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Things To Do in NC When You're Bored -- greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Oct. 19-21, 2018 (10/18/2018) - 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 [...]
Louisburg NC quilt block locations map. Source: FCAC brochure for The Quilt Trails of the Tar and Roanoke Rivers Quilt Trail Town: Louisburg, North Carolina (10/17/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Quilt Trails showcasing patterns used in quilting are springing up across the United States. Painted wooden blocks depicting quilt styles are hung outdoors on barns, old buildings, and private locations — [...]
Call for Hen Pals for the HenPower program. Source: Equal Arts, Gateshead UK UK Care Homes Seeking “Hen Pals” to Combat Senior Loneliness (10/16/2018) - Equal Arts, based in the United Kingdom, seeks ways to engage older people at care homes. To fight loneliness and engage seniors, Equal Arts ensures care homes offer creative activities, community connections, and HenPower — [...]
Blockade Runner is a popular place to stay at Wrightsville Beach. Photo: Courtesy of Blockade Runner Beach Resort Hurricane Florence Closes North Carolina Landmark for Renovation (10/10/2018) - The Blockade Runner Beach Resort, a North Carolina landmark and icon of Wrightsville Beach for 55 years, announced today it will close for renovations due to damages sustained from Hurricane Florence. Said Mary Baggett, co-owner [...]
Youngsville quilt block locations map. Source: FCAC brochure for The Quilt Trails of the Tar and Roanoke Rivers Quilt Trail Tuesday: Youngsville, North Carolina (10/9/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Quilt Trails showcasing patterns used in quilting are springing up across the United States. Painted wooden blocks depicting quilt styles are hung outdoors on barns, old buildings, and private locations — [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things to Do in NC When You’re Bored: Halloween/Fall Movie Showings (10/9/2018) - While these movies are not free — most have an entry fee of $5 or more — these are opportunities to watch spooky movies, or movies that aren’t normally available on the big screen. Near [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Oct. 11-14, 2018 (10/8/2018) - 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 [...]
So many pumpkins from which to choose at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks Maize in the City Review: Awesome Family Farm Fun (10/6/2018) - By Nicole Banks This has been the third year we have participated in the Maize in the City special media day. We went with a group, ages ranging from 7-19. All participated in the festivities, [...]
Cape Fear River fish kill following Hurricane Florence 2018. Credit Kyle Rachels/NC Wildlife Resources Commission NC Wildlife Biologists Investigate Widespread Fish Kills after Hurricane Florence (10/5/2018) - Fisheries biologists with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission continue to document widespread fish kills in eastern North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The fish kills are the result of significant declines in [...]
Rocky Mount Event Center in-process. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic to Headline at Rocky Mount Event Center’s Grand Opening (10/5/2018) - Years of planning and labor will be on display Thursday, October 25, 2018, when the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina celebrates the grand opening of the Rocky Mount Event Center. Headlining the celebration will [...]
Don't Judge Me Fashion Show 2018 Don’t Judge Me Fashion Show Seeking Models (10/4/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The Love One Another program is holding a fashion show in Wilson, North Carolina, and the Call for Models is open. Would you love to walk the runway? Now is the time [...]
One label in dozens released with the JBS Tolleson beef products recall. Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service How Many Cows in 6.5 Million Pounds? Possible Salmonella Contamination Leads to Big Beef Recall (10/4/2018) - JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,500,966 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced [...]
Donna Campbell Smith at a NC book signing. Self-Publishing Workshop Offered Oct. 27 (10/4/2018) - Are you frustrated with querying publishers and agents about your novel? Why not publish it yourself? Turn your bright ideas into books. Author Donna Campbell Smith will lead a self-publishing workshop on Saturday, October 27, [...]
Haunted Field of Screams 2018, Thornton, Colorado. Photo: Anisa Banks Haunted Field of Screams 2018 Review: A Creepy-good Attraction (10/3/2018) - By Anisa Banks, Student/Reviewer We have been fortunate to come to the Haunted Field of Screams in Thornton, Colorado for the past three years, and it never seems to disappoint. The three haunted attractions are [...]
