Learning to swim: Lessons keep kids safe around water

Zoe Alices might have just been blowing bubbles, but that was a huge accomplishment on the way to learning how to swim. “I’m excited for her,” said her mother, Krystal Alices. “She is actually progressing.” Prior …

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 …


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. …


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 …



Willis “Doug” and Sherry Hackney of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Gibson Hackney, of Greenville to Eric Turner LaRoque of Morehead City. The groom is the son of Mark and Roseann LaRoque of Morehead City. …


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 …


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 …


50th anniversary

Ronnie and Cathy Skinner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 2. They were married June 2, 1967.

Mr. and Mrs. Price celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Donnie and Shirley Price of Middlesex celebrated their 60th anniversary with a reception at Wilson Country Club on April 15. The event was hosted by their children and their spouses, Larry and Cindy Price, Ronnie and Kathy Price, Wayne and Ellen …

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 …


Unusual plant sale's a draw for Nova Scotia town

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, Nova Scotia — They're lined up three deep after lunch, eagerly awaiting the 1 o'clock opening. A bright yellow rope barrier holds everyone back. An outdoor concert? Black Friday at Walmart? No — these folks are at the …

Cookbook gets a second look

I have a lot of cookbooks. Cookbooks on two shelves in my kitchen, cookbooks on a bookshelf in my den, cookbooks stacked on the cedar chest at the foot of my bed. And even more cookbooks at work. When it came time for the newspaper to move from …
Barton College announces graduates

Two hundred and seventy-seven Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students received diplomas on May 14 during the school’s 115th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed …

Community Christian School releases honor roll

Horner receives MC Spirit Scholarship

Family Life
Modern family: More courts allowing 3 parents of 1 child

NEW YORK — Sixteen-year-old Madison's family clustered for a photo in a California courtroom, commemorating the day it finally became official that she has three parents. The adults she calls Mom, Dad and Mama were all there for her birth, …

Free WWII-era Wilsonians relied on laundry delivery service

Ivanka Trump signals flexibility on paid parental leave

Can Amazon persuade people to buy food online?

NEW YORK — Can Amazon, the company that persuaded people to buy ever more items online, win enough of them over to having their fresh groceries arrive in an Amazon box? Going full throttle into groceries by announcing a $13.7 billion deal …

Enjoy summer sun, but shield yourself against skin cancer

Turning blood into cancer-fighting drug