Students sing with The Celts Saturday night

Students Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education rehearse for the Christmas with the Celts concert to be held Saturdayu, Dec. 15 at the Boykin Center.
Students from Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education will join in a celebration of the holiday season tonight when Christmas With The Celts comes to the Boykin Center in downtown …


Caroline Margaret Dolman and Peter Todd Herlin of Austin, Texas, were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony on July 7 at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin. The Rev. Leon Bloder officiated at …


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 …



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 …
Add some chocolate to your spritz cookies with this delicious recipe.

Chocolate twist for spritz cookies

For as far back as I can remember, spritz cookies have been part of my family’s holiday baking. Every year, Mama got out her Mirro cookie press to make a batch of the delicious, buttery …
Why I Teach: Teaching is ‘what I am called to do’

Annette Jones, who teaches first grade at Jones Elementary School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Total years teaching: 23 First teaching position: First grade at Wells Elementary …

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties

Outreach essential for Lucama chorus

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties

Family Life
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

‘Tis the season to be healthy: Helpful tips for smart holiday eating

Family feasts. Office parties. Casual get-togethers. Whatever the celebration during this festive time of year, there’s one thing that just about every gathering has in common: food. And while …

Are you covered? Marketplace open through Dec. 15

Hospice helps patients on life’s final journey