Coastal gallery features clay artist Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon has worked in clay for more than 45 years and his work is exhibited regionally and nationally in galleries, universities and museums.
CALABASH — Mark Gordon, former Barton College associate professor of art and design, is the Sunset River Marketplace’s featured artist through Jan. 9, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter …

Mr. and Mrs. O’Shea

Wedding: O’Shea-Farris

Sarah Barnes Farris of Raleigh and Conor John O’Shea of Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland, were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 24 at the home of the bride’s parents in Wilson. The Rev. Stacey …


Paige Leigh VanBuskirk and Cody Benjamin Corbett, both of Pikeville, were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Nov. 14 at First Baptist Church in Stantonsburg. Pastor John Huckaby officiated. The bride …


Sarah Hays Flinn and Brendan James McLaughlin of Raleigh were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 31 at Celebration Cottage at Atlantic Beach. The Rev. Adam Edward Charville officiated. The bride …



Patrick Dave Sharpe and Suzanne Craft Sharpe of Macclesfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Thorne Sharpe of Raleigh, to Gilbert Lewis Shoaf of Fuquay-Varina. Parents of the …


Ira and Stacy VanBuskirk of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Leigh VanBuskirk of Wilson, to Cody Benjamin Corbett of Pikeville. She is the granddaughter of LaVerne Coffman and …


100th birthday

Louise Bradley celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 7 with a birthday party at Something Different and a celebration at The Landing and at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. Bradley graduated from …


Mr. and Mrs. Murray celebrate 45th anniversary

Luke Edward Murray Jr. and Ellen Batts Murray celebrated their 45th anniversary on Dec. 19 at their home. Mr. Murray has been employed with Sonoco Company for 13 years. Mrs. Murray is a …

Kindergartener Angelika Baza, left, uses the Seesaw program on a Chromebook as teacher assistant Nancy Beach works with fellow student Lucas Whitenton in the background.

Grant prepares K-2 students for digital realm

It’s a digital world out there, and Wilson’s youngest students will now be better prepared for the digital education they’ll receive. Wilson County Schools has earned a $50,000 digital …
Lisa Harrison, an exceptional children teacher at Vinson-Bynum Elementary School, makes eye contact with a student during a reading lesson last week.

Full services return in classroom: In-person learning benefits county’s exceptional children

Exceptional children resource teacher Lisa Harrison could see her fourth grade student was having trouble with the reading lesson. With in-the-moment precision, Harrison made eye contact, helped …
Wilson Education Partnership President-elect Rob Ferrell, middle, presents digital teaching and learning STEAM specialist Christine Mitchell, right, of the Wilson County Schools Technology Department a replica check commemorating a $2,000 donation for the Charles H. Darden Middle School Innovation Lab. Also pictured are WEP Executive Director Robin Williams; Darden Middle School Assistant Principal Wendy Daniel; and Wilson County Schools technology and media coordinator Heather Pennica.

Wilson Education Partnership funds Innovation Lab

The Wilson Education Partnership has donated $2,000 to Darden Middle School for a new Innovation Lab. Executive Director Robin Williams said the contribution was presented to digital teaching and …
This beautiful marble cake is buttery and delicious. Give it a try.

Marble cake worth the effort

Do you like to challenge yourself in the kitchen? Sometimes I do. Other times, I take the easier path. Last week, I flipped through the pages of “Martha Stewart’s Cake Perfection” and tried …
Lisa Boykin Batts

New cookbooks bring new recipes

New cookbooks arrived at my desk last week, and I was so excited to open up the box they came in and see what was inside. Page Street Publishing had sent me three of its latest volumes: “101 …
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 …
We enjoyed this pumpkin cornbread with a bowl of soup.

Add some pumpkin and spice to cornbread

I love cornbread, even though I don’t make it very often. For some reason, I don’t think of cooking it with meals. And although I’ve made and eaten various types of cornbread, I had never …