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NC Local Artist Spotlight: Clina Polloni (1/15/2018) - By Donna Campbell Smith Clina Polloni is a contemporary artist born and raised in Chile. Her colorful oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals and nature, expressing her art through the canvas [...] Library Kickoff for 2018 “Wilson Reads” is Jan. 20 (1/15/2018) - By Genevieve Baillie, Wilson County Wilson Reads 2018: Hidden Figures is scheduled to begin on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Wilson County Public Library with an author visit and activities. Additional events are planned through the [...] Chef Vic Vegas Comes to Edenton NC Restaurant (1/15/2018) - Celebrity Chef Vic Vegas — known for appearances on the reality TV show Bar Rescue — has been named Executive Chef at The 51 House on the Edenton, North Carolina waterfront, owner Rose Tummarello has announced. Vegas played a lead role in the [...] Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Jan. 18-21, 2018 (1/14/2018) - 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). While most listed events are free happenings, [...] Dinnerware That’s Good for Guests and the Planet (1/11/2018) - Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh has partnered with Eco-Products to offer innovative dinnerware that does double duty, helping guests and the environment at the same time. With Garbanzo’s new dinnerware, guests can eat from the plate while [...] January Wilson NC Library Programs Announced (1/10/2018) - Wilson County Public Library has a variety of upcoming programs offered to the public this January at the Main Library and Branches. For children, early literacy programs will continue at the Main Library every Wednesday [...] Fossil Free U.S. Launches with Events on Jan. 31 (1/10/2018) - 350.org Launches Fossil Free US Campaign in Large-Scale Event the Day After the State of the Union The day after the State of the Union, 350.org will launch Fossil Free U.S. in an immediate rebuke of the [...] Wilmington NC: TreeFest Offer Tree Seedlings And Native Grasses (1/10/2018) - TreeFest, an annual distribution of tree seedlings, will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 and Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10am-5pm, or until trees run out. TreeFest will be inside Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Drive, Wilmington NC, [...] NC MLK Commission Announces Grant Recipients (1/10/2018) - On January 9, 2018, the MLK Commission announced today the winners of its 2018 grants to promote leadership and nonviolence education for young adults. Out of 24 applicants, six non-profit organizations were selected to receive a total [...] New DC Cinema with 4DX: You Must Be Tall Enough To Ride (1/7/2018) - Groundbreaking Immersive Movie Experience Now Open Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, announces that Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 will be the [...] Writers-Photographers 2018 Kick-off Meeting is Jan. 8 (1/7/2018) - The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) hosts a Writer’s Guild and a Photography Guild, providing local authors and artists with regular meetings, networking, and opportunities to collaborate. On Monday, January 8, 2018, starting at 7pm, [...] RIP, NASA Astronaut John Young (1/6/2018) - NASA Remembers Agency’s Most Experienced Astronaut The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of John Young, who died Friday night, January 5, 2018, following complications from pneumonia at [...] NC Gains New Fire Investigations Unit (1/4/2018) - North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey — who also serves as the State Fire Marshal — announced on January 2, 2018 the department has established a Fire Investigations Unit to assist the state’s fire service [...] Eastern NC Business Events in Jan. 2018 (1/4/2018) - **Due to the snow received in Eastern NC January 3-4, 2018, note that events immediately following may be canceled. Check with organizers directly regarding weather issues.** By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business [...] Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Jan. 4-7, 2018 (1/4/2018) - 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). While most listed events are free happenings, [...] Multiple Brands of Frozen Biscuit Dough Recalled (1/2/2018) - T. Marzetti Company Voluntarily Recalls Various Brands Due to Potential Listeria Contamination As a precautionary measure, T. Marzetti Company issued a voluntarily recall on December 29, 2017, for “Best By” dates of the following products because they may [...] MLK Jr. Day of Service Opportunities and Events (1/2/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Start the new year helping your community and neighbors. Volunteer for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 15, 2018. Some North Carolina opportunities are listed below, [...]