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LIFESTYLES

Don we now our tacky sweaters

Everyone always says that Christmas is the season to be jolly, but in our house we view it as the season to be tacky. That’s right, I’m talking about a tacky sweater Christmas party! Don’t get me wrong, I like dressing up for …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Conlon-Turlington

Julianna Abbott Turlington and Seamus David Conlon, both of Raleigh, were united in married on Oct. 15, 2016, in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens at Chapel Hill. The Rev. Kevin Holland officiated at the ceremony. The …

Robbins-Howell

Lisa Michelle Howell and Matthew Wayne Robbins, both of Wilson, were married Oct. 1 in a 4 p.m. ceremony at the Wilson Rose Garden. The Rev. Jerry Nelson officiated. The bride is the daughter of David and Barbara Howell of Wilson. She is the …

ENGAGEMENTS

Stancil-Lucas

Christi Lucas of Wilson announces the engagement of her daughter, Allison Christi Lucas, of Elm City to Matthew Gregory Stancil of Kenly. The bride is also the daughter of the late Albert Lucas III of Wilson and the granddaughter of Cuyler and Ruthe …

Cox-Hilton

Mrs. Michael Ray Hilton of Rocky Mount announces the engagement of her daughter, Teresa Michelle Hilton, to Kyle Frederick Cox, both of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Timko of Raleigh. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Williford celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Buren and Peggy Williford of Wilson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 23. The two were married in Wilbanks Christian Church on Oct. 27, 1956. The Willifords have three children, Chris (Nora) Williford of Wilson, Mark (Tina) …

Mr. and Mrs. Applewhite celebrate 60th anniversary

June and Cleo Applewhite celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a semi-formal dinner at the Wilson County Agricultural Center.The event was hosted by the couple’s children and spouses: Lester and Linda Blount, Samuel Williams, Lamont …

FOOD

‘Kitchen Diary’ gives look back to 1930s

“Kitchen Diary” is a charming book that I obtained after Belle Edwards of Wilson died a few years ago. It reveals no personal secrets or sensational events. It is a comment on the life and times domestically of a well-to-do family during …

Vintage recipe delivers tasty cookies

I’m not a big fan of cutout cookies. I love the way they look and taste, I just don’t like the hassle of rolling them out or the stress that comes when the dough sticks to the rolling pin. I’ve made some rollout Christmas cookies …
EDUCATION

Rock Ridge Elementary shares its strengths at conference

A group from Rock Ridge Elementary traveled to the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference at the Walt Disney World Yacht and Beach Club in Florida this week. They delivered the presentation “A Blended Community with High …

Why I Teach: Kathy Prince

Fike High School math teacher Kathy Prince is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Prince’s daughter Sarah Winbourne is the AIG specialist at Vinson-Bynum Elementary, Elm City Elementary and Hearne Elementary. She wanted to give a …
HEALTH AND FITNESS

Texas eyes immunizations as more file exemptions

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas could be the epicenter for the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America's second-largest state. The …