Latest Eastern North Carolina Stories

2014-02-20 23:03:04

Program offers education and support to families of children with special needs in 21 counties across eastern North Carolina. Durham, NC (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®), a Durham-based, tax-exempt organization dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life, announces the addition of GCF Family Support Services™ (GCF-FSS™). This no-cost program offers education and support to families of children with special needs in 21 counties across...

2013-09-12 23:20:42

StrikeIron Helped Assemble Over 100,000 Meals for Those in Need Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 StrikeIron joined 13 local organizations at the NC State Fairgrounds yesterday, September 11, for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s second annual Sort-A-Rama Day of Service. This community volunteer event hosted 700 corporate volunteers to assemble over 100,000 meals for distribution in the Food Bank’s 34-county service area. This was StrikeIron’s first time...

2010-05-27 08:03:00

WILSON, N.C., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina's Eastern Region proudly heralds local Wilson County, North Carolina artist, Vollis Simpson, as well as the City of Wilson on their recent partnership to complete the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Downtown Wilson. A true Wilson County "local," Vollis Simpson has twenty five years invested in perfecting a craft that began humbly with him fashioning a makeshift washing machine overseas during WWII. Both an engineer and an artist; he...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.