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Community Briefs: Wilson Democrats plan precinct meetings

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License plate agency relocating

HOOKERTON — A state license plate agency office in Greene County will reopen Monday next door to its former location.

The office was previously located at Hookerton Town Hall and is being moved next door to 303 E. Main St., according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Office hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call the office at 252-747-7701.

Dems’ Precinct Q to meet Tuesday

The Wilson County Democratic Party’s Precinct Q will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St. The purpose for this meeting is for precinct organization. Those who vote at American Legion Post 17, 700 New Bern St. SE.,are invited to attend. For more information, call David Reid at 252-237-8656.

FFA club presentation planned

Beddingfield High School Future Farmers of America members and advisers will be the featured speakers at the Wilson AgriBusiness Committee’s meeting scheduled for noon Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Parker’s Barbecue. Meetings are open to all who are interested.

Dems’ Precinct N to meet Wednesday

The Wilson County Democratic Party’s Precinct N Darden Alumni registered voters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St., in the large conference room. For more information, call Zette McArn at 252-237-7926.

Bereavement group meeting slated

The Bereavement Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 in Wilson Medical Center’s Wells Fargo conference room. The topic is “Understanding Grief: Part 1.” For more information, call 252-399-8924.

Masons plan pancake fundraiser

Mount Lebanon Masonic Lodge No. 117 will hold its annual pancake and sausage supper fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at 2501 W. Nash St.

Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under, eat in or take out. Proceeds will go to the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford and Masonic and Eastern Star Home in Greensboro.

Church to offer free lunch

St. Rose Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, 605 S. Douglas St., will offer free soup and sandwiches from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 10. Free clothing, household items and shoes are also available. For more information, call Sandra Barnes at 252-293-0069.

Diabetes support scheduled Feb. 12

The Wilson County Diabetes Education and Support Group will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at the Wilson Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. The topic is “Problem-Solving for Better Blood Sugar Control.” For more information or to register, contact registered nurse Martha Gurley at 252-399-8673 or martha.gurley@wilmed.org.

Federal workers’ group to meet

ROCKY MOUNT — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Gardner’s Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Activities and guest speakers for the year will be discussed. For additional information, call chapter President Martha Stith at 252-977-2195.

Breastfeeding prep class slated

A Preparation for Breastfeeding class is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Feb. 15 in the Wilson Medical Center auditorium. Participation is free and advance registration is required. For more information, email Jennifer Roberts at jennifer.roberts@wilmed.org, or call 252-399-8887.

College to host bridge tourney

The Wilson Duplicate Bridge Club will host a sectional tournament Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Frank Eagles Business Center on the campus of Wilson Community College. Marie Killoran from Wilmington will direct the competition.

On Friday and Saturday, games will begin at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with open pairs and 499ers. The stratified games will be at the director’s discretion with the following for those with 0-499 points: A-200-500, B-100-200 and C-0-100. For the open pairs and Sunday Swiss teams, the games begin at 10 a.m. with the following stratification: A-2000+, B-750-2000, C-750. Lunch will be served between sessions on Sunday for the Swiss teams.

For more information, email Helen Pazsek, tournament chair, at helenpaszek@gmail.com.

Rock musical auditions slated

LOUISBURG — Auditions for “We Will Rock You” are scheduled for 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 and 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at Louisburg College’s Norris Theatre. Actors will sing a rock song for their audition and should be prepared to learn a short dance routine.

Casting priority will go to Louisburg students, but community members also may be cast. Rehearsals are expected to begin Monday, Feb. 19. For more information, email whurst@louisburg.edu or call 919-497-3429.

Doctors to discuss heart, kidney problems

Drs. Sunil Chand and Nirav Jasani will discuss congestive heart failure and kidney complications at Wilson Medical Center’s next “Living Well” expo planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.

In honor of American Heart Month, the doctors will discuss heart disease and the association between the heart and kidneys. The seminar will be held at the hospital’s new cardiology center accessible through the outpatient registration entrance.

Refreshments will be served and advance registration is required. To sign up, call 252-399-8478 by Friday, Feb. 23.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Bridge Club winners for Jan. 30, North/South, are Judy and Sim Wooten, first; Sally and Watson Barnes, second; Carolyn Griffin and Helen Pazsek, third; Lynda Land and Beverly Woodard, fourth; and Marsha Irvin and Harriet Glover, fifth. East/West winners are Cathy Howell and Tempie Pierce, first; Nancy Thompson and Mabel Gray Henry, second; Margo and George Thompson, third; Richard Moore and Charlotte Weathers, fourth; and Louise Watson and Martha Walston, fifth.

Winners for Feb. 1, North/South, are Frank Eagles and Sally Barnes, first; Dayle Pond and Jeannie Exum, second; Nelson Crisp and Betty Bikle, third; and Sharon and Bob Foster, fourth. East/West winners are Holmes Smoot and Betty Jon Smith, first; Margo and George Thompson, second; Joe Exum and Jerry Woodard, third; and Katie Covington and Agnes Cherry, fourth.

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