Here are some things NCMS employees, members, and the general public are talking about this week!

Shop 100 Miles of Treasures at the 301 Endless Yard Sale!

The 301 Endless Yard Sale is today and tomorrow from 7 AM to 5 PM.  It is a cooperative endeavor for residents, shops, restaurants, merchants, and non-profits along Highway 301.  This marks the 11th time the amazing sale has happened and it gets bigger every time!

The Sale stretches for over 100 miles and shoppers will find the usual yard sale items like clothes, kitchen gadgets, vintage records, and toys. But you’ll also discover truly unique items like old farm equipment and high-end antiques!  It stretches from Dunn to Weldon and includes Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Johnston, and Harnett counties.

For maps, vendors, and shopping information click here.


The Motel Keys are back in action tonight in Cary!

You have another chance to shake your hips with John Goldfield of the NC Medical Board!  The Motel Keys call themselves a hip shaking, blues, rock and rhythm band and crowds around NC love them.  Check them out at Brueprint Brewery tonight!  More on the band and how to keep up with them is here. 

123 U.S. Open is all weekend

For the first time in 75 years, the U.S. Open will be contested in Los Angeles.  It is the first major tournament since the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf announced a partnership.  World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the betting favorite to win the 2023 U.S. Open with +600 odds, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. He is followed by 2023 Masters winner Jon Rahm (+900) and current PGA champion Brooks Koepka (+1200) to round out the top three. Simulcasts of the NBC and USA TV coverage will be available on Peacock,, and the NBC Sports App.

So many concerts this weekend!


*  Debbie Gibson at Smoky Mountain center for the Arts in Franklin

*  Pixies at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh

*  Elle King at Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh

*  Anthony Hamilton at Winston Salem Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem


*  Dierks Bentley at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte

*  Brooks & Dunn at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro

*  Iration at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh

*  Kenny Loggins at Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk, VA


*  Larry the Cable Guy at Belk Theater in Charlotte

*  Counting Crows at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte

For more information and tickets to any of these shows click here. 


Don’t forget Sunday is Father’s Day

*  Father’s Day: Bourbon Blending Class at Mystic Farm & Distilling in Durham

*  Father’s Day Comedy Jam at Creative Dezigns Events Center in Greenville

*  Adult Field Day Cookout at Derita Park in Charlotte

*  Father’s Day Weekend at Cape Hatteras in Rodanthe

For more information and tickets to any of these shows click here. 


Monday is Juneteenth!  Celebrations are happening all weekend.

Juneteenth celebrations and events are happening across the state.  Here are a few options:

*  2023 North Carolina Juneteenth Festival in Concord

*  Juneteenth at Stowe Park in Belmont

*  Freedom Day Community Celebration in Mebane

*  Juneteenth Celebration 5K in Fayetteville

For more events and celebrations throughout the weekend across the state click here.  


If you have an event you would like added to On The Lighter Side, email Randy Aldridge at [email protected].