First impressions key in job interviews

Eighth graders from Sallie B.Howard School for the Arts and Education listen to author Sean Ingram talk about his successes at a career fair at the school last week.
Students at Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education learned how to put their best foot forward when it comes to looking for a career. About 15 representatives from areas companies went …

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 …




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 …



Free Connie Carr Atkinson and Vernon Neal, both of Wilson, will be married May 2 at Darden Alumni Center. The bride is the daughter of the late Addie and Louis Carr of Wilson. Parents of the groom …

Allison Belcher

Hospice staff support both patients and families

At Hospice of Wilson Medical Center, we know that a terminal illness affects more than just a patient; it also affects those closest to them — people like family and close friends. When a cure …
This garden pea casserole from Harriet Page would make a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving dinner. Anna Batts Tyson | Special to the Times.

Readers share favorite Thanksgiving sides

This column was first published Nov. 10, 2010. This is not the column I had planned to write today. This week’s recipe didn’t turn out as planned, and I don’t mind confessing that. I was …

Sallie B. Howard ensemble to perform in Raleigh

Sallie B. Howard School’s newly formed vocal ensemble will make its performance debut on Monday at “An Evening of Soul & Song,” a night of live entertainment headlined by rhythm and blues …

Wilson student a finalist in national scholarship contest

Lydia Denton, a drama major at Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education, is one of 10 national finalists in the Ellio’s Phenomenal Kids 2019 $10,000 Scholarship Contest. Lydia and her …

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and pears. Tuesday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, …
Carter Tarkenton, a Fike High School graduate, prepares an automated router as CTE teachers from Fike, Hunt and Beddingfield high schools watch at the 3C Store Fixtures store in Wilson this week.

Teachers tour Wilson companies, get ideas for prepping students for workforce

Career and technical education teachers from three traditional high schools toured two of Wilson’s largest companies this week as part of the Wilson Education Partnership Career Connections …
Family Life
Michael Stanford, executive director for The Arc of Wilson, gets and gives attention while playing in the pool during Camp Sunshine this summer.

Summer camps gave kids diverse escapes

Whether it was playing tennis, basketball or soccer, dancing, singing or acting — or just plain splashing around in the water — Wilson youth had plenty of opportunities to spend their summer …
Titus Shipp, 69, of Wilson reaches out for a bluegill he caught below the Wiggins Mill dam on Thursday.

Down at the dam: Reservoir spillway a popular fishing hole

Troy King throws his bobber upstream, letting the current drag the bait in front of the fish. King gives the line a jerk or two in hopes of stimulating a strike from below a constellation of brown …
Participants in the ACT! for Youth Performing Arts Camp rehearse for "Sleeping Beauty Kids" at the Boykin Center this week.

Stage life: Young campers produce ‘Sleeping Beauty Kids’

To pull together all of the acting, dancing, singing, spotlights and music cues for a play simply takes work, work and more work. That is the side of theater that the participants in the ACT! for …