Published in The Wilson Advance on Friday, Jan. 2, 1880. LETTER FROM EDGECOMBE From our regular Correspondent. TARBORO, N.C., Dec. 30th, 1879 EDITOR ADVANCE: — With the spasmodic explosion of a few fire crackers by the irrepressible small boy, a few sore heads given and received by the small boy of a larger growth, caused by … Continue reading Letter from the Edgecombe County Correspondent, Dec. 30, 1879
Local News from The Wilson Advance for Friday, 19 Apr 1878
LOCAL DEPARTMENT The Messrs. Westbrook are supplying our market with strawberries — price 30 cents per quart. Mr. S.M. Warren has received his new stock of Spring Goods and is offering great bargains to his customers. Mr. B.H. Tyson offers some buggies for sale cheap for cash or on time. Read his advertisement in to-day’s … Continue reading Local News from The Wilson Advance for Friday, 19 Apr 1878
Local News from The Wilson Advance, Friday, 12 May 1876
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
Local News Section from The Wilson Advance on Jan. 2, 1880
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
Barnes Family Tobacco Farm
"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.
Alcoholic Beverages Control Board Store
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.
NCGS 2019 Fall Conference
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
Community Histories Workshop
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