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Crepe Myrtle Festival coming to Stantonsburg

Posted on October 11, 2021

Updated on October 13, 2021

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The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, shown performing in this 2018 publicity photo from the band, are scheduled to play the Crepe Myrtle Festival in Stantonsburg.

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The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, shown performing in this 2018 publicity photo from the band, are scheduled to play the Crepe Myrtle Festival in Stantonsburg.

Sharpsburg board calls special meeting

SHARPSBURG — Town commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Town Hall boardroom at 110 W. Railroad St.

The Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing on the town’s application for 2021 Community Development Block Grant neighborhood revitalization funding. Commissioners will also hold a workshop session to discuss the budget process for Sharpsburg’s share of American Rescue Plan money.

Town officials canceled Sharpsburg’s regular monthly meeting for October, which had previously been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Town Clerk Tracy Sullivan at 252-446-9441, ext. 3.

Crepe Myrtle Festival planned

STANTONSBURG — The 2021 Crepe Myrtle Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Stantonsburg Town Park.

Food and craft vendors will be on hand, along with inflatables and children’s games. The Soul Rhythm & Blues Band will perform from 10-11:30, followed by headliners The Embers featuring Craig Woolard from noon to 2. Vendor spaces are available for $25 without electricity and $50 with outlet access.

To submit a vendor application, call Stantonsburg Town Hall at 252-238-3608.

Free expungement clinic offered

The Recovery Concepts Community Center, 2600 Ward Blvd., Suite C, will host a free criminal record expungement clinic with attorney Will Farris of Farris & Thomas Law from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Farris will explain how to petition for expungement of past criminal convictions and provide general information on eligibility.

For more information, call RC3 at 252-200-7946 or visit www.wilcoprevention.org.

Homebuyers’ workshop scheduled

A Step Ahead Realty and Self-Help Credit Union will continue a series of workshops on the homebuying and mortgage approval process from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 121 Nash St. N.

To sign up, visit www.astepaheadrealty.com and click on “Workshop Registration” in the navigation bar or call Kimberly Battle at 252-265-8920.

Fall Expo to showcase businesses

The Wilson Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2021 Fall Expo presented by Greenlight Community Broadband from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.

Vendors will be on hand to showcase local products and services. The family-friendly event also features music and food trucks.

Businesses can purchase a vendor space that includes a table and two chairs for $300. To register as an exhibitor, visit https://bit.ly/3oCsGSL or email marketing@wilsonncchamber.com.

Corvette, classic car show slated

ROCKY MOUNT — The Eastern Carolina Corvette Club will hold a participants’ choice Corvette and classic car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Don Bulluck Chevrolet, 1920 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

Awards will be given in the Corvette, classic, rat rods, race-prepared and special interest divisions. Best-of-show winners receive $300 and a trophy, and the sponsorship choice winner will take home a trophy and a $200 prize. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with award presentations at 3 p.m.

To register or request more information, call Buster Dawson at 252-289-6304 or Charles King at 252-399-9361.

Environmental Science Club seeks members

The Wilson County 4-H Environmental Science Club is seeking middle and high school students who have a passion for environmental science.

The club will participate in the North Carolina Envirothon Area 4 competition in March in hopes of advancing to the state competition in Burlington later in the spring. The Wilson 4-H Environmental Science Club has finished in the top five in the state for both middle and high school teams in recent years, including a first-place middle school finish in 2019.

The club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays at the Wilson County Agricultural Center. Field trips are planned for each month leading up to the spring competitions. For more information, email Paul Durham at jpauldurham@yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY BRIEFS are published as a public service of The Wilson Times. Email submissions to Lori Parrish at lori@wilsontimes.com.

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