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Carolina Mudcats at Five County Stadium, February 28, 2014. Source: James Willamor of Raleigh NC. Carolina Mudcats Baseball Club’s Annual Job Fair is Feb. 9 (1/22/2019)- Can you hear the crack of the bat? The cheers of the baseball fans echoing across the stadium? Not yet, but soon. It’s almost baseball season, and that means that it’s time for hiring at [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - Winter Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Jan. 24-27, 2019 (1/22/2019)- Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond including a few unique coastal or mountain events. While most listed events are free [...]
Sideline. Source: Katie Keller, The Press House Rudy Theatre’s “Bluegrass First Friday Night” to Feature Sideline on Feb. 1 (1/20/2019)- Roots music powerhouse, Sideline, is coming to the Rudy Theatre’s stage as part of its Bluegrass First Friday Night series. Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece ensemble whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two [...]
Screenshot of MicroWorlds JR software in Ojibwe, display includes Indigenous artwork. Source: Michael Furdyk, TakingITGlobal Student Coding Software Released in Ojibwe Language (1/20/2019)- Canadian students can now develop their computational thinking skills while reinforcing their knowledge of the Ojibwe language, an indigenous language spoken in Canada and the northern United States, thanks to a new Ojibwe language version of [...]
Logo of Franklin County Arts Council, Louisburg, NC FCAC Invites Artists to Enter Its 2019 Banner Design Contest (1/20/2019)- By Ellen Queen, Executive Coordinator, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) is seeking design proposals for the 3rd Friday with the Artist banner for 2019. The banner should incorporate Franklin County Arts Council [...]
Label issued with Johnsonville, LLC Recall, January 2019. Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Recalls Issued Due to Rubber, Wood in Meat Products (1/19/2019)- Recalls issued in the last few days cover chicken and pork processed foods contaminated, likely during the manufacturing process. Chicken nuggets potentially contaminated with wood, and pork sausage contaminated with rubber, resulted in the recall [...]
Display of Vick’s VapoRub, invented in Selma, NC. Source: Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum Selma Museum Presentation on Vick’s Inventor is Jan. 26 (1/18/2019)- The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum will present a program on the life and times of Lunsford Richardson, inventor of Vick’s VapoRub, and the product’s impact. Free and open-to-the-public, the program is scheduled for Saturday, [...]
Radishes growing in a garden. Photo: Kay Whatley Rocky Mount, NC Conference to Engage Community through Food (1/18/2019)- Join professionals from North Carolina A&T State University, local experts and master gardeners on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:30am-2pm, for the inaugural Community, Food and Connection Conference. The conference will be held at the Imperial Centre for [...]
Pet Med Labs products, which will be the first CBD products to advertise on TV since Farm Bill made hemp legal across the US. Source: Pet Med Labs, California CBD Product TV Commercials Have Arrived (1/17/2019)- Pet Med Labs Makes Television Broadcast History as the First Company to Sell CBD Products on Television Taking advantage of the new Farm Bill (Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) which has legalized cannabidiol (CBD) products [...]
Elton Daniels. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount, NC Former Town Manager Elton Daniels to Lead Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation (1/17/2019)- City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has announced the appointment of Elton Daniels as Rocky Mount’s director of Parks and Recreation. Daniels has extensive experience in local government administration, most recently serving as the town manager for Selma, [...]
Study: Children with Autism Given Medical Cannabis to Treat Symptoms (1/17/2019)- Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) see a “significant” improvement in symptoms and less reliance on other medications after treatment with Tikun Olam’s Avidekel™ medical cannabis, as confirmed by a new study, conducted in Israel, and [...]
Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce logo. Rocky Mount, NC: Chamber Announce 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award Winner (1/16/2019)- The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award winner is John Barker. The recipient will receive his recognition of the award at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Each year The Chamber recognizes a [...]
Martin Luther King Jr NYWTS by Dick DeMarsico, World Telegram staff photographer, Library of Congress, New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Source: Wikipedia.org. NC MLK Commission Plans Martin Luther King, Jr. Bell Ringing, Announces Grant Recipients (1/16/2019)- On Friday, January 18, 2019, the State of North Carolina will hold its annual State Employees’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance Program in Raleigh, NC. This year’s theme is “The Time is Always Right [...]
Johnston County Writers Conference 2019 flyer. Source: Cindy Brookshire Registration Open for Johnston County Writers Conference (1/15/2019)- Inaugural Writers Conference Set for Apr. 6 in Selma NC “Unbox Your Creativity” at the upcoming Johnston County Writers Conference, organized by the Johnston County Writers Group. Local author-speakers will impart their knowledge regarding writing [...]