Business Happenings Eastern NC Business Events in October 2018 (10/3/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Area Chambers of Commerce, business groups, and local businesses/organizations hold educational events and provide free business training or networking opportunities. Events listed below may take place in the five-county area — [...]
Victorian era casket and handler with Wayne County Historical Society. Source: Thomas Bailey A Victorian Era Funeral, History, Food, and Facts: All in One Event (10/2/2018) - “Victorian Mourning Practices” Presentation and Social Scheduled for Oct. 27 Forget vampires and monsters. In advance of Halloween, immerse yourself in a real, unusual, and slightly creepy part of the Victorian Era by attending a [...]
AtWork Group Opens New Office in Knightdale, North Carolina (10/2/2018) - AtWork Group, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise announced today the opening of its new office in Knightdale, North Carolina, extending the company’s reach within the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area. The franchise location is owned and operated [...]
Rocky Mount Event Center Grand Opening flyer. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC Rocky Mount Event Center Grand Opening to Include Free Concert (10/1/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Rocky Mount Event Center’s Grand Opening celebration on Thursday, October 25, 2018, 4:30-8pm, is free and the public is invited. This special event will include three musical performances. Come and enjoy amazing [...]
Pumpkins, ornamental. Photo: Kay Whatley. October Fall-themed Events in Eastern NC (10/1/2018) - Below are some of the Eastern, North Carolina Fall events planned around the five county area and beyond. (Five Counties = Franklin, Johnston, Nash, Wake, and Wilson; beyond may include Edgecombe, Wayne, and others) Events [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Oct. 4-7, 2018 (10/1/2018) - 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 [...]
Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. logo. Source: PRNewsfoto/Harlem Globetrotters Harlem Globetrotters Set To Entertain Troops in Middle East (9/27/2018) - “Ambassadors of Goodwill” will visit troops in Middle East as part of Annual tour of US Military bases The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are set to embark on their annual tour of US overseas military bases with [...]
Warriors gather to pack 700 meals during food bank volunteer program at NC food bank. Source: PRNewsfoto/Wounded Warrior Project North Carolina Warriors Lend Helping Hands to Seniors in Need  (9/27/2018) - Warriors gather to pack 700 meals during food bank volunteer program Wounded veterans and their families gathered to provide needed meals to 700 people in Cape Fear Valley. This group from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) meets [...]
One small part of Moonlight in the Garden. . Source: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University Magical Lighting Exhibition Illuminates NCSU Arboretum Nov. 6-17 (9/25/2018) - “Moonlight in the Garden” returns to JC Raulston Arboretum for a seven-night exhibition For seven nights in November, the magical lighting exhibition Moonlight in the Garden will illuminate and showcase JC Raulston Arboretum at North [...]
Quilt block installation on Old Bank Building, Franklinton NC, in 2013. Photo: Amy Chelle‎ (cropped) Quilt Trail Tuesday: Franklinton, North Carolina (9/25/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Quilt Trails showcasing patterns used in quilting are springing up across the United States. Painted wooden blocks depicting quilt styles are hung outdoors on barns, old buildings, and private locations — [...]
National Pumpkin Festival crowd in front of town hall, Spring Hope NC. Photo: Kay Whatley 2017 47th Annual Spring Hope Pumpkin Festival is Oct. 5-6 (9/24/2018) - The National Pumpkin Festival returns to Spring Hope, North Carolina for its 47th year. The annual festival will be held October 5-6, 2018 in downtown. Every year, this wonderful family event meshes the best of fall [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored -- greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Sept. 28-30, 2018 (9/24/2018) - 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 [...]
NC Emergency Management - Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network screenshot As Flooding Continues, North Carolina Governor Urges Caution (9/19/2018) - Although many communities are lifting evacuation orders and cleaning up following Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper today alerted North Carolinians that major flooding is still occurring across many rivers in North Carolina, including the Lumber, Cape [...]
Spare The Rod, Spoil The Child play. Source: The Carolina Theatre of Durham (NC) Award-Winning gospel play “Spare The Rod, Spoil the Child” Coming to Durham NC on Sept. 29 (9/19/2018) - Tall One Outreach Ministries and Summerville Promotion & Production Co. present the Award- Winning  Gospel Stage Play “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child” Part 2, written and produced by Dr. Mildred Summerville and directed by Trina [...]