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LIFESTYLES

Sometimes it takes a community to keep bees

Finding places for beekeeping can be a challenge for city dwellers. But apiaries modeled after community gardens have become a popular option. Community beekeeping operations are usually comprised of shared sites on public or private properties, …
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

Virtual technology can make landscaping easier

Just as virtual technology has become a common tool for anyone planning to repaint or redecorate a home, a growing array of apps can make landscaping easier too. But know when to use them, and when it would be easier to pull out an old-fashioned …
FOOD

1 pan for 1 delicious meal

One-pan meals are almost too good to be true, but I assure you it’s possible. A few weeks ago, I tried a new recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything blog that incorporates favorites at my house: rice, cheese, broccoli and chicken. The …
EDUCATION
Smart cookies get treated at school

STANTONSBURG — First-graders at Stantonsburg Elementary School enjoyed celebrating as Smart Cookies with Lane Mills, Wilson County Schools superintendent, in the school library last week. Smart Cookies is a program of Wilson County Schools …

Why I Teach: Roger May

Greenfield names 15 to Order of the Round Table

Family Life
Big summer for Disney: Pandora and Guardians of Galaxy

Disney theme parks have a big summer ahead of them with major new attractions opening May 27 based on two movies, one about the Marvel Comics superheroes from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the other about the lush alien world of Pandora …

Amazon aims to help parents monitor — and talk to — kids

Easter is on its way: Try these ideas for Easter events adults and children will enjoy

MIND AND BODY
Celebrating birthday in a big way

Birthday cards have filled the mailbox at Scott and Sonja Hayes’ house in recent days to celebrate Scott’s 52nd birthday on April 13. As of Tuesday afternoon, Scott has received 1,018 cards. Sonja had asked friends on Facebook to help …

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