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Movie Review: “It” at the Drive-in

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September 10, 2017
By Kay Whatley, Editor The It movie trailer made this 2017 movie look scary. Seeing the film, I thought It was medium-scary. It was so creepy, though, that It made my skin crawl. Seeing it at [...]
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Chuckle of the Issue: Big Family

September 9, 2017
Joe came from a large family. He had five sisters and four brothers. One day he was looking through the family photo album with his mother when he noticed, in page after page, that all [...]
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Shades of Grey: Strange Pet Problem

September 9, 2017
Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices [...]
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NC Communities to Receive $6.2 Million for Parks and Rec

September 7, 2017
On September 7, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper announced $6.2 million in grants to fund local parks and recreation projects through this year’s awards of the state’s Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF). The North Carolina Parks [...]
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Civil Liberties Groups Release First Report on Ag-Gag Laws

September 7, 2017
By Jen Nessel, ccrjustice.org On September 6, 2017, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Defending Rights & Dissent released a comprehensive report on state ag-gag laws, which prohibit whistleblowing and undercover investigations in animal agriculture. [...]
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Rocky Mount promotes September as Preparedness Month

September 6, 2017
Residents Urged to Be Aware and Prepare By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed September as North Carolina Preparedness Month, which coincides with National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the US [...]
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Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Sept 7-10

September 6, 2017
By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and [...]
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Lidl Grocery in Wilson NC: An Interesting Store

September 3, 2017
By Kay Whatley, Editor The German grocery store chain, Lidl, opened stores across North Carolina this year. Once of the stores is located in Wilson NC along Raleigh Road Parkway. The store is designed to [...]
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North Carolina Full of Fall Film Festivals

September 2, 2017
By Kay Whatley, Editor Each year, North Carolina is host to dozens of film festivals from coast to mountains. Festivals coming up in Fall 2017 — actually, starting with a festival September 16, about 6 [...]
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Eastern NC Halloween Attractions and Farm Fun

September 2, 2017
By Kay Whatley, Editor These attractions and farm activities are ordered by town name. Ticket information and 2017 pricing may be found by following links, which are provided for attractions. In addition to the ongoing [...]
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Puzzles Page:  September 1, 2017

September 1, 2017
Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 September 1 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area newspaper, www.greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
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Fall 2017 Festivals and Halloween Happenings in Eastern NC

September 1, 2017
Fall celebrations are here, and Halloween is coming. Across North Carolina, festivals and seasonal happenings offer a mix of daytime fun and nighttime scares. Eastern NC Fall happenings are listed below, along with applicable websites and [...]
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Thornton CO Attractions Offer Choice: Fun or Fear?

August 31, 2017
Get ready for October attractions for all ages. Have family-friendly fun with farm attractions, or get ready to scream! Get into the fall spirit on Friday, September 29, 2017 when Maize in the City opens for [...]
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Rocky Mount NC Library Offerings for Fall 2017

August 31, 2017
Braswell Memorial Library, located at 727 N Grace Street, Rocky Mount NC, offers programs for adults and teens alongside SCORE programs for business. Check out the programs scheduled for Fall 2017. The library is online at braswell-library.libguides.com. Programs for [...]
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Elms Festival Accepting Vendors, Car Show Entries

August 31, 2017
By Dena Owens, Town of Elm City NC Get ready for the annual Elms Festival and Car Show in Elm City, North Carolina. This year, the festival is Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10am-4pm. This family-friendly event [...]
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Groups Respond to Revocation of 2015 Executive Order

August 31, 2017
By Kay Whatley, Editor National and international organizations are responding with statements against the Executive Order released on August 28, 2017, by the current US administration. Revocation of EO 13688 lifted its ban on military [...]
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Five-County Area Chamber/Business Events in Sept. 2017

August 31, 2017
By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training and networking. Note that regular Chamber member meetings or semi-closed leads groups, are not [...]
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National Hunting and Fishing Day to Be Held in Windsor NC

August 30, 2017
The Roanoke/Cashie River Center (RCRC), US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, and the Town of Windsor are joining together in presenting a Wildlife Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Celebration Day on September [...]
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