WILMINGTON — Martha Daisy Barnes Lawrence and Robert Johnston Williams IV were married Oct. 10 in the Dye Clubhouse at the Country Club of Landfall. The Rev. P.D. Midgett officiated at the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Nancy …

Barton freezes Fleet

Bulldogs win Conference Carolinas opener 64-43

An epic cold shooting night by visiting Erskine (S.C.) College helped pave the way for the Barton College men’s basketball team to win its Conference Carolinas opener 64-43 Saturday night in Wilson Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs, 4-1 overall, had to …


Tonya Evon Roberson of Wilson is the daughter of Gwendolyn Roberson and the late Kenneth Roberson of Wilson. Her mother announces her engagement to Phillip Devon Carr of Wilson, son of Phillip and Connie Atkinson. The bride is the granddaughter of …


Richard and Linda Dawson of Kinston announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Dawson Stewart of Wilson, to Eugene Mock McElwee of Wilson. The groom is the son of the late Col. Eugene and Maureen McElwee. The bride is the granddaughter of Sue …

Christmas angels arrive on wheels

Debbie Edwards looked at the hundreds of toys laid atop a table at Carolina Billiards, picking out the ones her son, Matthew, would have liked.

“He loved sports so he would have liked that football,” she said Sunday afternoon. “He loved G.I. …

Conference Carolinas basketball glance


School Conf. Overall

Barton 1 0 4 1

Limestone 1 0 4 1

Mount Olive 1 0 3 1

Pfeiffer 1 0 4 2

Anderson 1 1 4 1

Queens 1 1 4 1

St. Andrews 1 1 4 3

Belmont Abbey 1 1 3 3

Coker 1 1 3 4

Erskine 0 2 0 3

Lees-McRae 0 2 …

Peppers has sack in win

The Carolina Panthers defense had another good game Sunday as it held visiting Tampa Bay to a pair of field goals in the 16-6 win.

Veteran defensive end Julius Peppers, a Southern Nash High School graduate, had a sack and another solo tackle, …

Lady Bulldogs get winning combination

The Barton College women’s basketball team’s desired winning combination surfaced in its Conference Carolinas opener Saturday evening in Wilson Gymnasium.

The upperclassmen turned in stellar performances and the newcomers provided solid support …

New resources for blackberry farmers

Farmers in North Carolina have a new online resource to help them grow their blackberry and raspberry operations. The Blackberry and Raspberry Growers Information Portal at www.ncsu.edu/enterprises/blackberries-raspberries was launched by N.C. …

Christmas tree care for the season

Many homeowners are in the process of selecting a cut Christmas tree. Christmas trees purchased are typically fir, spruce, or pine. Locally grown Christmas trees may be Leyland or Arizona Cypress, Eastern Red Cedar or another type of …

N.C. poinsettias brighten the holidays

The poinsettia is a decorating staple for the winter holidays. The plant makes a beautiful addition to any event or household with a multitude of shades – red, pink, white and marble – that can match any decor. But many may not know North Carolina …

Learn food marketing skills

Food entrepreneurs can learn more about marketing their products or expanding their business during a one-day workshop offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

“Food Marketing in the Real World” will be held Jan. 12 …

Santa, I want …

Kids share Christmas wishes

STANTONSBURG — Barbie dolls, a Nintendo DS, clothes and candy top the Christmas of list 5-year-old Emma Bass of Wilson.

Emma and her sister, Madison, 10, were among the children who had breakfast with Santa Saturday at the fire department in …

City chemist earns state award

A city employee has been recognized for her environmental work and local education efforts.

Debra Collins, a chemist in the city of Wilson’s water reclamation division, has received the 2009 Water Environment Federation Laboratory Analyst …

Identifying local conservation needs in Wilson

Volunteers are needed to help evaluate the natural resources of the county and to help develop an action plan to address concerns.

A local work group meeting will be held Dec. 14 at the Wilson County Agricultural Center at 9 a.m. The group will …