New high school ready for students: Sallie B. Howard building called ‘fantastic’

Sandeep Aggarwal stands in the biotechnology laboratory and classroom space at the new Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science.
Along with a new high school, Sallie B. Howard is getting a new name. Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science is scheduled to receive its first high school students on Aug. 3, pending a …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …



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 …



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 …


Alice Bray Langford holds great-great-granddaughter Ellie Grist.

105th birthday

Alice Bray Langford of Richmond, Virginia, celebrated her 105th birthday with family. She was born on Nov. 19, 1914, in Greenville, South Carolina. Langford went to school in Georgia, South …


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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. …


Barton College announces 2020 graduates

The 239 Barton College students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December and May and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer are listed …
Lydia Denton, a 12-year-old rising seventh-grader at Sallie B. Howard School, poses with her Beat the Heat Car Seat and Red-Head Helmet in Wilson.

Student tops national science contests

Lydia Denton is no average kid. The 11-year-old rising seventh-grader at Sallie B. Howard School recently won the $20,000 grand prize in the Citgo-Discovery Fueling Education competition for her …
Beddingfield High School senior Rebecca Kimbrell listens to directions for graduation from Principal Jonathan Tribula and Assistant Principal Kelly Carter as the senior stops by the school to pick up her cap and gown Wednesday.

COVID-19 breaks graduation traditions: Class of 2020 to get drive-by diplomas at most schools

For most Wilson County high school seniors, graduating will involve a drive-thru or drive-in commencement. While it might not be like any graduation day they’ve ever attended, ceremonies will …
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Mom's pecan pie still lives today

I almost blew it until a Sunday paper alerted me to National Pecan Pie Day.  So, it was time to make a pecan pie — not for me, but for Ashley Benton, my oldest granddaughter. …
For a different pizza experience, try this recipe, featuring a layer of ricotta cheese instead of traditional pizza sauce.

Delicious new approach to pizza

I love pizza. I love it with hamburger, Canadian bacon, pepperoni or green peppers. I even love pineapple on my pizza. It’s traditional pizza that I usually order or make: tomato-based pizza …
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 …
This panoramic photo shows Stantonsburg's historic storefronts prior to the most recent paint job.

Historic small-town storefronts get facelift

STANTONSBURG — A few cans of paint and some creative woodworking have reignited interest in the restoration of two historic store facades. The project has been underway since 2018 when the …