WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
LIFESTYLES

Connecting with health careers: High-schoolers shadowing Wilson professionals

Dr. Hilary Patterson, left, and dental hygienist Brooke Dawson, right, host students Brittney and Bethany Peterson at Carolina Family Dental Care as part of the Career Health Connections Program organized by Wilson Education Partnership and Area Health Education Center for Area L.
Brittney and Bethany Peterson both know they want to enter the medical field. The twins from Lucama, both seniors at Hunt High School, are among seven Wilson County Schools students participating …
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

Mrs. Thomas Sellers Marrow Jr.

Marrow-Pilkington

Rebecca Ann Pilkington of Wilson and Thomas Sellers Marrow Jr. of Oxford were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony on Dec. 31 at The Garden Terrace at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro. Hersey Forehand …

Herlin-Dolman

Caroline Margaret Dolman and Peter Todd Herlin of Austin, Texas, were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony on July 7 at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin. The Rev. Leon Bloder officiated at …

Lercher-Wiggins

Farrell Leigh Wiggins and Dr. Daniel Matthew Lercher were united in marriage on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at half past five in the evening in the Gardens of Fearrington at Fearrington Village. The …

ENGAGEMENTS

Thorne-Wilder

Thorne-Wilder

  Ronnie and Cheryl Lamm of the Sandy Cross community announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Lamm Wilder, to Kevin Brian Thorne, both of Middlesex.  Parents of the groom are …

Wiggs-Hitchcock

Wiggs-Hitchcock

  Mike and Kathy Hitchcock of Clemmons announce the engagement of their daughter, Lydia Hitchcock, to Thorne Wiggs, both of Greenville. The bride is the granddaughter of Mary Glascock of …

Childress-Hopkins

Mitch and Kim Hopkins of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Blair Baker Hopkins, to Randall Coleman Childress of Wilson.

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Cox married 55 years

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Cox celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Sunday. They will celebrate on a mini vacation to Burlington hosted by their children and grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Cox were …

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos McCray

19th anniversary

Carlos and Cora McCray celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary May 28 ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jim O'Brien

O’Brien 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jim O’Brien celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 7. They were married in the Chapel of First Christian Church in Robersonville, April 7, …

AT HOME

Policing is personal in Stantonsburg

Close to 900 people live in Stantonsburg, and chances are Police Chief Orlando Rosario Jr. knows most of them. “What I like about this particular department is that we are able to have that …
FOOD

Mama’s cheese biscuits

This column was originally published in 2013. From time to time, I crave the cheese biscuits Mama used to make for us. The perfectly browned cheese biscuits she made from scratch were a little …
EDUCATION
School Menus for Wilson, Johnston, and Nash counties

monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Chicken fillet sandwich or pepperoni pizza, green peas, cucumbers, pears and milk Tuesday Breakfast: Cinni minis, …

100 ways to mark 100 school days

Accepted at UNC

Why I Teach: She’s building foundations in kindergarten

Family Life
Wilson Idol seeks 2018 contestants

Singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers have about 2 ½ months to sign up for the sixth annual Wilson Idol community talent show. Aug. 17 is the application deadline for Wilson Idol, which …

Travel stress-free by avoiding scams this summer

Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

MIND AND BODY
Be good to your heart and exercise regularly

Exercise is a proven way to reduce your risk of heart disease. There is strong evidence that suggests that incorporating regular exercise in your lifestyle can reduce your overall risk of developing …

Exercise therapy helps ease the pain

New treatments promising for cancer patients