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Miguel Elizalde's work will be exhibited in Barton Art Galleries through Feb. 23.


Gallery presents ‘Grounding Whispers’ exhibition and installation

For the Times
| January 18, 2022

Barton Art Galleries presents “Grounding Whispers Infrasound Recordings of Wilson,” an exhibition an...


Archivist plans presentation on Wake Forest history

For The Enterprise
| January 13, 2022

WILSON — Charles Edward “Ed” Morris will present “Wake Forest College: I’d Walk a 100 Miles for a Ca...

Morgan Nygard, Corbin Nygard and Cory Nygard pose for a selfie while riding the Train of Lights on Thursday evening.


‘A lot of smiles’ on Train of Lights

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 10, 2021

Attendance has been high for Wilson’s Train of Lights this year. “Through the first four nights, th...

The Mt. Olive Pickle Co.’s mascot, Ollie, will be on hand for selfies and family snapshots during the New Year’s Pickle Drop at the University of Mount Olive.

New Year’s pickle drop returning to Mount Olive

For the Times
| November 30, 2021

MOUNT OLIVE — The New Year’s Eve Pickle in Mount Olive will make its official drop into 2022 on the ...

Wendell’s town Christmas tree is shown following the tree-lighting ceremony during the Wendell Wonderland celebration in 2019.

Wake County

Wendell Wonderful seeks to spread holiday spirit

For Wide Awake
| November 24, 2021

WENDELL — After a one-year hiatus, Wendell Wonderland is back on with a lineup of family activities...

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum's Drive Through Christmas Village returns in December.

Johnston County

Christmas Village returns to Tobacco Farm Life Museum

For Wide Awake
| November 24, 2021

KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life will stage its Drive Through Christmas Village during the first thre...

Capt. Caleb of Jurassic Quest poses with an animatronic dinosaur. More than 100 of the life-sized creatures will invade Raleigh beginning Friday as part of a weekend event.

Jurassic Quest dinosaur experience coming to Raleigh

For The Enterprise
| November 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America is back, bigger and bette...

This year's book sale will be held at the library during the N.C. Whirligig Festival instead of in the Bookmobile.

NC Whirligig Festival

Book sale moves to the library this year

For Wide Awake
| November 4, 2021

This year’s annual Friends of Wilson County Public Library will still be held during the N.C. Whirli...

The popular Greg's Garden Art will be back at the festival this year.

NC Whirligig Festival

There are lots of shopping options at the Whirligig Festival

For Wide Awake
| November 4, 2021

Vendors will line streets of downtown Wilson Nov. 6 and 7 at the N.C. Whirligig Festival. With the v...

Lots of favorite festival food items will be sold at this year's N.C. Whirligig Festival.

NC Whirligig Festival

Look for your favorite foods at Whirligig Festival

For Wide Awake
| November 4, 2021

What are you craving at this year’s N.C. Whirligig festival?  Is it funnel cakes or cotton candy?  W...

Artistic director Jerome De Perlinghi affixes an enlarged photograph to a downtown Wilson wall for the 2021 Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival, which kicks off with a walking tour and reception on Saturday.

Eyes on Main Street returns

By Drew C. Wilson
| October 26, 2021

It’s a case of “bigger is better” for the Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival’s seventh editi...

Wide Awake November 2021

October 21, 2021

Despite off-an-on rainy weather, folks still enjoyed themselves at the 22nd annual Black Creek Heritage Day Saturday in Black Creek. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Spotted: Black Creek Heritage Festival

October 25, 2021

The Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site will be decked out with seasonal decor during its family-friendly Halloween event on Oct. 30.

Aycock Birthplace plans Halloween festivities

For the Times
| October 16, 2021

FREMONT — The Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site will host family-friendly Hallow...

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...

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