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Many people think of Wilson, county seat of Wilson County, as the world's largest brightleaf tobacco market, However, other treasures are to be found, including internationally-known folk-artist Vollis Simpson, restored streetscapes in the downtown area, the $1 million restoration of the old Wilson Theater, and around a hundred working artists and galleries.
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Vollis Simpson of Wilson began molding metal into artwork when most people were thinking of retirement. He calls his creations whirligigs. They are made from scrap metal, nuts, bolts, fans, and whatever else is available, and Simpson assembles them into giant, wind powered sculptures of machinery that spin and whirl. His machines have stood on his property for years but now are under restoration for placement in a park in Wilson. In 2011, he was a recipient of the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor given to a North Carolina resident or native.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p96-98, 100, 102, 104, il, por Periodical Website
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30958
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Following the decline of the tobacco industry, Wilson is refocusing its economy toward arts and innovation. With a city-built high-speed gigabit internet infrastructure in place, a planning partnership between community, business, government, non-profit, health and education seeks to create a "quality of place" that will attract more industry to the area.
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Carolina Planning (NoCar HT 393 N8 C29x), Vol. 40 Issue , 2015, p43-44, il