Eastern NC Business Events and Networking Nov. 2017

October 23, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training or networking opportunities. Some events are organized by SCORE at area locations. SCORE — the […]

Bunn NC Bakery Sweetens The Town

October 22, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor Thursday afternoon a Facebook photo caught my eye. It was a photo of newly-made caramel apple cupcakes for sale at Auntie Cake’s Bakery in Bunn, North Carolina (Franklin County). Friday I took […]

Solar-Church Test Case Goes to NC Supreme Court

October 18, 2017

Greensboro Church and Watchdog Group Challenge Duke Energy’s Monopoly Capture of Customers By Jim Warren, NC WARN A test case that goes to the heart of Duke Energy’s monopoly control over captive customers will be […]

NC Governor Signs Non-Discrimination Executive Order

October 18, 2017

On October 18, 2018, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 24 (PDF), to promote diversity and prohibit discrimination in government agencies and government contracts in an effort to make North Carolina a welcoming place […]

Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Oct 19-22

October 18, 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 […]

NC State Fair Photos October 12, 2017

October 14, 2017

So much to do at the North Carolina State Fair, held each year at the fairgrounds in Raleigh NC. The below photos show a little bit of what went on for opening day this year. Photos show […]

Libraries Offer Learning, Reading and Halloween Events

October 11, 2017

Libraries around the five-county area of Eastern North Carolina offer events alongside their programs and services. Events coming up in late October are listed below. Adult programs are listed first, followed by teen offerings listed […]

NASA TV to Broadcast Hispanic Heritage Event 

October 10, 2017

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the James Webb Auditorium in the agency’s headquarters in Washington DC on Thursday, October 12, 2017, with a discussion of the contributions of Hispanics to […]

Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Oct 12-15

October 10, 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 […]

Fire Prevention: Plan 2 Ways Out

October 10, 2017

Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your home? It’s something no one really wants to think about, but the reality is having a well thought out plan can save […]

NC Emergency Management Team Heading to Puerto Rico

October 9, 2017

North Carolina is sending more help to Puerto Rico as the island continues to recover and rebuild from devastation caused after Hurricane Maria struck September 20, 2017. Tuesday morning, October 10, a 10-person incident management […]

Spring Hope Packed During National Pumpkin Festival

October 8, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor On October 7, 2018, Spring Hope, North Carolina held its annual National Pumpkin Festival. The streets were filled from the Opening Ceremony at 9am throughout the day, with live bands and announcements on […]

Sunset Avenue Bridge to Close Oct. 16

October 8, 2017

By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC The widening project underway on the US 301 Bypass in Nash County will require the North Carolina Department of Transportation to close the Sunset Avenue bridge on […]

NC Forest Service Offers Tips to Prevent Wildfires

October 5, 2017

By Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service As fall wildfire season approaches, the N.C. Forest Service encourages North Carolinians to heed the call of National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017, and take steps to ensure […]

Denver Theatre District Launches “Understudy” Art Space

October 5, 2017

On October 8, 2017, the Denver Theatre District (DTD) will officially launch Understudy, a first-of-its-kind arts and culture experimental space, located in the Colorado Convention Center at 890 C 14th Street, Denver, Colorado.  Understudy is a 700-square-foot […]

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