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Don’t miss Hunter’s Dance Studio’s presentation of ‘The Grinch!’

Don’t miss Hunter’s Dance Studio’s presentation of ‘The Grinch!’

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After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hunter’s Dance Studio’s holiday favorite “The Grinch!” is back in a new venue and with a slightly different look. Performances are scheduled for Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., Dec. 17 at 3 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. “Because we were not able to rent […]

Sallie B. Howard students present seasonal shows

Sallie B. Howard students present seasonal shows

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Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science will feature its students in two December productions. “The Nutcracker Ballet” will be presented at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the school. The public is invited to attend the ballet classic featuring Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. Tickets are $5. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, music and theater majors will present their […]

Peter Mayer brings Christmas show to Wilson

Peter Mayer brings Christmas show to Wilson

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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Peter Mayer is embarking on the 22rd anniversary of his widely acclaimed Christmas tour “Stars and Promises” and will make a stop at Wilson’s Boykin Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Mayer has released 25 of his own albums, toured internationally with his own band and has been lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer […]

Shop and sip during at happy hour event

Shop and sip during at happy hour event

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The Truist Event Gallery has transformed into a holiday gift shop filled with handmade items from local and regional artists.  Join Wilson Arts for a festive adult beverage, some holiday cheer and the perfect opportunity to shop for exclusive artisan-made items at the Friday, Dec. 9, Holiday Happy Hour Sip and Shop.  The event is 5-8 p.m. at Wilson Arts, […]

Gallery celebrates with Hard Candy Christmas

Gallery celebrates with Hard Candy Christmas

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Art at 123 Gallery/ Gifts is back open and getting ready for the holidays with the fifth annual Hard Candy Christmas art sale this weekend. Owner Andrea Horton-Morton, who has spent three years battling breast cancer, closed in 2019 but reopened in May of this year. Horton-Morton said the art businesses that have popped up in the area in the […]

Hear ECU’s wind ensemble Friday at Boykin Center

Hear ECU’s wind ensemble Friday at Boykin Center

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The East Carolina University School of music wind ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. This group includes the most outstanding wind and percussion students in the school of music. The group is dedicated to studying and performing the finest wind repertoire regardless of historical period or disposition of instrumental forces. Tickets […]

Theatre at Barton presents ‘Holiday Cabaret’ on Dec. 3

Theatre at Barton presents ‘Holiday Cabaret’ on Dec. 3

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’Tis the season to be merry as Theatre at Barton presents a “Holiday Cabaret.” The annual holiday theater event is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College.  Join Theatre at Barton in a celebration of the season with festive stories, traditions and favorite holiday musical classics. This festive program will feature […]

Traditions continue with parade, light show, train ride and more

Traditions continue with parade, light show, train ride and more

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The holidays are right around the corner, and the city of Wilson is getting those corners ready with festivities throughout December.  TRAIN OF LIGHTS Wilson Parks & Recreation Department kicks off the month of December with its annual Train of Lights presented by Vaughan’s Jewelers. On Thursdays through Sundays until Dec. 18, the city’s miniature train leaves the train depot […]

Spotted: Oktoberfest at Casita

Spotted: Oktoberfest at Casita

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Preview in new tab Folks had lots of fun again this year at Casita Brewing Company's Oktoberfest.

Barton art shows open with reception Dec. 1

Barton art shows open with reception Dec. 1

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Barton College’s fall 2022 Senior Exhibition and the annual Juried Exhibition will both open on Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Barton Art Galleries in the Case Art Building. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. for both exhibitions.  Four seniors within the School of Visual, Performing and Communications Arts will have their work on view in the Barton Art […]

Butterfield speaks at Veterans Day ceremony

Butterfield speaks at Veterans Day ceremony

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Wilson’s long-time congressman will speak at this year’s Veterans Day ceremony, one of the final events of his storied career. The Wilson Committee on Patriotism asked U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield to give the main address at the Veterans Day service, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in front of the Wilson County Courthouse. In case of rain, […]

Artists exhibit work in show

Artists exhibit work in show

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The “Art in Your Face” exhibit at the Boykin Center includes work by some new members. “This is truly an amazing show,” said Susan Webb, president of the Wilson Active Artists Association, who welcomes the new members. “Their work adds extra pizzazz and sparkle to this exhibit — Nancy Vasilchik’s seascapes, Lee Ann Funk’s floral designs, Mary Samuels’ seascape print, […]

Activities fill month at Wilson County Public Library

Activities fill month at Wilson County Public Library

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All library locations will close Friday, Nov. 11, in observation of Veterans Day and Nov. 24-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information about library programs and services, visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org or call 252-237-5355. MAIN LIBRARY The main Wilson County Public Library is located at 249 Nash St. W. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. […]

Auditions and workshop set for musical ‘Honk!’

Auditions and workshop set for musical ‘Honk!’

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Wilson Arts’ ACT! for Youth program will hold auditions for “Honk! A Musical Tale of ‘The Ugly Duckling’” Nov. 28-29. Since it first hatched in 1993, Stiles & Drewe’s musical “Honk!” has winged its way around the world in more than 8,000 productions and in many languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heartwarming […]

Hearthside holiday sale is Nov. 11-12

Hearthside holiday sale is Nov. 11-12

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The Hearthside Craft Guild will have its 34th annual holiday sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Wilson Agricultural Center, 1806 S. Goldsboro St. Admission is free. Artists and craftsmen will sell locally produced arts and crafts screened for quality, workmanship, design and originality. Quilt raffle tickets are available for $1, with all proceeds going to Veterans Residential Services in Wilson. The quilt is pictured. Cash and checks only will be accepted. Contributed photo

Escape along with Playhouse cast of ‘Hay Fever’

Escape along with Playhouse cast of ‘Hay Fever’

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The Playhouse of Wilson launches its first production of the 2022-23 season on Nov. 18 with Noël Coward’s farcical play “Hay Fever,” which proves that while there is no such thing as a normal family, some families are a bit stranger than others.  Set in the 1920s, “Hay Fever” finds the Bliss family enjoying their estate in the British countryside. […]

Start your Thanksgiving Day with annual Wilson Gobble Wobble

Start your Thanksgiving Day with annual Wilson Gobble Wobble

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The Arc of Wilson’s sixth annual Wilson Gobble Wobble 5K and 1-mile Fun Run, Walk or Wobble will be held Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24, at the Greater Wilson Rotary Park, 1901 Branch St.  The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m., and the 1-mile fun run starts at 9:30. Open to all ages and abilities, the Gobble Wobble 5K and 1-mile […]

Curator Liz Hull guest lecturer at Barton College art event

Curator Liz Hull guest lecturer at Barton College art event

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The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College will host the Friends of Visual Arts Fall Lecture featuring Liz Hull, exhibitions curator at Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and […]

NC Whirligig Festival adds after-hours fun

NC Whirligig Festival adds after-hours fun

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Remember those television commercials that offered an incredible deal on an item, only to tease you with “But wait. There’s more.” The North Carolina Whirligig Festival committee apparently took those words to heart and added even more events and visitor opportunities to an already packed festival weekend Nov. 5-6. Actually, add Nov. 4 to that schedule because the Vollis Simpson […]

Art classes offered in November

Art classes offered in November

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Wednesdays, November 9 to December 21 Stained Glass Class 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Art Happens on Tarboro Street Learn the basic techniques for making a stained glass panel using the copper foil method. Pregnant women should check with their doctor before registering. Instruction fee is $125; supply fee is $70-$100 depending on glass chosen. For more information call Kim S. […]