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Sever Weather Fair

Town Hall, River Bend, North Carolina
Informational event to help citizens cope with severe weather events. Presented by Citizens Emergency Response Team

Mary Holihan 732-9270215


US Cellular Store 1067 Wal-Mart Dr. Williamston, NC
With summer break right around the corner, families now have more free time with their children to take a vacation, relax at the pool or just explore their community. Because most summer activities are outdoors and require traveling, it is helpful to know what features on your phone can help you plan all aspects of your next adventure and add to your enjoyment while you’re on the road. According to a recent U.S. Cellular survey, 68 percent of smartphone owners used their smartphone to assist them while traveling.¹

Knowing how to use your iPhone 6 or iPad Air 2 to book flights, download guidebooks, navigate a new city or stay entertained during a long car ride can greatly enhance and simplify life, which is why U.S. Cellular wants to show Williamston residents the tips and tricks of using their devices to the fullest.

On Saturday, May 30 at 8:30 a.m. at 1067 Wal-Mart Drive in Williamston, U.S. Cellular is offering a free Device Workshop where current or potential smartphone users can ask questions and learn about any device they are interested in. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don’t have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

“We want the Williamston community to be sure they can get the most out of their devices while enjoying their summer,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina. “No matter if you are enjoying a backyard BBQ or traveling across the country your device paired with our national coverage will allow you to stay connected with friends and family this summer.”

Please call 252-809-4955 to RSVP to this Device Workshop.

¹ Results are from a nationally-representative online survey of 738 smartphone owners conducted by U.S. Cellular in partnership with Maritz Research from November 12-20, 2014.

Additional data charges may apply. 4G LTE service provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.


The Farm Poets of Eastern North Carolina

Farmville Public Library, 4276 West Church Street, Farmville, NC 27828
The Farm Poets of Eastern North Carolina

The installation of Shelby Stephenson as North Carolina's newest poet laureate last fall was just the latest example of the powerful poetics bred on the farms of eastern North Carolina. Stephenson, from the Johnston County farming community of McGee's Crossroads, and James Applewhite, from the Wilson County town of Stantonsburg, are the two most prominent literary heirs to the renowned A.R. Ammons. All three find rich material for making poems in the everyday life they lived growing up on sunsistence farms in our region.
Using examples from their poetry and also the prose of the late Linda Flowers--who was raised on a tenant farm near Mt. Olive and later authored "Throwed Away: Failures of Progress in Eatern North Carolina"--I'll look at how family farm life and the values it taught these writers became essential to their art. And we'll all explore how poetry can keep a dying way of life alive so that future generations might better understand and appreciate it.

Alex Albright, a native of Graham, earned a BA at UNC-CH and MFA at UNCG. He worked in bookstores in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Gastonia and taught high school in New Orleans before joining the English faculty at ECU in 1981. Founding editor of the North Carolina Literary Review, he has written & produced two musical productions: the UNC-TV documentary Boogie in Black and White (1987) and the one-woman show, Coming into Freedom (1990), for Louise Anderson and the NC Symphony. He edited The North Carolina Poems (1994) by A.R. Ammons and also his Mule Poems (2010); Leaves of Greens: The Collard Poems (1984); Dreaming the Blues: Poems from Martin County Prison (1984) and is the author of The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy (2013). He has won the 1991 Jack Kerouac Prize, the ’98 R. Hunt Parker Award, the ’07 Roberts Award, and the ’12 Brown-Hudson Award. He lives in Fountain and with his wife, Elizabeth, operates Fountain General Store.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

David Miller, Library Director
(252) 753-3355

Family Night Open House

Feb 27, 2014 Thursday, February 27

Roseleaf Academy in Farmville
Looking for an all girls’ school? Roseleaf Academy, the only girls’ middle school in eastern North Carolina, is hosting their Family Night Open House on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The school is located in a new facility in Farmville.

Visit or call (252) 753-0230 to learn more.

Girl Power! The 5th Annual Women's Expo

Sep 18, 2010 See Summary of Event

American Legion Bldg,
Girl Power!
Lots of Women Plan to Spend the Day with Their Girlfriends at the 5th Annual Women's Expo at the American Legion Bldg, Saturday, September 18, 2010
Plan a day with all your best gals at the Crist Clinic Jacksonville Women’s Expo, coming to the American Legion Bldg / Fairgrounds, September 18, 2010. The Jacksonville Women's Expo offers something for every woman.
Attendees can visit exhibits and see the latest trends in hair and fashion, educational and interactive experience, product and food samples, entertainment, demonstrations, on-site services, health screenings, women’s community organizations, networking, door prizes, and fabulous marketing potential all while helping to benefit the Onslow Women’s Center.
In addition to the fabulous and unique shopping opportunities, attendees will also be able to enter one of our many raffles. Fabulous prizes will be handed out every 15 minutes.
New this year, The Mega Purse and Chic Shoe Sale Fundraiser! Purchase high quality gently used purses and shoes, pricing starts as little as .50 cents! All proceeds benefit Onslow County Literacy programs and Onslow Women’s Center.
The event, which is a partnership between The Daily News and the Onslow Women‘s Center, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the 18th at the American Legion building on Broadhurst street. Part of the proceeds from this event benefit the Onslow Women’s Center which is the only sexual assault center covering Onslow County.
There's still time for vendors who wish to exhibit. For applications and information, please contact ENC Marketing at (252) 635-5658.
This is an extraordinary event is not to be missed. Show hours run: 10am to 4pm Admission is $2.00 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information, call Terri Cone 910-219-8403

. For more information, call Terri Cone 910-219-8403