Right at home: Lighting that makes a statement

Creative new shapes and technology mean that home lighting fixtures often do far more than provide illumination. They can be exciting and sculptural works of art. “Designs are now not only a source of light, but a distinctive feature of an …

Wedding has a royal touch

ENGLEFIELD, England — Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world's most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a brash TV reality star. But all eyes were on Pippa …


Allison Christi Lucas of Elm City and Matthew Gregory Stancil of Kenly were married Feb. 18 in a 4 p.m. ceremony at The Farm in Selma. Greg Stancil officiated. The bride is the daughter of Christi Lucas of Wilson and the late Albert Lucas III. …


Amber Bunn Godwin of Wilson and Bryant Nelms Glover of Elm City were married in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 8 at The Dean Plantation in Zebulon. Steven Gay officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Godwin of Wilson. She is the …



Steve Brantley and April Dean of Pikeville and Tammy Carter and Bruce Tyndall of Pikeville announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Ann Brantley, to Travis Lee Bardin of Pikeville. The bride is the granddaughter of Melvin and Ann …


Lynn Taylor of Wilson and Keith Sexton of Elon announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lynn Sexton, to Christopher Paul Whitehead, both of Washington, N.C. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Otis and Margie Taylor of Wilson and …


Willis “Doug” and Sherry Hackney of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Gibson Hackney, of Greenville to Eric Turner LaRoque of Morehead City. The groom is the son of Mark and Roseann LaRoque of Morehead City. …


Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson celebrate 50th anniversary

Ed and Bessie Atkinson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Thorne’s Chapel Family Life Center in Rocky Mount on July 8. Hosts were the couple’s daughters, Angela Atkinson, Teresa McNeil and Tammie Atkinson, as …

Mr. and Mrs. Cox celebrate 52nd wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Cox celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary with a cookout Saturday hosted by their children and grandchildren: Sylvia Coley, Nichole Israel, Derrica Atkinson, Derrius Atkinson, Kieya Warren and Brittany and Brianna Coley.

50th anniversary

Ronnie and Cathy Skinner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 2. They were married June 2, 1967.


Livestock guardian dogs help protect poultry, herd animals

Livestock guardian dogs (sometimes called LGDs) can be lifesavers, not only for herd animals and poultry but also for farmers and ranchers trying to build a profitable business. Laura Faley owns Hidden Meadow Ranch near Mount Vernon, Washington, …

Crave the Louisiana waterfront? Try this Oyster Po' Boy

You need a vacation. All of you. Even if you just got home from a 20-day Caribbean cruise, you probably still need a vacation. But as the graphs and charts and news reports have been reminding us, Americans aren't great at taking those vacation …
Wilson Christian Academy announces honor rolls

The following students were recognized for their academic excellence during the fourth quarter at Wilson Christian Academy. A/B Honor Roll Grade 6 William Brantley, Claire Barkley, Alyssa Davis, Nathan Gattis and Seth Trull Grade …

Wilson Community College names dean's list honorees

Barton College announces graduates

Family Life
Drying laundry on the line and recycling wash water

Free Last week, I described the washing and rinsing process with a washing machine, including how rinse water was saved for use in the next washer load. You may ask the question, “Was water so expensive, or so scarce, in 1950 that it justified …

Home washing machines a luxury before end of WWII

Summer of Slime

Parents, teens learn more about healthy living

Families came together this summer for workshops that promoted a healthy lifestyle. Wilson County 4-H’s program, Your Life—Your Health, was a series of five workshops for teenagers and their parents. These workshops included topics …

Breast cancer awareness promoted at Tobs game

Free Tips to keep summer fun and free of injury