Learning at the fair: Students get a look at Wilson County Fair exhibits

Abbey Sharp held her ribbon for all of her classmates to see. The first-grader from Lee Woodard Elementary School was a winner in the assorted crafts division in the Wilson County Fair. “I …


Farrell Leigh Wiggins and Dr. Daniel Matthew Lercher were united in marriage on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at half past five in the evening in the Gardens of Fearrington at Fearrington Village. The …


Alyssa Renee Desjardins of Carrollton, Texas, and William Clark Prince of Wilson were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony on July 28 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Wilmington. The Rev. Patrick Keane …


Lara Jordan Peterson of Wilson and Carson Elliott Davis of Wake Forest were married in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony Aug. 11 at Millbrook United Methodist Church of Raleigh. The Rev. Mike Frese and Dr. John …



Mitch and Kim Hopkins of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Blair Baker Hopkins, to Randall Coleman Childress of Wilson.


Mr. and Mrs. Hart Turner Wiggins of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Lilian Gretchen Wiggins of Elm City, to William Arrington Pully II of Rocky Mount. She is the granddaughter of …


Mr. and Mrs. Marc Desjardins of Carrollton, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Renee Desjardins, to William Clark Prince ...


Mr. and Mrs. Cox married 55 years

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Cox celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Sunday. They will celebrate on a mini vacation to Burlington hosted by their children and grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Cox were …

19th anniversary

Carlos and Cora McCray celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary May 28 ...

O’Brien 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jim O’Brien celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 7. They were married in the Chapel of First Christian Church in Robersonville, April 7, …


Policing is personal in Stantonsburg

Close to 900 people live in Stantonsburg, and chances are Police Chief Orlando Rosario Jr. knows most of them. “What I like about this particular department is that we are able to have that …

Dessert features sweet flavors of fall

This past week has been more than hectic at work with Hurricane Florence at our door, so no time to write a food column. This column, from 2012, features a favorite season recipe. (I'm still using …
Education ‘is a key that opens the door to success’

Stephen L. Bond, social studies teacher at Wilson Preparatory Academy, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Total years teaching: 19 First teaching position: High school social studies in …

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Community Christian Daycare celebrates Grandparents' Day

Why I Teach: Teaching is ‘wonderfully rewarding’

Family Life
Wilson Idol seeks 2018 contestants

Singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers have about 2 ½ months to sign up for the sixth annual Wilson Idol community talent show. Aug. 17 is the application deadline for Wilson Idol, which …

Travel stress-free by avoiding scams this summer

Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

Planning is essential before emergencies happen

Wow, what a week! My family vacation was last week in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Yes, we knew that Hurricane Florence was coming, but we were hopeful it would turn north and spare the South …

Parents to commemorate young lives lost

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