Grant to fund schools' purchase of new kilns

Ben Gufford, art teacher at Jones Elementary School, said students respond well to pottery projects in the school.
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 …

Mrs. Houston


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 …

Mrs. Casey


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 …

Mrs. McDuffie


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 …

Dr. Ron Stahl

Take steps to improve your health in 2020

As we move into 2020, I thought it would be a good time to remind all of us what we can do to ensure continued good health into the next decade. Without a doubt, each of us has some personal habits …
This is a delicious chicken recipe from DiabetesHub.org.

Chicken and mushrooms star in recipe

From time to time, readers will ask me if I have any new recipes for diabetics. I don’t cook for a diabetic, and I’m not very well-versed in what’s OK and what’s not. So to find today’s …

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 …

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties

Monday Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry bagel bar, fruit juice and peach cup. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll or mac and cheese, green peas, baked beans and …
Hunt High School students grab "second chance" breakfast items from a wheeled cart in a Hunt High School hallway between first and second period Wednesday.

Breakfast essential to better learning: Schools begin free morning menu offerings

It was breakfast on wheels Wednesday at Hunt High School as child nutritionists Phyllis Horne and Stanley Best pushed a food-filled cart down the hall so students could make a quick grab of breakfast …

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties

monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and pears. Tuesday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, …
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 …