Community Briefs: Stantonsburg town board meets Thursday

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STANTONSBURG — The Stantonsburg Town Council will hold a special meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, to consider approval of capital budget ordinances for the town’s wastewater asset inventory and assessment and sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects.

The council meets at Stantonsburg Town Hall, 108 E. Commercial Ave., and meetings are open to the public.

Omega Center hosting blood drive

The Omega Psi Phi fraternity’s Beta Beta Beta chapter will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Omega Resource Center, 300 Fairview Ave. For more information, call Darwin Sessoms at 252-243-6258. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code OmegaWilson.

Summer fun set for Saturday

A summer fun day is planned from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Toisnot Park.

The event will feature family-friendly games, music by DJ Ike Luv, a bounce house, face-painting, prizes and free children’s ID cards. For more information, call Dennis Woods at 252-292-4378 or email Jamar Freeman at datruthfreeman@gmail.com.

Teacher plans ‘turf wars’ talk

Reuben Ledbetter, the agriculture teacher at Beddingfield High School, will lead a talk on “Turf wars: Bermuda vs. centipede grass” from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 18 at the Wilson Agricultural Center, 1806 Goldsboro St.

Red Cross offers disaster boot camp

ROCKY MOUNT — The Northeastern Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking disaster volunteers to help deliver its mission in the community and will host a free disaster volunteer training boot camp course from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Red Cross office at 326 S. Franklin St.

Lunch is included. For more information or to sign up, call Carolyn Stern at 252-977-1720 email carolyn.stern3@redcross.org.

Human trafficking workshop slated

GREENVILLE — The group Stop Human Trafficking Now will host a free seminar from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 503 Evans St.

The Human Trafficking 101 seminar will teach attendees to spot signs of human trafficking and how to report suspicion of human trafficking. The training is free, but registration is required. To register, email kari@encstophumantrafficking.org. A light supper will be provided and certificates of completion will be available.