Snow creates Wilson winter wonderland

Jake Joyner, 9, of Wilson, sleds on a slope behind Fike High School on Friday morning.
For many folks around Wilson, a little bit of snow is just the right amount. Wilson collected enough snow overnight Thursday to cover the grass in most open areas and add a shiny silver and white …

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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 …

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Keep prevention in mind during flu season

Feeling yucky? Experiencing a cough, runny nose or fever? You’re not alone. The flu has caused an incredible burden to our state and nation over the last few months. The Centers for Disease …
Potato salad is a requested side dish at my house when we grill hot dogs.

Passing down a family favorite: Potato salad like Mama made

I gave my daughter a few suggestions for her birthday dinner this past weekend. I offered to cook several things, including chicken and gravy with homemade biscuits or maybe our favorite chicken pot …

School Menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties

monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, fries, steamed cabbage and peaches. Tuesday Breakfast: Sweet potato roll, …
Micah Hubbard, left, and Sharnese Johnson, both students at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, recently competed in the Vex IQ Robotics Competition at the Texas School for the Deaf.

Students take robotics skills to Texas: ‘I am so proud of them’

Students on the middle school robotics team at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf placed 12th out of 24 teams at a robotics competition last week. The Texas School for the Deaf hosted …

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties

monday Teacher Workday Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry bagel bar, fruit juice and banana. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll or mac and cheese, green peas, baked beans and …

Students learn about health careers

Wilson Medical Center hosted three Career Health Connections students this week. The program partners with Wilson Medical Center, the Carolina Family Health Center, Wilson Education Partnership and …
Family Life
Eight-year-old Gregory Allday from Vinson Bynum Elementary School has a joyous moment under a colorful parachute in April at the Exceptional Children Easter Egg Hunt at Wilson's Gillete Athletic Complex..

Bright moments of the year: Photographer Drew C. Wilson shares his favorite images from 2019

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 …