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North Carolina Agritourism Farms Offer Holiday Attractions (11/18/2017) - Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS Whether you are looking to cut your own Christmas tree, or take a sleigh ride with Santa, North Carolina farms offer an abundance of options for family fun this holiday season. “Agritourism farms [...]
Petrics, World’s First Smart Pet Bed and Pet Health Ecosystem, is based in Wilmington, North Carolina Wilmington-based Petrics to Hold Kick-off Event on Nov. 30 (11/14/2017) - Pet healthcare technology company Petrics will launch a crowd-funding campaign featuring their new smart pet bed with integrated climate control and pet activity tracker. This system is the first of it’s kind and the beginning [...]
Full Scale Productions Jewish American Soldiers film Invitation. Source: PRNewsfoto/Full Scale Productions Jewish WWII Veterans Film to Debut on Veterans Day Weekend (11/9/2017) - Full Scale Productions will premiere its documentary Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from World War II on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, to coincide with the Veterans Day holiday weekend. The documentary, produced in conjunction [...]
Example Soil Sample Form. Source: NCDA&CS, Raleigh NC. Soil Testing Fees Go into Effect Dec. 1 (11/8/2017) - Sample and Submit Now to Avoid Fees By David Hardy, NCDA&CS Fall is not only a great time of year for football, pumpkin spice, and changing leaves, it is also an excellent time to take [...]
Enroll via by December 15, 2017 North Carolinians without Health Insurance Encouraged to Enroll Before Dec. 15 (11/8/2017) - Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians who do not have health insurance coverage to enroll for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace at The Marketplace is a way for people to find health [...]
MLK Jr. Commission grant application 2017. Source: State of North Carolina State of NC Accepting Applications for Martin Luther King, Jr. Grants (11/7/2017) - Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 NC Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Grants. Jacquie Jeffers, State of North Carolina Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissioner for Region 4, is encouraging organizations to apply for funding to [...]
Start of the 2017 Surf to Sound Challenge. Photo: Peter Newman, Aerial Images ILM Surf to Sound Challenge Results for 2017 (11/6/2017) - Canadian Larry Cain and USA’s April Zilg Repeat Victories Following a deceptively perfect launch with ideal weather and sea conditions, the second-half of the 7thaannual Surf to Sound Challenge turned brutal with headwinds of 15-20 [...]
Map from NC Dept of Health and Human Services factsheet. NC to Distribute 40,000 Doses of Life-Saving Naloxone to Fight Opioid Epidemic (11/3/2017) - North Carolina is making nearly 40,000 more units of life-saving medication available to help fight the opioid epidemic, the Governor announced today. The state has purchased the additional naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdose, to [...]
Children's Home Society of North Carolina logo. NC Adoption Program Expands to Find Homes for Older Children (11/1/2017) - Coinciding with National Adoption Month, Children’s Home Society of North Carolina is announcing a significant expansion of a statewide program to find loving and permanent homes for older children languishing in foster care. In partnership [...]
Assessing Western NC Damages from Monday Storms (10/26/2017) - Experts Survey Damage From Storms in Western NC Counties, Confirm Tornadoes in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties Cleanup and damage assessment work continues in several western North Carolina counties after Monday’s strong storms and tornadoes. Initial [...]
North Carolina Launches Website to Track Disaster Work (10/25/2017) - site offers up-to-the-minute data as Hurricane Matthew recovery moves into the next phase with allocations to local governments, housing buyouts and elevation By Maggie Bizzell, North Carolina Department of Information Technology North Carolina has added [...]
Hurricane flooding. Source: North Carolina Department of Public Safety. $15 Million Program Available to Help Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Matthew (10/25/2017) - Small Businesses Can Now Apply for Additional Disaster Recovery Assistance Small businesses affected by Hurricane Matthew should apply now for $15 million in financing from the North Carolina Department of Commerce and nonprofit lenders, Governor [...]
Airlie Gardens' Enchanted Airlie. Photo courtesy of Brett Cottrell, NHCNC Airlie Gardens, Fireworks, Flotilla to Launch Carolina Holidays (10/25/2017) - Flotilla Week Launches The Carolina Holidays Nov. 22-26 in Wrightsville Beach By Janine Powell (Enchanted Airlie, Airlie Gardens) and Shannon Friedrichs/Linda Brown (North Carolina Holiday Flotilla) Thanksgiving week, known as flotilla week in Wrightsville Beach, [...]
