Playground at Deans Farm a hit

Ava Wooten, left, and Olivia Garcia, both from the Hunt High School's day care, make corn angels at Deans Farm in Wilson.
Whether it’s feeding the goats, making corn angels in the corn pit or picking out a pumpkin, an expanded back playground at Deans Farm Market is a popular destination for families and school …

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 …

Mr. and Mrs. James Toby Roberts III


Jenna Marata Fulford and James Toby Roberts III, both of Andrews, were married in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony on May 5 at The Hackney Warehouse in Murphy. Daniel Ritchie officiated. The bride is the …

Dr. Emily Cayton Weathersby


Emily Martha Cayton and David Christopher Weathersby of Benson exchanged marriage vows June 29 in a 5:30 p.m. outdoor ceremony at Wilkins Farm in Coats. Officiating were Kenneth Easter of Wilson and …




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 …

Ron Stahl

Trick or treat, safety is sweet

Fall has finally arrived which brings lots of pumpkins, change in leaves and one of my favorite holidays — Halloween. This is the one time of the year all of us can dress up in some silly or …
Turkey-Vegetable Skillet Lasagna is an easy recipe you can make on weeknights.

Lasagna cooks on stovetop

For several weeks now, I’ve been flipping through the pages of Valerie Brunmeir’s cookbook, “The Foolproof Family Slow Cooker and Other One-Pot Solutions,” deciding which recipes I want to …

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

monday Breakfast: Crunch mania, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, french fries, steamed cabbage and peaches. Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry …

Students inducted in National Honor Society

Wilson Christian Academy held its National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Oct. 4. Approximately 100 family and friends joined with the high school students and staff in the fine arts center. …
Guillermo Rojas, a student in Wilson Community College's automotive systems technology program, checks the voltage on a vehicle battery Wednesday. Students will soon benefit from a new partnership with Southeast Toyota to share its new Technical Education College Support program. Toyota is donating software and equipment for the program.

Toyota to partner with Wilson Community College

For the first time, Wilson Community College is partnering with a major manufacturer, gaining access to its technical education materials. “We are excited to bring the Toyota Technical Education …

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties

monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Cheese pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, green beans, sliced cucumbers and pears. Tuesday Breakfast: Pancake on a …
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 …