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Murder We Write image, Source: Sisters in Crime Triad Chapter, Greensboro, NC. Writers Group “Sisters in Crime” Celebrating Anniversary with Public Event (8/18/2017) - By Mary “Angie” Harmon, Sisters in Crime Triad Chapter – Murder We Write All readers and writers are invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Sisters in Crime (SinC) writing group and the 14th Birthday of its Triad [...]
Martin Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Photo: Kay Whatley 2017 NC Board of Agriculture to Meet on Aug. 23 (8/15/2017) - By Tina Hlabse, NCDA&CS The North Carolina Board of Agriculture will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 2pm in the Martin Building at the NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh [...]
School supply drive kit for collection points. Source: Office of the Governor, Raleigh NC. NC Governor’s School Supply Drive Begins in Response to Lack of Teacher Funding in Budget (8/10/2017) - On August 8, 2017,  the office of Governor Roy Cooper announced kickoff of the “Governor Cooper’s School Supply Drive” to help address unmet classroom needs in North Carolina public schools. On average, teachers spend about $500 [...]
NC Sees First 2017 Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Case (8/6/2017) - State Vet Encourages Equine Owners to Vaccinate Animals By Dr. Mike Neault, NCDA&CS Veterinary Division A 16-year-old paint horse in Cabarrus County, North Carolina has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE). EEE is a mosquito-borne [...]
Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. Source: Office of the Governor, Raleigh NC, 2016 NC’s Hatteras, Ocracoke to Open for Business at Noon Aug. 4 (8/3/2017) - The evening of August 3, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper announced that visitors may return to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands when evacuation orders lift at noon on August 4, 2017, following the restoration of power. “Residents [...]
Statewide Industrial Hemp Field Day 2017 flyer. Source: NCDA&CS Registration Open for Inaugural Industrial Hemp Field Day on Aug. 16 (8/2/2017) - Space Limited to First 85 Registrants The North Carolina Cooperative Extension is holding the first Statewide Industrial Hemp Field Day. This new event is scheduled for August 16, 2017, 5-7:30pm, at the Piedmont Research Station, 8350 Sherrills [...]
Jaylen Stanley with instructor Jack Viorel – Courtesy of Jesse Stephenson. Oprah Winfrey Network to Feature NC Charity on Aug. 12 (7/30/2017) - World Premiere in North Carolina on August 10 By Robert B Butler, The Hero Effect, a one-hour documentary-series on the Oprah Winfrey Network, spotlights North Carolina’s Indo Jax Surf Charities on Saturday, August 12, 2017, [...]
NC 2017 Food Safety Forum logo NC 2017 Food Safety Forum is Aug. 15 (7/30/2017) - By Brian Long, NCDA&CS Helping small farms prepare for new federal food safety rules will be among topics covered at the 13th-annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on August 15, 2017, at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. [...]
Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. Source: Office of the Governor, Raleigh NC, 2016 Fast Repairs Needed Following Outer Banks Power Outage (7/28/2017) - On Friday, July 28, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper urged authorities to work quickly to restore power to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands in North Carolina following the major outage that occurred there yesterday afternoon. “The situation is [...]
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Meet July 28 (7/26/2017) - The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve applications for the research pilot program and to begin making permanent rules. The meeting is Friday, July 28, 2017, starting at [...]
Atlantic Ocean and NC Beach. Photo: Frank Whatley. “Not Off Our Coast”: NC Opposition to Seismic Testing and Offshore Drilling (7/20/2017) - Governor Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will submit formal comments opposing offshore seismic testing for oil drilling on North Carolina’s coast. The Governor joined coastal business owners and community [...]
The New Hanover County NC Press Conference speaker Woody White on GenX streamed live on NHCTV ( NC Governor Urges US EPA to Set Limits for Emerging Contaminant GenX (7/17/2017) - State Has Stopped Chemours’ GenX Discharge for Now, But Federal Action Needed for Permanent Solution Federal officials must set limits for GenX and other emerging contaminants so that North Carolina can permanently control its discharge [...]
Source: Rhine Research Center, Durham NC. Inaugural “Mysterious Short Story Contest” Accepting Submissions (7/17/2017) - The Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina, has issued a call for short stories in their first-ever The Rhine Mysterious Short Story Contest. Since their research is focused on Parapsychology, this intriguing short story [...]
