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Community briefs: Town board to meet Tuesday

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Town board to meet Tuesday

SHARPSBURG — Three public hearings are on the agenda for the Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners meeting planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Town Hall, 110 W. Railroad St.

Commissioners will hear public comments on the purchase of a new police car and electric truck with U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development funding; the demolition of homes at 131 Barnes St. and 130 Martin Luther King Circle; amendments to the town zoning ordinance; and a rezoning request for a roughly 30-acre tract of woodlands behind properties fronting East Main Street, Northeast Railroad Street and Batchelor Road.

Board members are also scheduled to consider a resolution outlining rules of parliamentary procedure likely stemming from clashes between the mayor and commissioners. The last item on the agenda is a closed session on personnel and legal matters.

Grief support meeting slated

A grief support group will meet 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 in Wilson Medical Center’s Wells Fargo meeting room. For more information, call Hospice of Wilson Medical Center at 252-640-2400.

Local AARP chapter to meet

The Wilson chapter of AARP will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Something Different Restaurant, 3342 Airport Blvd. Officers for 2019 will be installed and the speaker will share information and motivation for healthier eating and activities for seniors. Food donations for Salvation Army and school supply donations to go to a local school will be accepted.

Hurricane Matthew relief available

Representatives of RebuildNC, a program to help individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew, will be on hand at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, Saturday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, June 22.

For more information, call Dominique Ashley at 910-500-6723.

ALS support group to meet

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Area ALS Resource and Support Group for Lou Gehrig’s disease will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Vidant Rehabilitation Center classroom located behind the children’s hospital at 2100 Stantonsburg Road.

Alumni center to host MLK breakfast

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Wilson’s annual MLK Day breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the city of Wilson Human Relations Department by calling 252-399-2308.

Shoe giveaway planned on MLK holiday

One pair of shoes per person will be provided children and adults during the “Walk Like the King” shoe giveaway planned from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at St. John AME Zion Church,119 N. Pender St.

“The purpose is to encourage people to ‘walk’ like Dr. King, who walked/marched to change the world about treating everyone with equality,” wrote state MLK Commissioner Jacquie Jeffers, who is organizing the event. “Giving away free, new summer shoes will encourage people to walk with pride like Dr. King.”

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Club winners for Jan. 3, North/South, are Lynda Land and Louise Watson, first; Jerry Woodard and Joe Exum, second; Judy and Sim Wooten, third; and Helen Paszek and Carolyn Griffin, fourth. East/ West winners are Martha Walston and Janet Gresham, first; Betty Banks and Mabel Gray Henry, second; Ann Gold and Sharon Foster, third; and Betty Bikle and Betty Jon Smith, fourth.

Free beginning bridge lessons will continue on Thursdays during January (10, 17, 24 and 31) at the Wilson County Senior Center from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Thompson at 252-991-3242 to register.

—From staff reports

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