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Opening the 2020 spring season at the Dunn Center’s Mims Gallery at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount is a solo exhibition with new works by Jan Sullivan-Volz through Feb. 16. Her exhibition opens with a 5-7 p.m. reception party free to the public on Thursday, Jan. 23, with live…

Whether you brought in the New Year comfy and cozy in your living room, at a Watch Night service, or out celebrating with friends and family, chances are years from now, you will remember how you brought in the year 2020.

Friendship was the theme as the Warren Artists’ Market gathered for its First Friday Poetry Night at Drip Coffee and Market in Warrenton Friday night. It’s also the name of the group’s sixth anthology, which celebrated its publication with book sales, signings and readings by contributors.

The Person’s Ordinary, the historic stagecoach stop from pre-revolutionary years, will be open to the public to tour on Friday, Dec. 13, from 4-7 p.m. The landmark, which is the oldest in neighboring Halifax County, is located on Mosby Avenue in Littleton. 

Music, floats and a special guest from the North Pole will help the local area usher in the holiday season on Dec. 14 and 15 with a full slate of festivities — Prelude to Christmas, the Warren County Christmas Parade and Twas the Lights Before Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Festival.

The Warren County Arts Council recently awarded four local organizations $8,258 in North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots subgrant funding for arts programming in Warren County. The local Arts Council also received $1,635 from the state for its operating and programmatic expenses.