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LIFESTYLES

Be a Super Bowl party MVP

Are you ready for some football? Whether you’re an avid Monday Night Football fan or your idea of football is the halftime show and watching commercials at the Super Bowl, here are a few fun and easy tricks to bring your football party to …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS
Issette-Parham

Janna Frances Parham and Glenn William Issette, both of Wilson, were married Aug. 27 in a 5 p.m. ceremony at Rose Hill Plantation, Nashville. The Rev. Rusty Russell officiated. The bride is the daughter of Joy Parham of Wilson. She is the …

Larson-Whitt

Mary Elizabeth Whitt and Matthew Gayle Larson, both of Raleigh, were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony on Nov. 5 at First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. The Rev. Hannah Vaughan officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Max …

ENGAGEMENTS

Lee-Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Allen H. Johnson of Arden announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Katherine Johnson, of Raleigh to Nicholas William Lee of Raleigh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wayne Lee of Metter, Georgia. The bride is the granddaughter of …

Payne-Joyner

Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Joyner of Rocky Mount announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Joyner, of Rocky Mount to Tyler Jordan Payne of Wilson She is the granddaughter of Hank and Linda Bennett of Wilson. He is the son of Dr. …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Langston celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Vivian Jean and Alton Parker Langston Sr. of Wilson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. They had a dinner party hosted by their five children and their spouses and 15 grandchildren at Silver Lake Restaurant in Wilson with many …

Mr. and Mrs. Edwards celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Jimmy and Betty Inez Edwards of Wilson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 4 at Forest Hills Baptist Church. The event was hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Olivia Edwards; sister of the groom, Jane Edwards; sister of …

FOOD

During Mardi Gras season, tradition takes the (king) cake

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans is a city strong on traditions, and few inspire as much passion as the king cakes of Mardi Gras season. Do you eat Haydel's, Gambino's or Randazzo's? Fillings and toppings or old-school simplicity? Do you nibble …

A sweet tradition

I found a real treasure a few weeks ago while cleaning out a drawer in my bedroom dresser. Tucked between boxes of stationery and various odds and ends, was a hand-written copy of Josie Smith’s recipe for spice cookies. Josie’s …
EDUCATION

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Wilson County Monday Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: Goody bun and banana Lunch: Cheeseburger or hot dog with chili, french fries, baked beans and peaches Wednesday Breakfast: Crunchmania and applesauce cup Lunch: Turkey with …

Afternoon snack gets helping hand

Munching on raisins while figuring out math problems is a common afternoon occurrence for third-graders in Jillian Sherman’s classroom at Hearne Elementary School. “I’m trying to fill up their brains while filling up their …

Why I Teach: Sherry Joseph

Vick Elementary School’s teacher of the year, Sherry Joseph, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position Reading Instruction Teacher Support (RITS) Teacher at Vick Elementary and the school’s current Teacher of …

Whirligig honors memory of former teacher

Greenfield School unveiled a whirligig on campus this week purchased by the class of 2015 in memory of Meta Melchior. Melchior, a teacher for more than 30 years, taught first and fourth grades at Greenfield and was lower school …
HEALTH AND FITNESS

Helping patients sort out hospital, independent provider bills

Coming to the hospital is usually something most of us desire to avoid, except for the occasion of childbirth. However, even then we can get surprised by the number of different bills we receive from different medical providers. My daughter …

U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds

CHICAGO — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking the drug with low …