Community Briefs: Agribusiness committee to meet Wednesday

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The Wilson AgriBusiness Committee will meet at noon Wednesday, Sept. 5 Wednesday at Parker’s Barbecue. Michelle Grainger, managing director of the Executive Farm Management Program at N.C. State University, will be the guest speaker.

Bible college registration slated

Manna Bible College registration will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 with the first night of class scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13. For more information, call Sellers Jenkins at 252-363-2270 or Theodore Harris at 919-709-9453.

Sharpsburg board to meet

SHARPSBURG — The Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Town Hall, 110 W. Railroad St. The meeting is open to the public.

Barbecue plate sale fundraiser planned

ELM CITY — Refuge Trinity Holiness Church, 6108 Justin Trail, will have a barbecue plate sale from noon to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Plates will include pork barbecue, slaw, two vegetables, roll and dessert for $8 each. All proceeds will go to support the Rev. Sonny Griswold and his wife Hope on a mission trip to Africa. Deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, Sept. 4. To order tickets, call Lori Parrish at 252-373-4208 or 252-265-7850.

Wilson Dems to open headquarters

The Wilson County Democratic Party will hold a grand opening for its campaign headquarters from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8 at 405 W. Nash St., Suite 201-A. Canvassing will take place at noon and 3 p.m. To volunteer, call 252-290-0905 or 919-747-1115 or visit www.WilsonNCDems.com.

Office hours at the new headquarters will be 2-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays.

Firefighters plan plate sale fundraiser

MIDDLESEX — The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken and barbecue plate sale fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the firehouse on Finch Avenue. Food will be available at 11 a.m. and offered until 5 p.m. or until sold out.

Barbecue chicken and pork barbecue plates will be sold for $8 each. Middlesex firefighters are also selling $100 raffle tickets for a chance to win $10,000.

OIC plans food distribution

The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson will hold its quarterly food distribution beginning from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 801 Reid St. Food will be available for qualified applicants who have fixed incomes, receive public assistance and are Wilson County residents. Contact Brenda Wilkins at 252-291-0038 for more information.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Club winners for Aug. 28 are Martha Walston and Agnes Cherry, first; and Deas Linville and Louise Watson, second.

Winners for Aug. 30 are Ann Ipock and Nancy Thompson, first; Richard Moore and Martha Walston, second; Sally Barnes and Agnes Cherry, third; Mabel Gray Henry and Betty Banks, fourth; Holmes Smoot and Jeff Gates, fifth; and Mable Hesmer and Janet Gresham, sixth.