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His work is in the town to stay and to be remembered for many generations to come, city officials say.
Alexis Cooper, WXII12
A new book has just been released about Vollis Simpson, the man from Wilson County who built windmills out of leftover metal. They became known as whirligigs and today are celebrated worldwide.
WRAL contributor Tandra Wilkerson took a trip with her daughters to Wilson.
Tandra Wilkerson, WRAL contributor
The park, which stretches across a city block in downtown Wilson, opened in November 2017 and pays homage to Simpson, a talented artist who created these massive whirligigs on his family farm in Wilson County.
Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor
A brand new laser light show launches in historic downtown Wilson Friday night.
Jessica Patrick, WRAL multiplatform producer
You'll see an "ELF" in downtown Wilson this holiday season.
It's a wonderful honor for Wilson's Whirligig Park. It is officially the People's Choice. Voters in the 2019 Great Places in America contest picked the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park as their favorite.
Check out a live look at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, N.C. The park is free and open daily, including holidays, from 5 until 12 a.m.
It's a busy weekend in the Triangle!
Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About editor
Bill Leslie captured beautiful images of a whirligig spinning at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh.
Scrap metal painted bright and brilliant colors. When the wind blew, the field came alive. The metal parts started to spin. It was one of the wildest scenes I had ever encountered.
Beginning in the spring, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Historic Downtown Wilson becomes home to a free concert series, family-friendly movies, and a farmers and artisan market.
Jane Albright, freelance reporter