RMPD Citizens Police Academy to Include New Topics

March 29, 2016

Released by Tameka Kenan-Norman, Public Affairs Manager The Rocky Mount Police Department (RMPD) will hold its 36th session of Citizens Police Academy in just a few weeks. The academy classes are scheduled for every Tuesday […]

Spring Carnival Time in Knightdale!

March 29, 2016

Annual Knightdale Police Department Event Raises Funds for Special Olympics By Kay Whatley, Editor If you drive in Knightdale on a regular basis, it’s hard to miss when the Spring Carnival comes to town. One day, you’ll […]

Ocean Temperatures May Predict Heat Waves

March 29, 2016

US Heat Waves May be Predicted as Far as 50 Days in Advance, According to Scientific Study Released by ucar.edu; written by Laura Snider The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the […]

“Biggest paddle race in America” Returns to NC

March 28, 2016

Scheduled for April 19-24, 2016 at Wrightsville Beach Released by Robert B Butler, ncpressrelease.org “I look forward to the Carolina Cup paddleboard race each year,” said Travis Grant of Australia, 2015 male champion in the Cup’s elite […]

First Friday Focuses on Rocky Mount History

March 28, 2016

Exhibit Highlighting Rocky Mount NC Visits from Dr. King and Dr. Booker T. Washington to open at First Friday Released by Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount While First Friday will have its usual fanfare thanks to live […]

First in Flight RC Jet Rally Returns in May

March 27, 2016

The First in Flight RC Jet Rally returns to Wilson NC for five action-packed days — May 25-29, 2016.  Each day, the RC Jet Rally runs from 8am through 5pm. According to the organizers, this is […]

Small Business Tax Event on April 5th

March 27, 2016

Braswell Memorial Library and the Rocky Mount Chapter of S.C.O.R.E. — the Service Corps of Retired Executives — are welcoming Rhonda High from the NC Department of Revenue to their April 2016 Small Business event. Ms. High will […]

Bailey NC Library Offers Classes

March 27, 2016

With the Wesley Privette Memorial Library now operating as a branch of Braswell Memorial Library, new classes are being offered. Basic Computer classes begin on April 14, 2016, and will be offered on the second Thursday of […]

Free Movie Events Offered in Eastern NC

March 27, 2016

***UPDATED: Change to a Zebulon NC movie date. *** Originally published March 27, 2016. Updated June 28, 2016. Knightdale NC (Wake County) Knightdale Parks, Recreation & Cultural Programs is holding their “Outdoor Movie Night Series” again for […]

Puzzles Page: March 25, 2016

March 25, 2016

Click the link below to download the puzzles from this issue: 2016 March 25 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area newspaper, www.greyareanews.com. Answer posted on next week’s puzzle page.  

Easter Events Set in Eastern North Carolina 2016

March 23, 2016

***UPDATED*** Originally published March 3, 2016. Updated with additional Easter events. Goldsboro NC (Wayne County) Early Evening Easter Egg Hunt The Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 24, 2016 — that’s a Thursday. All […]

Carolina FiberFest: A Ten Year Love Affair

March 22, 2016

Contributed by Carolyn Beasley Ten years ago a group of fiber lovers dreamed of a fiber event in Eastern North Carolina. With much work Carolina FiberFest was born. Carolina FiberFest’s mission is to: educate the […]

Wilson NC TAIP Lab Scheduled for March 26th

March 22, 2016

Contributed by Ray Shell and Janet Conner-Knox This month’s TAIP Lab has room for your talent. Each month talented artists around Wilson come together to share their art with the community. Ray Shell, founder of TAIP […]

Canned Tuna Recall Issued Nationwide (USA)

March 22, 2016

*UPDATED* – Three Brands Now Affected by Separate Recalls Bumble Bee, Chicken of The Sea, and Hill Country Fare tuna products are affected by these three individual recalls. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall on 3 […]

Boulder County Commissioners Ending GE Crops

March 21, 2016

Boulder County Commissioners direct staff to develop a plan for transitioning county-owned agricultural land away from growing genetically engineered crops Released by Barb Halpin, Boulder County Commissioners’ Office At a public meeting today, the County Commissioners directed […]

From Sheep to Chic

March 21, 2016

Franklin County NC Farmer Turns Flock’s Wool into Hats and More By Kay Whatley, Editor Stop by Clover C Farm and you might see Carol Cheves hard at work knitting fashionable accessories with yarn she’s made right […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Children and Divorce

March 21, 2016

Ways Parents can Help their Children with the Stress of Divorce  Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA The problem is massive: half of marriages end in divorce. This is due to numerous combining factors: both […]

FDA Open Comment Period on GM Mosquito Field Trial

March 21, 2016

Public Comment Invited Regarding Draft Environmental Assessment for Genetically Engineered Mosquito Release March 11, 2016, by the FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine The FDA is releasing, for public comment, a draft environmental assessment (EA) submitted by Oxitec, Ltd., […]

JPL Tells A ‘Tail’ of Two Comets

March 19, 2016

Released by DC Agle (JPL) and Dwayne Brown & Laurie Cantillo (NASA) Two comets that will safely fly past Earth later this month may have more in common than their intriguingly similar orbits.  They may be twins of […]

Visit with Donkeys During Local Book’s Launch

March 18, 2016

Local Writer Launches the Book of Donkeys at Donkey Day By Donna Campbell Smith & Shannon Hoffman Local writer Donna Campbell Smith will be launching her latest book published by Lyons Press, The Book of Donkeys, at […]

Puzzles Page: March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016

Click the link below to download the puzzles from this issue: 2016 March 18 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area newspaper, www.greyareanews.com. Answer posted on next week’s puzzle page.  

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Wooden Headedness

March 17, 2016

Why Humans — as Individuals, as Groups, and Nations — Repeatedly Make Faulty Decisions Against Our  Self Interest — Unable to Profit or Learn from the Harm Done Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA There must be a built in “goofiness” […]

Knightdale Named Most Affordable Community in NC

March 17, 2016

Low Taxes, Low Insurance Costs, and High Income were Factors; Designation is Second for Town Contributed by Brian Bowman, knightdalenc.gov Knightdale has been named the most affordable community in North Carolina for the second year in a […]

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