Prescient Co. New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility. Source: Prescient Co. Arvada CO Construction Tech Company Moves Headquarters to NC (7/13/2017) - Prescient Co. Expands Manufacturing Capabilities to Supplement Colorado Plant and Better Serve East Coast Markets Prescient, a fully integrated and patented design, engineering, manufacturing and installation solution for the construction industry, is moving the company’s [...]
Zebulon NC Municipal Complex flags flying at half staff on July 12, 2017. NC Lowering Flags in Tribute to 16 Service Members Killed in Plane Crash (7/11/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor On July 11, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 12, [...]
Hurricane flooding. Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Grants & Funding Buoy Hurricane Matthew Recovery, Future Planning (7/11/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina the weekend of October 8-9, 2016, it caused immediate damage and began weeks of flooding that devastated lower lying towns. Residents evacuated their homes. Many [...]
Source: North Carolina Cooperative Extension NC Peach Lovers Can Expect Good Offering of Late-variety Fruit (7/11/2017) - By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS Peach lovers across the state can expect to find plenty of peaches for homemade ice cream, cobblers or just eating fresh. While a late freeze affected many orchards across the state, growers [...]
US HUD Awards $50 Milllion in Housing Counseling Grants, $1.3 Million in NC (7/7/2017) - Funding Intended to Help Families Find and Keep Their Homes By Brian Sullivan (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) On July 6, 2017, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than [...]
Infosys to Bring 2,000 New Jobs to NC by 2021 (7/7/2017) - Will be One of Four Infosys Innovation and Technology Hubs in America By Ford Porter, NC Office of the Governor Global business consulting and information technology company Infosys has selected North Carolina’s Research Triangle region [...]
Best states to start a business, ranked. Source: Surprise! North Carolina Ranked as Best State to Start a Business (7/2/2017) - Fit Small Business Publishes Comprehensive Ranking of the 50 States By Sarah Johnson for Fit Small Business While it may not completely surprise you that North Carolina ranked as the #1 state to start a business, did you [...]
NC Forest Service seedling in field. Source: Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service. NC Forest Service Nursery Program Accepting Seedling Orders Beginning July 3 (6/28/2017) - By Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service The North Carolina Forest Service Nursery Program will begin accepting orders for seedlings July 3, 2017. The NCFS produces about 16 million quality seedlings for 47 species of [...]
Author Erin Knightley and Poet Valerie Macon will Judge the 2017 FCAC Writers' Guild writing contest. Award Winning Judges for FCAC Writers’ Guild  Writing Contest (6/28/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council Writers’ Guild is sponsoring its third annual FCAC Writers’ Guild Carolina Prize in Writing contest.  It is open to previously unpublished (This includes [...]
July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina, when everyone of all ages, can fish in all public waters without paying for a fishing license. Source: Take Me Fishing. No NC Fishing License Needed to Fish on July 4th (6/23/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina where everyone — residents and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body of water from 12:01am to 11:59pm, without [...]
USDA Organic Seal NCDA&CS Offers Organic Certification Cost-share Assistance (6/20/2017) - By Heather Barnes, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Organic growers in North Carolina may apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the [...]
Textile Firm to Create 260 Jobs in Winston-Salem (6/19/2017) - HPFABRICS Plans $1.1 Million Investment to Return Former Textiles Plant to Productive Use By Ford Porter, NC Governor’s Office HPFABRICS, Inc., a manufacturer of raw fabrics, has selected Forsyth County for a new production and [...]
Hertford NC Boating Access Area. Source: Ryan Kennemur, NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Hertford NC Boating Access Area Grand Opening is June 23 (6/19/2017) - By Ryan Kennemur, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 10:30am, to celebrate the opening of the new Hertford [...]
2017 World’s Largest Truck Convoy, a unique one-day celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. Source: Over the Edge and World’s Largest Truck Convoy Coming Up for Special Olympics NC (6/19/2017) - By Rachel McQuiston (Special Olympics North Carolina) with Robert B Butler ( With the conclusion of 2017’s inspiring and record-breaking Summer Games, Special Olympics North Carolina turns its attention to two of their largest fundraisers of [...]
FCAC Photo from 2016 Juneteenth Celebration. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. UPDATE: 2017 Juneteenth Celebrations Planned Across North Carolina (6/17/2017) - **UPDATE: Announcement affecting ONE event as noted.** ___ Originally published May 10, 2017; updated June 17, 2017 Across the state, Juneteenth commemorative events are being planned. Community gatherings include music, speakers, vendors, food, and family [...]