Students learn on 3D anatomy program

Dr. Kevin Pennington, dean of School of Sciences at Barton College, and Ashlyn Glover, a Barton alum, look at an image of a hand that is part of the BodyViz 3D anatomy softwarebeing used at the school.
In the Barton College anatomy lab, shelves are filled with giant eyeballs and ears, cutaway brain models, dismembered and skinless arms and legs and a box of bones sitting next to a skull on a …


Makayla Brooke Winders and Stephen Lee Safrit, both of Greenville, were married in a 6 p.m. outdoor ceremony on Sept. 19 at The Gray House Raleigh in Raleigh. Jamie Ashby officiated at the family …


Shelley Angela Hare and Brandon Keith Coffman, both of Durham, were married in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony Sept. 5 at Willow Springs Country Club in Wilson. Fletcher Duke officiated. The bride is the …

Mr. and Mrs. Brown


Crystal Dawn Nichols and Hunter Cordell Brown of Sims were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Aug. 8 at Carolina Country Villa in Pikeville. Tyler Worrell officiated. The bride is the daughter of …



Patrick Dave Sharpe and Suzanne Craft Sharpe of Macclesfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Thorne Sharpe of Raleigh, to Gilbert Lewis Shoaf of Fuquay-Varina. Parents of the …


Ira and Stacy VanBuskirk of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Leigh VanBuskirk of Wilson, to Cody Benjamin Corbett of Pikeville. She is the granddaughter of LaVerne Coffman and …


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 …


100th birthday

Louise Bradley celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 7 with a birthday party at Something Different and a celebration at The Landing and at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. Bradley graduated from …


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 County Schools hires 3 dozen employees

Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who’ve been hired and those who’ve retired or resigned from the system in the previous month. The …
Jimesha Barnes, left, and Marissa Organ ride through the parade for seniors at Fike High School Wednesday morning.

Seniors celebrate with breakfast, parades

Seniors paraded through Wilson County’s three traditional high schools with streamers, balloons and crowns Wednesday morning intent on getting the class of 2021 off to a positive start. Parades …
Barton College President Doug Searcy visits with incoming freshman Lyndsey Turner of Middlesex. Barton students have been moving back on campus this week. Contributed photo

Barton’s newest Bulldogs have arrived

Barton College welcomed its new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Wednesday, as family members helped students move their favorite items from home to their campus residence …
Lisa Boykin Batts

New cookbooks bring new recipes

New cookbooks arrived at my desk last week, and I was so excited to open up the box they came in and see what was inside. Page Street Publishing had sent me three of its latest volumes: “101 …
Miniature chocolate chips and bananas combine for a delicious muffin.

Add some chocolate to your banana muffins

I had some ripe bananas a few weeks ago and decided I’d make some banana muffins. I have plenty of banana muffin and banana bread recipes, some that I’ve made for decades. I wanted something …
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 …
We enjoyed this pumpkin cornbread with a bowl of soup.

Add some pumpkin and spice to cornbread

I love cornbread, even though I don’t make it very often. For some reason, I don’t think of cooking it with meals. And although I’ve made and eaten various types of cornbread, I had never …
Church donates to veterans' charity
Veterans Residential Services of Wilson representative Claudia Baker, left, accepts a $500 donation from the Rev. Tuck Taylor, pastor … Read More
Student receives scholarship
Sharissa Evans, center, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Patricia Lucas Simmons 22nd Grand Worthy Matron Order of the Eastern … Read More
Thrift shop helps soup kitchen
West Nash United Methodist Church member Steve Witchey, right, presents Community Soup Kitchen representative Steve Williams a $500 … Read More
Thrift shop helps The Arc
West Nash United Methodist Church’s pastor, Tuck Taylor, presents The Arc of Wilson representative Michael Stanford, right, a $500 … Read More