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“November to Remember” Show Draws Vehicle Enthusiasts to Bunn NC (11/19/2017) - The November to Remember Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show took over The Montclair Complex in Bunn, North Carolina on November 18, 2017. Over 100 vehicles were entered in the show, ranging from old school to late models. Entries came [...]
North Carolina Agritourism Farms Offer Holiday Attractions (11/18/2017) - Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS Whether you are looking to cut your own Christmas tree, or take a sleigh ride with Santa, North Carolina farms offer an abundance of options for family fun this holiday season. “Agritourism farms [...]
The Holiday Market at Zebulon Community Center featured local vendors, farm produce, and Santa too. Photo: Kay Whatley Zebulon Holiday Market Gave Gift Shoppers A Good Start (11/18/2017) - The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market hosted a special “Holiday Market” event at the community center in Zebulon, North Carolina on November 18, 2017. Farmers market vendors, local artisans, and homemade/handmade product sellers took over the [...]
Ribbon cutting at Knightdale Chamber's Red Ribbon Showcase on November 16, 2017. Photo: Nadia Ethier New Knightdale Area Businesses Recognized at Chamber Event (11/17/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly ribbon-cutting ceremony for small businesses at Knightdale Station Park on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Showcase is held each quarter by the Knightdale Chamber of [...]
DreamFest 2018, Wilson, North Carolina. Source: Upper Coastal Plain Business Development Center‎ Apply to DreamFest 2018 for Opportunity to Attain A Business Dream (11/17/2017) - DreamFest 2018 is A “Shark Tank-like live event”. Whether you decide to compete in the business plan competition and oral presentation to a panel of judges (download application guidelines here) or just attend in support of your favorite local [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount NC Police Chief to Retire (11/14/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore announced his retirement in a letter to City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. Moore started with the Rocky Mount Police Department January 2, 2012. His [...]
Petrics, World’s First Smart Pet Bed and Pet Health Ecosystem, is based in Wilmington, North Carolina Wilmington-based Petrics to Hold Kick-off Event on Nov. 30 (11/14/2017) - Pet healthcare technology company Petrics will launch a crowd-funding campaign featuring their new smart pet bed with integrated climate control and pet activity tracker. This system is the first of it’s kind and the beginning [...]
Source: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP23 Human Food Insecurity, Malnutrition, Poverty, and Climate Change (11/14/2017) - Emissions from the agriculture sectors are set to increase in the future, further contributing to climate change, unless the world adopts sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food, FAO Director-General José Graziano da [...]
Grant Awarded to Improve Asthma Care with the Navajo Nation (11/14/2017) - By Adam Dormuth (National Jewish Health) and Jean Spinelli (UA Health Sciences) An $8.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute will bring to the Navajo Nation two widely successful programs that will aim [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Nov 16-19 (11/14/2017) - 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 [...]
Source: Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, NC Knightdale Chamber Announces Small Businesses at Nov. 16 “Red Ribbon Showcase” (11/12/2017) - By Patrice Bayyan, knightdalechamber.org The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly “Red Ribbon Showcase” — a group ribbon-cutting ceremony for new “small business” Chamber members. Members and the public are invited to come out to the Showcase [...]
Turkey deep frying. Source: US Dept of Agriculture USDA Urges Safety in Turkey Deep Frying (11/12/2017) - Don’t Make Turkey Frying a Disastrous Situation By Archie Magoulas, USDA/FSIS Technical Information Specialist Thanksgiving Day is full of family get-togethers, giving thanks, lots of food and some turkey deep frying horror stories. From homes burning [...]
State Farmers Market, Raleigh, North Carolina logo State Farmers Market in Raleigh to Host Seasonal Events (11/10/2017) - By Monica Wood, State Farmers Market The State Farmers Market has a variety of special events planned for shoppers this holiday season. Activities kick off with the annual Fall Craft Fair, November 10-12, 2017. “A [...]
One of the labels released by USDA FSIS with Empire Kosher Poultry Inc. Recall November 9, 2017. Empire Kosher Poultry Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Metal Contamination (11/10/2017) - Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., a Mifflintown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,839 pounds of raw poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection [...]
