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LIFESTYLES

Children who lived through Pearl Harbor attack remember

HONOLULU — In some ways, it could be any class photo from the 1940s. The sepia-toned image shows 30 fifth-graders — 26 girls and four boys — at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki. Most are smiling, some look stern. A few …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Conlon-Turlington

Julianna Abbott Turlington and Seamus David Conlon, both of Raleigh, were united in married on Oct. 15, 2016, in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens at Chapel Hill. The Rev. Kevin Holland officiated at the ceremony. The …

Robbins-Howell

Lisa Michelle Howell and Matthew Wayne Robbins, both of Wilson, were married Oct. 1 in a 4 p.m. ceremony at the Wilson Rose Garden. The Rev. Jerry Nelson officiated. The bride is the daughter of David and Barbara Howell of Wilson. She is the …

ENGAGEMENTS

Stancil-Lucas

Christi Lucas of Wilson announces the engagement of her daughter, Allison Christi Lucas, of Elm City to Matthew Gregory Stancil of Kenly. The bride is also the daughter of the late Albert Lucas III of Wilson and the granddaughter of Cuyler and Ruthe …

Cox-Hilton

Mrs. Michael Ray Hilton of Rocky Mount announces the engagement of her daughter, Teresa Michelle Hilton, to Kyle Frederick Cox, both of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Timko of Raleigh. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Williford celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Buren and Peggy Williford of Wilson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 23. The two were married in Wilbanks Christian Church on Oct. 27, 1956. The Willifords have three children, Chris (Nora) Williford of Wilson, Mark (Tina) …

Mr. and Mrs. Applewhite celebrate 60th anniversary

June and Cleo Applewhite celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a semi-formal dinner at the Wilson County Agricultural Center.The event was hosted by the couple’s children and spouses: Lester and Linda Blount, Samuel Williams, Lamont …

FOOD

Vintage recipe delivers tasty cookies

I’m not a big fan of cutout cookies. I love the way they look and taste, I just don’t like the hassle of rolling them out or the stress that comes when the dough sticks to the rolling pin. I’ve made some rollout Christmas cookies …

Holiday munchies

For the last few years, Bruce Tingle has delivered peanuts to my desk and challenged me to write a food column incorporating the peanuts sold by the Sertoma Club of Wilson each holiday season. I requested salted peanuts this year. My children …
EDUCATION

Rock Ridge Elementary shares its strengths at conference

A group from Rock Ridge Elementary traveled to the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference at the Walt Disney World Yacht and Beach Club in Florida this week. They delivered the presentation “A Blended Community with High …

Why I Teach: Kathy Prince

Fike High School math teacher Kathy Prince is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Prince’s daughter Sarah Winbourne is the AIG specialist at Vinson-Bynum Elementary, Elm City Elementary and Hearne Elementary. She wanted to give a …
HEALTH AND FITNESS

Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn

Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the “we need more” news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing and …