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The monthly event and entertainment guide Wide Awake Wilson will relaunch in August as Wide Awake, featuring an expanded regional focus on activities in Wake, Franklin, Granville, Nash, Johnston and Wilson counties.

Wide Awake event guide relaunches with regional focus

From staff reports
| July 1, 2021

As post-pandemic life returns to normal and concerts, festivals and shows begin drawing crowds, a re...

Participants can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Holly Jolly Holiday festivities Saturday in downtown Wilson.

Downtown Wilson readies for Christmas in July

By Brie Handgraaf
| July 22, 2021

Santa and Mrs. Claus are vacationing in Wilson for the historic downtown district’s first Holly Joll...

The Wilson County Public Library's main branch at 249 Nash St. N. is shown.

Library plans August programs, events

For the Times
| July 20, 2021

The Wilson County Public Library’s summer reading program, “Tails and Tales,” continues through Aug....

The opuntia yellow shown here is an example of the prickly pear cacti the Juniper Level Botanic Garden will give away to visitors.

Summer Open Garden days include cactus giveaway

For The Enterprise
| July 18, 2021

RALEIGH — The Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a $7.5 million gift to N.C. State University, will open ...

An entry in the first River Rat Regatta launches from the boat ramp on the Neuse River in Smithfield.

River Rat Regatta returning to Smithfield

Johnstonian News
| July 18, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council earlier this month gave its blessing to the River Rat Regat...

Max LaMont's new album is "Another Love."

Local teen releases first album, ‘Flight’

For the Times
| July 15, 2021

Teen singer, songwriter and producer Max LaMont debuted his long-awaited first solo single, “Another...

Kiara Allen of hip-hop duo Group 7/27 is shown in front of Wilson's Rockstars & Flowers Gallery in a scene from the music video for “High Vibes,” released late last month on YouTube.

Music video features Wilson scenes

From staff reports
| July 15, 2021

Group 7/27, a hip-hop duo with eastern North Carolina ties, has released a music video featuring fam...

Alissa Korson, center, plays the evil stepmother in a community performance of “Cinderella,” sharing the stage with evil stepdaughters portrayed by Julie Wall, left, and Macaylee Wiggs.

‘Cinderella’ a pageantry of costumes and music

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 15, 2021

When the curtain parts on the Boykin Center stage this week, the audience will see that the Wilson A...

‘Laugh and Listen’ comedy, music show planned

From staff reports
| July 12, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — The Rocky Mount Event Center will present the Downtown Laugh and Listen Comedy and Liv...

Oona Lewis' work will be featured in the “Small World” benefit art exhibit in Carrboro.

Exhibition benefits Nepali trafficking victims

For the Times
| July 6, 2021

Beauty, culture and spiritual connections spring to life in the benefit art exhibition “Small World,...

The monthly event and entertainment guide Wide Awake Wilson will relaunch in August as Wide Awake, featuring an expanded regional focus on activities in Wake, Franklin, Granville, Nash, Johnston and Wilson counties.

Wide Awake event guide relaunches with regional focus

From staff reports
| July 1, 2021

As post-pandemic life returns to normal and concerts, festivals and shows begin drawing crowds, a re...

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a visit to Wilson in July. Drew C. Wilson | For WIde Awake Wilson.

See Santa and enjoy Christmas in July

For Wide Awake Wilson
| June 30, 2021

It’s going to be a Holly Jolly July. Mr. & Mrs. Claus are on summer vacation in North Carolina and p...

Pianist Dexter Ruffin will perform July 14 in the summer series. Contributed photo

Take a break with summer concerts at First Christian

For Wide Awake Wilson
| June 30, 2021

The First Christian Music Series has two concerts this month as part of its Sounds of Summer Series....

Catch work by Tracy Meehleib, including "Determined Girl" at the Eyes on Main Street Galleries this month. Tracy Meehleib | Contributed photo

Gallery show features DC photographer

For Wide Awake Wilson
| June 30, 2021

American photographer Tracy Meehleib will be featured artist this month at the Eyes on Main Street G...

Anna Penwell, as Cinderella, and Michael Blackmon, as Prince Charming, rehearse the ballroom scene in "Cinderella" for the upcoming 2021 annual Summer Community Musical which opens July 15 at the Boykin Center. Janelle Clevinger | For  Wilson the Magazine

‘Cinderella’ brings energy back to stage

By Janelle Clevinger
| June 30, 2021

Not even Cinderella was immune from the delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as she had to wait an...

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