WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
LIFESTYLES

Time to reboot kids’ bedrooms

The first weeks of school can be the perfect time to reboot a child’s bedroom. Ideally, the room should be easy to keep organized and great for concentrating on homework. It also needs to be …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Adams-Cale

Amanda Brooke Cale and William Raymond Adams, both of Wilson, were married in a 3 p.m. ceremony Sept. 17, 2016, at Farmington Heights Church. The Rev. Scott Sauls officiated. The bride is the daughter of Blake and Peggy Cale of Wilson. She is the …

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

Via-Craig

Stephen Robert Craig and Virginia Anne Craig of Raleigh announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Marie Craig, to David Scott Via, both of Norfolk, Virginia.  She is the granddaughter …

Gunnin-Gay

Greg and Jamie Gay of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Nichole Gay, to Jason Patrick Gunnin, both of Elm City.  She is the granddaughter of Charlene Owens of Elm City …

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 …

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Evans celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Harvey and Janice Evans of Lucama celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. A celebration in their honor was held at Pup’s Steakhouse in Wilson. Mrs. Evans is the …

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 …

AT HOME

Old hallway flooring goes upscale

Many of us think of terrazzo — a composite including chips of various stones and glass — as a utilitarian flooring material, something you see in lobbies or hallways. But the centuries-old material is being rediscovered by architects and …
FOOD

Make your own biscotti

When I’m on vacation or have a day off, I like to cook — to make something different. Last week, my husband and I spent the week away from work and took time to do things we both wanted to do — from going to the beach to taking long walks …
EDUCATION
Early college culture fuels success

Students, teachers and administrators say it is the culture at Wilson Early College Academy that resulted in the school receiving an A in end-of-grade testing. WECA received the highest marks of all Wilson County Schools for the 2016-17 school …

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Why I Teach: Amanda Evans

TEACHING IN COSTUME: Jones teacher engages her students

Family Life
Make some money at consignment sales

We have all heard it before: Having kids costs a small fortune. They seem to outgrow clothes and toys faster than you can buy them! When I confronted the mountain of outgrown items in my house, I decided to try out an increasingly popular …

Child care limited for those working outside 9-to-5

Presented at the ball

No bride’s dress? No problem: Guard couple tie knot in Irma

MIND AND BODY
When it comes to cholesterol, too much is not a good thing

For many, September is synonymous with Labor Day, football and fall, which means chips, dips, barbecues and everyone’s favorite tailgating delicacies. This makes September a natural time to educate Wilson about the dangers of high cholesterol. …

Remembering children gone too soon

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage