LOCAL BRIEFS — The Sick. Mr. Alvin Clark, who has been confined for four weeks by serious illness is, we are glad to learn, rapidly convalescing. Mr. J.T. Wiggins is still confined to his bed, but his illness is not so serious as first apprehended by his many friends. Our senior crawled out from a … Continue reading Local News from The Wilson Advance, Friday, 12 May 1876
Mr. Josephus Daniels at the post office is authorized to collect and receipt for subscriptions to the ADVANCE. Read the dissolution notice of J. F. Farmer & Co. The Town commissioners held a meeting Wednesday. Diphtheria prevails alarmingly in Pitt County. The colored Military company drilled on Christmas day. About 125 negro exodusters left Goldsboro … Continue reading Local News Section from The Wilson Advance on Jan. 2, 1880
"Those identified in this 1938 photo include Leland Perry 'Pete' Barnes (center with black hat), Henry Hayes and wife Pearl Hayes (with straw hats), Sylvia Hayes Ellis (right front), Elizabeth 'Lib' Hayes Williamson (back to camera, left center), Hawley Williams (center with blond hair) and the mule named 'Nellie.' The photo was taken on the … Continue reading Barnes Family Tobacco Farm
There is no meeting scheduled for August. The next WCGS meeting will be on September 24th. More information about the meeting program to come later.
The first ABC store to open in North Carolina was located in Wilson. It opened on July 2, 1935. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
The Creamery, circa 1954. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
A two-day event Friday and Saturday, 1-2 November 2019 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC Keynote Speaker: Roberta Estes Roberta Estes is a founding pioneer in the field of genetic genealogy. She is also the author of one of the most popular blogs on that subject: http://www.DNA-eXplained.com. Roberta has been … Continue reading NCGS 2019 Fall Conference
The Community Histories Workshop at UNC-Chapel Hill is presenting a workshop, "Investigating African American Family History," on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm at The Power House, Rocky Mount Mills. 2019-06-CHW-workshop
Date & Time: Friday, May 24th, 5:30 pm Location: Imagination Station Science & History Museum, 224 Nash St SE, Wilson, North Carolina 27893 Details: Brian Grawburg has been photographing cemeteries and has found around 12 undocumented sites in Wilson County so far. During his documentation and exploration, he discovered surprising connections between the Proctor, Whitley, … Continue reading Out of Sight: Connections Exhibit Opening
Connie Lapallo, author of the Jamestown Sky trilogy of books, will be presenting Telling their Story: Jamestown's First Women and Children at the WCGS meeting on April 30th. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm in the Main Branch Assembly Room at the Wilson Public Library, 249 Nash Street N in Wilson. Google map here. … Continue reading April Speaker Announcement