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BIG DAY FOR WHIRLIGIG PARK
The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park got another financial boost Thursday during a dedication ceremony for six new whirligigs. Jim Goodmon, president and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company/ WRAL-TV, ...



Writer, musician Gardner speaks at Barton Nov. 10
Fiction writer Phillip J. Gardner is guest speaker for the Nov. 10 Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture. The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus ...



'Hell House' asks question, 'What if?'
Farmington Heights Church of God is presenting its walk-through drama “Hell House” for the fourth year. “Hell House” opened last weekend and will continue this week beginning t ...



Bluegrass festival at fairgrounds Saturday
The Wilson County Fair will host a bluegrass festival Saturday under the big shelter used for the seasonal farmers market at the fairgrounds on U.S. 301. Sapony Creek, Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boy ...



'Bye Bye Birdie' back for second week
ACT! for Youth kicks off the second weekend of "Bye Bye Birdie” Friday night at the Boykin Center. The high-energy musical is set in the 1950s and features the songs "Put on a Happ ...



New library books
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Nonfiction “All Things Possible: Setback and Success in Politics and Life” by Andrew M. Cuomo “Embattled R ...



FREE Artis finds niche in music and fashion
As a boy growing up in Wilson, Terry Artis knew at 8 or 9 years old that his passion was music. His dream was to go to New York. In his early 20s, with $35 in his pocket and a one-way bus ticket to fo ...



Lots of music and dance with 'Bye Bye Birdie'  View Photo Gallery
Enjoy a high-energy evening of music and dance as ACT! for Youth presents "Bye Bye Birdie” this weekend and next. The show was rolled out for two school productions at the Boykin Center ...



Whirligig Festival back for 10th year
Theresa Mathis remembers being in a crowd so thick at Whirligig Festival two years that she could barely move. Mathis, who coordinates the festival, panicked. She was afraid there was a problem and ...



Concert series opens with organ concert
Weil Sawyer, organist, will be guest artist at the opening concert of the 2014-15 First Christian Church Abendmusik Series. The free concert is Friday at 7 p.m. Abendmusik simply means, “n ...



Artist/ author Tony Craig is banquet speaker
Artist Tony Craig is the featured speaker at the annual banquet of Friends of the Wilson County Public Library Oct. 23 at the Wilson Country Club. A reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6: ...



SHARING QUILTED TREASURES
Amid the fast pace and have-it-now attitudes of today’s society, there is still a stitch-by-stitch art created slowly by dedicated hands. The Peace by Piecing Quilters Guild will be sponsori ...




Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “The 6th Extinction” by James Rollins “Bones Never Lie” by Kathy Reichs “Close to H ...



Next up: BLACK MARKET FIVE
This week’s featured band at the Downtown Beats and Eats concert is Black Market Five. The Southern soul band describes its music as “funky jams, greasy soul and loud angry blues.” ...




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