The flu can be fatal. Take these three steps to fight it

As most everyone is well aware, we are in the midst of a significant flu season nationwide. Currently, the flu is considered widespread in every state in the United States with the exception of …

Brides look beyond matchy-matchy bridesmaids

NEW YORK — Alison Kelly felt she had enough on her plate dealing with her own wedding gown and all the details of her mountain getaway nuptials without micromanaging how her bridal party would …


Haley Marie Craig and David Scott Via, both of Norfolk, Virginia, were married in a 1 p.m. ceremony Nov. 11 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Wake Forest. Monsignor David Brockman …


Julia Elizabeth Lancaster and Michael Vernon Arnette, both of Wilson County, were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 14 at the home of the bride’s parents. The Rev. Bobby Fletcher …



Free Christopher and Michelle Bottoms of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittni Ranae Carey, to Joshua David Webb of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Mary-Alice …


Stephen Robert Craig and Virginia Anne Craig of Raleigh announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Marie Craig, to David Scott Via, both of Norfolk, Virginia.  She is the granddaughter …


Greg and Jamie Gay of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Nichole Gay, to Jason Patrick Gunnin, both of Elm City.  She is the granddaughter of Charlene Owens of Elm City and the late James Owens and the late Bill and …


Mr. and Mrs. Crooms celebrate 39th wedding anniversary

Bobby Crooms Sr. and Addie Lomoris Crooms celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary Nov. 23, 2017. They have one child, Bobby Crooms Jr., and one granddaughter, Lauren Crooms. Mrs. Crooms is …

Mr. and Mrs. Evans celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Harvey and Janice Evans of Lucama celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. A celebration in their honor was held at Pup’s Steakhouse in Wilson. Mrs. Evans is the …

Mr. and Mrs. Cox celebrate 64th wedding anniversary

Free Roosevelt and Robena Cox celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 22 with a part at Feel Free Church. Hosts for the event were the couple's sons and daughter, close family and friends and …


Rooms with ‘good bones’

Edith Wharton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author famous for novels set in the late 19th century, also wrote an influential book on interior design, long considered a sort of bible of American …

Leftovers make tasty spinach and feta burgers

Leftovers! Some folks love them, others happily scrape them into the trash. Me, I’m on the love team. Leftovers speak to me. I’d always rather start a meal with a fridge full of tasty bits of …
FFA team wins honors in state competition

The Southern Nash High School Future Farmers of America Livestock Judging team won first place in the senior division of the 2017 North Carolina FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event held …

Southern Nash wins awards at national FFA competition

Students get insight into state government

Celebrating Christmas season at school

Giving rather than receiving

Donors deliver take-home tech

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Girl Scout cookie season starts Saturday

Who’s craving Thin Mints? The wait is almost over. Local Girl Scouts will be out taking orders and selling their famous cookies starting Saturday. Count on your favorites, from Caramel …

Should a man in prison for dad’s murder get another chance?

Couple with rare disorder meet, get engaged

Sandy Hook’s legacy: More security in elementary schools

Popcorn, toasted marshmallows and Christmas postcards

Start the year with gift of a blood donation

The holidays may be over and all the presents unwrapped, but that doesn’t mean the giving has to end. Donating blood can save lives and help keep the spirit of giving going into the new year. A …

Take a fresh approach to healthy eating in 2018

Health officials to target high-risk alternative remedies

Good health: Ringing in the New Year with resolve and success

Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday truths