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.

Rocky Mount Event Center in-process. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC Rocky Mount Event Center Opening Soon, Spooktacular Oktoberfest Announced (10/20/2018) - Multi-use Sports And Events Facility Set To Open Next week With less than a month until opening, the SFM-managed Rocky Mount Event Center and City of Rocky Mount is preparing for an exciting grand opening [...]
The "Six Pack of Authors" will hold book signings in Louisburg and Zebulon NC. FCAC “Six Pack of Authors” Zebulon NC Book Signing is Nov. 4 (10/20/2018) - Six authors, all members of Franklin County Arts Council Writers’ Guild, will be selling and signing copies of their books at The Rusted Hinge Marketplace in downtown Zebulon Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2-4pm. The writers [...]
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 — [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Exterior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC. Photo: Kay Whatley Upcoming Programs at East Regional Library (9/19/2018) - East Regional Library, located at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, North Carolina, offers events for all ages. See upcoming events in the below listing. Library hours are: Monday-Thursday  9am-9pm Friday  10am-6pm Saturday  10am-6pm Sunday  1pm-5 pm With [...]
FCAC Writer's Guild logo Writers’ Guild to Hold “Six Pack of Authors” Book Signing Social on Oct. 19 (9/17/2018) - On Friday, October 19, 2018, 6-8pm, the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writer’s Guild will hold a social event with a “Six Pack of Authors” — local authors with recently published books. Come and meet representatives [...]
"Lucy" at Splash Bark last year. Source: Best Friends Dog Park FB, Rocky Mount, North Carolina Rocky Mount NC (Updated): Sunset Park Splash Bark Event Canceled Due to Hurricane Florence (9/11/2018) - UPDATE:  A cancellation has been issued for this event. No new date has been announced, as yet. _____ Dog owners are invited for an afternoon of fun with their pets during the city of Rocky [...]
Down East Viking Football Classic canceled due to Hurricane Florence. Source: Elizabeth City State University Down East Viking Football Classic Cancelled Due to Hurricane (9/11/2018) - Elizabeth City State University, Winston Salem State University, and the city of Rocky Mount have announced that all events for the 21st Down East Football Viking Classic scheduled for Sept. 12-15, 2018 have been cancelled [...]
Life Changing Transplant Foundation mission. LCTF is based in Knightdale NC. Source: Gail Richburg Life Changing Transplant Foundation Annual 5k Run/Walk for Life Postponed Due to Hurricane (9/11/2018) - The Life Changing Transplant Foundation’s annual 5k Run/Walk for Life, scheduled for Knightdale Station Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018, has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence’s impending arrival. A new date will be announced in the [...]
Twin County Museum and Hall of Fame logo Twin County Hall of Fame Inductees Announced (9/10/2018) - Twin County Community Pride, Inc. is pleased to announce the 15th-annual Class of Inductees to the Twin County Hall of Fame.  This year’s class of ten includes an author and painter, an educator, the ‘King [...]
Rocky Mount Event Center in-process. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC Rocky Mount NC: Event Center Parking Plan Unveiled (9/10/2018) - In advance of the Rocky Mount Event Center’s grand opening in October, the Rocky Mount City Council has approved the RMEC Traffic Control Plan. There will be 328 on-site parking spaces between two lots at [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored -- greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — Sept. 7-9, 2018 (9/7/2018) - 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 [...]