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LIFESTYLES

Hot cross buns an Easter tradition

Editor’s Note: These delicious rolls have become a tradition at my house since this column first ran in 2011. I can’t wait to make them for Easter this year! For many Christians around the globe, it’s a time-honored tradition 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. 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 …

Mr. and Mrs. Joyner celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Eddie and Sandra Joyner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 20 with a surprise anniversary dinner at Plank Road Steakhouse in Farmville. Approximately 50 guests attended. The event was hosted by their children, Alex Joyner and Amie …

AT HOME

Weed control starts with the seeds

Weed seeds are among the most patient organisms in nature. Many weeds can produce thousands of seeds per plant per year, and those seeds might lie dormant for decades, just waiting for the right conditions to sprout. If you want to control weeds, …
FOOD

Nan pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India

This nan pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India in America's favorite food. The popular chicken tikka masala is widely believed to have been created in England for the British palate and is actually the national dish. But it is so tasty that …
EDUCATION
Program aims to help girls be successful

The administrative staff at Daniels Learning Center selected eight girls from the student body to participate in a new program called Her PRIDE, an acronym for Positivity, Respect, Intelligence, Determination and Excellence. The program was …

Why I Teach: Sophia Stevens

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Family Life
Dig deeper before mocking 'crazy' pet parents

NEW YORK — It's easy to jump directly to “crazy cat lady” or poke fun at “stay-at-home dog moms” when describing intense relationships between humans and their pets. But for some who spend the bulk of each day with …

Ask Brianna: Should I accept money from my parents?

Muppet with autism to join 'Sesame Street'

MIND AND BODY
Endocrinologists can treat diabetes, hormonal disorders

Today marks my second day practicing in Wilson and I am very proud to bring endocrine services to the area. I’d like to introduce myself to the community and explain a little about our new practice and what types of services we provide. I …

Teens taking steps for a cure

Supreme Court brings gavel down on O'Connor workout class