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Harvest festival set for today

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SARATOGA — Saratoga Original Free Will Baptist Church, 6801 N.C. 222 East, will hold its annual harvest day on Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning with applejacks for $2 each available at 8 a.m. Barbecue chicken plates will be sold for $8 each from 4:40-6 p.m. followed by an auction with homemade items at 6. For more information, call Elaine Reddick at 252-245-0994.

Criminal record expungement clinic slated

The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson will hold an expungement clinic from 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 on the OIC campus, 801 Reid St. E.

Attorney Will Farris of Farris & Farris, PA will be available to consult with participants and determine if there are avenues to remove certain charges and convictions from their records. For more information, call Brenda Wilkins at 252-291-0038.

Hospital to host palliative care seminar

Dr. Morgan Bain, an associate professor of medicine and medical director of Duke Palliative Care, will speak during a Living Well seminar planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Wilson Medical Center auditorium. Bain will speak about end-of-life care. Admission is free and attendees are asked to register by calling the hospital’s marketing and development department at 252-399-8484.

Church plans breakfast, bake sale

BAILEY — Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 6048 Mount Pleasant Road, will have a breakfast and bake sale from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 that will include biscuits, grits and more.

Agriculture summit scheduled

The Small Business Ag Summit, a regional event for farmers and prospective agricultural entrepreneurs in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties, is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Wilson Community College’s Frank L. Eagles Community Business Center, 902 Herring Ave.

A keynote address, “The Future of Agriculture in Eastern N.C.,” is planned at 9 a.m. followed by breakout sessions on industrial hemp, small-acreage crops, agritourism, food and farming supply chains, veteran farmer funding options and local marketing for small-scale producers. Following the sessions, participants are invited to take a tour of Dean’s Farm Market from 4-5 p.m.

Admission is free and online registration is required at www.wilsoncc.edu/new-ag-summit. Lunch will be available on campus during a lunchtime panel discussion.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Club winners for Oct. 30, North/South, are Deas Linville and Betty Banks, first; Lynda Land and Beverly Wells, second; Sallie and Tom Cozart, third; and Marsha Irvin and Harriet Glover, fourth. East/West winners are Judy and Sim Wooten, first; Nancy Thompson and Mabel Gray Henry, second; Dot Boyette and Nancy Marlowe, third; and Watson Barnes and John Covington, fourth.

Winners for Nov. 1, North/South, are Frank Eagles and Sally Barnes, first; Louise Watson and Lynda Land, second; Janet Gresham and Martha Walston, third; and Marsha Irvin and Harriet Glover, fourth. East/West winners are Betty Banks and Mabel Gray Henry, first; Betty Jon Smith and Holmes Smoot, second; and Mable Hesmer and Dot Boyette, third.

—From staff reports

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