Happenings

Details of upcoming events, post-event reports, announcements, and reviews. Check out any of the categories within this events and happenings section, including food-related news and restaurant reviews; gardening, farming, and growing; movie and TV reviews; film Industry festivals and news; and other features, articles, and miscellaneous.

National Night Out 2017 logo Take to the Streets for National Night Out (7/20/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor National Night Out (NNO) is “a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States.” Municipalities or their police departments generally organize NNO events for the first Tuesday in August, though some locations choose [...]
Instructor-led Zener Test during PSI Games. Source: Rhine Research Center, Durham NC. Got ESP? Join the “PSI Games” in Durham NC on Aug. 11 (7/19/2017) - Ever wondered about your ESP ability? Come for a unique event at the Rhine Research Institute and you may find out more about extrasensory perception, psychic abilities, and if you have a sixth sense during [...]
Event sign at Knightdale Station Park. Source: Life Changing Transplant Foundation. Transplant Foundation Holding Knightdale Walk/Run on Sept. 16 (7/18/2017) - The nonprofit Life Changing Transplant Foundation (LCTF) is holding its 8th-annual 5K Walk/Run for Life on September 16, 2017.  This fundraiser will be hosted at Knightdale Station Park again this year. To participate as a runner or [...]
Vendor Opportunities at Fall 2017 Eastern NC Events (7/17/2017) - The events listed are seeking vendors for events later in 2017. Contact information and registration form links have been provided if available. Wendell Harvest Festival Planned for October 6-7, 2017, this annual event is organized [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — July 19-23 (7/17/2017) - 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 [...]
Business Events, Workshop Opportunities in Late July (7/16/2017) - 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 [...]
One of several brands and products recalled. Source: USDA. Recall of Over 7 Million Pounds of Hot Dogs, Sausage for Bone Contamination (7/15/2017) - Marathon Enterprises Inc. Recalls Hot Dog Products Due to Possible Extraneous Material Contamination Class I Recall — This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will [...]
Prescient Co. New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility. Source: Prescient Co. Arvada CO Construction Tech Company Moves Headquarters to NC (7/13/2017) - Prescient Co. Expands Manufacturing Capabilities to Supplement Colorado Plant and Better Serve East Coast Markets Prescient, a fully integrated and patented design, engineering, manufacturing and installation solution for the construction industry, is moving the company’s [...]
Congressman Butterfield with Small-Toney and Mr Toney. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC. Swearing In Ceremony Held for Rocky Mount City Manager (7/12/2017) - By  Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC Rochelle D Small-Toney was sworn in Monday evening as the city of Rocky Mount’s first female city manager. The ceremonial swearing in included a host of Small-Toney’s family [...]
Source: North Carolina Cooperative Extension NC Peach Lovers Can Expect Good Offering of Late-variety Fruit (7/11/2017) - By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS Peach lovers across the state can expect to find plenty of peaches for homemade ice cream, cobblers or just eating fresh. While a late freeze affected many orchards across the state, growers [...]
Source: NC Wildlife Resources Commission social media Free Programs at NC Wildlife Education Centers in July (7/10/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels in July. The [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — July 12-16 (7/10/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Piedmont and Coastal events are sometimes on this weekly list. Contact information [...]
Rochelle Toney, Rocky Mount NC's first female City Manager. Source: Tameka Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount NC to Celebrate Historic First at Upcoming Events (7/7/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Since February 1, 2017, the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina has been celebrating 150 years. During this time, Rocky Mount has shaped history and celebrated many firsts, [...]
East RegionalLibrary in Knightdale NC. Photo Source: WakeGOV. Knightdale NC Library Programs and Services in July 2017 (7/7/2017) - By Brandy L. Hamilton, East Regional Library For July, East Regional Library offers programs for all ages. In addition to events, the library offers assistance services. East Regional Library, part of the Wake County Public Libraries system, [...]
Infosys to Bring 2,000 New Jobs to NC by 2021 (7/7/2017) - Will be One of Four Infosys Innovation and Technology Hubs in America By Ford Porter, NC Office of the Governor Global business consulting and information technology company Infosys has selected North Carolina’s Research Triangle region [...]
The Hobbit rehearsal. Source: Brooke Edwards, Theater at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount NC. Imperial Centre Brings “The Hobbit” to The Stage July 21-23 (7/6/2017) - Tickets are on sale now for performances of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbitin the Theatre at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This play is based [...]
Figure from the USDA Draft Environmental Impact Statement - April, 2017 on GE Eucalyptus. Opposition to USDA Proposal to Legalize Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees (7/6/2017) - A Quarter of a Million People Say NO to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — July 5-9 (7/5/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Piedmont and Coastal events are sometimes on this weekly list. Contact information [...]
Best states to start a business, ranked. Source: fitsmallbusiness.com. Surprise! North Carolina Ranked as Best State to Start a Business (7/2/2017) - Fit Small Business Publishes Comprehensive Ranking of the 50 States By Sarah Johnson for Fit Small Business While it may not completely surprise you that North Carolina ranked as the #1 state to start a business, did you [...]
The Strange-ness -- The Grey Area newspaper -- greyareanews.com The Strange-ness: Making a Meal of Road Kill (6/30/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor My afternoon started with a Tweet that sent me down a road of discovery and thought. The Tweet linked to an article by Jeremy Henderson, “Road to Table? Auburn University biology professor talks [...]
Operation Gratitude Collection Drive flyer. Source: Braswell Memorial Library Rocky Mount NC Library Collecting for Troops in July (6/29/2017) - By LaKesha W. Joyner, Braswell Memorial Library Throughout the month — July 1-31, 2017 — Braswell Memorial Library will be hosting  Operation Gratitude Collection Drive to send care packages to our troops. The library will be [...]
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. Library Programs for Wilson County NC in July (6/29/2017) - By Will Robinson, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, Wilson County Public Library Wilson County Public library has released a list of upcoming programs offered to the public this July. Main Library The following programs will be held [...]
Vintage Fan Fair is November 10-11, 2017, in Raleigh NC. Vintage Event to Create Nostalgic Experience at NC State Fairgrounds (6/28/2017) - Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted By Lisa Kamin, The Vintage Lifestyle Experience. LLC The first-annual retro event, Vintage Fan Fair, will be held November 10-11, 2017 (Veterans Day holiday) indoors at the Holshauser Building at the NC [...]
Source: California EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) California EPA Is First US Agency to Declare That Roundup Causes Cancer (6/28/2017) - By Nathan Donley, biologicaldiversity.org Yesterday, the state of California announced that as of July 7, 2017, it will list glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup and the most common pesticide in the world, as [...]
NC Forest Service seedling in field. Source: Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service. NC Forest Service Nursery Program Accepting Seedling Orders Beginning July 3 (6/28/2017) - By Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service The North Carolina Forest Service Nursery Program will begin accepting orders for seedlings July 3, 2017. The NCFS produces about 16 million quality seedlings for 47 species of [...]
Source: asteroidday.org NASA Celebrates International Asteroid Day with Special Broadcast (6/28/2017) - By Laurie Cantillo / Dwayne Brown (NASA HQ) and Guy Webster / DC Agle (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) NASA will mark the worldwide observance of International Asteroid Day on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 9am PDT [...]
Business Events Coming Up in Eastern NC’s Five County Area (6/27/2017) - 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 included. Check with, or [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — June 28-July 2 (6/26/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Piedmont and Coastal events are sometimes on this weekly list. Contact information [...]
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