2018: A year of storms, snow and change

Lucama residents fed up with drinking, bathing in and washing clothes in iron-laden water rose up to demand a change in a grassroots movement that sped up needed improvements in the town water system.
This year was bookended by snowfall in January and December canceling school for Wilson students. But many will remember 2018 as the year they dodged a violent hurricane. As Hurricane Florence …


Caroline Margaret Dolman and Peter Todd Herlin of Austin, Texas, were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony on July 7 at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin. The Rev. Leon Bloder officiated at …


Farrell Leigh Wiggins and Dr. Daniel Matthew Lercher were united in marriage on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at half past five in the evening in the Gardens of Fearrington at Fearrington Village. The …

Mrs. Prince


Alyssa Renee Desjardins of Carrollton, Texas, and William Clark Prince of Wilson were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony on July 28 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Wilmington. The Rev. Patrick Keane …



Mitch and Kim Hopkins of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Blair Baker Hopkins, to Randall Coleman Childress of Wilson.

Lilian Wiggins


Mr. and Mrs. Hart Turner Wiggins of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Lilian Gretchen Wiggins of Elm City, to William Arrington Pully II of Rocky Mount. She is the granddaughter of …



Mr. and Mrs. Marc Desjardins of Carrollton, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Renee Desjardins, to William Clark Prince ...


Mr. and Mrs. Cox married 55 years

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Cox celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Sunday. They will celebrate on a mini vacation to Burlington hosted by their children and grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Cox were …

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos McCray

19th anniversary

Carlos and Cora McCray celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary May 28 ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jim O'Brien

O’Brien 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jim O’Brien celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 7. They were married in the Chapel of First Christian Church in Robersonville, April 7, …


Policing is personal in Stantonsburg

Close to 900 people live in Stantonsburg, and chances are Police Chief Orlando Rosario Jr. knows most of them. “What I like about this particular department is that we are able to have that …
For a healthier snack option, eat a piece of fruit for your afternoon snack.

What are your goals for healthier 2019?

How many of you made resolutions this month to eat healthier or lose weight? How’s it going? It’s not easy to change eating habits. If you’re used to stopping at a drive-thru for a …
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, french fries, candied yams, peaches and milk Tuesday Breakfast: Cinni minis, …

Why I Teach: Teaching with ‘great joy and a servant’s heart’

Good news calls lift up students

Coleman honored as ideal school resource officer

Family Life
Wilson Idol seeks 2018 contestants

Singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers have about 2 ½ months to sign up for the sixth annual Wilson Idol community talent show. Aug. 17 is the application deadline for Wilson Idol, which …

Travel stress-free by avoiding scams this summer

Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

The importance of healthy sleeping habits

Have you resolved to make 2019 a year of better health? One of the ways you can help achieve that goal is to evaluate your sleep health. Do you get enough sleep every night? Is it quality …

A gift that keeps giving: Consider saving lives with blood donation

10 tips to help make 2019 your best year ever