WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
LIFESTYLES

Outreach spreads message of fire safety

Wilson Fire/Rescue Services firefighter Joe Henry shakes hands with third-graders during a fire safety program at Winstead Elementary School.
Shauna Allen rolled out two lengths of fire hose in front of eager third-graders at Winstead Elementary School. “I am here to help you be safe at home,” Allen told them in a program last …
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Lercher-Wiggins

Farrell Leigh Wiggins and Dr. Daniel Matthew Lercher were united in marriage on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at half past five in the evening in the Gardens of Fearrington at Fearrington Village. The …

Mrs. Prince

Prince-Desjardins

Alyssa Renee Desjardins of Carrollton, Texas, and William Clark Prince of Wilson were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony on July 28 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Wilmington. The Rev. Patrick Keane …

Mrs. Carson Elliott Davis

Davis-Peterson

Lara Jordan Peterson of Wilson and Carson Elliott Davis of Wake Forest were married in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony Aug. 11 at Millbrook United Methodist Church of Raleigh. The Rev. Mike Frese and Dr. John …

ENGAGEMENTS

Childress-Hopkins

Mitch and Kim Hopkins of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Blair Baker Hopkins, to Randall Coleman Childress of Wilson.

Lilian Wiggins

Pully-Wiggins

Mr. and Mrs. Hart Turner Wiggins of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Lilian Gretchen Wiggins of Elm City, to William Arrington Pully II of Rocky Mount. She is the granddaughter of …

Prince-Desjardins

Prince-Desjardins

Mr. and Mrs. Marc Desjardins of Carrollton, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Renee Desjardins, to William Clark Prince ...

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Cox married 55 years

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Cox celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Sunday. They will celebrate on a mini vacation to Burlington hosted by their children and grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Cox were …

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos McCray

19th anniversary

Carlos and Cora McCray celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary May 28 ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jim O'Brien

O’Brien 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jim O’Brien celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 7. They were married in the Chapel of First Christian Church in Robersonville, April 7, …

AT HOME

Policing is personal in Stantonsburg

Close to 900 people live in Stantonsburg, and chances are Police Chief Orlando Rosario Jr. knows most of them. “What I like about this particular department is that we are able to have that …
FOOD
A dusting of powdered sugar adds a nice touch to these easy brownies.

Brownies are so easy and delicious

Trips to the Wilson County Public Library have been part of my life since I was a little girl. Mama took my sister and me for regular visits, and I developed a love for books and good stories …
EDUCATION
Students explore Washington, D.C.

Wilson Christian English teacher Carol Abrams ushered her 37 sophomores around Washington, D.C., recently. “We had a delightful day at our nation’s capital,” she said. “We’ve been …

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties

Tri-M holds induction ceremony

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties

Family Life
Wilson Idol seeks 2018 contestants

Singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers have about 2 ½ months to sign up for the sixth annual Wilson Idol community talent show. Aug. 17 is the application deadline for Wilson Idol, which …

Travel stress-free by avoiding scams this summer

Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

MIND AND BODY
Take extra precautions during flu season

While autumn brings with it a variety of pleasant changes — including cooler weather, colorful fall foliage and more – it also marks the beginning of flu season, a period which typically peaks …

Fundraiser will benefit anti-bullying effort

A silent killer, pancreatic cancer can be treated with early detection