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RSVP for Fike High reunion by Friday


Community Briefs announcing Wilson-area events are published as a public service of The Wilson Times. Email submissions to Include the event's time, date and location, admission cost if applicable and organizers' contact information.  Stock photo | Pixabay

Community Briefs announcing Wilson-area events are published as a public service of The Wilson Times. Email submissions to Include the event’s time, date and location, admission cost if applicable and organizers’ contact information. Stock photo | Pixabay

The Fike High School class of 1971 will hold a 50+1 reunion from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Wilson Elks Lodge, 2814 Fieldstream Drive N. All attendees must RSVP with payment by Friday, July 1.

For more information on cost, how to RSVP and event details, email Gay Robertson Cox at To connect with reunion organizers and classmates, search for “Fike High School Class of 1971” on Facebook and click the button to join the group.

Alumni association plans scholarship ball

The Williamson-Springfield Alumni Association will hold its annual scholarship ball from 9 p.m. Saturday, July 2, to 1 a.m. at the Wedgewood Public Golf Course country club, 3201 Old Stantonsburg Road.

The ball’s theme is “It’s Time to Dance Again.” DJ Zell Lucas will provide music, and attendees are invited to bring their own food and alcoholic beverages. Organizers ask those who drink to arrange for a ride home with a designated driver.

Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased in advance. To order tickets or request more information, call association President Jack Kirby at 252-289-8658, Vice President John Coley at 252-281-3248, Treasurer Brenda White at 252-315-4016, Secretary Ruth Ward at 252-292-2938, member Wayne Perry at 252-230-8419 or member James Kent at 252-230-3937.

Entrepreneur camp sign-ups due July 6

The Small Business Center at Wilson Community College will host a Youth Entrepreneur Summer Camp for Wilson County residents ages 14-16 from Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28.

This event, made possible in part due to a grant from the Wilson Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Academy class of 2020, will introduce attendees to entrepreneurship training through experiential and facilitated learning activities under SBC Director Melissa Evans’ leadership. Participation is free, but advance registration is required by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6.

To register or request additional information, visit or call Jay Burbage, SBC administrative assistant, at 252-246-1209.

Registration open for Youth Citizens Academy

Registration for the 2022 Youth Citizens Academy hosted by the city of Wilson’s Human Relations Office is open through Monday, July 11.

The academy will be a three-day session from July 18-20 open to ninth through 12th graders who attend school in Wilson County. Participants will meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for each session at the Charles W. Pittman III Operations Center, 1800 Herring Ave.

Lunch will be provided at no cost. Students will have the opportunity to visit and interact with many city departments through hands-on activities and tours.

Applications are available at the Human Relations Office, 104 Goldsboro St. Teens can print an application online through the shortened link For more information, call the office at 252-399-2308.

Basil, blackberry tasting slated

The N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Wilson office and Wilson Master Gardeners will host a basil and blackberry tasting at 3 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the Wilson Botanical Gardens, 1806 Goldsboro St. SW.

Cooperative Extension agents and Master Gardeners volunteers are growing many cultivars of basil and blackberries to evaluate differences in their growing habits. Members of the public are invited to join the growers for their harvest and provide feedback on appearance and taste.

Douglass alumni set 48th reunion weekend

ELM CITY — The Frederick Douglass High School Alumni Association will hold a 48-year reunion on Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13.

The alumni meeting will be held at noon Aug. 12 at the 205 Dixon St. alumni house in Elm City.

The reunion banquet is planned from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1700 Lipscomb Road in Wilson. Guest speaker is the Rev. Phillip Rountree, principal of Wilson Preparatory Academy. Admission is $30.

After the meeting, a meet-and-greet is planned from 7-9 p.m. at the Darden Alumni Center. Cost to attend is $10.

For more information, call Willie Williams at 252-234-2979, Ruth Baines at 252-291-1002 or Shirley Barron at 252-373-1148.

Elm City classmates plan 45-year reunion

ELM CITY — The Elm City High School class of 1977 will hold a 45-year reunion from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the town’s American Legion Hall, 100 American Legion Lane.

For more information, call 252-373-1148 or email

Classmates to hold Beddingfield reunion

The Beddingfield High School class of 1991 will hold a 30-year reunion dinner and dance on Saturday, Oct. 15. Venue and schedule have not been announced.

Teachers and their dates are invited free of charge, and alumni and dates are invited for a fee. All participants must RSVP.

To sign up or learn more, email To connect with organizers and classmates, search for “E.T. Beddingfield Class of 1991” on Facebook and click the button to request to join the group.

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