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Wilson Arts workshops include papermaking and goat yoga

Wilson Arts workshops include papermaking and goat yoga

Wilson Arts is offering two creative arts workshops this month. To register, visit www.wilsonarts.com/art-classes, where you can sign up and pay securely online. Visit the Wilson Arts Center or call 252-291-4329.   Preregistration is required for all workshops. Workshops will take place at the Wilson Arts Center, located at 204 Nash St. S., unless otherwise noted and are for ages […]

See ‘Summer Breezes’ art show at Boykin Center gallery

See ‘Summer Breezes’ art show at Boykin Center gallery

Moments at the beach or in the garden, the memory of an open field or sunflowers best describe some of the paintings in the “Summer Breeze” art show.  “Recent works by 10 members of our group will be hanging in the Hammond Gallery for the rest of the summer. Artists include Jerry Taylor, Andrea Horton-Morton, Clara Daughtridge, Susan S. Webb, Kim Valentine, Jane Gardner, […]

National Night Out offers fun and information

National Night Out offers fun and information

The city of Wilson’s Human Relations Office will host the 2022 National Night Out from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Warren Street Park, 501 Bruton St. National Night Out is a nationwide event that focuses on community engagement with local law enforcement.  Multiple law enforcement and emergency agencies will be on hand with display vehicles and interactive booths, including police, fire, […]

Concert helps Hope Station

Concert helps Hope Station

This year’s Music for Hope concert will feature local musicians joining their voices to help Hope Station.  The 10th annual concert is 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at First Christian Church. The evening of music has become a tradition and one that members of the music community look forward to every year, said one of the performers and organizers, Casey Childers.  […]

ACT! for Youth season includes ‘Les Mis,’ ‘Honk’ and ‘Pinocchio’

ACT! for Youth season includes ‘Les Mis,’ ‘Honk’ and ‘Pinocchio’

Season tickets are now available for the 2022-2023 ACT! for Youth series. Wilson Arts’ ACT! for Youth provides live theater opportunities for the youth of Wilson County and surrounding areas. All performances are held in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center at 108 Nash St. The cost for season tickets (all three shows) is $36 per person for adults and $26 […]

Summer programs continue at the library

Summer programs continue at the library

There is still time to register for Oceans of Possibilities, the Wilson County Public Library’s summer reading program. The program runs through Aug. 13. Staff from all library locations have prepared a variety of in-person and virtual programs and reading incentives for children, teens and adults.   Visit wilsoncountypl.readsquared.com to register and track progress with READsquared. Paper registration forms and reading […]

Enjoy a modern twist to ‘As You Like It’

Enjoy a modern twist to ‘As You Like It’

Enjoy a little Shakespeare Aug. 19 and 20 in the beer garden at Casita Brewing Company. The free production of “As You Like It” is at 7:30 p.m. The show is co-produced by Rhyan Breen, Casita Brewing Company and Caleb James Skinner. Director is Zack Rayburn. Technical direction is by Michael Dornemann. Rayburn said he is honored to be part […]

See ‘Summer Breezes’ at Boykin Center gallery

See ‘Summer Breezes’ at Boykin Center gallery

Moments at the beach or in the garden, the memory of an open field or sunflowers best describe some of the paintings in the “Summer Breeze” art show.  “Recent works by 10 members of our group will be hanging in the Hammond Gallery for the rest of the summer. Artists include Jerry Taylor, Andrea Horton-Morton, Clara Daughtridge, Susan S. Webb, Kim Valentine, Jane Gardner, […]

Summer concert series concludes this month

Summer concert series concludes this month

First Christian Church’s Sounds of Summer Noonday Concerts series wraps up this month. On Aug. 10, Fike High School choral director Matthew Joyner and pianist Dexter Ruffin will perform.  The concluding organ concert on Aug. 24 will be presented by First Presbyterian Church’s minister of music and organist, Robert Morehead, a Pittsburgh native. His program will consist of works by […]

NCSU quidditch to appear at Wizarding Weekend

NCSU quidditch to appear at Wizarding Weekend

Quidditch, the go-to sport of the Harry Potter world, is coming to Wizarding Weekend in Wilson with the N.C. State club quidditch team making an appearance from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. According to the club’s president, Maddy Arena, the club will play an exhibition match with current team members and alumni while also explaining the […]

Spotted!

Spotted!

The Tony Jonez Experience entertained the crowd at a Round House summer concert July 17, as seen in these photos by Janelle Clevinger.

Muggles beware: Wizarding Weekend takes over downtown

Muggles beware: Wizarding Weekend takes over downtown

The time is nearing to brush the dust off your Harry Potter wand and immerse yourself in the wizarding world coming to downtown Wilson. From Friday through Sunday, downtown businesses and nonprofits will turn the area into a Wizarding Weekend for all ages. So raise your wands and exclaim “Capacious extremis!” which we all know means that the external dimensions […]

Engineers identify building damage after Nash Street demolition

Engineers identify building damage after Nash Street demolition

An engineering firm has detailed the level of damage to buildings near a historic Nash Street structure that was demolished June 21.  A team from Bartlett Engineering and Surveying conducted structural evaluations at 215, 219 and 227 Nash St. on June 23, two days after the demolition of 221-225 Nash St. Bartlett found similar levels of damage at both 219 […]

Jamiroquai: More than a one-hit wonder?

Jamiroquai: More than a one-hit wonder?

The band best known for the top 40 radio hit “Virtual Insanity” has recorded dozens of hours of music. Most of it is unlistenable. Hey hey, we’re the Monkees John Lennon

Tackle something new in creative arts workshops

Tackle something new in creative arts workshops

If you’re interested in learning a new art form or just want to have a fun couple of hours with frie...

Art group’s president welcomes gallery visitors

Art group’s president welcomes gallery visitors

In January 2021 in the midst of the pandemic, Susan S. Webb accepted the challenge of keeping the Wi...

Concerts resume at First Christian

Concerts resume at First Christian

First Christian Church is back with the fourth annual Sounds of Summer Noonday Series.   The four no...

Don’t miss summer production of “The Sound of Music’

Don’t miss summer production of “The Sound of Music’

Even the youngest cast member of Wilson’s summer community musical production of “The Sound of Music...

Round House summer concerts continue

Round House summer concerts continue

The summer concert series at the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum continues through July wit...

Registration begins for timed puzzle tournament

Registration begins for timed puzzle tournament

The final pieces are in place for a September jigsaw puzzle tournament. The Selkie owner Amanda Dunc...