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LIFESTYLES

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

Lisa Harrison, an exceptional children teacher at Vinson-Bynum Elementary School, makes eye contact with a student during a reading lesson last week.
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 …
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
WEDDINGS

McLaughlin-Flinn

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 …

Pohorence-Pridgen

Sarah Anne Pridgen and Sean Weinz Pohorence, both of Chicago, were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony on Sept. 13 on the rooftop of the Guesthouse Hotel in Chicago. Elizabeth Babinski officiated. The …

Safrit-Winders

Makayla Brooke Winders and Stephen Lee Safrit, both of Greenville, were married in a 6 p.m. outdoor ceremony on Sept. 19 at The Gray House Raleigh in Raleigh. Jamie Ashby officiated at the family …

ENGAGEMENTS

Shoaf-Sharpe

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 …

Corbett-VanBuskirk

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 …

Henry-Fulford

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 …

BIRTHDAYS

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 …

ANNIVERSARIES

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. …

EDUCATION
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 …
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 …

Wilson County Schools hires 3 dozen employees

Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who’ve been hired and those who’ve retired or resigned from the system in the previous month. The …
Food
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 …
MIND AND BODY
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 …
FAMILY LIFE
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 …
WHO'S GIVING?
Joyner's supports Mulligans Fore Kids
Mulligans Fore Kids co-chairman Mickey Grizzard, left, accepts a replica check commemorating a $3,000 donation from Joyner's Funeral … Read More
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
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