Community Briefs: Sheriff candidate plans hot dog social

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ELM CITY — Southside Baptist Church, 4948 Carter Road, will have an inside and outside community yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 7. Concessions will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit the youth summer camp.

Public hearing set for Monday

MIDDLESEX — The town Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the purchase of two new police cars and a utility truck with the assistance of USDA rural development grant-loan funding prior to the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 9. The board meets at Middlesex Town Hall, 10232 S. Nash St. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Wilson AARP chapter to meet

The Wilson AARP Chapter 4141 will hold its independence celebration luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Wilson Agriculture Center, 1806 Goldsboro St. Bring a covered dish or two to share with others. For more information, call Jo Ann Wood at 252-292-3733.

Wilson NAACP meeting scheduled

The Wilson branch of the NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Jackson Chapel Church, 571 Nash St.

Plate sale fundraiser set for Friday

N.C. Love In Action will have an emergency medical fundraiser barbecue and chicken plate sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Barnes Chapel Church, 1004 Railroad St. S.

Each plate will include a quarter-chicken, pork barbecue, three vegetables, bread, and dessert for $8. Plates are available for dine-in and takeout orders. Call 252-289-0223 or 252-234-1809.

Sheriff candidate plans hot dog social

SARATOGA — The Kevin T. Raper for Sheriff campaign will have a meet and greet hot dog social from 11 a.m. - 3 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 252-471-4715.

Beddingfield to host stage play

Dramatic Ministries will present the stage play “Can You Feel My Pain?” at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Beddingfield High School, 4510 Old Stantonsburg Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 and admission at the door is $12. A portion of proceeds will support Pennies From Angels to benefit local cancer patients.

Tickets can be purchased at Loving Care Child Care Center, Blessed Hands Hair Studio and Boogie’s Turkey Barbecue. For more information, call 252-292-0423 or 252-315-7463.