NC Quarantine Area for the Imported Fire Ant Expanded

December 8, 2016

By Phil Wilson, NCDA &CS Plant Industry Division The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) is expanding a quarantine for the imported fire ant for the entire counties of Catawba, Northampton, Rowan and Rutherford, […]

NCDA&CS Awards Specialty-crop Block Grants

November 16, 2016

Grants Selected will Support Agricultural Research, Marketing By Sarah Pearce, NCDA&CS Specialty Crop Block Grant Program The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services awarded 11 federally funded specialty-crop block grants for 2016, covering agricultural […]

Buy NC Pecans for Your Holiday Cooking

November 10, 2016

NCDA&CS Encourages Consumers to Support North Carolina Pecan Growers This Holiday Season By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS November is Pecan Month in North Carolina, which usually signifies the busiest time of year for growers ahead of the […]

Festifall Returns to Chapel Hill NC on Oct. 2

September 14, 2016

Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival is designed to provide a unique  opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts, and artists to interact. Festifall takes place October 2, 2016, 12-6pm, on West Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill […]

Nash County Horse Therapy Nonprofit Open at New Farm

August 29, 2016

Horse (Equine-assisted) Therapy Nonprofit Expands Its Zebulon NC Facilities and Offerings By Kay Whatley, Editor Kindred Spirits Farm clients and visitors will travel an extra mile down Massey Road now. The nonprofit moved to a new farm with brand […]

Nashville NC 5K Seeking Participants, Sponsors

August 1, 2016

Nashville Elementary and the Town of Nashville are partnering to host a 5K — with a hometown feel.  This race is presented by local sponsors working with Nashville Elementary school to raise money for a new playground. […]

Rocky Mount NC Seeks Address Removal from Pokémon Go

July 27, 2016

**UPDATE issued July 27, 2016 ** City Takes Preventative Measures and Requests Removal of All City-owned Addresses from Pokémon Go Released by Tameka Kenan-Norman As Pokémon Go continues to grow in popularity, so do accidents caused […]

Free Cantaloupe at Zebulon Market on July 23

July 22, 2016

Contributed by Maurine Brown, Farmers’ Market Manager Come to the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market (ZFFM) on July 23, 2016, for free Cantaloupe to the first 50 Customers! All Cantaloupes are courtesy of Rob’s Fresh Produce. Stop […]

Hundreds Expected to Converge for Neuse River Clean-Up

July 21, 2016

Released by Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper There will be hundreds of people kayaking and canoeing down the Neuse River this Saturday to rid the waterway of trash, according to clean water advocates. “Loose on the Neusse is […]

Next Wilson NC First Fridays on the Lawn is August 5

July 17, 2016

From July to October, join the fun in Historic Downtown Wilson NC for First Fridays on the Lawn, a free community concert offering music diversity alongside family entertainment and educational opportunities. Residents of the Wilson community come […]

Knightdale NC Searching for PIO Job Candidates

July 17, 2016

Knightdale, North Carolina’s Public Information Officer is stepping down after nearly three years to join the faculty at Campbell University. Brian Bowman will teach media and communications courses beginning next month. The candidate search is now […]

Milliennial-oriented Church Planted in Raleigh

July 14, 2016

By Riley Ethier An exciting, new church began in the Raleigh-Durham area when a group of Christians planted Oak Hill Church on June 12, 2016. Lead pastor and founder Keith Wagner planted the church after […]

NC Police Body Cam Footage Won’t Be Public

July 12, 2016

On July 11, 2016, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law HB 972, which allows law enforcement agencies to keep officer worn body camera footage from the public unless ordered to release the footage […]

Mild to Hot: Zebulon Wing Place Stands Out

July 8, 2016

At Nina’s Wing Corner, the main challenge is deciding what flavor — or flavors — to add to your chicken wings. Their wing flavor list includes more than 30 sauces and dry rubs, ranging from mild to intensely hot. Daring […]

The Strange-ness: Mountainside Ten Commandments

July 7, 2016

Deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains lies the town of Murphy NC. The mountains near Murphy are home to a 200-acre Bible-themed park and its giant Ten Commandments representation. Visitors are invited to walk up Burger Mountain past five-foot letters […]

Hickory NC Concert Hall Partners with Acoustic Stage

July 7, 2016

Contributed by Natalie Stachon, Meg Jenkins Locke, and Bill Bost The Crossing at Hollar Mill will be the new home for Acoustic Stage. Focusing primarily on acoustic music by national acts and music that has its roots in folk, […]

Knightdale Chamber Offering On-Line Presence Class

July 7, 2016

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce class, “Maximizing Your Company’s On-Line Presence,” is scheduled for July 19, 2016, 10-11:30am. Members will learn how to: Maximize your company’s brand on the Chamber’s website Increase your brand awareness to drive […]

NC Wildlife Holding Coyote Workshops

July 6, 2016

Released by Jessie Birckhead, The NC Wildlife Resources Commission, along with NC State Cooperative Extension and USDA Wildlife Services, is holding two coyote conflict management workshops for landowners who want to learn about available […]

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