Wilson County commissioners recognized 13 retirees representing a combined 261 years of service to Wilson County government during their Dec. 5 meeting. Pictured are Rebecca Callison, retiring after six years with the Wilson County Public Library, Billy Little, 17 years with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Walter Earle, 27 years with the Cooperative Extension, Shirley Johnson, 29 years with tax administration, Antoinette Rucker, 12 years with the Department of Social Services, Vivian Atkinson, 30 years with DSS, Wendy Nichols, 22 years with the sheriff's office, Neil Penman, 23 years with the sheriff's office, Terry Barber, 27 years with Wilson County EMS, Etta Sue Glover, 16 years with the county Soil and Water Conservation District, Connie Bailey, 22 years with the Cooperative Extension, Cora Suggs, 17 years with the health department, and Barbara Whitley, 19 years with the emergency communications center.
County commissioners shake hands with employees retiring from Wilson County government on Dec. 5. “We wish them well on their new journey,” commissioners Chairwoman Bobbie Jones said. “They have shown their commitment and dedication to our citizens through their service.” Those in attendance at the county board meeting gave the 13 retirees a round of applause.