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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.” ...



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 ...




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