WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Wilson Shriners Tony Ferrell, left, and Jimmy Edmundson accept a $500 gift from Joyner's Funeral Home President Dell Joyner, center, to help with the Shrine Club's annual fish fry … more
Smithfield Foods plant manager José Pabon, left, presents a $250 donation to WhirliDogs advisory board member Gloria Vazquez. The funds will be used to help support the mission of opening a … more
United Tobacco Co. President Hewitt Poland, left, presents a $500 donation to Jimmie Lucas, WhirliDogs Cafe and Training Center advisory board member. The funds will be used to support WhirliDogs' … more
Billy Forbes, left, president of the Wilson Breakfast Optimist Club, presents Elm City Middle School eighth grader Ethan Boyette with a $500 donation to support his participation in the Optimist … more
Jeff Bell, left, executive director of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, receives $10,000 in funding  from Dennis Johnson, chairman of the Wilson County Tourism Development Authority Board of … more
Dennis Johnson, chairman of the Wilson County Tourism Development Authority, left, presents a $10,000 check to Keith Barnes, board member of the N.C. Baseball Museum. The appropriation will be used … more
Ryan Simons, left, president of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, receives a $3,400 check from Dennis Johnson, chairman of the Wilson County Tourism Development Authority Board of Directors..The money … more
Debbie Bradshaw, left, of the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson, presents a $20,000 check to Wilson County Health Director Teresa Ellen, center, and Scarlett Neal, local coordinator of the North … more
Rob Bissette, left, All-American Kiwanis Club of Wilson immediate past president, presents a $5,000 donation to Barton College head basketball coach Ron Lievense and Barton's Tom Maze to help with … more
Sandra Homes, left, executive director of the Wilson Visitors Center, presents a $5,000 check to Cyndi Lauderdale, executive director of the Wilson Botanical Gardens. The money will support the sixth … more
The Wilson Breakfast Optimist Club donated $500 to Ryan Richardson, a rising senior at Fike High school who received a liver transplant two years ago. He will be playing golf in the annual World … more
Bowling for Recovery raised close to $8,000 this year for the Flynn Christian Fellowship Home. Tournament winners were Farris and Farris, first, pictured; P.L. Woodard and Co., second; and Flynn Home … more
Order of the Eastern Star Past Matrons Mary Sherrod, left, and Nancy Finch, right, are pictured with Tamira Danielle Renee Burton, recipient of a $1,000 scholarship award from the Patricia Lucas … more
Mitch Burke, plant manager at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations in Wilson, left, and Gabe Lazzaro, plant human resources manager at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations in Wilson, right, present a … more
Billy Forbes, left, president of the Wilson Breakfast Optimist Club, presents a $500 check to Karen Griffith, marketing director for the Wilson Family YMCA. The donation will support the YMCA Girls … more
The Christian Women's Fellowship of First Christian Church recently donated $500 to Hope Station's Westview House, a new shelter for homeless families. Circle leader Barbara Brinson, left, presents a … more
Chippin' for the Children raised $51,306 for The SPOT, the youth center whose name stands for Sharing Positive Outcomes Together, and Children's Hunger Elimination of Wilson. From left are Jolly … more
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