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LOCAL LIFESTYLES

Wilson native serving on guided-missile destroyer

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — A 2012 Beddingfield High School graduate and Wilson native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy. Seaman Darius Rogers is a gas turbine systems technician aboard …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Keel-Williams

Free Kasey Michelle Williams and Taylor Blake Keel, both of Rocky Mount, were married Saturday in a 2 p.m. ceremony at Lancaster Farms in Enfield. The Rev. C.J. Cauble officated. The bride is the daughter of David and Linda Williams of Rocky Mount. …

Liner-Green

Free Virginia Sellars Green and Grayson Barrett Liner, both of Charleston, South Carolina, were married June 18 in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church in Charleston. The Rev. Dr. Dwight Christenbury and the Rev. Dr. Joseph Harvard …

ENGAGEMENTS

Lucas-Dent

Free Pastor Jeffrey and Phylliss Dent of Gatesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Terresa LaVern Dent, to DaJuan Lydell Lucas, both of Charlotte. The groom is the son of Charlene Lucas of Wilson and Alvin Lydell Lundy of Hampton, …

Rusnak-Quick

Free Henry Marshall Quick Jr. and Lori D. Quick of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Quick, to John Samuel Rusnak, both of Savannah, Georgia. He is the son of Richard Rusnak and Suzanne Rusnak of Wilson. The bride is …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff celebrate 50th anniversary

Johnny and Brenda Woodruff celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 27 with a marriage vow renewal ceremony at their home. Pastor Wayne Whitley officiated. A reception followed.The event was hosted by the couple’s daughter, Doreen …

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

Muffins flavored with pumpkin spice

I’ve never had a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks (although I’d like to try one), but I do love the flavors of pumpkin spice: cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. I’m a little picky about the products I’m …

Better than takeout!

Our supper Saturday night was a real treat. I finally tried slow cooker beef and broccoli, and I can’t wait to make it again. My husband and I had lots of chores and errands planned for Saturday, so a slow cooker meal seemed like a good …
EDUCATION

Learning to grow their own food

Students will be raising chickens and growing fresh, healthy food as part of the curriculum of Wilson County Schools’ expansion of its horticulture and animal science programs this academic year. Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the State …

Why I Teach: Laura Pittman

Third-grade Lucama Elementary School teacher Laura Pittman is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position: Third-grade teacher at Lucama Elementary First teaching position: Second-grade teacher at Lucama …
HEALTH AND FITNESS

Safeguard yourself, your children and your community with vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is a great time to learn more about which vaccines are recommended for you and your family. There’s a lot of debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one …

Learn more about breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week

This week, we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, first launched in 1991 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. This a great time to help raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support. As a mother who …