2018-06-21

Take your seat at ‘Magnolia Table’ ‘Magnolia Table’


If you’ve ever watched the HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” you’ve probably seen Joanna Gaines, her husband, Chip, and their children in the kitchen.

The family makes an effort to …

Good eatin’: It’s not ‘rocket science’ at lunchtime in Elm City


You won’t find a Big Mac or a bucket of the colonel’s chicken around Elm City.

But that doesn’t mean folks go unfed.

Coming in from the south on Elm City Road, the city sign …

Andy Evans

FREMONT — Floyd Anthony “Andy” Evans, 65, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018. The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Fremont United Methodist Church with Masonic rites. The family will receive friends following the service at The Warehouse located at the corner of Sycamore and Pippin streets in Fremont. Andy was a loving husband, father and friend to all. […]

Maureen W. Fenn

June 26, 1939 — April 13, 2018

Maureen W. Fenn, 78 of Green Cove Springs, Florida, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018.  Mrs. Fenn was born in England and moved to the United States after marrying her husband of 50 years, the late Thomas M. Fenn Sr. Following her husband’s career in the Air Force, they settled in Wilson for 30 years prior to Maureen moving to […]

William Charles Carlson

Dec. 17, 1922 — June 15, 2018

  Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. William Charles Carlson, 95, of Wilson passed away Friday, June 15, 2018. Arrangements are by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.    

Sandra Seaberry

Sandra Seberry, 62, of 2109 Fieldcrest Road, Wilson, died Thursday, June 20, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Wilson.    

Alice Smith

Alice Smith, 94, of Wilson, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The funeral service is incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Wilson.    

Bobby Earl Spivey

Bobby Earl Spivey, 72, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018.  A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson.     

Patricia McCoy

GOLDSBORO — Patricia McCoy, 54, of 1909 Palm St., died Monday, June 18, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at Haskins Funeral Home, Goldsboro.    

Wilson Medical Center provides variety of services

When you think about hospital services, emergency care is probably the first type of service that comes to mind. Did you know that Wilson Medical Center offers a multitude of services, in addition to emergency services, available to the community? I’d like to share with you some of services we provide, right here at your community hospital. Obviously, we offer […]

Wilson Energy worker helps resident find her way

On Tuesday afternoon June 19, after several maneuvers around downtown, I was trying to find an access to a street that will take you to Wilson Medical Center. A very nice young city of Wilson electric department employee named Hunter Marshall came to the rescue! He assisted me out of the craters I was in and held back the machines […]

Customer service shortfalls in Wilson restaurants

My week in Wilson: All started out well, until… The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park event last Wednesday evening was fantastic. Attendance was good, the band was great and everyone seemed to be having a swell time. It was announced that a local restaurant would be a good place to go. Guess what? It was closed. Around 9 p.m. OK, so […]

On summer break, some families struggle to feed children

Salvation Army offers aid, school system serving meals

Patricia Whitley isn’t a stranger to getting services from the Salvation Army of Wilson. When her own children were younger, she received assistance, but since she and her husband took in her niece and nephew, making ends meet isn’t possible even though she works two jobs. “I just live through it,” Whitley said. “With faith, I know I’m going to […]

Help the hungry, see Tobs for free

Food drive wraps up with Sunday doubleheader

Officials are preparing for one of the largest food drives in Wilson. And they hope to draw a crowd Sunday for the Wilson Tobs’ annual Home Run for Hunger Celebration. The event aims to collect nonperishable food items for more than a dozen local pantries in exchange for free admission to Sunday’s doubleheader at Fleming Stadium.  “Every can matters,” said […]

Author, business team up for Maggie Society fundraiser


As a lover of beer and books with a philanthropic heart, it just made sense to Steven E. Davis to put it all together into a fundraiser this Saturday for the Maggie Society. Davis, who owned Ace’s Ale House with his wife, recently published his third book “Keep Calm and Homestead,” so from noon to 4 p.m. at Downtown Public […]

No driver immune to catching, or causing, road rage

Road rage, a term coined in 1988 in California, means, according to the dictionary, “aggressive or angry behavior by a driver of an automobile or other vehicle that includes rude or obscene gestures, …

Newspaper tariff another threat to free press


The trade war with Canada over steel, aluminum and milk understandably grabs the headlines. But flying under the radar is the battle over Canadian newsprint, a skirmish that’s hurting businesses and costing jobs. In January, the U.S. Commerce Department, responding to a complaint from a New York private equity firm that bought a Washington state mill, imposed a 6.2 percent […]

Dr. Jonathon Dewald joins Wilson Physician Services

Dr. Jonathon G. Dewald has joined the Wilson Physician Services team, Wilson Medical Center has announced. Dewald is a board-certified internal medicine physician and has been practicing medicine in Wilson since July 1984 when he joined Carolina Clinic, which eventually became Wilson Carolina Medicine Clinic. Dewald became an independent practitioner upon the dissolution of the clinic and has been on […]

Tobs-Sharks canceled


WILMINGTON — Wednesday’s Coastal Plain League game between the Wilson Tobs and Wilmington Sharks was canceled due to inclement weather in the area.

With the teams not set for another …

Five-run fourth inning helps Post 13 knock off Pitt County 7-3 in Area I East battle


Call it a Jekyll and Hyde mentality if you will, but both extremes of the Wilson Post 13 American Legion baseball team have been on display in its last two contests.

Monday night on the road at …