Community Briefs: Sheriff candidate Kevin Raper plans first responders' appreciation day

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ROCKY MOUNT — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees’ local chapter will hold its monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Gardner’s Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. For more information, call Martha Stith, NARFE chapter president, at 252-977-2195.

First responders’ day planned

Kevin T. Raper, the Republican candidate for Wilson County sheriff, will hold a first responders’ appreciation day from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1815 Airport Road. Heavy refreshments will be served.

Admission is free for first responders and retired first responders, but organizers ask each attendee to bring two canned goods for donation to a Wilson County food bank. For more information, call Kevin Raper at 252-373-6906.

Storytelling, scavenger hunt slated

FREMONT — In partnership with the Wayne County Public Library, the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Historic Site will hold “Savvy Stories and Crafty Clues” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

Throughout the day, library staff will provide pop-up storytimes for children of all ages. A craft show will follow each storytime. Literary adventurers can take part in a scavenger hunt and use clues to discover a secret message.

Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring school supply donations, which will be collected on-site for Wayne County Public Schools. The historic site’s advisory committee will match all donations at a two-to-one ratio.

Nash recovery rally scheduled

NASHVILLE — The third annual Nash County Recovery Rally, sponsored by The Anchor Holds and supporting local addiction recovery efforts, is planned from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Stoney Creek Environmental Park, 455 W. Washington St. The event includes a resource fair, guest speakers, food and children’s activities.

Domestic violence response training offered

Training on improving the criminal justice response to cases involving domestic violence will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Peace Church, 2838 Tilghman Road. The class is free. For more information or to register, email Darlene Hall at dh5747wilsoncc.edu or call Donna Pridgen at 252-291-2344.

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.