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Old 03-18-2012, 08:11 PM
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Recently moved to Wilson, NC for a job. Town seems to be pretty convienient but I haven't really found any social life here yet. Any suggestions? By social activities I mean things like intramural sports (for adults), professional groups, communicty organizations, etc. I've tried to find things like volunteer groups, etc. I haven't found many options. Seems like if you aren't from here or don't belong to a church there isn't much way to become involved. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:23 PM
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Yes, go to Raleigh. Or when class is in, go to Greenville.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:47 PM
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No kidding. As much as I dislike living in G-Vegas, living in one of the smaller outlying towns (Tarboro, Wilson, Kinston, etc.) would be way way worse. My condolences.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:06 PM
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I lived there at one point but I was younger. I'll say while the town has grown by leaps and bounds (shopping wise it's almost on par with Greenville now) it still lacks culture, we would usually just go to Raleigh if we wanted to do anything. I guess you can check the Wilson Daily Times to see if there are any events or organizations in Wilson and if you see anything interesting you should go for it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:20 PM
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Eat at Bill's...

The only thing I stop in Wilson for
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:14 AM
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The Arts Council has events all the time, plays at Boykin Center. There are several very good independently owned resturants, with bars. There is a lot of soccer events held here, several gyms with good equipment, active memberships. Many organizations that need more volunteers, Habitat for Humanity for one. They have a ReStore downtown on Lodge St. always in need of volunteers. The community Soup Kitchen, behind St. Timothy's always could use a hand. There are things going on, just ask.
If you would speak up and say you want to volunteer and so forth, someone will hear you. Carolina Cheese at Brentwood, good place to join in on a conversation.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:41 PM
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Drive to Raleigh.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Location: Rocky Mount
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check out the website 'meetup.com' every town has a gathering of people for various hobbies, Wilson included. Or you can start your own group :-)
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Something I just discovered is The Theater of the American South which is held from May 10-27 in Wilson, NC. It celebrates Southern plays, food and culture. The website is here: Theater of the American South .
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:38 PM
Location: Durham
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I grew up in the next county over and worked in Wilson for about a year. I found that it was a cliquish town then, in the 70's. It was a hard town to get to know people. There were a few clubs there for younger people, don't know what's there now. I think people there did more entertaining at home & such. Best to get to get to know people at work, church & school. Invite people over for dinner, etc. People will begin to reciprocate. Many small cities & towns function that way, have to make your own excitement. Maybe invite neighbors over for a block party. Eat out at Parker's and Bill's, may meet some people there.
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