Lost/Stolen iPhone Tracking Does Work

September 26, 2014

By Frank Whatley Out working one day, I answered a call, and somehow set my cell phone down on my car. After returning home, I realized the iPhone was lost. Luckily, Apple iPhone’s tracking does […]




Farm Aid 2014 Rocks Raleigh

September 14, 2014

Farm Aid 2014 Rocks Raleigh, Draws Awareness to Farm Issues The Grey Area news staff are thankful to the Farm Aid organization for providing us with access during this event. It was an incredible event […]




More United States?

July 18, 2014

A proposed initiative to split California into six states may make it to the ballot for 2016 voters. Originally proposed by billionaire Tim Draper, the initiative may be in front of voters in two years, […]




Construction to Begin on 2016 NASA Mars Lander

May 23, 2014

Released by Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, Dwayne Brown, NASA Headquarters, Washington, & Gary Napier, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on […]




Local Filmmakers Selected for Cannes Film Festival

April 11, 2014

A major film festival includes an Eastern NC entry this year. Local filmmakers Robert and Kristyl Wagner’s short film, “Bragg N East”, was selected for showing at Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. The faith-based short film was […]




Lee Brothers Cup 2013 Tae Kwon Do Tournament

November 9, 2013

Tournament Photo Gallery Black Belt World’s North Knights Demo Team First Place won first place in the Lee Brothers Cup Annual Tae Kwon Do Tournament, held November 9, 2013 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Source […]




The Greening of Bunn

August 30, 2013

By Kay Whatley, Editor Imagine driving along an NC roadway, and coming up to a small town. As you drive by the Town Limit sign, you see a large field of solar panels generating energy for the […]




CBS’s Under The Dome Premiere

June 21, 2013

CBS’s Under The Dome Premiere 2013 Photo Gallery The Premiere of CBS’s Under The Dome was held Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Wilmington NC. Hosted at the beautiful Thalian Hall, the event included time for […]




The Strange-ness: Fish Kill Reported at Masonboro Island

February 1, 2013

Released by Michele Walker, ncdenr.gov State environmental officials reported on January 11, 2013, hundreds of thousands of dead Atlantic Menhaden fish at Masonboro Island in Wilmington NC. The dead fish are along the Masonboro Island beaches and in the […]




Not Just Horsing Around

November 1, 2012

Horses Help Humans through Therapy in Eastern NC By Kay Whatley, Editor Horses have performed different types of work in NC going back hundreds of years. They have pulled plows and wagons. Horses carried riders. Horses became […]




Bunn Solar Farm Construction Progressing

September 15, 2012

By Kay Whatley, Editor Twenty-eight acres of Bunn are being covered by a solar array that will provide energy for close to 400 homes. Additionally, the Tax Base Increase for the town is projected at […]




Amateur Radio Assists During Emergencies

September 15, 2012

Contributed by George Diering, Wilson County Emergency Coordinator Wilson Amateur Radio Emergency Service, in partnership with the local 9-1-1 center and the Wilson County Emergency Management, is Demonstrating the use of Amateur Radio during emergencies, registering residents for the “Code […]




NC Growers Facing 2012 Farm Labor Shortages

September 15, 2012

Contributed by Roy Roberson, Southeast Farm Press Tobacco acreage is holding its own in North Carolina, as are sweet potatoes and vegetable and fruit crops. The labor needed to harvest these crops is not keeping […]




NC Wineries Celebrate Wine Appreciation Month

September 15, 2012

By Justin Furr, Wine Marketing Manager, NC Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services The sound of corks popping and glasses clinking can be heard across the state as local wineries and grape growers celebrate Wine […]




Community Orchard Growing in Rocky Mount NC

September 1, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley Dedication of Rocky Mount’s Community Orchard took place on August 15, 2012. Apple trees stand tall in the field, expected to provide fruit when they mature in a few years. […]




North Carolina Organic Cotton Industry Grows

September 1, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley As reported in 2011, organic cotton is growing in NC. A good volume of USDA-certified organic cotton will be harvested this Fall; the second year certified organic cotton has been […]




UFO Sightings Increase in NC

August 15, 2012

Contributed by Israel Curiel, MUFON NC Public Relations Director MUFON has received larger and larger numbers of sighting reports over the last 18 months. North Carolina has also seen a large increase in sighting. It […]




NC’s Newest Solar Farm Is Commissioned

July 1, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley The sunshine that produces juicy muscadine grapes 11 miles southwest of Rocky Mount will now produce enough electricity to power nearly 200 homes and businesses in Nash County NC. State and local officials, […]




Golfing Eastern NC: The Fairways are Calling!

June 1, 2012

By Frank Whatley Sunny Spring weather may be turning your head, calling to you from outside your office or home windows. How do you answer that call? For men and women across Eastern North Carolina, […]




Person of the Issue: Michael E. Lane

May 15, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley Local resident Michael Lane understands the importance of truth. It’s his business. A former Wilson police officer and highway patrolman, Mr. Lane runs Eastern North Carolina Polygraph Services. Based in […]




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