.A.S.S., Riley’s Catch, and Union Parks and Recreation, is seeking volunteers to help build artificial fish attractors at Cane Creek Park. Volunteers [...]
MuckFest MS Crash Landing obstacle in Detroit MI, Source: Event 360. FUN Mud Run to End MS Coming to Charlotte NC, Cities Nationwide (3/21/2017) - MuckFest® MS Ready to Muddy Up 12 Cities — The FUN Mud Run to End MS By Calvin Fleming, for Event 360 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Event 360 are proud to announce [...]
2016 Carolina Cup Elite Champions: Annabel Anderson, New Zealand; Titouan Puyo, France. Source: Robert B Butler. Carolina Cup joins World Standup Paddleboard Tour (3/21/2017) - By Mark Schmidt (Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club) West Marine Carolina Cup, the world’s largest gathering of professional and amateur standup paddleboard athletes, has added the World Paddle Association’s World SUP Tour in 2017. The World [...]
Example Soil Sample Form. Source: NCDA&CS, Raleigh NC. Take Soil Samples to Know Plants’ Spring Fertilization Needs, Says NCDA&CS (3/20/2017) - By Jagathi Kamalakanthan, NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Div. Spring is the best time to fertilize your shrubs as it promotes optimal growth with healthy foliage and abundant flowers. Well-fertilized shrubs not only improve the aesthetics of [...]
Piedmont Farm Tour 2017 logo. Source: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Pittsboro NC. 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, The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and Weaver Street Market are opening the barn doors on 35 sustainable [...]
Portion of the infographic released by NC Parents Celebrate Introduction of STOP Act to Curb Over-Prescribing of Opioids (3/19/2017) - By Tessie Castillo, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) On March 2, 2017 the North Carolina General Assembly introduced the STOP Act (H243/S175) to curb the over-prescribing of opioids. Drug overdose death has increased rapidly in [...]
Dan River power plant, Duke Energy, Helicopter coal ash flyover. Photo credit: Sanjay Suchak. “Illegal Pollution” Lawsuit Planned Against Duke Energy (3/14/2017) - Southern Environmental Law Center Says Duke Energy Coal Ash Pollution into Hyco Lake and Dan River and Roanoke River Basins Violates Clean Water Act By Frank Holleman, On behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, [...]
Debris burning. Source: NC Forest Service, Spring Clean-up? NC Forest Service Says Be Cautious when Burning (3/9/2017) - Wildfire Risk Typically Higher from March to May Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service The North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring [...]
Least Tern on Eggs. Photo Copyright Eve Turek. NC Sea Grant, Reserve Select 2017 Fellow Robert Snowden (3/8/2017) - By John Fear and E-Ching Lee, NCSU Robert Snowden is the 2017 North Carolina Coastal Reserve Fellow. This opportunity is jointly funded by North Carolina Sea Grant and the NC Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program. Snowden [...]
Source: North Carolina Emergency Management, 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 [...]
NC Filmmakers: Submissions Open for 2017 Film Festivals (3/1/2017) - Filmmakers looking for festivals to show their films may wish to submit to these upcoming film festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included. Check out the guidelines to see what categories are being accepted. Festival [...]
Source: Edgar Lobaton and Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University. The Strange-ness: Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches (2/27/2017) - By Edgar Lobaton and Matt Shipman, NCSU New research from North Carolina State University offers insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches – or biobots – move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer [...]