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Zebulon Holiday Market Gave Gift Shoppers A Good Start

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November 18, 2017
The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market hosted a special “Holiday Market” event at the community center in Zebulon, North Carolina on November 18, 2017. Farmers market vendors, local artisans, and homemade/handmade product sellers took over the [...]

New Knightdale Area Businesses Recognized at Chamber Event

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November 17, 2017
By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly ribbon-cutting ceremony for small businesses at Knightdale Station Park on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Showcase is held each quarter by the Knightdale Chamber of [...]
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Puzzles Page:  November 17, 2017

November 17, 2017
Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 November 17 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
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The Strange-ness: Fruitcake Longevity

November 15, 2017
Fruitcake: people love it or hate it. The multi-colored cakes were preserved with alcohol in “the old days” which protected them from spoilage, and the dried, candied fruits staved off mold by having , low [...]
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Shades of Grey: Layaway

November 15, 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 people make, but [...]
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Rocky Mount NC Police Chief to Retire

November 14, 2017
By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore announced his retirement in a letter to City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. Moore started with the Rocky Mount Police Department January 2, 2012. His [...]
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Human Food Insecurity, Malnutrition, Poverty, and Climate Change

November 14, 2017
Emissions from the agriculture sectors are set to increase in the future, further contributing to climate change, unless the world adopts sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food, FAO Director-General José Graziano da [...]
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Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Nov 16-19

November 14, 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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Chuckle of the Issue: Write Thing

November 14, 2017
The teen walked up to his father and asked, “Dad, can you write in the dark?” Looking up from his newspaper, the Dad answered, “I think so, son. What is it you want me to write?” The [...]
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USDA Urges Safety in Turkey Deep Frying

November 12, 2017
Don’t Make Turkey Frying a Disastrous Situation By Archie Magoulas, USDA/FSIS Technical Information Specialist Thanksgiving Day is full of family get-togethers, giving thanks, lots of food and some turkey deep frying horror stories. From homes burning [...]
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Shades of Grey: Pay It Forward?

November 11, 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 people make, but [...]
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Puzzles Page:  November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017
Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 November 10 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Danger

November 9, 2017
On Thursday, November 9, 2017, environmental groups responded to new legislation aimed at drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The legislation was proposed by a US Senator Wednesday night. The groups’ statements follow. More information on the [...]
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Jewish WWII Veterans Film to Debut on Veterans Day Weekend

November 9, 2017
Full Scale Productions will premiere its documentary Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from World War II on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, to coincide with the Veterans Day holiday weekend. The documentary, produced in conjunction [...]
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Rocky Mount Spotlights Community Development Nov. 13-16

November 8, 2017
City to Showcase Housing Enhancements and Initiate New Revitalization Planning with Week of Activities By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount There are several community development activities taking place in Rocky Mount, North Carolina the [...]
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Nestle Prepared Foods Company Recalls Pork and Beef Products

November 8, 2017
26,400 Pounds of Products, Which Were Donated to Charity, Are Being Recalled Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Nestle Prepared Foods Company, a Mount Sterling, Kentucky establishment, is recalling approximately 26,400 pounds of pork and [...]
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Soil Testing Fees Go into Effect Dec. 1

November 8, 2017
Sample and Submit Now to Avoid Fees By David Hardy, NCDA&CS Fall is not only a great time of year for football, pumpkin spice, and changing leaves, it is also an excellent time to take [...]
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Italy Bans All Animal Circus Acts

November 8, 2017
Italy, with one of the biggest circus industries in the world, today voted to phase out ALL animals in circuses and traveling shows following a vote in the Assembly of the Parliament. Rules for implementation [...]
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East Regional Library Closing for Renovations

November 8, 2017
By Kay Whatley, Editor Spread the word about the upcoming renovations at the Knightdale, North Carolina Library. East Regional Library closes on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 5pm, for refurbishing. The library is expected to re-open [...]