Community Briefs: Sheriff candidate plans hot dog social

Thank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing.


SARATOGA — The Kevin T. Raper for Sheriff campaign will have a meet and greet hot dog social 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at the town of Saratoga Park. Raper is the Republican candidate for Wilson County sheriff in November’s general election. Free hot dogs will be available while supplies last. For more information, call 252-371-4715.

Back-to-school kickoff slated

BAILEY — A back-to-school kickoff party will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at the Bailey-Middlesex Recreational Park, 8104 Stoney Hill Church Road, featuring bounce houses, face-painting, soccer, kickball, water balloon fights, a dunk tank, free pizza, chips and drinks and backpacks given away to the first 200 children in attendance.

For more information, call 252-299-1328.

Gospel skate scheduled Sunday

ROCKY MOUNT — A gospel skaterthon will be held 6 - 9 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at Star City Skating Rink, 1131 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Included will be free refreshments, praise dancers, East Coast skaters, entertainment, live TV broadcasting and prayer requests. Admission is $5 per person and includes skating for all ages. For more information, call 252-363-9422.

Library to hold oral history program

Wilson-area residents interested in learning how to utilize effective interviewing techniques or how to share and preserve recorded interviews for future generations are invited to attend Oral History 101, planned from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 in the Wilson County Public Library assembly room, 249 Nash St. Registration is not required.

Town board plans special meeting

SHARPSBURG — The Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26 to consider a resolution for water system improvements. The board will meet at Town Hall, 110 W. Railroad St., and the meeting is open to the public

Author Lynne Hinton to speak

Author Lynne Hinton will discuss her newest book, “A View From Here,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 in the Wilson County Public Library assembly room, 249 Nash St. The lecture is free and open to the public.