Community Briefs: Wilson police to hold Saturday shred-a-thon

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Food distribution set for today

PRINCEVILLE — The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Draughn Family Foundation will hold a food distribution at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Princeville Town Hall, 201 S. Main St. A distribution is also planned at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Pines Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Pinetops.

Sponsors include the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and Zaxby’s of Rocky Mount and Nashville.

Church to sell chicken plates

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 209 Pender St. N. will have a barbecue plate sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26. Plates are $8 each and will include chicken, string beans, potatoes, bread and cake. For more information, call 252-237-6657.

Police to hold shred-a-thon

The Wilson Police Department will host a super shred-a-thon for personal financial records from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Wilson Mall in the parking lot beside the old Kroger store. The event is free for individuals and families but is not open to businesses. Police will shred sensitive documents such as bank stubs, credit card offers, receipts and outdated tax documents.

Organizers will also collect nonperishable food for the Wilson Police Department’s Beyond the Badge food pantry. The shred-a-thon and food drive will be held rain or shine.

Prostate health lecture planned

David Dawson will give the lecture, “Introduction to Prostate Health” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Higher Calling Church, 4036 Ward Blvd. The public is invited to attend.

Preservation meetup slated

“The Preservation Meetup: Building the Arts through Partnerships” will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, for the Barton College senior art exhibition at Barton College Art Galleries in the Case Art Building near the intersection of Whitehead Avenue and Gold Street.

Library to host author talk

Author and researcher Connie Lapallo will present“Telling Their Story: Jamestown’s First Women and Children” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St. N.

Spring choral concert scheduled

The Wilson Community College Chorus, under the direction of Sandy Pittman, will perform a spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the college’s DelMastro Auditorium. Musical selections include standard choral repertoire and medleys of familiar Disney songs. The concert is free and open to the public.

The chorus is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Those interested in joining the chorus can call Sandy Pittman at 252-246-1266 or email spittman@wilsonnc.edu.