2014-08-18

BIG CHANGES AT BRIDGESTONE

Williamson promoted to corporate headquarters; Darr new plant manager

Bridgestone Americas announced Monday the promotion of Gary Williamson from his role as Wilson plant manager to executive director of manufacturing operations at Bridgestone’s corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.

The promotion is …

New library books

New Adult Fiction Seven-day checkout. “Act Of War: A Thriller” / Brad Thor “Any Other Name” / Craig Johnson “The Autobiography Of Mrs. Tom Thumb” / Melanie Benjamin “Be Safe I Love You” / Cara Hoffman …

Wilson Tobacco Market marks 125th year this week


It was September 1890 when the Wilson Tobacco Market opened for its first season of selling the golden leaf.

Advertisements in The Wilson Mirror, the newspaper at the time, urged growers to haul their tobacco to Wilson to sell because they could …

Wilson murder suspect arrested in Durham


Wilson Police located a suspect in Sunday’s killing of a Greenville man and arrested him Monday at a Durham motel with assistance from Durham police.

Police arrested Jose D. Lara-Zavala, 33, of 6342 Speight School Road. He was found at the …

Bunn-Cerkovnik

Edward A. Cerkovnik Jr. and Julie T. Huston, both of Denver, Colorado, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Timeen Cerkovnik, of Newport Beach, California, to Preston Churchill Bunn, also of Newport Beach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Turner …

Phillips-Packard

Cameron Virginia Packard and Chadwick Dalaney Phillips, both of Warsaw, were married Saturday in a 5 p.m. ceremony at Warsaw Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Bobby Dean White and the Rev. Dr. Patrick Joseph Ward officiated. The bride is the daughter of …

WYSA Explosion Cup perseveres


Saturday’s proceedings at the fifth annual Wilson Youth Soccer Association Summer Explosion Cup yielded the obvious quip from one visiting coach. “It wouldn’t be a Wilson tournament without the rain.” Indeed, in the biggest …

Pace-Strickland

Abby Lane Strickland of Spring Hope and Christopher Murray Pace of Nashville were married May 17 in a 3 p.m. ceremony at Elm City Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Gene Wells officiated. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Sharon Strickland of …

Cozart-Livingston

Dr. and Mrs. Howard Monroe Livingston Jr. of Lumberton announce the engagement of their daughter, Mollie McQueen Livingston, of Raleigh to Christopher Whitt Cozart of Raleigh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allan Cozart of Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Gene …

Wooten-Lucas

Kisha Lashone Lucas and Bobby Vinshan Wooten, both of Wilson, were married Aug. 1 in a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Hilton in Greenville. Thomas Alston officiated. The bride is the daughter of Lonnie Horne and Delois Horne of Elm City and the …