Drone imagery three hours later showing Bunn, NC warehouse damage. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department Drone Images Show Heat, Damage at Bunn, NC Hemp/Kenaf Warehouse Fire (1/14/2019)- On January 11, 2019, fire raged through a warehouse in Bunn, North Carolina at the Montclair Complex. The warehouse contained property, including harvested kenaf and hemp plants, of farmer Mann Mullen. Thank you to Chief [...]
Five camellias out of the dozens of varieties available at Garden Treasures, Wendell, NC. Photos: Kay Whatley Wendell NC: Garden Treasures Nursery Grand Opening is Apr. 20 (1/14/2019)- By Kay Whatley, Editor When Garden Treasures nursery opens in April 2019, a ribbon will be cut, a craft show will cascade along the walking paths, educational talks will be offered, and visitors will have [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - Winter Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Jan. 17-20, 2019 (1/14/2019)- Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond including a few unique coastal or mountain events. While most listed events are free [...]
Source: nanobébé / PRnewswire TIME Magazine Touts SC-based nanobébé in Its “Best Inventions of the Year” List (1/13/2019)- TIME Magazine has selected nanobébé, a brand dedicated to transforming infant feeding as a recipient of its Best Inventions of the year products changing how we live. The company is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. Each year, TIME [...]
Snow and Ice Cause Nearly 100,000 Power Outages across Western and Central North Carolina (1/13/2019)- Governor Cooper issues State of Emergency to Expedite Power Restoration Following Winter Storm North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, declared a State of Emergency on January 13, 2019, for all 100 counties to help utility workers restore [...]
Logo of Cornerstone Botanicals, Fort Collins, Colorado “Shark Tank” Star to Tout Colorado Company’s Hemp Products (1/12/2019)- Cornerstone Botanicals, an innovative Colorado-based company focused on the production of hemp oil products with cannabidiol (CBD), announces the commencement of a direct response television (DRTV) media campaign partnered with “Shark Tank” Star Kevin Harrington’s As Seen On [...]
The Strange-ness -- The Grey Area News -- greyareanews.com The Strange-ness: New Cookie Dough Safe to Eat Raw (1/12/2019)- Colorado-based Sara’s Cosmic Cookie Dough recently announces the launch of its edible cookie dough that’s safe to eat raw or baked. The plant-based cookie dough “is better for you while tasting just like your classic favorites without [...]
Legendary Bob Woodward Speaking at Events in Washington, DC, and Ontario, Canada, This Week (1/12/2019)- This week, Bob Woodward, known as half of the “Watergate” investigative team of Woodward and Bernstein, will join a discussion on integrity, trust, and the Watergate legacy in Washington, DC; then speak on the Presidency [...]
Pecan tree in the orchard at Lakeview Pecans, Bailey, North Carolina, November 2018. Photo: Kay Whatley Pecan Trees May Be Hard for Homeowners to Find for 2019 Planting (1/11/2019)- Thinking of planting pecan trees on your property? Well, if you order trees now, you might be able to plant in a year or two. The best time to plant pecan trees is in the [...]
Bunn Rural Fire Dept. truck and personnel overseeing the fire. Photo: Kay Whatley Farm Warehouse and Contents A Total Loss in Bunn, NC Fire (1/11/2019)- Kenaf Bales, Hemp Plants, and Farm Supplies Inside Building Destroyed By Kay Whatley (The Grey Area News) and Rhiannon Fionn (Carolina Cannabis News) An early morning fire in Bunn, North Carolina dealt a blow to a [...]
The moon. Photo taken from Apollo 11 in 1969. Source: NASA Total Lunar Eclipse: Stay Up Late and Observe the Sky on Jan. 20-21 (1/11/2019)- A total lunar eclipse is coming. It will be visible in North Carolina, and you don’t need special glasses like you did for the solar eclipse. The eclipse beginning the evening of Sunday, January 20, [...]
Grand Strand Sandwich Company product photos released with the recall. Source: US FDA Pre-packaged “Lunch Box” Sandwiches Sold in the Carolinas Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination (1/10/2019)- Grand Strand Sandwich is recalling Lunch Box Italian Subs, Lunch Box Ham & Swiss Croissants, and Lunch Box Ham & Cheese Frozen Wedges due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was made public [...]
“Voices~ The Struggles, The Faith, The Hope” in Wilson NC on Feb. 23 (1/9/2019)- Related Essay Contest is Accepting Submissions Now until Feb. 1, 2019 Vision Community Theatre Group will celebrate Black History Month with a special performance entitled, VOICES~ The Struggles, The Faith, The Hope. An essay contest [...]
NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission logo NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Accepting Applications for Ag Grants (1/9/2019)- The 2019 Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is accepting applications for grant projects that will enhance communities affected by the downturn in the tobacco industry. Supporting the agricultural industry, impacting rural communities and stimulating economic development [...]