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LIFESTYLES

Retirement can be a drag. Here's how to fix that...

We spend decades dreaming of the day when life won't be dictated by alarm clocks, commute times, meeting schedules and office politics. Then reality sets in: Retirement can be kind of a drag. And there may be 20-plus years of it ahead of …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Duling-Motahari

Melanie Zahra Motahari and Christopher Galen Duling were married Oct. 1 in a double-ring ceremony at Stanhope Baptist Church. Officiating was Chaplain Jamie Eubanks of Barton College. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Masoud Motahari of …

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 …

ENGAGEMENTS

Scott-Stith

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bryant Stith announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Stith, to Nathaniel Tyler Scott, both of Wilson. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stuart Scott Jr. of Shallotte. An April 29 wedding is …

Bunn-Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Williams of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany C. Williams, to Calvin Bunn, both of Wilson. The bride is the granddaughter of Bertha Webb Skinner and the late Johnnie Walter Skinner and the late Rommie …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Joyner celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Eddie and Sandra Joyner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 20 with a surprise anniversary dinner at Plank Road Steakhouse in Farmville. Approximately 50 guests attended. The event was hosted by their children, Alex Joyner and Amie …

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 …

AT HOME

Get your home red-carpet-ready with Badgley Mischka

LOS ANGELES — Design duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka, known for show-stopping red-carpet gowns, are bringing the glamour of their fashion shows to a living room near you. The designers describe their first-ever Badgley Mischka Home …
FOOD

Soup packed with wonderful flavors

Editor’s Note: This food column first ran in 2009. I still love making this delicious soup. I’m always eager to try new soup recipes because soup is a favorite meal with everyone I cook for. I have several tried-and-true soup recipes …
EDUCATION
Why I Teach: Victoria Ivery

Winstead Elementary School’s Victoria Ivery is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position Fifth-grade Teacher at Winstead Elementary First teaching position Fifth-grade Teacher at Vick Elementary Total number of …

Learning about the big 1-0-0

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Family Life
Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

CHICAGO — Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found. The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays …

Girls’ empowerment workshop set Saturday

Foreign students can teach host families about U.S.

MIND AND BODY
Quality is a way of life at Wilson Medical Center

The word “quality” has become an important buzzword in the health care industry, and for good reason. But quality means different things to different organizations. At Wilson Medical Center, quality encompasses everything we do: how we …

Hands-only CPR an effective way to save lives

When it comes to your heart, play smart