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FREE Rotary Club has given back for 30 years
Wilson benefits tremendously from the work of some dedicated members of The Rotary Club of Greater Wilson. This month marked the 30th anniversary of the club that began on Sept. 14, 1984. "We ...

Fall lecture features Barton College art professor
Gérard Lange, associate professor of art at Barton College, is the guest speaker for Thursday’s Friends of Visual Arts Fall Lecture. Lange’s lecture is titled, “Voice in the Shadows ...

Applewhite returns to Wilson for lecture Oct. 7
The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library welcomes renowned poet and Wilson County native James Applewhite as the featured speaker for its fall dinner and lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The event wil ...

ACT! for Youth director brings new ideas
Christopher Ballance is just where he wants to be as the new director of ACT! for Youth. "This is right up my alley as far as dream jobs go,” he said. The 23-year-old, who grew up righ ...

‘‘The 39 Steps” opens tonight at the Boykin Center with a four-person cast. Jerry Sipp is back directing with actors Adam Twiss as Richard Hannay, Heather Irvin as Annabella Schmi ...

New library books
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. New Adult Fiction Seven-day checkout. “Death of an Englishman” by M.C. Beaton “Ghost Wanted” by Caroly ...

Whodunit 'The 39 Steps' opens next week
Playhouse of Wilson presents the whodunit “The 39 Steps” Sept. 25-28 at the Boykin Center. The two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner is packed with comedy, zany characters, an on-st ...

Chris Wilson offers art history crash course
Searching for a convenient refresher in art history? Look no further than the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College. The college’s professor emeritus in art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wil ...

FREE New rides, games at fair
The rides are up, the games are ready, the exhibits have been judged. It’s time for the Wilson County Fair to start! The gates open at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the fairgrounds on U.S. 301. There&rs ...

New library books
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. New Adult Fiction Seven-day checkout. “Americanah” / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “The Arsonist” / Sue Mill ...

Idol competition returns Sept. 27
Contestants are gearing up for the second Wilson Idol on Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. on the stage at Fike High School. Summerville Promotion and Production Company sponsors the local competition, showcasing th ...

Jazz singer has long history on stage
Freddy Cole came by his talent naturally. He was born into a family of musicians, including brother Nate “King” Cole, and continues to perform on stage at 82. “I’m blessed e ...

Susan Webb's art displayed in gallery show at arts center
Susan Webb is the current featured Wilson Active Artists Association artist. Her work will be exhibited starting with a gallery opening and reception this evening at the Wilson Arts Center. The sho ...

Arts and entertainment briefs
‘Dream Killers’ premieres Saturday The play “Dream Killers” will debut Saturday at 3 p.m. at Wilson Community Church, 2301 Montgomery Blvd. Writer Mary Clay said she uses ...

Finch potters show work at Wilson Arts Center
Dan Finch and the Studio Potters have filled the galleries at the Wilson Arts Center with platters and bowls, decorative plates and wall hangings. This is in advance of their show, opening Thursday ...

FREE Enjoy music and specialty foods at Beats & Eats
Thursday night marks the kickoff for Wilson’s latest concert series, Downtown Beats and Eats. The Wilmington-based band Dubtown Cosmonauts will play indoors at Imagination Station; the concert ...

Rock music and fire artists
If the weather cooperates, 1st Fridays on the Lawn will be outside this week, from 6 to 9 p.m., with rock music and fire performers. Last month’s concert was moved indoors, so hopes are high ...

Arts briefs
Travel to museum with Barton’s Friends of Visual Arts Sept. 13 If you have been looking for an opportunity to visit the North Carolina Museum of Art, traveling with the Barton College Friends ...

Fall Paint and Pour classes start soon
It’s time to register for fall 2014 Paint and Pour classes at the Wilson Arts Center. Artists/instructors plan a fun evening of painting with no experience required. The first session is ...

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