Tipsy cake a Wilson tradition

Who knew Googling “tipsy cake” would yield hundreds of pictures and thousands of recipes? Certainly not me! If you add “trifle” to the search — and after all, a tipsy cake is the …


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 …


Amanda Brooke Cale and William Raymond Adams, both of Wilson, were married in a 3 p.m. ceremony Sept. 17, 2016, at Farmington Heights Church. The Rev. Scott Sauls officiated. The bride is the daughter of Blake and Peggy Cale of Wilson. She is the …



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 …


Nurseries worthy of a Bohemian lullaby

Traditional nursery decor tends to be a gently stirred mix of cute animals, soft hues and nicely matched furnishings. And there’s much to be said for all that sweet serenity; these are rooms both …

Check off shopping list with a cookbook

If you have a cook on your Christmas shopping list, I have some suggestions for you. This fall, I received a number of new titles and have enjoyed thumbing through the pages and trying a few …
Giving rather than receiving

Jacob Whitley propped his artwork on a chair just outside of Starbucks in Wilson Tuesday afternoon. The blue and yellow piece showed a brilliant diamond with wings attached. “Somebody might …

Donors deliver take-home tech

Wilson County honors band puts on a show

Southern Nash band featured in Disney World parade

Why I Teach: ‘If I can make a difference in one child’s life...’

Why I Teach: ‘I want to make an impact in students’ lives’

Family Life
Sandy Hook’s legacy: More security in elementary schools

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry. As he …

Popcorn, toasted marshmallows and Christmas postcards

Christmas fruitcakes, homemade ornaments and holiday citrus

Wilson veteran earns ‘Legendary’ honor

Inventor creates device to help fidgety kids learn better

Make toy safety a top priority this holiday season

There are few holiday activities more fun than buying toys for the children we love. Watching their faces light up is even better and makes us feel a bit like kids again ourselves. But before you head out to shop with those wish lists in hand, it’s important to pay attention …

Tips for a healthy and safe holiday season

Kidney transplant delayed for 9-year-old

Understanding C. diff bacterial infections

Diabetics thankful for education leading to better health