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LIFESTYLES

Roasting brings out more flavor in tomatoes

Julia Newton has had lots of tomatoes this summer, and as the season winds down, she is coming up with new ways to prepare them. "I have been trying desperately to use up my tomato harvest this …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Wedding has a royal touch

ENGLEFIELD, England — Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world's most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a brash TV reality star. But all eyes were on Pippa …

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 …

ENGAGEMENTS

Hinton-Worrall

Jason and Sharon Worrell of Bailey announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Nicole Worrell, to Robert Hoyt Hinton of Momeyer. She is the granddaughter of Rebecca Langley Phillips of Wilson …

Slaughter-Gay

Free Greg and Jamie Gay of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Marie Gay, to William Harvey Peele Slaughter of Wilson. The bride is the granddaughter of Charlene Owens and the late …

Frazier-Etheridge

Reba Goff Etheridge of Black Creek announces the engagement of her daughter, Amanda Evelyn Etheridge of Wilson, to Justin Wade Frazier of White Level. The bride is also the daughter of the late Michael Anthony Etheridge and the granddaughter of Inez …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Cox celebrate 64th wedding anniversary

Free Roosevelt and Robena Cox celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 22 with a part at Feel Free Church. Hosts for the event were the couple's sons and daughter, close family and friends and …

Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson celebrate 50th anniversary

Ed and Bessie Atkinson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Thorne’s Chapel Family Life Center in Rocky Mount on July 8. Hosts were the couple’s daughters, Angela Atkinson, Teresa McNeil and Tammie Atkinson, as …

Mr. and Mrs. Cox celebrate 52nd wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Cox celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary with a cookout Saturday hosted by their children and grandchildren: Sylvia Coley, Nichole Israel, Derrica Atkinson, Derrius Atkinson, Kieya Warren and Brittany and Brianna Coley.

AT HOME

Multipurpose furniture: when a couch isn't just a couch

NEW YORK — It's not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping …
FOOD

Have a plan when you shop at consignment sales

A few years ago, I discovered the fantastic world of  kids’ consignment sales. As a parent, you quickly realize that buying kids’ items at retail prices does not make financial sense, especially if you’re only going to use …
EDUCATION
School's back in session at Wilson Preparatory Academy

Students stood in long lines, some holding hands with their parents, as they waited for school doors to open for the first day of school at Wilson Preparatory Academy at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Wilson …

Wilson businesses welcome Barton College students with gifts

Wilson Christian Academy announces honor rolls

Family Life
New dad grateful for his wife's care at Wilson Medical Center

The new father was overjoyed with his new baby daughter, Olivia, and wanted the staff at Wilson Medical Center to know the role they played in her birth last month. So he wrote a letter. "What I …

How to know if your child is transgender

Mom’s laundry service delivered to this student’s dorm

MIND AND BODY
What you need to know before the eclipse

For months, news streams across the country have been filled with commentary about The Great American Solar Eclipse that will cross over 14 states on Monday - and for good reason. The natural …

Embracing a new mission for Wilson Medical Center’s future

Doctor who wrote 'The Care & Keeping of You' offers boy book