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FOHL Spring Lecture

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Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Lecture Featured author: Lee Smith Author of seventeen books, including Dimestore, Guests on Earth, Fair and Tender Ladies, and On Agate Hill 6 p.m., Wine Reception and Book Signing 6:30 p.m., Dinner and Remarks Hardy Alumni Hall For additional information, contact Luann Clark at 252-399-6329 or

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Reception: Juried Student Art Exhibition

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Juried Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception 4 p.m., Reception 5 p.m., President’s Award Announcement Barton Art Galleries, Case Art Building For additional information, contact the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or

Lecture: “Unspoken” Exhibition

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Reception and Lecture for “Unspoken” Exhibition Featured Artist: Sharyn O’Mara 5 p.m., Reception 6 p.m., Lecture Exhibition will run August 18 – September 30. For additional information, contact the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or

Author Steve Berry to Begin National Book Tour at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and the Friends of Hackney Library are pleased to welcome bestselling author Steve Berry to campus for his first stop on a national book tour to promote “The Jefferson Key” (published by Ballantine Books, May 2011), the latest novel in his series of thrillers featuring protagonist Cotton Malone. Berry will kick off his tour on Wednesday, May 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a book signing and reception on the first floor of Hackney Library. The author’s remarks will begin at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library, this event is free of charge, and the community is invited […]

The Wilson-Barton Partnership Honors Robert E. Kirkland, Jr.

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WILSON, NC — Honoring a local business leader and patriot, the Wilson-Barton Partnership awarded the 2008 Business Leadership Award to Robert E. Kirkland, Jr., at a reception held September 18 on the campus of Barton College. Leadership, commitment, and service all started at home for Robert E. Kirkland, Jr., known as Bobby by most.  Robert E. Kirkland, Jr., was primed for success by parents who taught him to be honest with himself and to work hard. A Wilson native, Bobby was born in 1925 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kirkland.  He is the middle sibling of Martha Kirkland Walston and the late Dr. John Alvin Kirkland.  Bobby attended Charles […]

Hanna Jubran’s Sculpture Exhibition Opens At Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of Hanna Jubran’s “Alchemy, Metaphor & Form” sculpture exhibition now on view in the Virginia Thompson Graves and Lula E. Rackley Galleries located in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. An opening reception and gallery talk by the artist is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7 from 2-4 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. A world-renowned artist, Jubran received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a Sculpture Professor and Sculpture Area Coordinator at East Carolina […]