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LIFESTYLES

N.C.'s long summer vacations challenged

RALEIGH — Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing. For more than a dozen years, North Carolina has mandated the beginning and end of summer vacation for public schools. The law was designed to …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Stancil-Lucas

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. …

Glover-Godwin

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 …

Duling-Motahari

Melanie Zahra Motahari and Christopher Galen Duling were married Oct. 1 in a double-ring ceremony at Stanhope Baptist Church. Officiating was Chaplain Jamie Eubanks of Barton College. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Masoud Motahari of …

ENGAGEMENTS

Peede-Johnson

Donald and Amy Johnson of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Johnson, to Joshua Eric Peede, son of Ronnie and Andrea Peede of Rocky Mount. The bride is the granddaughter of Dorothy Johnson of Wilson and the late …

Whitley-Parker

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Parker of Spring Hope announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Rose Parker, to Tyler Clay Whitley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Whitley of Bailey. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Womble of Spring …

Collins-Sarno

Carmine and Linda Sarno of Sims announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Brooke Sarno, of Sims to Derek Ellis Collins of Wilson. The groom is the son of Patrick and Karen Coulter and Jamie Collins of Virginia. The bride is the …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Price celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Donnie and Shirley Price of Middlesex celebrated their 60th anniversary with a reception at Wilson Country Club on April 15. The event was hosted by their children and their spouses, Larry and Cindy Price, Ronnie and Kathy Price, Wayne and Ellen …

Mr. and Mrs. Moore celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moore celebrated their 55th anniversary March 18 with a trip to Boone. Mr. Moore was a truck driver for Thurston Motor Lines in Wilson and Yellow Freight. Mrs. Moore was the installation and repair clerk for Carolina Telephone …

AT HOME

Sometimes it takes a community to keep bees

Finding places for beekeeping can be a challenge for city dwellers. But apiaries modeled after community gardens have become a popular option. Community beekeeping operations are usually comprised of shared sites on public or private properties, …
FOOD

1 pan for 1 delicious meal

One-pan meals are almost too good to be true, but I assure you it’s possible. A few weeks ago, I tried a new recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything blog that incorporates favorites at my house: rice, cheese, broccoli and chicken. The …
EDUCATION
Why I Teach: Kristen Boswell

Kristen Boswell is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position Fourth-grade teacher at Wells Elementary First teaching position Fourth-grade Teacher at Wells Elementary Total number of years teaching This is my 10th …

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Beta Club students earn spot at convention

Family Life
Allowances don't teach kids about money — you do

Many parents tell me they feel guilty about allowances. They aren't consistent about when and how they give their kids money. They wonder if allowances should be tied to chores. Even how they dole out money can be a problem. Cash is easiest, but …

Big summer for Disney: Pandora and Guardians of Galaxy

Amazon aims to help parents monitor — and talk to — kids

MIND AND BODY
Celebrating birthday in a big way

Birthday cards have filled the mailbox at Scott and Sonja Hayes’ house in recent days to celebrate Scott’s 52nd birthday on April 13. As of Tuesday afternoon, Scott has received 1,018 cards. Sonja had asked friends on Facebook to help …

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