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Community Briefs: MLK unity service scheduled

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Retired school personnel to meet

The Wilson branch of North Carolina Retired School Personnel will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Wilson County Senior Center, 1806 Goldsboro St. Employees retired from all positions in the school system are encouraged to attend.

Crime prevention panels plan meeting

ROCKY MOUNT — The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the East Carolina Agricultural and Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Road. Meetings are open to the public.

MLK unity service scheduled

Grace Church of God in Christ will host its first Martin Luther King Jr. Unity in the Community service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at The SPOT, 910 W. Tarboro St. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Joe Shakour along with the members of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Also sharing in this event will be the Rev. Kenneth Fontenot. For more information, call Michael A. Woodard at 919-539-5869.

MLK Day shoe giveaway slated

A “Walk Like the King” summer shoe giveaway for children and adults is planned from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at St. John AME Zion Church, 119 N. Pender St. The giveaway is limited to one pair of shoes per person.

N.C. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission member Jacquie Jeffers, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, Wide Awake Da Beat Radio and the Team Power Foundation are sponsoring the giveaway.

Genealogical society plans meeting

The Wilson County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the assembly room of the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St. Roger Kammerer, a local historian and native of Greenville, will give a presentation on “Forgotten Tales of North Carolina.”

Wesley Shelter holding fundraiser

The Wesley Shelter will host its annual “In It to Win It” fundraiser social from 6:30-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Pup’s Steakhouse in the Shoppes at Brentwood with music provided by North Tower Band.

Tickets are $50 and include the chance to win prizes such as a trip to New York City for two. Tickets are on sale at the Wesley Shelter, 106 E. Vance St. For more information, call 252-291-2344.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Club winners for Jan. 8, North/South, are Judy and Sim Wooten, first; Jerry Woodard, Martha Walston, Lynda Land and Beverly Wells, tied for second; and Helen Paszek and Carolyn Griffin, third. East/West winners are Mable Hesmer and Janet Gresham, first; Agnes Cherry and Betty Jon Smith, second; Nancy Thompson and Mable Gray Henry, third; and George and Margo Thompson, fourth.

Winners for Jan.10, North/South, are Lynda Land and Jerry Woodard, first; Louise Watson and Betty Banks, second; Sharon and Bob Foster, third; Judy and Sim Wooten, fourth; and Carolyn Griffin and Beverly Wells, fifth. East/West winners are Martha Walston and Janet Gresham, first; Ann Ipock and Nancy Thompson, second; Holmes Smoot and Agnes Cherry, third; Betty Jon Smith and Katie Covington, fourth; and Dot Boyette and Mable Hesmer, fifth.

Free beginning bridge lessons will continue on Thursdays during January (17, 24, and 31) at the Wilson County Senior Center from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Thompson at 252-991-3242 to register.

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