Use cake mix to make these easy cookies

Use a cake mix and a few basic ingredients to make these oatmeal cookies.
Who’s made cake mix cookies before? I know I have. Our favorites have included lemon crinkle and a chocolate with peanut butter chips. So good. For those of you who have never tried them, cake …

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 …

Mrs. McDuffie


Bailey Brooke Norfleet of Elm City and Evan Michael McDuffie of Wilson were married in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony on Sept. 14 at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Wilson. The Rev. Woody Parrish …



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 …


Alice Bray Langford holds great-great-granddaughter Ellie Grist.

105th birthday

Alice Bray Langford of Richmond, Virginia, celebrated her 105th birthday with family. She was born on Nov. 19, 1914, in Greenville, South Carolina. Langford went to school in Georgia, South …


Mr. and Mrs. Joyner

Joyners celebrate 50th anniversary

D. Wayne and Ethel M. Joyner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 17. Due to the COVID-19, all celebrations have been postponed at a later date. Mr. Joyner is retired from …

Beddingfield High School senior Rebecca Kimbrell listens to directions for graduation from Principal Jonathan Tribula and Assistant Principal Kelly Carter as the senior stops by the school to pick up her cap and gown Wednesday.

COVID-19 breaks graduation traditions: Class of 2020 to get drive-by diplomas at most schools

For most Wilson County high school seniors, graduating will involve a drive-thru or drive-in commencement. While it might not be like any graduation day they’ve ever attended, ceremonies will …
Greenfield School sixth-grader Grace Gibson makes soaps at her home recently.

Student uses soap sales to feed children

Sixth grader Grace Gibson had time on her hands, but she put it to a good use. The 12-year-old Greenfield School student sold enough homemade soap to make a $750 donation to Children’s Hunger …
Fifth grader Empress Coleman did the shape of a Gorilla inside of which she placed its habitat in mixed media for the virtual art gala.

Virtual art show features student work

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an animated “walk-through”video featuring Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education student artwork will replace the school’s annual art gala. The …
An orange glaze is the perfect topping for these delicious muffins.

Orange, spice combine for delicious treat

Once again, I turned to an old cookbook for inspiration this week. The cookbook, purchased in 2010 is Cooking Light’s “Quick Baking.” I have flipped through the pages of this cookbook so …
The sponge cake for this delicious strawberry shortcake is simple to make. The recipe is from "Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book," reprinted from the original 1950 edition.

Cookbook goes back to 1950 for recipes

I bought a new cookbook last month. It’s one I had seen advertised over and over on social media: “Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book.” A reprint of the original 1950 edition, the cookbook …
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 …
Gavin Huff, Jay Misback, Jared Kovah, Mackenzie Tyson and A.J. Kovach, from left, fish under the N.C. 42 bridge at Contentnea Creek.

Discreet retreat a place to meet: Friends gather under bridge for afternoon of fishing, solitude

It was a hot afternoon and into the fifth straight week since Wilson County Schools had been ordered closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No better way to practice social distancing than to go …
Foundation auxiliary supports swim program
Sheila Wiggins, left, of the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Auxiliary presents a $2,000 donation to Kathie Davis, executive director … Read More
Foundation auxiliary supports Wesley Shelter
Lynne White, left, executive director of the Wesley Shelter, receives a $7,800 donation from Sheila Wiggins of the Healthcare … Read More