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Plan on trying all kinds of food at this year's Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival.

Nash County

Make plans to attend Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival

By Janelle Clevinger
| September 27, 2021

Back in 1971, local farmers and businessmen Ralph Bass and Elmo Tant proposed that Spring Hope becom...

Catch “The SpongeBob Musical,” Oct. 15-17 at the Boykin Center.

Wilson County

Musical takes audience to Bikini Bottom

For Wide Awake
| September 27, 2021

Wilson Arts and ACT! for Youth will present the first performance of the 2021-22 season, “The Sponge...

Don't miss this year's "Spirits of Wake Forest" ghost walks presented by Wake Forest Downtown Inc. in conjunction with Forest Moon Theater.

Wake County

Ghost walks return to Wake Forest

For Wide Awake
| September 27, 2021

WAKE FOREST — If you’re looking for a “hauntingly” good time this fall season, then don’t miss the “...

Wilson County

Heritage Day returns to Black Creek Oct. 9

For Wide Awake
| September 27, 2021

BLACK CREEK -— The 22nd annual Black Creek Heritage Day is Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. T...

Local kids ride atop a Creedmoor firetruck during the 2019 Fireman's Day parade. This year's event is Oct. 9.

Granville County

Fireman’s Day features parade, Brunswick stew

For Wide Awake
| September 27, 2021

Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual Fireman’s Day fundraiser and celebrat...

Wake County

Fall event includes pumpkins, family games

For Wide Awake
| September 27, 2021

WENDELL — The community can enjoy a free fall event again this year thanks to Meridian Waste, an int...

Cyclists making a stop in Granville County

For Wide Awake
| September 27, 2021

Cycle North Carolina kicks off a week-long ride from the mountains to the coast on Oct. 3, with hund...

The 5,000-square-foot Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield includes many of Gardner's personal dresses and costumes from her movie roles and television appearances. The museum has added five new exhibits this year.

Johnston County

Smithfield venue honors movie star’s small town roots

By Janelle Clevinger
| September 27, 2021

SMITHFIELD — In the 1950s, Ava Gardner was a household name having starred in Hollywood blockbuster ...

Danny Vester of Spring Hope oversees his giant pumpkin being rigged out of the patch and onto a pallet. The pallet and pumpkin were then lifted onto a flatbed truck by crane and rigging company Edwards, Inc. The next morning, the pumpkin made the trip to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Valley Fair where it weighed in at 1,390 pounds.

Nash County

Go BIG or go home

By Janelle Clevinger
| September 27, 2021

When Spring Hope area resident Danny Vester retired from an area telephone company about seven years...

Plan on trying all kinds of food at this year's Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival.

Nash County

Make plans to attend Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival

By Janelle Clevinger
| September 27, 2021

Back in 1971, local farmers and businessmen Ralph Bass and Elmo Tant proposed that Spring Hope becom...

U.S. Quidditch athletes compete in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regionals held at Goldsboro’s Bryan Multi-Sports Complex. Travel and tourism agency Visit Goldsboro is a finalist to hold the regional championship tournament again next year.

Goldsboro could host regional quidditch tourney

From staff reports
| August 13, 2021

GOLDSBORO — U.S. Quidditch has selected the city’s Bryan Multi-Sports Complex as a finalist to host ...

There's still plenty of time to take in a Mudcats game this season. Evan Moesta | Carolina Mudcats

Hitting a home run with fans

By Janelle Clevinger
| July 27, 2021

Like most businesses, the Carolina Mudcats Minor League baseball team was swimming against the curre...

Free fishing day set for July 4

From staff reports
| June 27, 2021

Independence Day in North Carolina means fishing for free. Everyone, regardless of age or residency,...

SPOTTED: Wilson Arts Miniature Masterpieces Exhibit 2021

May 24, 2021


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