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LOCAL LIFESTYLES

Students make sizable contribution to our community

In a couple of days, we will see dozens of school buses rolling once again as school opens for another year. We will also see children walking to school in some neighborhoods and cars lined up as parents drop their children off at school. We know …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Ellis-Bunn

Free Mary Louise Bunn of Nashville and Sidney Earl Ellis III of Wilson exchanged marriage vows June 25 in a 5 p.m. ceremony in Nashville Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Kenneth R. Byrd. Mr. and Mrs. James Gregory Bunn of Nashville are the …

Brown-Pope

Free Marquitta Raquel Pope of New York, formerly of Wilson, and Kian McKinley Brown of New York, formerly of Wilmington, were married at 11 a.m. on July 16 in downtown Wilmington. Pastor Nate Davis of World Overcomers Church officiated the ceremony. The …

Smith-McAdams

Free Rebecca Settle McAdams and Michael Owen Smith were married on June 11, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the at Mount Lebanon Chapel in Wilmington. The Rev. William Verdery Kerr of Charlotte officiated. A reception, hosted by the parents of the bride, followed on …

ENGAGEMENTS

Johnson-Stanley

Free Kimberly Britt of Raleigh and Richard and Deborah Stanley of Middlesex announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitley Elizabeth Stanley, to Christopher Leon Johnson of Wilson, son of William Christopher Johnson and Janet Bottoms Johnson of …

Smith-Harper

Free Dori Deanhardt of Harkers Island and Allen Harper of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Channing Elyse Harper, of Wilson to David Lee Smith of Wilson, son of Lee and Donna Smith of Elm City. The bride is the granddaughter of Susan …

Dowd-Henderson

Free Mr. and Mrs. Landrum Hazel Henderson Jr. of Charlotte are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Elaine Henderson to Eric Timothy Dowd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Habit Dowd of Rocky Mount. Caroline is the granddaughter of …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Williams celebrate 50th anniversary

Joseph and Mae Carolyn Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 10 at The Club at Andrews on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland with reaffirmation of vows, dinner, tributes and dancing. The event was hosted by the couple’s …

Mr. and Mrs. Stone celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Stone recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home. Their children and grandchildren hosted the event that began with a private ceremony and tea party in their rose garden. Friends and family later joined the …

FOOD

There’s a new bird in town — but only once a week

Parker’s Barbecue launched its latest menu addition this summer with little fanfare — just a poster at the checkout counter with a handwritten note announcing that Parker’s is now selling turkey barbecue on Wednesdays. For a …

Mama’s corn pudding

I was back downtown at the Wilson Farmers Market last Wednesday morning, scouting tables for inspiration. My granddaughter, Sora, was with me, and we wandered from table to table also looking at homemade soaps, fresh bread and bouquets of zinnias. …
FARM

Farm dog gets too close to mule’s hind legs

About 1946, our neighbor wanted me to help him tear down an old house that was on the land that he was farming. One day after dinner, I was waiting for him. He had a 1940 Ford we were going to ride over on. I noticed his dog, Sheba, was in the mule …
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 …