Community Briefs: Weekend DWI checkpoint planned

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A floating reception for state Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, is planned from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Eagle Farm Clubhouse, 3647 Eagle Farm Drive. Farmer-Butterfield is running for a ninth term representing House District 24. For more information, call E. Ray Bynum at 252-908-0149, call Sybil Sutton at asutton@myglnc.com or contact Alexis Foster at 513-560-2218 or amfoster@bulldogs.barton.edu.

Weekend DWI checkpoint planned

SHARPSBURG — Several Nash County law enforcement agencies will hold an impaired driving checkpoint from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Authorities remind motorists never to drink and drive and urge those who drink to designate a sober driver or schedule safe transportation in advance.

Agribusiness panel to meet

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.

Town board reschedules meeting

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 and had previously been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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.

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.

— From staff reports