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

Exchange students adjust to life here

If you’d had the opportunity to study abroad when you were in high school, would you have taken it? Our Spanish 4 class at Fike High School had the chance to meet and interview five foreign …
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Arnette-Lancaster

Julia Elizabeth Lancaster and Michael Vernon Arnette, both of Wilson County, were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 14 at the home of the bride’s parents. The Rev. Bobby Fletcher …

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 …

ENGAGEMENTS

Webb-Carey

Free Christopher and Michelle Bottoms of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittni Ranae Carey, to Joshua David Webb of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Mary-Alice …

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 …

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

Gift the right coffee-table book

NEW YORK — Know a book lover with a coffee table and a passion? Then you’re good to go on a gift. Coffee-table books aren’t usually high on the self-purchase priority list but they can make …
FOOD

Do you know the best sources of carbohydrates?

There are lots of diets out there right now, including those featuring “low-carb” options. Cutting back on carbohydrates is not necessarily a bad thing. Cutting back or cutting out refined …
EDUCATION
Warmer heads prevailed: Neighbor outfits Hearne students with toboggans

Wendy Moore saw a need and made a commitment to fill it. Moore, who is member services director at the Wilson Family YMCA, lives at the corner of Green and Hill streets in Wilson near Margaret …

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Why I Teach: 'I'm passionate about my students'

Students want to ‘Be Bruin’

Why I Teach: Pollard ‘part of something special’

Fun week, serious effort for students to stay drug-free

Family Life
Inventor creates device to help fidgety kids learn better

WINSTON-SALEM — Scott Ertl, the owner of Bouncy Bands LLC based in Winston-Salem, is all about movement for children and adults. “I think movement is one of the best ways to help people stay …

Voters tapped as opioid crisis stretches foster care

Replace pizza night with family fitness dates

Set guidelines for how much you spend on groceries

Lights, camera, mentoring: Program gets young aspiring actors in front of the camera

MIND AND BODY
Debunking 5 flu shot myths

Flu season is underway in North Carolina, with confirmed cases throughout the state last month, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The department reported that …

Don’t forget to take care of the caregiver

Health insurance marketplace open for enrollment

Combine fun and fitness at Whirligig Festival

Wilson Medical will provide emergency alerts in plain language