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Parkinson’s support group to meet
The Wilson Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Dudley Room of First Presbyterian Church on Sunset Road. Presenter will be Melissa Lyde from Therapeutic Alternatives Inc. who will focus on geriatric adult mental health, specifically dementia and cognitive care.
All Parkinson’s patients and interested individuals are welcome. For more information, call Kitty Barnes at 252-239-0250.
Memorial giveaway planned Wednesday
Relatives of the late Betty D.F. Thomas are holding a memorial giveaway at two Wilson County locations on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in honor of Thomas’ birthday.
Items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 8-10 a.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church, 311 Church St. in Stantonsburg, and from noon to 3 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 Barnes St. in Wilson. Thomas’ daughter Taforrest Parrott said stores in Georgia, where she lives, donated various items for the giveaway.
Each participant is asked to bring six cans of nonperishable food, which will be donated to Wilson Community College’s food pantry. Those who donate food will receive a raffle ticket for a Myrtle Beach weekend trip.
Hearing set on wildlife rules
ROCKY MOUNT — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a public hearing in at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 to accept comments on proposed changes to agency regulations related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands for the 2020-21 seasons. The public hearing will be held at Nash Community College, 522 N. Old Carriage Road.
The comment period for the proposed regulations will run through Jan. 31. Comments may be submitted online, at the public hearing, by mail or by email. After collecting and considering all public comments, the commission will discuss and vote on proposed changes at its February business meeting. Approved proposals will take effect Aug. 1.
For more information, including the schedule for the upcoming public hearings, visit ncwildlife.org/proposed-regulations.
Register of deeds to address genealogical society
The Wilson County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Wilson County Register of Deeds office, 101 Goldsboro St. Register of Deeds Lisa J. Stith will give a presentation on deed records, birth and death records, marriage licenses, grave removal records and survey plats. She will explain how to locate these documents using indexes and how to request copies.
Attendees will be able to access the building, by stairs or by elevator, off Goldsboro Street at 6:40 p.m. On-street parking is available at no charge. Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome.
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