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.

Jason Michael Carroll and the Brown Bag Bagels folks during April 2016 filming at their shop. Source: Brown Bag Bagels, Wendell NC. Locally-filmed “Strings” Feature Now Available Online & on DVD (4/24/2018) - Broken Birdie Productions of Wake Forest, North Carolina, in association with Wagz Film, is proud to announce the release of Strings, a music-driven drama in the style of Country Strong, Almost Famous, and Eddie and the Cruisers. Strings stars [...]
Fun Bike Ride and Rodeo are May 5, 2018. Source: City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina Rocky Mount Fun Bike Ride and Rodeo on May 5 (4/24/2018) - The city of Rocky Mount will host a Fun Bike Ride and Rodeo on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The Fun Bike Ride will begin at 10am and will start and end at Sunset Park. The 6.5 [...]
Dawn Lancaster and Donna Campbell Smith are featured artists for this Afternoon Tea with The Artist. Source: FCAC Afternoon Tea with the Artist Features Two NC Artists Apr. 28 (4/24/2018) - On Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3-5pm, the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) will hold its “Afternoon Tea with The Artist” free event at the Up-Front Gallery, located at 22 S Main Street, Franklinton, North Carolina. Artists [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Apr. 25-29, 2018 (4/23/2018) - 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 [...]
Portion of the booths set-up for 2017 Expo. Photo: Kay Whatley Knightdale Chamber Adding ” Shop Local & Buy” Sales to 2018 Business Expo (4/23/2018) - This year’s Knightdale Chamber of Commerce business expo is adding a “Shop Local & Buy” component. In addition to the networking, face-to-face business interactions, and public walk-through, some vendors will be selling their local products [...]
Fresh-picked Strawberries. Photo: Vollmer Farm, Bunn NC. North Carolina Strawberry Picking Time Is Around The Corner (4/20/2018) - Strawberry growers in Eastern North Carolina are beginning to harvest this year’s crop, and growers in the rest of the state expect to begin in the next few weeks. North Carolina is the third-largest producer [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Apr. 20-22, 2018 (4/19/2018) - 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 [...]
Source: Patrice Bayyan, Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, Knightdale, North Carolina Knightdale Chamber “Citizen of The Year” Announced: Barbara Poole (4/16/2018) - Barbara Poole, Co-Founder Poole Funeral Services Named Knightdale Chamber’s 2017 Citizen of the Year By Patrice Bayyan, Knightdale Chamber of Commerce The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce held its 45th-annual Membership Banquet & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, [...]
Rhine Research Center, Durham NC. Photo: Kay Whatley The Rhine-Durham “Living in a Mindful Universe” Presentation is Apr. 27 (4/16/2018) - The Rhine Research Center will be holding two related events with authors Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newell. On Friday, April 27, 2018, 7-9pm, join a talk on “Living in a Mindful Universe” with Dr. [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Apr. 12-15, 2018 (4/9/2018) - 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 [...]
Free Spring Concerts Planned in Wake Forest NC (4/9/2018) - The town of Wake Forest, North Carolina is holding a 2018 Six Sundays in Spring concert series on six consecutive Sundays. The first concert is in late April, with the last in early June 2018. The 2018 concert Sundays [...]
Source: Town of Nashville, North Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Free Concerts and Movies in Nashville NC (4/9/2018) - Nashville, North Carolina may be best known for their Mother’s Day Blooming Festival and Nash Arts theatre productions. There’s more to this Nash County town, though, including its annual free concerts and free movies, designed [...]
Take your dog to the 2018 SPCA Dog Walk and Woofstock and help them break the Guinness World Record for dogs wearing bandanas. Source: SPCA of Wake County, Raleigh NC You, Your Dog and a Bandana: Come and Help SPCA Wake in World Record Attempt (4/9/2018) - Waste Industries, SPCA of Wake County Attempt to Break Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of Dogs Wearing Bandanas Animal lovers are invited to join Waste Industries and the SPCA of Wake County to make [...]