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Source: US Fish and Wildlife Service Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Danger (11/9/2017) - On Thursday, November 9, 2017, environmental groups responded to new legislation aimed at drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The legislation was proposed by a US Senator Wednesday night. The groups’ statements follow. More information on the [...]
Scene from a Zebulon NC parade, December 2013. Photo: Frank Whatley Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Holiday Events 2017 (11/9/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Get ready for a plethora of Christmas and holiday season events in Eastern North Carolina. Parades and tree-lighting ceremonies, holiday happenings, and vendor markets are all in the works. Some are free [...]
Full Scale Productions Jewish American Soldiers film Invitation. Source: PRNewsfoto/Full Scale Productions Jewish WWII Veterans Film to Debut on Veterans Day Weekend (11/9/2017) - Full Scale Productions will premiere its documentary Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from World War II on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, to coincide with the Veterans Day holiday weekend. The documentary, produced in conjunction [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount Spotlights Community Development Nov. 13-16 (11/8/2017) - City to Showcase Housing Enhancements and Initiate New Revitalization Planning with Week of Activities By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount There are several community development activities taking place in Rocky Mount, North Carolina the [...]
Nestle Prepared Foods Company Recalls Pork and Beef Products (11/8/2017) - 26,400 Pounds of Products, Which Were Donated to Charity, Are Being Recalled Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Nestle Prepared Foods Company, a Mount Sterling, Kentucky establishment, is recalling approximately 26,400 pounds of pork and [...]
Example Soil Sample Form. Source: NCDA&CS, Raleigh NC. Soil Testing Fees Go into Effect Dec. 1 (11/8/2017) - Sample and Submit Now to Avoid Fees By David Hardy, NCDA&CS Fall is not only a great time of year for football, pumpkin spice, and changing leaves, it is also an excellent time to take [...]
FDA Declines to Stop Soda Companies from Advertising Artificially-sweetened Soda as “Diet” (11/8/2017) - By Gary Ruskin, usrtk.org The US Food and Drug Administration has denied a petition asking it to stop Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. from using the term “diet” in advertising, branding and labeling of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, because [...]
Italy Bans All Animal Circus Acts (11/8/2017) - Italy, with one of the biggest circus industries in the world, today voted to phase out ALL animals in circuses and traveling shows following a vote in the Assembly of the Parliament. Rules for implementation [...]
Enroll via www.healthcare.gov by December 15, 2017 North Carolinians without Health Insurance Encouraged to Enroll Before Dec. 15 (11/8/2017) - Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians who do not have health insurance coverage to enroll for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. The Marketplace is a way for people to find health [...]
Exterior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC. Photo: Kay Whatley East Regional Library Closing for Renovations (11/8/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Spread the word about the upcoming renovations at the Knightdale, North Carolina Library. East Regional Library closes on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 5pm, for refurbishing. The library is expected to re-open [...]
Cats and Dogs. Credit: Frank and Kay Whatley, Nadia Ethier Rabies Vaccination Clinics in Rocky Mount, Louisburg NC on Nov. 11 (11/8/2017) - On Saturday, November 11, 2017, pet owners will have access to low-cost rabies shots for their pets at two eastern North Carolina locations: Rocky Mount and Louisburg. Can’t make it this weekend?  There will be [...]
Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina. Wendell NC’s Autumn and Winter Community Events (11/7/2017) - By Sherry Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC Upcoming community and business events in Wendell, North Carolina, are listed below. For more information on town events, visit www.townofwendell.com. Local Government Federal Credit Union Shred Event Date and [...]
The Back Forty mine project site borders the Menominee River and is located within a Menominee cultural landscape that includes tribal burial grounds, ancient agricultural sites, and ceremonial sites of cultural significance to the Menominee Tribe. Photo: Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources Wisconsin Tribe Takes Action to Protect River (11/7/2017) - Lawsuit Aims to Ensure Clean Water Act Protections for Regionally and Nationally Important Waters On November 6, 2017, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (“Tribe”), represented by Earthjustice, gave legal notice of intent to pursue [...]
MLK Jr. Commission grant application 2017. Source: State of North Carolina State of NC Accepting Applications for Martin Luther King, Jr. Grants (11/7/2017) - Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 NC Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Grants. Jacquie Jeffers, State of North Carolina Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissioner for Region 4, is encouraging organizations to apply for funding to [...]