Winter Farmers Market opens November 1, 2017. Source: The Crossing at Hollar Mill, Hickory NC. Winter Farmers Market in Hickory NC Opens Nov. 1 (10/24/2017) - The Crossing at Hollar Mill is delighted to announce the second annual Winter Farmers Market! The concept of this market began a few years ago when Sarah Wood and Robert Locke saw an opportunity to [...]
Four NC Communities Are Seeking Amazon’s HQ2 Project (10/23/2017) - Community leaders in four North Carolina locations are hoping Amazon will choose them for the company’s second headquarters site. Last month, Amazon announced its intention to locate a second headquarters facility somewhere in the United [...]
Source: Honeybee photo via NC Farmland Preservation and Beehive Grant Applications Due By Dec. 15 (10/23/2017) - By Dewitt Hardee, NCDA&CS Farmland Preservation North Carolina county governments, nonprofit groups, and certified beekeepers pursuing farmland preservation projects and beehive grants have until December 15, 2017 to apply for funding assistance from the North [...]
Rooftop solar at Faith Community Church, Greensboro NC. Source: NC WARN Solar-Church Test Case Goes to NC Supreme Court (10/18/2017) - Greensboro Church and Watchdog Group Challenge Duke Energy’s Monopoly Capture of Customers By Jim Warren, NC WARN A test case that goes to the heart of Duke Energy’s monopoly control over captive customers will be [...]
NC Governor Signs Non-Discrimination Executive Order (10/18/2017) - On October 18, 2018, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 24 (PDF), to promote diversity and prohibit discrimination in government agencies and government contracts in an effort to make North Carolina a welcoming place [...]
North Carolina State Fair 2017. Photo: Nadia Ethier NC State Fair Photos October 12, 2017 (10/14/2017) - So much to do at the North Carolina State Fair, held each year at the fairgrounds in Raleigh NC. The below photos show a little bit of what went on for opening day this year. Photos show [...]
NC Emergency Management Team Heading to Puerto Rico (10/9/2017) - North Carolina is sending more help to Puerto Rico as the island continues to recover and rebuild from devastation caused after Hurricane Maria struck September 20, 2017. Tuesday morning, October 10, a 10-person incident management [...]
NC Governor Proclaims Hispanic Heritage Month, Names Advisory Council (10/5/2017) - On October 5, 2017, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper today signed a proclamation declaring September 15 – October 15, 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month in North Carolina. In the proclamation, the governor recognized the many contributions of [...]
Environmental Groups Reach Settlement in NC Public Records Act Case (10/5/2017) - By Kathleen Sullivan ( and  Maia Raposo ( In a major win for transparency, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Waterkeeper Alliance on October 5, 2017, announced they have reached a settlement in a dispute [...]
Debris burning. Source: NC Forest Service, NC Forest Service Offers Tips to Prevent Wildfires (10/5/2017) - By Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service As fall wildfire season approaches, the N.C. Forest Service encourages North Carolinians to heed the call of National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017, and take steps to ensure [...]
Three-time Chattajack and four-time Surf to Sound Champion Larry Cain. Photo: Warren Won Olympian Larry Cain Returning for North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge (10/4/2017) - By Mark Schmidt, Larry Cain is a paddle monster. At age 21, Cain captured the Gold medal in sprint canoe for Canada in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games. Today, at age 54, Cain [...]
Governor's visit to Princeville NC on October 3, 2017. Source: Ford Porter One Year Later: North Carolina Continues Recovering from Hurricane Matthew (10/3/2017) - Progress underway, but more help is needed By Ford Porter, NC Office of the Governor Princeville: Nearly one year after Hurricane Matthew displaced thousands of families and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes, North Carolina [...]
LendingTree: Top 10 Cities Spending Within Their Means. Source: PRNewsfoto/LendingTree Spending Within Their Means: Greensboro NC Doing Better Than Most (10/3/2017) - LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, has released the findings of its study on how well residents in the top 50 US metropolitan areas are spending within their means — or aren’t. LendingTree looked [...]
Packaging, one of several recalled, by Prestage Foods. Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Ground Turkey Recalled Due to Possible Extraneous Material Contamination (10/3/2017) - Prestage Foods, Inc., a St. Pauls, North Carolina establishment, is recalling approximately 38,475 pounds of ground turkey that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) [...]
Drone over Taylorsville NC festival 2015. Source: Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. Taylorsville Apple Festival is Oct. 21 (10/1/2017) - Fall is here, and it’s time to get ready for the 29th-annual Taylorsville Apple Festival. On Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9am-5pm, head to Downtown Taylorsville, North Carolina (Alexander County) for a day filled with family fun, [...]