Elizabeth Williams School of Dance prepares for “The Nutcracker”


It may only be October but Elizabeth Williams School of Dance has been working on their December ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” since late August. For the past 25 years, Elizabeth Williams School of Dance located in Williamston, has been educating and instructing on the art of ballet. Five years ago, the school became a nonprofit ballet company.  

“We had a ballet school, then we decided to create a nonprofit company so we can perform and be eligible for grants,” said owner and artistic director Elizabeth Williams, also known as Miss Liz. The dance school puts on recitals every June but the company does classical performances throughout the year.

Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club is hard at work, even with end of summer



WILLIAMSTON – Although the summer may be coming to a close, this doesn’t mean the Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club is calling it quits for the chilly months ahead. The club purchases, plants and maintains six gardens owned by the city. These include the gazebo, butterfly garden, Blue Star Memorial, the area around the McCormick Park restrooms and two planters in downtown Williamston. They also maintain the Williamston Depot Museum and the Williamston U.S. Post Office. Williamston Mayor Tammy Gilroy said, “They have been very integral with keeping our community very colorful.”

In the cooler months, the 47-member club finds plenty of ways to stay busy when they can’t be outdoors beautifying the city.