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SPOTTED: ArtSpin, Whirligig JeepFest and Downtown Beats & Eats

September 14, 2021

Contributed photo

Mike Farris plays in Wilson fundraiser Oct. 1

For Wide Awake
| September 8, 2021

Grammy Award winning musician Mike Farris and The Fortunate Few will play a concert here Friday, Oct...

Catch a rodeo at Mule Days in Benson this year. Contributed photo

Benson festival is all about the mules

By Janelle Clevinger
| August 30, 2021

BENSON — Since 1949, crowds have swarmed the town of Benson to celebrate Mule Days, a festival origi...

Oxford festival celebrates hot sauce

By Janelle Clevinger
| August 30, 2021

OXFORD — Hot pepper sauces aren’t for everyone, but clearly enough people enjoy them to warrant an e...

Rides will line the midway at the Wilson County Fair Sept. 21-26. Janelle Clevinger | File photo

Lots of family fun at the county fair

By Janelle Clevinger
| August 30, 2021

WILSON — County fairs have certainly changed since the first American fair was held in Pittsfield, M...

Russ Varnell will perform at Nash Arts Sept. 11. Contributed photo

Hear Russ Varnell and his band at Nash Arts

For Wide Awake
| August 31, 2021

NASHVILLE ­­— Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band will perform at Nash Arts Center Sept. 11 in downt...

Hear Gene Watson in Wilson Sept. 3 at the Boykin Center.

Enjoy country music with Gene Watson Sept. 3

August 30, 2021

Country music singer Gene Watson will be in the house at Wilson’s Boykin Center Friday, Sept. 3, for...

Hear Mac & Juice Quartet Sept. 11 at Downtown Beats & Eats. The concert series is presented at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. Contributed photo

Downtown Beats & Eats Returns to Whirligig Park

September 9, 2021

The eighth season of the Downtown Beats & Eats series is scheduled to take place in Wilson’s Vollis ...

The N.C. State Fair is back this year, and advance tickets are on sale.

NC State Fair tickets and deals on sale

For Wide Awake
| August 30, 2021

RALEIGH — Save money and skip the ticketing line at this year’s N.C. State Fair by purchasing your t...

Performers for the “Magic To Do” Jonathan Scott Bennett Scholarship Endowment benefit concert include Rita Bennett, from left, Jim Grant, Adam Twiss, Jamie Allen, Madeline Edwards and Sherry Lee Allen. Not pictured are Matthew ClyRaines and Hannah Slaughter. Contributed photo

Stephen Schwartz Revue supports scholarship fund

For Wide Awake
| August 30, 2021

“Magic To Do: A Stephen Schwartz Revue” headlines the seventh annual benefit concert for the Jonatho...

Wide Awake Events September

August 30, 2021

SEPTEMBER Library Card Sign-up Month Bingo Game September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Stop into a...

Walks and Runs September

August 30, 2021

SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 Temple Wilson Recovery Alive 5K 8 a.m. 6260 E. Blalock Road Recovery Alive is com...

Barton College

Fall exhibit focuses on fiber and glass

For Wide Awake
| August 30, 2021

Fiber and glass art will be the focus of an exhibition of works opening the 2021 fall semester seaso...

Making memories at Wilson County Fair

August 30, 2021

I have fond memories of going to the Wilson County Fair as a child. My sister, Susan, and I loved ri...

Celebrate Labor Day in Butner with fireworks

From The Butner-Creedmoor News
| August 30, 2021

BUTNER —Southern Granville County wasn’t treated to a fireworks show for the Fourth of July this yea...

Wide Awake September 2021​

September 10, 2021


The Juniper Level Botanic Garden, including its crevice garden shown here, will be open to the public from Sept. 17-19 and Sept. 24-26.

Garden provides plants for Netflix film

For The Enterprise
| August 24, 2021

RALEIGH — Contacted by members of the production team, the Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant De...

The town of Sharpsburg transformed this old bank at 3721 S. Hathaway Blvd. into the Sharpsburg Tri-County Senior Activity Center & Community Resource Center. A grand opening for the facility is planned at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1.

Sharpsburg senior center ready to open its doors

By Brie Handgraaf
| August 23, 2021

SHARPSBURG — Seniors in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties will soon have a new place to socialize....

A mourning dove like the one shown here is one of two species, along with the white-winged dove, that can be hunted in North Carolina.

Dove hunting season opens Sept. 4

For The Enterprise
| August 22, 2021

RALEIGH — The 2021-22 hunting season for mourning and white-winged doves opens on Saturday, Sept. 4....

These employees and students from Wilson’s Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science will take center stage in “Our Town” Thursday through Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Tarboro.

Barton, Sallie B. Howard students staging ‘Our Town’ in Tarboro

For the Times
| August 22, 2021

TARBORO — Eastern North Carolina performing arts institutions are joining forces this month to produ...

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