These delicious sweet potato muffins will make you ready for fall baking.

Sweet potato muffins will remind you of fall

It’s amazing how a muffin can give you all the feelings of fall. I could smell the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves as my sweet potato muffins baked last week, and later I could taste the flavors I …

Mrs. Philip Michael Carmon


Mary Katherine Prince of Winston-Salem and Philip Michael Carmon of Columbia, South Carolina, were united in marriage June 27 at Hope Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. David Speakman officiated …

Mrs. Houston


Courtney Brooke Morgan and Davis Scout Houston, both of Joshua Tree, California, were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony on Aug. 31 at Valley of the Falls at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Earle Fincher …

Mrs. Casey


Caroline Victoria Garrett of Raleigh and James Thomas “JT” Casey III of Greenville were joined in marriage on July 27, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. on a bluff overlooking the Neuse River in New Bern. The …



Ted Addison Fulford and Suzette Mitchell Fulford of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, McKenzie Rae Fulford, of Morehead City to Parker Douglas Henry of Atlantic Beach.  The …



Alfreda and Nathaniel Poole of Wilson and Timothy Tabron of Spring Hope announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonique Tabron, to Randy DeWayne Barnes, both of Wilson.  The bride is the …


Free Ellis and Renee Daw of Middlesex announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Daw, of Middlesex to Connor McCormack Petersen of Holly Springs. The bride is the granddaughter of …


Mr.and Mrs. Fulcher

Fulchers celebrate 50th anniversary

Gene and Beverly Fulcher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They will take a cruise at a later date. Mr. Fulcher is a retired administrator for Wilmed Nursing Home. Mrs. …

Wilson Academy of Applied Technology graduate Ryne Barnes is among the many Wilson grads who received scholarships this spring. Barnes is headed to Barton College. He's pictured here accepting his diploma from WAAT Principal Krystal Cox as Wilson County Schools Superintendent Lane Mills watches on May 30.

2020 grads offered $13.9 million in scholarships

Graduating seniors in Wilson County Schools’ three traditional high schools and two early colleges were offered roughly $13.9 million in scholarships this spring. Most will apply that money toward …
Sandeep Aggarwal stands in the biotechnology laboratory and classroom space at the new Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science.

New high school ready for students: Sallie B. Howard building called ‘fantastic’

Along with a new high school, Sallie B. Howard is getting a new name. Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science is scheduled to receive its first high school students on Aug. 3, pending a …

Barton College announces 2020 graduates

The 239 Barton College students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December and May and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer are listed …
Lisa Boykin Batts

Make your own restaurant pasta salad

Anna and I went to Ruby Tuesday for lunch several weeks back. It was a very hot day, and we both wanted their very cold salad. Specifically, Anna wanted the creamy pasta salad with ham and green …
It only takes a few minutes to mix up this yummy round cheese bread. Lisa Boykin Batts | Times

Easy cheese bread is a real treat

January 2005. That’s when I first shared a recipe for round cheese bread. I’ve been writing this food column for a long time, folks! I don’t remember making this recipe, but maybe I did. It …
Wilson Medical Center is paying tribute to its health care workers with a sign in front of the facility.

Take time to thank our health care heroes

As we continue to fight COVID-19, it has been so encouraging to see the outpouring of support from the community for Wilson Medical Center. We have always striven to be a place where you choose to …
This panoramic photo shows Stantonsburg's historic storefronts prior to the most recent paint job.

Historic small-town storefronts get facelift

STANTONSBURG — A few cans of paint and some creative woodworking have reignited interest in the restoration of two historic store facades. The project has been underway since 2018 when the …