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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 [...]
Atlantic Ocean and NC Beach. Photo: Frank Whatley. “Not Off Our Coast”: NC Opposition to Seismic Testing and Offshore Drilling (7/20/2017) - Governor Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will submit formal comments opposing offshore seismic testing for oil drilling on North Carolina’s coast. The Governor joined coastal business owners and community [...]
Last Year, Top CEOs Took Home 271 Times More than Typical Workers (7/20/2017) - By Dan Crawford/Kayla Blado, Economic Policy Institute In a recent report, Economic Policy Institute (EPI) President Lawrence Mishel and research assistant Jessica Schieder examine trends in CEO compensation using two comprehensive measures — tracking the value [...]
Photo by celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill available from ArtStar via The Rolling Stones outside St. George's Church in Hanover Square, London, January 17, 1964. Clockwise from bottom left: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969). Source: PRNewsfoto/ Rare Rolling Stones Photos on the Auction Block (7/20/2017) - On July 19, 2017, online search service for arts, antiques and collectibles, is bringing iconic photography of music legends, the Rolling Stones, to art collectors and music lovers alike. Images of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest [...]
Rhine Research Center, Durham NC. Photo: Kay Whatley Durham Parapsychology Researchers Seek Study Participants (7/19/2017) - Have you ever volunteered for a research study?  If you’d like to be part of a research study, the Durham-based Rhine Research Center is seeking participants for a study which examines how people interact and [...]
Source: US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. Solar in the Spotlight with Dept. of Energy Photography Contest (7/19/2017) - On July 17, 2017, the US Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative kicked off its “Hit Me with Your SunShot” photo contest. The contest will award prizes up to $2,500 to those who submit the best [...]
33 acres inside National Park released for sale. The home was designed by Arizona architect Michael C. Daily as a single-story structure with southwestern Santa Fe style architecture. Source: PRNewsfoto/Chapman Real Estate Co. 33 acres inside National Park Released for Sale  (7/19/2017) - Ed. Note: Announcement of this home and acreage is included below.  I searched for an explanation as to why this portion of a National Park was owned by an individual instead of by the country. [...]
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 [...]
Students with their backpacks and volunteers. Photo: Kay Whatley Knightdale Monthly Event Provides Free Clothing, Food & Backpacks (7/18/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor On Saturday, July 15, 2017, Now Faith Community Baptist Church in Knightdale, North Carolina, was bustling with activity. People filled the church’s multipurpose building for a free clothing, school supplies, and [...]
The New Hanover County NC Press Conference speaker Woody White on GenX streamed live on NHCTV ( NC Governor Urges US EPA to Set Limits for Emerging Contaminant GenX (7/17/2017) - State Has Stopped Chemours’ GenX Discharge for Now, But Federal Action Needed for Permanent Solution Federal officials must set limits for GenX and other emerging contaminants so that North Carolina can permanently control its discharge [...]
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 [...]
Source: Rhine Research Center, Durham NC. Inaugural “Mysterious Short Story Contest” Accepting Submissions (7/17/2017) - The Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina, has issued a call for short stories in their first-ever The Rhine Mysterious Short Story Contest. Since their research is focused on Parapsychology, this intriguing short story [...]
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 [...]
This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth, and the sun during a period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech For Moratorium on Sending Commands to Mars, Blame the Sun (7/16/2017) - By Guy Webster (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Laurie Cantillo / Dwayne Brown (NASA HQ) This month, movements of the planets will put Mars almost directly behind the sun, from Earth’s perspective, causing curtailed communications between Earth [...]
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 [...]
Colorado Baby Box contents. Source: The Baby Box Co. Colorado is 5th US State to Join the Baby Box Movement (7/12/2017) - Baby Box University Program to Kick Off with Focus on Integrating Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep Fundamentals, Arvada Event On July 10, 2017, The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting [...]
Zebulon NC Municipal Complex flags flying at half staff on July 12, 2017. NC Lowering Flags in Tribute to 16 Service Members Killed in Plane Crash (7/11/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor On July 11, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 12, [...]
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as wide as Earth. This composite image was generated by combining NASA imagery of Earth with an image of Jupiter taken by astronomer Christopher Go. Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (7/11/2017) - By DC Agle, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA’s Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, 2017, during its sixth science orbit. All of Juno’s science instruments [...]
Source: Thousands Call For Collapsing Iceberg to be Renamed “#ExxonKnew” (7/11/2017) - Anticipated Antarctic Larsen C Iceberg Collapse Should Bear the Name of Exxon’s Climate Deception By Lindsay Meiman, Over ten thousand people around the world are calling for the Larsen C Iceberg to be renamed the “#ExxonKnew Iceberg.” [...]
Hurricane flooding. Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Grants & Funding Buoy Hurricane Matthew Recovery, Future Planning (7/11/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina the weekend of October 8-9, 2016, it caused immediate damage and began weeks of flooding that devastated lower lying towns. Residents evacuated their homes. Many [...]
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, 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 [...]
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation logo Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Adopted (7/7/2017) - Negotiations Conclude at United Nations and Treaty will Open for Signatures in September 2017 By Sandy Jones and Rick Wayman, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation More than 120 countries gathered at the United Nations and today [...]