Tree City USA logo from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Knightdale to Celebrate Arbor Day, Tree City USA Re-certification (4/5/2018) - In celebration of Arbor Day and being recognized as a Tree City USA, the Town of Knightdale, North Carolina’s annual Arbor Day festivities will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, beginning at 2pm. Gather [...]
Paws in the Park event photo. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount, NC. Paws in The Park to Feature Pet Fashion Show, Biscuit Hunt And More (4/5/2018) - The eighth-annual Paws in the Park event is Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11am-2pm. Humans and canines can enjoy outdoor activities, sport their best outfits, make an art project, and shop pet-friendly vendors. Paws in The Park [...]
Young tomato plant. Source: The Whatleys. Spring Plant Sales Coming Up in Bunn, Clayton, Knightdale and Wilson (4/5/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor It’s garden time in North Carolina. Trees, shrubs, bulbs, plants, and seeds can go into the ground in April. Local garden clubs and gardens are holding plant sales, giving area residents [...]
Motorcycles, memorabilia, uniforms, and more were packed and moved to the Edgecombe County Veterans' Military Museum temp quarters. Photo: Kay Whatley Edgecombe County Veterans’ Military Museum “Open House” on Apr. 7 (4/4/2018) - On Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10am-4pm, the Edgecombe County Veterans’ Military Museum will hold an Open House at their temporary quarters. Edgecombe County Veterans’ Military Museum has temporarily relocated from their 106 W Church Street, Tarboro, [...]
Business Happenings Eastern NC Business Events in April 2018 (4/3/2018) - 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 — [...]
Produce at a farmer's market. Source: Kay Whatley. Area Farmers Markets Prep for Opening Days (4/3/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Eastern North Carolina is dotted with farmer’s markets, locations where customers may purchase locally-grown product, homemade goods, and handmade crafts. It gives farmers a place to meet customers and offer the [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Apr. 5-8, 2018 (4/2/2018) - 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 [...]
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC. Special Needs Population Prom is Apr. 28 (4/2/2018) - The Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation department is hosting a Special Needs Population Prom on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Dubbed “A Night in Hollywood,” the Special [...]
Bob Ringham, photographer. Source: Dawn Herrin, FCAC FCAC “Seeing The Light” Photography Workshop is Apr. 14 (3/31/2018) - Local photographer Bob Ringham will present a photography workshop, Seeing The Light, at the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) headquarters. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10am-5:30pm. This day-long workshop will include: Understanding your camera’s settings Composition [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Mar. 30-Apr. 1, 2018 (3/29/2018) - 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 [...]
Dancing at Whirligig Park in 2017. Source: Susan Kellum, City of Wilson NC Wilson NC Concert Series, Gig in the Park, Kicks Off Apr. 18 (3/29/2018) - Historic Downtown Wilson begins its Spring concert series with The Embers featuring Craig Woolard. This opening concert kicks off the season of free, live music at a new location: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. This year, the [...]
Jake May Opening Day baseball flyer. Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell, North Carolina Spring Events in Wendell Offer Sports, Music, Arts, Prayer, & Public Safety Day (3/29/2018) - Spring has sprung and so have the community events within Wendell, North Carolina. Upcoming April and May 2018 activities include baseball, music, arts, prayer, and more. With questions regarding these upcoming events, call 919.366.2266. The [...]
The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. It is located on the former sites of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old city library. Source: imperialcentre.org. Litter Art to Be Featured at Rocky Mount Arts Center (3/28/2018) - Litter art, uniquely crafted from recyclables, will be on display April 1-29, 2018 in the craft gallery at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center located in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Litter [...]
Food For Fines 2018. Source: Town of Nashville NC “Food For Fines” Week Coming to Nashville NC Library (3/23/2018) - For National Library Week, the Harold D. Cooley Library will be offering patrons a chance to pay off overdue library fines with non-perishable food. From Monday, April 9, 2018 through Saturday, April 14, 2018, the [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Mar. 22-25, 2018 (3/22/2018) - 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 [...]