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NC Dept of Agriculture Expects Good Late-variety Blueberry Crop (5/22/2017) - “Blueberry Days” Planned for Raleigh and Colfax in June 2017 By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS Despite a late March freeze that affected early varieties of blueberries grown in North Carolina, marketing specialists with the North Carolina Department [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Source: -- 5 Homes 5 Charities 5 Local Military Families Fiber Cement Siding and More Donated for Service Disabled Veteran’s New Home (5/11/2017) - By Bernard Kaplan, for Allura USA While daily shipments of fiber cement products by Allura can be found making their way to home sites across the country, one particular delivery just might stand out above [...]
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 [...]
Medallion Award Recipients with NC Governor Cooper, May 2017. Source: Ford Porter, Office of the Governor, Raleigh NC. Gov. Cooper Presents Medallion Awards for Volunteer Service  (5/9/2017) - Honorees Receive Awards in State Capitol Ceremony By Ford Porter, This week, Governor Roy Cooper presented Medallion Awards for Volunteer Service to honorees at the State Capitol in Raleigh. “Volunteerism teaches us all that we [...]
Vehicle window pelted by hail in Denver, Colorado storm May 8, 2017. Source: N. Banks. Hail Pelts Denver, Colorado Damaging Vehicles (5/8/2017) - Denver area news reports on May 8, 2017, showed lawns and streets covered with what looked like snow, but was actually hail. Falling in stones as big as quarters in some places, hail decimated cars [...]
Source: NC Small Business Center Network/Community Colleges. Free Small Business Seminars at NashCC in May 2017 (5/8/2017) - By Jo Anne Cooper, Nashville Chamber of Commerce A reminder that Nash Community College (NashCC) offers free Small Business Seminars throughout the year, with several coming up this Spring. The seminars listed below are held at the community [...]
Indigo Moon Film Festival logo umbrella sales will help to raise funds for the new Infamous Umbrella Scholarship. Indigo Moon Film Festival Returns, Announces Filmmaker Grant (5/8/2017) - By Pat Wright, GroundSwell Pictures, Inc. Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF) is pleased to announce that in spite of the 2016 inaugural festival being cut short by Hurricane Matthew’s arrival, it will be back again in [...]
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 [...]
NC DHHS Accepting Applications For “Operation Fan Heat Relief” (5/2/2017) - On May 1, 2017, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Aging and Adult Services begins accepting applications for Operation Fan Heat Relief. People 60 and older, as well as [...]
North Carolina to Participate in Learning Lab to Fight Opioid Addiction (5/1/2017) - State One of Eight Selected by NGA to Develop Opioid Treatment for Inmates By Ford Porter, North Carolina is one of only eight states nationwide selected to participate in a learning lab to find better ways [...]
2017 Taylorsville Apple Blossom Festival Flyer. Taylorsville Apple Blossom Festival is May 6 (5/1/2017) - By Gina Kay Honosky, Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. All are invited to come out to the second-annual Taylorsville Apple Blossom Festival in the streets of downtown Taylorsville NC on May 6, 2017, 9am-5pm. The downtown area [...]
Frame to Table Event Poster. Source: Groundswell Pictures, Fayetteville NC. “Frame to Table” Fundraiser Offers Foods Inspired by Films (5/1/2017) - By Pat Wright, GroundSwell Pictures, Inc. “Frame to Table” is an exciting new food-oriented fundraiser scheduled for May 19, 2017, at 7pm, in SkyView on Hay, 121 Hay Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Frame to Table is a culinary trip [...]
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 [...]