MORE THAN A NEWSPAPER. A COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896.
LOCAL LIFESTYLES

Flowers form treasured associations

I remember farm life as being busy with much time spent on planting and harvesting crops, tending gardens, preserving food for winter, maintaining land and farm equipment, caring for animals, shopping for farm supplies in town and dozens of other …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Lassiter-Colbert

Free Danielle Colbert of Philadelphia and Justin Ryan Lassiter of Wilson, were married at a 6 p.m. ceremony on March 26, at Valleybrook Country Club, Blackwood, New Jersey. Marc Demuro officiated the ceremony. She is the daughter of Cheryl Furgerson and …

Smart-Sorenson

Free Ashton Elizabeth Sorenson and Edward Sharp Smart II were united in marriage on May 21, in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days in Salt Lake City, Utah. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sorenson Jr. of …

Radford-Bilney

Free Samantha Murphy Bilney and Brian Stanley Radford, both of Louisville, Kentucky, were married in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony on May 14, at Our Lady of Light Catholic Community in Fort Myers, Florida. Father Hugh McGuigan officiated. She is the daughter of …

ENGAGEMENTS

Rech-Whitley

Free Ricky and Bernadette Whitley of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Jean Whitley to Adam Lawrence Rech, both of Wilson. He is the son of Dr. Karl and Arlene Rech of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of the late Tommy and Jean …

Gombatz-Dunleavy

Free Amy Dunleavy of Wilson is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Chessica Lauren Dunleavy of Wilson to Cameron Karl Gombatz of Raleigh. She is the granddaughter of Faye Parrish and Chester Parrish of Wilson. He is the son of Joanna …

Conlon-Turlington

Free Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Barshay of Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Turlington of Goldsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Julianna Abbott Turlington, of Raleigh to Seamus David Conlon of Raleigh, son of Gerry Conlon and Jane Conlon of …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Morris B. Taylor and Alma Daniel Taylor of Wilson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 22, with their family. The event was hosted by their two children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The couple were married July 22, …

Mr. and Mrs. Hinton celebrate 30th anniversary

Reginald and Robin Hinton celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a getaway to a golf resort in Brunswick. Mr. Hinton is employed at Bridgestone; his wife works at BB&T. They have two sons, RaShaun and Reggie, and one grandchild, Jayden. …

FARM

Farm dog gets too close to mule’s hind legs

About 1946, our neighbor wanted me to help him tear down an old house that was on the land that he was farming. One day after dinner, I was waiting for him. He had a 1940 Ford we were going to ride over on. I noticed his dog, Sheba, was in the mule …
HEALTH AND FITNESS

WilMed reduces hospital-acquired conditions by 81 percent

Health care is a human business and as all of us were taught as kids that no one is perfect. That is why hospitals work so hard to put processes in place that can help prevent human error. As these processes are successfully put in place, the rate …

Center helps patients deal with chronic wounds

Did you know that an estimated 6.7 million people in the United States are affected by chronic wounds? This week we celebrate Wound Care Awareness Week, and we want as many people to understand what chronic wounds are and that the Wilson Wound …

Hospital strives to offer comprehensive cardiac care

For more than 45 years, Wilson Medical Center has provided cardiovascular services to our community. We offer advance heart care with a full range of diagnostic and interventional cardiac services, as well as treatment and rehabilitation of the …