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Community briefings: business plan workshop scheduled for Tuesday

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New and established small business owners are invited to join Melissa Evans, Director of the Small Business Center at Wilson Community College, as she explains the do’s and don’ts of “How to Write a Business Plan“. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, at the center.

During this hybrid event, seated and online attendees can learn how to turn their ideas into a solid plan for funding and long-term success. Participation is free, but prior registration is required. To register or request information, visit or call 252-246-1209 or 252-246-1232.

The overdose awareness event is Wednesday

The Wilson County Multidisciplinary Opioid Team will be hosting an Overdose Awareness Day from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 31 in the Wilson County Courthouse Plaza.

Members of the community are invited to attend in order to remember the lives lost to overdose, reduce overdose stigma, and celebrate those who recover. A candlelight vigil will be held to remember those who died from drug overdoses.

Community vendors will be present. Guest speakers will share stories based on lived experience as well as the impact of overdoses. Officials say 35 Wilson County residents died of drug overdoses in 2021. For more information, call Candice Rountree at 252-206-4000.

Church to celebrate its 18th birthday

Life in the Word Ministries, 3677 US 301 N., will celebrate its 18th church anniversary with a motivational service scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 4. All are invited to attend.

Webinar focused on small start-ups

The Small Business Center at Wilson Community College will host a free webinar, “The Small Business Lean Startup,” from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6.

Prospective business owners will gain an understanding of business development from the group focusing on determining their goals, key relationships and revenue streams. Instructor Chisa Pennix will discuss legal structures and provide an order of operations for setting up a small business.

Participation is free, but prior registration is required. To register or request more information, visit or call 252-246-1209 or 252-246-1232.

The seminar offers tips for improving credit scores

Entrepreneurs in need of bank financing are encouraged to attend the seminar “How to raise your credit score to over 740 points; Get Ready for a Small Business Bank Loan,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 8.

During this two-hour event, Bob Moore will share tips for reading a credit report, explain the factors used in calculating a FICO or Beacon score, and discuss legal tips for increasing your credit score that major bureaus credit do not reveal. Organizers say attendees will walk away with the knowledge of several proven methods that could boost their credit score by 50 to 100 points or more in 60 days.

Participation is free, but prior registration is required. To register or request more information, visit or call 252-246-1209 or 252-246-1232.

Rotary of Elm City will host a golf tournament

The annual Elm City Rotary Club Boy Scouts of America Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Wedgewood Public Golf Course, 3210 Stantonsburg Road in Wilson. Registration is set at noon with a kick-off at 1 p.m.

Hole sponsorships are $100. Foursomes are $200 or $50 per player. Tee busters and mulligans will cost $5 each. The two winning quartets will receive a cash prize and the organizers will hold raffles for a black powder revolver and an air rifle.

For more information, call or text Club Treasurer Fred Bridgers at 703-300-2951 or email him at [email protected] or contact Bill Short at 252-235-7267 or [email protected]

Elm City classmates plan 45-year reunion

ELM CITY – The Elm City High School Class of 1977 will hold a 45-year-old reunion from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at the city’s American Legion Hall, 100 American Legion Lane.

For more information, call 252-373-1148 or email [email protected]

Reunion scheduled for the Fike class of 1972

The Fike High School Class of 1972 will host a 50th reunion from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, September 24 at Wilson Elks Lodge, 2814 Fieldstream Drive N. All attendees must confirm attendance with payment by Thursday, September 8.

For more details on the event and more information on the cost and how to RSVP, email Connie Barnes Farris at [email protected] To connect with reunion organizers and classmates, search “Fike Class of 1972” on Facebook and click to join the group.

The Crepe Myrtle Festival is scheduled for October 15

STANTONSBURG — The annual Crepe Myrtle Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Stantonsburg City Park, 303 N. Main St.

The Embers with Craig Woolard will headline the day’s live music. The festival also features food trucks, vendor stands, a DJ, children’s games and inflatables.

The city of Stantonsburg hosts the annual festival, presented this year by sponsor Greenlight Community Broadband. For more information, call 252-238-3608 or email [email protected]

Classmates will host the Beddingfield reunion

The Beddingfield High School Class of 1991 will host a 30-year reunion dinner and dance on Saturday, October 15. The location and time have not been announced.

Teachers and their dates are invited for free, and alumni and dates are invited for a fee. All attendees must RSVP.

To register or learn more, email [email protected] To connect with the organizers and classmates, search “ET Beddingfield Class of 1991” on Facebook and click the button to request to join the group.

The Hospice agency is looking for volunteer companions

3HC Home Health and Hospice Care is looking for volunteers to accompany hospice patients in Wilson County. Interested individuals must be available to volunteer at least two hours per week.

For more information, contact Shasta Grady, Hospice Support Services Manager, at 252-291-4400 or [email protected]

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