Annette Thomas is awarded for social work

Two Wilson County Schools employees recently received recognition for their work here. Annette Thomas has been named the 2017 Central Region School Social Worker of the Year through the North …


Amanda Brooke Cale and William Raymond Adams, both of Wilson, were married in a 3 p.m. ceremony Sept. 17, 2016, at Farmington Heights Church. The Rev. Scott Sauls officiated. The bride is the daughter of Blake and Peggy Cale of Wilson. She is the …

Wedding has a royal touch

ENGLEFIELD, England — Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world's most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a brash TV reality star. But all eyes were on Pippa …


Allison Christi Lucas of Elm City and Matthew Gregory Stancil of Kenly were married Feb. 18 in a 4 p.m. ceremony at The Farm in Selma. Greg Stancil officiated. The bride is the daughter of Christi Lucas of Wilson and the late Albert Lucas III. …



Stephen Robert Craig and Virginia Anne Craig of Raleigh announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Marie Craig, to David Scott Via, both of Norfolk, Virginia.  She is the granddaughter …


Greg and Jamie Gay of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Nichole Gay, to Jason Patrick Gunnin, both of Elm City.  She is the granddaughter of Charlene Owens of Elm City …


Jason and Sharon Worrell of Bailey announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Nicole Worrell, to Robert Hoyt Hinton of Momeyer. She is the granddaughter of Rebecca Langley Phillips of Wilson …


Free Greg and Jamie Gay of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Marie Gay, to William Harvey Peele Slaughter of Wilson. The bride is the granddaughter of Charlene Owens and the late …


Mr. and Mrs. Evans celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Harvey and Janice Evans of Lucama celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. A celebration in their honor was held at Pup’s Steakhouse in Wilson. Mrs. Evans is the …

Mr. and Mrs. Cox celebrate 64th wedding anniversary

Free Roosevelt and Robena Cox celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 22 with a part at Feel Free Church. Hosts for the event were the couple's sons and daughter, close family and friends and …

Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson celebrate 50th anniversary

Ed and Bessie Atkinson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Thorne’s Chapel Family Life Center in Rocky Mount on July 8. Hosts were the couple’s daughters, Angela Atkinson, Teresa McNeil and Tammie Atkinson, as …


Spooky or sweet?: Choosing a theme for Halloween decorations

Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick or treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween. “When kids are trick-or-treating, that’s the first thing …

Pimento cheese: Some like it hot!

Halloween has always been a fun night for my family — for both the adults and children. The kids have always loved to go trick-or-treating, of course, and the adults have a lot of fun handing …
Madrid named world language teacher of the year

Maria Madrid has been selected as the Incredible World Language Teacher of the Year by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina. Madrid is a second-grade Spanish Immersion teacher at Elm …

Kids learn how to be safe in a fire

Why I Teach: ‘I am a product of Wilson County Schools’

Students study space, sprouts

Science kits donated

Why I Teach: Michelle Bass

Gathered to pray

Vick principal excited to see growth at school

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Keep pets and candy separated on Halloween

NEW YORK — It's a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night's candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends. The excitement …

Traveling with just one of your kids can forge bonds

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

Make some money at consignment sales

Child care limited for those working outside 9-to-5

Presented at the ball

No bride’s dress? No problem: Guard couple tie knot in Irma