Community briefs: Business plan workshop set for Tuesday

Community briefs announcing Wilson-area events are published as a public service of The Wilson Times. Email submissions to [email protected] Include the event’s time, date and location, admission cost if applicable and organizers’ contact information. Stock photo | Pixabay New and established small business owners are invited to join Melissa Evans, […]

Community briefs announcing Wilson-area events are published as a public service of The Wilson Times. Email submissions to [email protected] Include the event’s time, date and location, admission cost if applicable and organizers’ contact information. Stock photo | Pixabay

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 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the center. 

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

Overdose awareness event is Wednesday

The Wilson County Opioid Multidisciplinary Team will host an Overdose Awareness Day event from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the Wilson County Courthouse Plaza.

Community members are invited to attend in order to remember the lives lost to overdose, reduce stigma related to overdoses and celebrate those in recovery. A candlelight vigil will be held to remember those who have died as a result of 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 due to an overdose in 2021. For more information, call Candice Rountree at 252-206-4000.

Church to celebrate 18 years

Life in the Word Ministries, 3677 U.S. 301 N., will celebrate its 18th church anniversary with a motivational service scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. All are welcome to attend.

Webinar focuses on small business startups

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, Sept. 6. 

Potential business owners will gain an understanding of business development from the group up as they focus on determining their goals, key connections and income streams. Instructor Chisa Pennix will discuss legal structures and provide an order of operations for establishing a small business. 

Participation is free, but advance registration is required. To register or request more information, visit www.wilsoncc.edu/sbc or call 252-246-1209 or 252-246-1232.

Seminar offers tips to boost credit scores

Entrepreneurs in need of bank financing are encouraged to attend the seminar, “How to Increase Your Credit Score to Over 740 Points; Prepare for a Small Business Bank Loan,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 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 the legal tricks to raise one’s credit score that the major credit bureaus don’t reveal. Organizers say participants will leave with the knowledge of several proven methods that could increase their credit score by 50-100 points or more within 60 days. 

Participation is free, but advance registration is required. To register or request more information, visit www.wilsoncc.edu/sbc or call 252-246-1209 or 252-246-1232.

Elm City Rotary to hold golf tournament

The Elm City Rotary Club’s annual Boy Scouts of America charity golf tournament is planned for Thursday, Sept. 15, at Wedgewood Public Golf Course, 3210 Stantonsburg Road in Wilson. Registration is set for noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Hole sponsorships are $100. Foursomes are $200, or $50 per player. Tee busters and mulligans will be $5 each. The two winning foursomes will receive a cash prize, and organizers will hold prize drawings 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 reunion from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the town’s American Legion Hall, 100 American Legion Lane.

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

Reunion slated for Fike class of ‘72 

The Fike High School class of 1972 will hold a 50th reunion from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Wilson Elks Lodge, 2814 Fieldstream Drive N. All attendees must RSVP with payment by Thursday, Sept. 8.

For event details 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 for “Fike Class of 1972” on Facebook and click to join the group.

Crepe Myrtle Festival set for Oct. 15

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

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

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

Classmates to hold Beddingfield reunion

The Beddingfield High School class of 1991 will hold a 30-year reunion dinner and dance on Saturday, Oct. 15. Venue and schedule have not been announced.

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

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

Hospice agency seeks volunteer companions

3HC Home Health and Hospice Care is seeking volunteers to provide companionship for hospice patients in Wilson County. Those interested should be available to volunteer for at least two hours per week.

For more information, contact Shasta Grady, hospice support services manager, at 252-291-4400 or [email protected]

COMMUNITY BRIEFS are published as a public service of The Wilson Times. Email submissions to [email protected]

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