Wilson’s local media community institution since 1896.

Tobacco movers: Warehouse workers show finesse on a forklift

Jim Barnes is known to spin his wheels a time or two. On the floor of the Big M Tobacco warehouse in Wilson, Barnes negotiates his Nissan forklift in between long rows of tobacco bales. He …

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. …


Amber Bunn Godwin of Wilson and Bryant Nelms Glover of Elm City were married in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 8 at The Dean Plantation in Zebulon. Steven Gay officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Godwin of Wilson. She is the …



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 …


Reba Goff Etheridge of Black Creek announces the engagement of her daughter, Amanda Evelyn Etheridge of Wilson, to Justin Wade Frazier of White Level. The bride is also the daughter of the late Michael Anthony Etheridge and the granddaughter of Inez …


Steve Brantley and April Dean of Pikeville and Tammy Carter and Bruce Tyndall of Pikeville announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Ann Brantley, to Travis Lee Bardin of Pikeville. The bride is the granddaughter of Melvin and Ann …


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 …

Mr. and Mrs. Cox celebrate 52nd wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Cox celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary with a cookout Saturday hosted by their children and grandchildren: Sylvia Coley, Nichole Israel, Derrica Atkinson, Derrius Atkinson, Kieya Warren and Brittany and Brianna Coley.


Multipurpose furniture: when a couch isn't just a couch

NEW YORK — It's not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping …

Incorporate Mediterranean eating pattern in diet

In summary of last week's article, unsaturated fats are good fats that help to increase HDL - or "good" cholesterol. Sources of unsaturated fats are vegetable oils, avocado oil, olive oil, canola …
School's back in session at Wilson Preparatory Academy

Students stood in long lines, some holding hands with their parents, as they waited for school doors to open for the first day of school at Wilson Preparatory Academy at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Wilson …

Wilson businesses welcome Barton College students with gifts

Wilson Christian Academy announces honor rolls

Family Life
New dad grateful for his wife's care at Wilson Medical Center

The new father was overjoyed with his new baby daughter, Olivia, and wanted the staff at Wilson Medical Center to know the role they played in her birth last month. So he wrote a letter. "What I …

How to know if your child is transgender

Mom’s laundry service delivered to this student’s dorm

What you need to know before the eclipse

For months, news streams across the country have been filled with commentary about The Great American Solar Eclipse that will cross over 14 states on Monday - and for good reason. The natural …

Embracing a new mission for Wilson Medical Center’s future

Doctor who wrote 'The Care & Keeping of You' offers boy book