Students take crawly critters in stride: Bugs, crabs and frogs teach lesson on habitats

Nashia Eatmon, a fourth grader in Carol Price's STEM class at Vick Elementary School, holds a millipede in her hand Thursday.
A point came in Carol Price’s fourth grade class when the willies, the creeps and the heebie-jeebies ceased to exist. Every student had 150 millipede feet crawling across his or her hands — …

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Courtney Brooke Morgan and Davis Scout Houston, both of Joshua Tree, California, were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony on Aug. 31 at Valley of the Falls at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Earle Fincher …

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Caroline Victoria Garrett of Raleigh and James Thomas “JT” Casey III of Greenville were joined in marriage on July 27, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. on a bluff overlooking the Neuse River in New Bern. The …

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Bailey Brooke Norfleet of Elm City and Evan Michael McDuffie of Wilson were married in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony on Sept. 14 at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Wilson. The Rev. Woody Parrish …



Ted Addison Fulford and Suzette Mitchell Fulford of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, McKenzie Rae Fulford, of Morehead City to Parker Douglas Henry of Atlantic Beach.  The …



Alfreda and Nathaniel Poole of Wilson and Timothy Tabron of Spring Hope announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonique Tabron, to Randy DeWayne Barnes, both of Wilson.  The bride is the …


Free Ellis and Renee Daw of Middlesex announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Daw, of Middlesex to Connor McCormack Petersen of Holly Springs. The bride is the granddaughter of …

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Resolving to get the rest you need each night

It’s a new year. As the calendar turns to a fresh page, many of us make a fresh resolve to eat better, do better and be better. But have you ever made a resolution to sleep better? It’s one you …
Cherries add a special touch to these oatmeal cookies.

Cherries make these cookies special

This morning, I was thinking back to January 2010. That’s the first time I made the cookies I’m featuring today. My personal life was very different 10 years ago. My son was still in college, …

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash Counties

monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, french fries, steamed cabbage and peaches. Tuesday Breakfast: Sweet potato …

Name-calling called out

Greenfield School took part in national No Name-Calling Week this week. There were activities planned each day. For instance, for Tuesday’s theme — kindness is contagious — students …

Honing knife skills

Junior Mikayla Billups practices her knife skills on a potato as part of the food and nutrition class at Wilson Christian Academy. Students in this elective class study nutrition science and healthy …
Ben Gufford, art teacher at Jones Elementary School, said students respond well to pottery projects in the school.

Grant to fund schools' purchase of new kilns

Wilson County Schools has been awarded a $10,000 Wells Fargo Blue Bell Foundation grant to replace art kilns in district schools. “When I got the news that we were getting new kilns, I thought …
Family Life
Eight-year-old Gregory Allday from Vinson Bynum Elementary School has a joyous moment under a colorful parachute in April at the Exceptional Children Easter Egg Hunt at Wilson's Gillete Athletic Complex..

Bright moments of the year: Photographer Drew C. Wilson shares his favorite images from 2019

Michael Stanford, executive director for The Arc of Wilson, gets and gives attention while playing in the pool during Camp Sunshine this summer.

Summer camps gave kids diverse escapes

Whether it was playing tennis, basketball or soccer, dancing, singing or acting — or just plain splashing around in the water — Wilson youth had plenty of opportunities to spend their summer …
Titus Shipp, 69, of Wilson reaches out for a bluegill he caught below the Wiggins Mill dam on Thursday.

Down at the dam: Reservoir spillway a popular fishing hole

Troy King throws his bobber upstream, letting the current drag the bait in front of the fish. King gives the line a jerk or two in hopes of stimulating a strike from below a constellation of brown …