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LIFESTYLES

Gilded Age gardens sparkle with renewed attention, respect

The period Mark Twain dubbed “the Gilded Age” was one of extreme wealth and ostentation, of robber barons amassing great fortunes, of glaring chasms between rich and poor. It was also a time when some of the nation's grandest gardens …
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

How to buy a home when you haven't sold yours yet

You've found the perfect new home for your family, but your current house hasn't sold yet. You can't afford to carry two mortgages, or maybe you were counting on money from your sale to help with the down payment and closing costs. Before you let …
FOOD

Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

ROME — From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent. The combination of bad weather and pests hit the …
EDUCATION
School menus for Wilson, Nash, Johnston counties

Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Powdered donuts and peach cup. Lunch: Cheeseburger or hot dog with chili, french fries, coleslaw and peaches. Tuesday Breakfast: Goody bun and banana. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or cheese pizza or tacos …

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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 …

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Girls’ empowerment workshop set Saturday

MIND AND BODY
Ear, nose and throat issues a common concern for parents

Does my child need ear tubes? Are my child’s tonsils too big? Should I worry about a swollen lymph node? Is it normal for my child to snore? These are all questions that Dr. Ken Johnson, board-certified otolaryngologist at Wilson ENT & …

Quality is a way of life at Wilson Medical Center

Hands-only CPR an effective way to save lives