Preschoolers learn in STEM lab

Students Riley Robertson, left, and Andreyah Ward, right, discuss a building project with lead teacher Amanda Hardy at Land of Learning Child Care's new STEM lab.
In a classroom at Land of Learning Child Care, kids are often heard saying, “Look at this!” and “See what I did?” Greyson Bryant stacked up a set of blocks into a mini …

Mrs. Houston


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 …

Mrs. Casey


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 …

Mrs. McDuffie


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 …




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 …



Free Connie Carr Atkinson and Vernon Neal, both of Wilson, will be married May 2 at Darden Alumni Center. The bride is the daughter of the late Addie and Louis Carr of Wilson. Parents of the groom …

Linda Sutton

Vaping: Claims of safety go up in smoke

In a review posted at ecigarettesreviewed.com of the “10 best vaping kits,” Lindsay Fox writes that “Finding the best vape starter kit you can afford is one of the best things you can do if …
I made two loaves of yeast bread in 72 minutes using a recipe from "Ready, Set, Dough." Consider giving cookbooks, such as this book that comes out Dec. 17, as a gift this Christmas.

Need ideas to finish your shopping?

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I haven’t, but I’m getting close. This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but I’m giving some cooking-related gifts to both of my …

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties

monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and pears. Tuesday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, …

Wilson Christian salutes veterans

The Wilson Christian Academy Middle School Choir sings "An American Tribute" by Douglas Wagner during the school's assembly on Veterans Day.  
Inductees in the Greenfield School Leadership Development Program include Brenner Cobb, Jake Flaherty, Lily Hesse, Vishakha Lakhani, Madison Manning, Carter McLamb, Urvi Patel, Jackson Perdue and Cole Wainwright.

Greenfield initiates leadership program

The Greenfield School Leadership Development Program inducted its first class into membership last month. As members of the program, these students have agreed to pursue a greater understanding and …
Norman Harrell shows students products that are made from things grown on the farm during Environmental Field Days in the spring.

Students spend a day on the farm

A change of season has meant a vast improvement in the number of children reached at the Environmental Field Days this fall. For years, the week of farm field trips had been held in April, but …
Family Life
Michael Stanford, executive director for The Arc of Wilson, gets and gives attention while playing in the pool during Camp Sunshine this summer.

Summer camps gave kids diverse escapes

Whether it was playing tennis, basketball or soccer, dancing, singing or acting — or just plain splashing around in the water — Wilson youth had plenty of opportunities to spend their summer …
Titus Shipp, 69, of Wilson reaches out for a bluegill he caught below the Wiggins Mill dam on Thursday.

Down at the dam: Reservoir spillway a popular fishing hole

Troy King throws his bobber upstream, letting the current drag the bait in front of the fish. King gives the line a jerk or two in hopes of stimulating a strike from below a constellation of brown …
Participants in the ACT! for Youth Performing Arts Camp rehearse for "Sleeping Beauty Kids" at the Boykin Center this week.

Stage life: Young campers produce ‘Sleeping Beauty Kids’

To pull together all of the acting, dancing, singing, spotlights and music cues for a play simply takes work, work and more work. That is the side of theater that the participants in the ACT! for …