Eastern NC News

Local news for Eastern North Carolina including Bailey, Bunn, Goldsboro, Kenly, Knightdale, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Rolesville, Nashville, Sims, Spring Hope, Tarboro, Wendell, Wilson, Zebulon and surrounding towns.

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Source: NC Wildlife Resources Commission social media Free Programs at NC Wildlife Education Centers in July (7/10/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org 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 [...]
Rochelle Toney, Rocky Mount NC's first female City Manager. Source: Tameka Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount NC to Celebrate Historic First at Upcoming Events (7/7/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Since February 1, 2017, the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina has been celebrating 150 years. During this time, Rocky Mount has shaped history and celebrated many firsts, [...]
East RegionalLibrary in Knightdale NC. Photo Source: WakeGOV. Knightdale NC Library Programs and Services in July 2017 (7/7/2017) - By Brandy L. Hamilton, East Regional Library For July, East Regional Library offers programs for all ages. In addition to events, the library offers assistance services. East Regional Library, part of the Wake County Public Libraries system, [...]
The Hobbit rehearsal. Source: Brooke Edwards, Theater at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount NC. Imperial Centre Brings “The Hobbit” to The Stage July 21-23 (7/6/2017) - Tickets are on sale now for performances of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbitin the Theatre at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This play is based [...]
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 5-9 (7/5/2017) - 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 [...]
Operation Gratitude Collection Drive flyer. Source: Braswell Memorial Library Rocky Mount NC Library Collecting for Troops in July (6/29/2017) - By LaKesha W. Joyner, Braswell Memorial Library Throughout the month — July 1-31, 2017 — Braswell Memorial Library will be hosting  Operation Gratitude Collection Drive to send care packages to our troops. The library will be [...]
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. Library Programs for Wilson County NC in July (6/29/2017) - By Will Robinson, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, Wilson County Public Library Wilson County Public library has released a list of upcoming programs offered to the public this July. Main Library The following programs will be held [...]
Vintage Fan Fair is November 10-11, 2017, in Raleigh NC. Vintage Event to Create Nostalgic Experience at NC State Fairgrounds (6/28/2017) - Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted By Lisa Kamin, The Vintage Lifestyle Experience. LLC The first-annual retro event, Vintage Fan Fair, will be held November 10-11, 2017 (Veterans Day holiday) indoors at the Holshauser Building at the NC [...]
Author Erin Knightley and Poet Valerie Macon will Judge the 2017 FCAC Writers' Guild writing contest. Award Winning Judges for FCAC Writers’ Guild  Writing Contest (6/28/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council Writers’ Guild is sponsoring its third annual FCAC Writers’ Guild Carolina Prize in Writing contest.  It is open to previously unpublished (This includes [...]
Business Events Coming Up in Eastern NC’s Five County Area (6/27/2017) - 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 included. Check with, or [...]
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 — June 28-July 2 (6/26/2017) - 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 [...]
July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina, when everyone of all ages, can fish in all public waters without paying for a fishing license. Source: Take Me Fishing. No NC Fishing License Needed to Fish on July 4th (6/23/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina where everyone — residents and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body of water from 12:01am to 11:59pm, without [...]
Source: Runner1616 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons. Fall 2017 NC Film Festivals Accepting Submissions (6/22/2017) - Filmmakers looking for opportunities to show their film may be interested in submitting entries for these upcoming North Carolina film festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included below. Check out the guidelines to see what categories [...]
Stormberg Food, based in Africa, produces multiple brands, including snacks for humans, and treats for pets. Snack Foods Company Will Create 60 Jobs in Wayne County (6/22/2017) - Stormberg Foods will Invest $2.48 Million to Start Protein Snack Production Facility By Ford Porter, office of the Governor NC Stormberg Foods, LLC., a producer of meat protein snacks, will locate its first United States [...]
Shooting Stars Film Camp by GroundSwell Pictures, Fayetteville NC. NC Film-oriented Nonprofit Receives Cumberland Community Foundation Grant (6/21/2017) - The Cumberland Community Foundation has awarded a “Summertime Kids” program grant to GroundSwell Pictures of Fayetteville, North Carolina, in support of GroundSwell’s Shooting Stars Film Camp. Shooting Stars Film Camp is a one week camp [...]
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 — June 21-25 (6/20/2017) - 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 [...]
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