Community Briefs: Hospital plans Sept. 12 blood drive

Household item giveaway set for today

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LUCAMA — First Missionary Baptist Church, 6161 Lucama Road, will hold its annual giveaway from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11. Items available include clothes, shoes, appliances and more. For more information, call Sandra Sutton at 252-230-9002.

Sheriff candidate plans hot dog social

ELM CITY — The Kevin T. Raper for Sheriff campaign will have a meet-and-greet hot dog social 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Elm City Park, 503 S. Parker St. Raper is the Republican candidate for Wilson County sheriff in November’s general election. Free hot dogs will be available while supplies last. For more information, call 252-371-4715.

Crime prevention panels to meet

ROCKY MOUNT — The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the East Carolina Ag and Education Center. Meetings are open to the public.

Learn the signs of human trafficking

KINSTON — ENC Stop Human Trafficking now will hold a community training session, “Human Trafficking 101,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Neuse Regional Library, 510 Queen St. For more information, call Melinda Sampson at 252-717-4961 or email melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org.

Shriners plan fish fry

The Wilson County Shrine Club at 3102 Forest Hills Road will have a fish fry from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. The cost is $8 per plate for dine-in and takeout. All proceeds help the Wilson County Shrine Club with community events. For large orders or for more information, call 252-237-2503 or 252-289-5844.

Church to give away school supplies

SIMS — Sims Pentecostal Holiness Church, 6249 Main St., Sims, will distribute back-to-school supplies following its 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 19. Children must be present to receive a supply pack.

Alumni to host end-of-summer party

The C.H. Darden Alumni Association Faithful Brothers of Wilson will host their end-of-summer all-white party from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. The cost is $15 per person. All proceeds support local scholarships, building fund and community initiatives. For more information, call Donna Simms Pulley at 252-289-5925, Tim Williams at 252-578-1071, Robert Spells at 919-631-5900, Steven Lockamy at 252-230-7497, James Phelps at 919-740-9087 or Sammie Dew at 252-245-1499.

Diabetes group schedules meeting

The Wilson County Diabetes Education and Support Group will meet from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at Wilson Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. For more information or to register, call Martha Gurley at 252-399-8673.

Hospital plans Sept. 12 blood drive

Wilson Medical Center is sponsoring a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the hospital auditorium. To schedule an appointment, call Sue Barnes at 252-399-8478.

Bereavement support group to meet

The Bereavement Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Wells Fargo conference room at Wilson Medical Center.

Breastfeekding class slated

A Preparation for Breastfeeding class is scheduled for 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Wilson Medical Center auditorium. To register for this free class or for more information, call the hospital’s lactation specialist at 252-399-8887.

Maternity, breastfeeding fair planned

Wilson Medical Center and the Wilson County Health Department are partnering to provide a Maternity and Breastfeeding Fair to the community. This free event is being held 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Wilson County Agricultural Center, 1806 Goldsboro St. The fair will include local shops and vendors, car seat checks, door prizes and more. For more information, call 252-399-8887 or visit wilsonmedical.com.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Club winners for Aug. 7 are Deas Linville and Sally Barnes, first; Sharon Foster and Helen Paszek, second; Janis Humphrey and Karen Pulley, third; and Louise Watson and Martha Walston, fourth.

Winners for Aug. 9 are Richard Moore and Nancy Thompson, first; Katie Covington and Dot Boyette, second; and Sally Barnes and Agnes Cherry, third.

— From staff reports