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Community Briefs: Tornado debris pickup starts Monday in Elm City

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Boy Scout Troop 89 will be holding a car wash and yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the parking lot behind Winstead United Methodist Church at 1407 Tarboro St., starting at 8 a.m.

Cars will be hand-washed by the scouts for donations to Troop 89’s general fund. The boys will also have baked goods for sale.

Spaces for the yard sale are available for $20. For more information or to buy a space for the yard sale, contact Paul Durham at 252-230-8059.

Neighborhood association meets today

The Old Wilson Neighbors Association will hold its rescheduled September meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Wilson Public Library, 249 Nash St N.

The OWNA advocates for Wilson’s various historical and non-historical neighborhoods and holds various events throughout the year. New members and interested people are welcome to attend.

Church seeks disaster relief supplies

Rosebud Baptist Church north of Wilson is partnering with New Bern church to collect disaster relief supplies for Hurricane Florence victims in the hard-hit river town through Sunday, Sept. 23.

Needed items include cleaning supplies such as bleach, scouring pads, sponges, brooms, dustpans, mops, buckets and latex gloves; first aid kits; bottled water and nonperishable food; personal hygiene items and food storage and preparation supplies. For a full list, visit www.rosebudchurch.com or find Rosebud Church on Facebook. Pastor Donnie Price said items will be shipped to New Life Church in New Bern.

Tornado debris pickup starts Monday

ELM CITY — Town work crews will begin pickup of debris from the Sept. 17 tornado on Monday.

Town Administrator Jonathan Russell asks residents to bring their vegetative debris to the right-of-way on the edge of their property. Russell said he hopes residents will have a good weather weekend to complete much of their cleanup and pile debris by the roadside.

Because of the volume of debris, the pickup will take a couple of days, Russell said. For more information, call Town Hall at 252-236-4917.

Sharpsburg board calls special meeting

SHARPSBURG — Town commissioners have called a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Sharpsburg Town Hall, 110 W. Railroad St. Commissioners plan to enter into closed session in order to discuss personnel issues, Town Clerk Tracy Sullivan said in an announcement of the meeting.

Girls’ Night Out planned Oct. 4

Wilson Outpatient Imaging Center will hold a Girls’ Night Out from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Gracie’s Village Shops. Women are invited to enjoy refreshments and discounts while learning about breast cancer risks and the importance of screening mammograms.

Farmer-Butterfield to address NAACP

State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, will update community members on education issues discussed during the 2018 legislative session at the Wilson branch of the NAACP’s next meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church, 571 Nash St. SE.

Raper for Sheriff holding meet-and-greet

LUCAMA — Kevin T. Raper, the Republican candidate for Wilson County sheriff, will hold a meet-and-greet hot dog social from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Lucama Town Park, 503 Main St. Free hot dogs will be available while supplies last. For more information, call Raper 262-373-6906 or Shyrell Maxwell at 252-371-4715.

Relief donations for storm victims sought

Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home at Evergreen Memorial Park is collecting donations for Hurricane Florence victims through Monday, Oct. 15.

Items requested include nonperishable food, bottled water, mops, bleach and other cleaning supplies. Donations can be dropped off at Thomas-Yelverton, 2704 Nash St. N., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call the funeral home at 252-243-4100.

Hospital plans breast cancer seminar

Dr. Jeff Jones will lead an educational discussion on breast cancer at Wilson Medical Center’s Living Well seminar scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Wilson Country Club. The event will feature a fashion show, vendor fair, refreshments and door prizes.

Admission is free, but registration is requested by Friday, Oct. 12. To register, call 252-399-8484.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Club winners for Sept. 18, North/South, are Lynda Land and Louise Watson, first; Judy and Sim Wooten, second; Cathy Howell and Susan Wilson, third; and Sharon and Bob Foster, fourth. East/West winners are Nancy Thompson and Mabel Gray Henry, first; Dot Boyette and Nancy Marlowe, second; and Betty Jon Smith and Agnes Cherry, third.

Winners for Sept. 20 are Frank Eagles and Janet Gresham, first; Ann Ipock and Nancy Thompson, second; Judy and Sim Wooten, third; Lynda Land and Louise Watson, fourth; Sharon Foster and Helen Paszek, fifth; and Marsha Irvin and Glover, sixth.

Free beginning duplicate bridge lessons will be taught on Thursdays from Oct 4-Nov 15 at the Wilson County Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Thompson at 252-991-3242 to register.

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