One day's harvest last week included a few tomatoes and a tangerine pepper. Reggie Batts | Special to the Times

So many ways to use those summer tomatoes

My husband and I planted lots of tomatoes this year: cherry, Roma and big old slicing tomatoes. We grew some of the Cherokee Purple variety from seed and others from plants we purchased at a local …

Mr. and Mrs. Brown


Crystal Dawn Nichols and Hunter Cordell Brown of Sims were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Aug. 8 at Carolina Country Villa in Pikeville. Tyler Worrell officiated. The bride is the daughter of …

Mrs. Philip Michael Carmon


Mary Katherine Prince of Winston-Salem and Philip Michael Carmon of Columbia, South Carolina, were united in marriage June 27 at Hope Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. David Speakman officiated …


Emily Shell Morton of Wilson and Spencer Blake Boykin of Sims were married in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony on June 20 at Nobles Chapel Baptist Church in Sims. Pastors Chase and Brittany Caldwell …



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 …


Mr.and Mrs. Fulcher

Fulchers celebrate 50th anniversary

Gene and Beverly Fulcher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They will take a cruise at a later date. Mr. Fulcher is a retired administrator for Wilmed Nursing Home. Mrs. …

Jimesha Barnes, left, and Marissa Organ ride through the parade for seniors at Fike High School Wednesday morning.

Seniors celebrate with breakfast, parades

Seniors paraded through Wilson County’s three traditional high schools with streamers, balloons and crowns Wednesday morning intent on getting the class of 2021 off to a positive start. Parades …
Barton College President Doug Searcy visits with incoming freshman Lyndsey Turner of Middlesex. Barton students have been moving back on campus this week. Contributed photo

Barton’s newest Bulldogs have arrived

Barton College welcomed its new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Wednesday, as family members helped students move their favorite items from home to their campus residence …
Wilson Academy of Applied Technology graduate Ryne Barnes is among the many Wilson grads who received scholarships this spring. Barnes is headed to Barton College. He's pictured here accepting his diploma from WAAT Principal Krystal Cox as Wilson County Schools Superintendent Lane Mills watches on May 30.

2020 grads offered $13.9 million in scholarships

Graduating seniors in Wilson County Schools’ three traditional high schools and two early colleges were offered roughly $13.9 million in scholarships this spring. Most will apply that money toward …
Chocolate caramel baking morsels make this brownie recipe even more delicious.

Caramel makes brownies more special

When I’m grocery shopping, I always peruse the seasonal aisles, looking for new products. I especially enjoy new baking items. When I saw a social media post that mentioned Nestle sea salt …
Team this pan-roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans for a delicious, traditional meal.

Traditional chicken dinner a new favorite

I was craving a good, home-cooked meal the other night — the kind that includes a meat, two vegetables and a homemade biscuit. It’s the kind of meal my mama used to cook, especially on a Saturday …
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 …
This panoramic photo shows Stantonsburg's historic storefronts prior to the most recent paint job.

Historic small-town storefronts get facelift

STANTONSBURG — A few cans of paint and some creative woodworking have reignited interest in the restoration of two historic store facades. The project has been underway since 2018 when the …
Church donates to veterans' charity
Veterans Residential Services of Wilson representative Claudia Baker, left, accepts a $500 donation from the Rev. Tuck Taylor, pastor … Read More
Student receives scholarship
Sharissa Evans, center, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Patricia Lucas Simmons 22nd Grand Worthy Matron Order of the Eastern … Read More
Thrift shop helps soup kitchen
West Nash United Methodist Church member Steve Witchey, right, presents Community Soup Kitchen representative Steve Williams a $500 … Read More
Thrift shop helps The Arc
West Nash United Methodist Church’s pastor, Tuck Taylor, presents The Arc of Wilson representative Michael Stanford, right, a $500 … Read More