Sir Purr delivers grant to Lee Woodard Elementary

Carolina Panthers Mascot Sir Purr dances along with students at Lee Woodard Elementary School during a Monday visit.
Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr visited Lee Woodard Elementary School on Monday with a monetary gift and a message of health and fitness. Students gathered in the gym to greet the big black …


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 …

Mrs. Prince


Alyssa Renee Desjardins of Carrollton, Texas, and William Clark Prince of Wilson were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony on July 28 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Wilmington. The Rev. Patrick Keane …

Mrs. Carson Elliott Davis


Lara Jordan Peterson of Wilson and Carson Elliott Davis of Wake Forest were married in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony Aug. 11 at Millbrook United Methodist Church of Raleigh. The Rev. Mike Frese and Dr. John …



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

Lilian Wiggins


Mr. and Mrs. Hart Turner Wiggins of Elm City announce the engagement of their daughter, Lilian Gretchen Wiggins of Elm City, to William Arrington Pully II of Rocky Mount. She is the granddaughter of …



Mr. and Mrs. Marc Desjardins of Carrollton, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Renee Desjardins, to William Clark Prince ...


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, …


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 …
Five Farms Irish mousse tops a poke cake with an Irish cream drizzle.

Decadent dessert an Irish cream treat

When I was growing up, my mom didn’t cook much. I’ve asked her about it since, and she said the complaints she received from the rest of the family made the hours she spent in the kitchen in …
Why I Teach: ‘My goal is to inspire my students ...’

Morgan Stephenson, a teacher at Hunt High School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position: Social studies teacher at Hunt High School and also one of the three finalists for …

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Students take time out for science

Why I Teach: ‘I teach because I love people’

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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

Follow these tips for a safe Halloween

Fall is a wonderful time of year with cooler temperatures, leaves changing color and preparations for upcoming holidays. One of those holidays is celebrated this month: Halloween. Although not truly …

Barton students march to curb domestic violence

A guide to lifesaving elements in mammography