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Atlantic Ocean and NC Beach. Photo: Frank Whatley. “Not Off Our Coast”: NC Opposition to Seismic Testing and Offshore Drilling (7/20/2017) - Governor Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will submit formal comments opposing offshore seismic testing for oil drilling on North Carolina’s coast. The Governor joined coastal business owners and community [...]
The New Hanover County NC Press Conference speaker Woody White on GenX streamed live on NHCTV ( NC Governor Urges US EPA to Set Limits for Emerging Contaminant GenX (7/17/2017) - State Has Stopped Chemours’ GenX Discharge for Now, But Federal Action Needed for Permanent Solution Federal officials must set limits for GenX and other emerging contaminants so that North Carolina can permanently control its discharge [...]
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 [...]
Prescient Co. New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility. Source: Prescient Co. Arvada CO Construction Tech Company Moves Headquarters to NC (7/13/2017) - Prescient Co. Expands Manufacturing Capabilities to Supplement Colorado Plant and Better Serve East Coast Markets Prescient, a fully integrated and patented design, engineering, manufacturing and installation solution for the construction industry, is moving the company’s [...]
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, [...]
Hurricane flooding. Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Grants & Funding Buoy Hurricane Matthew Recovery, Future Planning (7/11/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina the weekend of October 8-9, 2016, it caused immediate damage and began weeks of flooding that devastated lower lying towns. Residents evacuated their homes. Many [...]
Source: North Carolina Cooperative Extension NC Peach Lovers Can Expect Good Offering of Late-variety Fruit (7/11/2017) - By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS Peach lovers across the state can expect to find plenty of peaches for homemade ice cream, cobblers or just eating fresh. While a late freeze affected many orchards across the state, growers [...]
US HUD Awards $50 Milllion in Housing Counseling Grants, $1.3 Million in NC (7/7/2017) - Funding Intended to Help Families Find and Keep Their Homes By Brian Sullivan (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) On July 6, 2017, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than [...]
Infosys to Bring 2,000 New Jobs to NC by 2021 (7/7/2017) - Will be One of Four Infosys Innovation and Technology Hubs in America By Ford Porter, NC Office of the Governor Global business consulting and information technology company Infosys has selected North Carolina’s Research Triangle region [...]
Best states to start a business, ranked. Source: Surprise! North Carolina Ranked as Best State to Start a Business (7/2/2017) - Fit Small Business Publishes Comprehensive Ranking of the 50 States By Sarah Johnson for Fit Small Business While it may not completely surprise you that North Carolina ranked as the #1 state to start a business, did you [...]
NC Forest Service seedling in field. Source: Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service. NC Forest Service Nursery Program Accepting Seedling Orders Beginning July 3 (6/28/2017) - By Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service The North Carolina Forest Service Nursery Program will begin accepting orders for seedlings July 3, 2017. The NCFS produces about 16 million quality seedlings for 47 species of [...]
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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
USDA Organic Seal NCDA&CS Offers Organic Certification Cost-share Assistance (6/20/2017) - By Heather Barnes, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Organic growers in North Carolina may apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the [...]
Textile Firm to Create 260 Jobs in Winston-Salem (6/19/2017) - HPFABRICS Plans $1.1 Million Investment to Return Former Textiles Plant to Productive Use By Ford Porter, NC Governor’s Office HPFABRICS, Inc., a manufacturer of raw fabrics, has selected Forsyth County for a new production and [...]
Hertford NC Boating Access Area. Source: Ryan Kennemur, NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Hertford NC Boating Access Area Grand Opening is June 23 (6/19/2017) - By Ryan Kennemur, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 10:30am, to celebrate the opening of the new Hertford [...]
2017 World’s Largest Truck Convoy, a unique one-day celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. Source: Over the Edge and World’s Largest Truck Convoy Coming Up for Special Olympics NC (6/19/2017) - By Rachel McQuiston (Special Olympics North Carolina) with Robert B Butler ( With the conclusion of 2017’s inspiring and record-breaking Summer Games, Special Olympics North Carolina turns its attention to two of their largest fundraisers of [...]
FCAC Photo from 2016 Juneteenth Celebration. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. UPDATE: 2017 Juneteenth Celebrations Planned Across North Carolina (6/17/2017) - **UPDATE: Announcement affecting ONE event as noted.** ___ Originally published May 10, 2017; updated June 17, 2017 Across the state, Juneteenth commemorative events are being planned. Community gatherings include music, speakers, vendors, food, and family [...]
Wild Plants, First Place 2016, by Eric Abernethy, Asheboro. Late-day lily pads. “This is one of the most stunning displays that I have ever encountered. Late day thunderstorms had just moved through, and golden setting sunlight began penetrating through raindrops that had collected on the lily pads of varying colors in a pond near my Randolph County home. The water drop colors were altered by adding late-day golden sunlight color to them. I had always wanted to photograph raindrops on lily pads. I never imagined it would look like this when my opportunity arrived.” “Wildlife in North Carolina” Magazine Photo Competition Open until Sept. 1 (6/13/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting entries to its 13th-annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition until 5pm, September 1, 2017. The contest is open to amateur and professional [...]
May 2017 photos by Jerome De Perlingi, artistic director of Eyes on Main Street, Wilson NC. A Little Bit of History: Anderson Apartments in Wilson NC (6/8/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor A hop, skip, and a jump from Wilson NC’s Barton College and close to the Western Sizzlin’ you’ll find 503 Vance Street, a row of colonial townhouses called the Anderson Apartments. The apartments and [...]
Lumbee Tribe NC Governor Pushes for Full Federal Recognition of the Lumbee Tribe (5/25/2017) - By Ford Porter, North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper shared his strong support for full federal recognition of the Lumbee Tribe in North Carolina on May 25, 2017, during a speech at the Lumbee Nation Economic Summit. [...]
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Host Public Online Meeting on May 30 (5/25/2017) - By Sandy Stewart, NCDA&CS Research Stations Division The Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting via telephone conference call/webinar to review and approve research pilot program applications. This online meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May [...]
Strong Storms, Tornadoes Impact NC Piedmont Counties (5/25/2017) - By Ford Porter, Severe storms and tornadoes swept through North Carolina late Wednesday evening, damaging homes, toppling trees, closing roads and knocking out power to several Piedmont communities. “We’re extremely fortunate that there were no life-threatening [...]
NC Dept of Agriculture Expects Good Late-variety Blueberry Crop (5/22/2017) - “Blueberry Days” Planned for Raleigh and Colfax in June 2017 By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS Despite a late March freeze that affected early varieties of blueberries grown in North Carolina, marketing specialists with the North Carolina Department [...]
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 — May 24-28 (5/22/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
Audience taking their seats for "Homeplace Under Fire" screening, Griffith Film Theatre, Duke University, Durham NC. Photo: Kay Whatley. “Homeplace Under Fire” Showcases Farm Advocates (5/19/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Driving to the Bryan Center at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, yesterday for the film screening of Homeplace Under Fire, I passed farms along the way. An “Eggs for Sale” sign caught my eye, [...]
Source: NC Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Raleigh NC. NC Farmers Should Prepare for Hurricane Season (5/17/2017) - By Brian Long, NCDA&CS Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s annual plea for farmers to prepare for hurricane season is especially poignant this year, considering many are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. “Hurricane Matthew is a painfully [...]
Source: -- 5 Homes 5 Charities 5 Local Military Families Fiber Cement Siding and More Donated for Service Disabled Veteran’s New Home (5/11/2017) - By Bernard Kaplan, for Allura USA While daily shipments of fiber cement products by Allura can be found making their way to home sites across the country, one particular delivery just might stand out above [...]