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COMMENTARY

Falls pose a greater danger as we age

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| September 20, 2021

We have a close friend from the wayback days of Fike High in 1963 who recently fell on his way to th...

Mr. and Mrs. Tanner Blake Braswell

WEDDING

Braswell-Carroll

September 13, 2021

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Shannon Carroll and Glenda Barnes Carroll of the Black Creek community announce...

ENGAGEMENT

Angarole-Clark

August 30, 2021

Mr. and Mrs. David Matthews Clark of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Narron C...

Hallmark movies a staple of Wilmington’s film industry

By John Staton
| August 30, 2021

WILMINGTON — If you saw multiple Santas walking the snow-spattered streets of downtown Wilmington on...

Use your slow cooker to prepare a tender, savory pot roast filled with vegetables.

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Recipes have become family favorites

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| August 26, 2021

Attached to my refrigerator door are a few recipes I use in the daily rotation of menus at my house....

Lemon pound cake is one of my family's favorite desserts.

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Some sweet treats for our readers

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| August 20, 2021

For 20 years now, I’ve shared recipes with Wilson Times readers from ribs and chicken pot pies to sa...

My recipe for slow cooker pork cutlets was featured in my first column in 2001.

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Column started with slow cooker chops

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| August 13, 2021

Twenty years ago this next week, on Aug. 15, I shared my first recipe in a Wilson Times food column....

Our family's favorite marinade is delicious on grilled steaks.

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Marinade makes steak even more special

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| August 5, 2021

It’s hard to be believe it, but this month marks 20 years since I wrote my first food column. That’s...

Cassidy Hall

COMMENTARY

Workshop focuses on nutrition labels

By Cassidy Hall
| August 1, 2021

In addition to preparing food, reading the Nutrition Facts label is a skill that is critical to impr...

This delicious fruit pizza is perfect for a supper dessert.

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Sweet way to enjoy fruit

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| July 29, 2021

This column first ran in July 2010. We still love this recipe. It’s been my son’s Christmas Eve “bir...

David Farmerie of Nashville, Tenn., is the Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival's artist in residence for the month of July.

EYES ON MAIN STREET

Lensman: Wilson can grow, prosper with art

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 24, 2021

Wilson has a healthy and vigorous arts community that can be a catalyst for growth and economic pros...

This delicious pumpkin Bundt cake starts with a yellow cake mix.

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Not too early for pumpkin and spice

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| July 19, 2021

I don’t always follow traditional rules when I cook. I made Christmas cookies this week for a Christ...

Oreo Brownie Lush and Red, White and Blue Mixed Berry Yum Yum are delicious recipes to try this summer.

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Cool desserts for hot summer dining

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| July 15, 2021

We all need a something sweet in our lives every now and then, and in the summertime, a cold dessert...

Max LaMont's new album is "Another Love."

Local teen releases first album, ‘Flight’

For the Times
| July 15, 2021

Teen singer, songwriter and producer Max LaMont debuted his long-awaited first solo single, “Another...

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Lisa Boykin Batts

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Bread adds the finishing touch

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| July 8, 2021

Frozen bread dough is a handy item to keep in your freezer. Not only can you bake a simple loaf of b...

The season's fresh yellow squash and zucchini join in this delicious gratin.

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New way to eat yellow squash, zucchini

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| June 28, 2021

My husband and I have really enjoyed our weekly visits to the Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market each...

Pepperoni pizza salad is a good option for a covered-dish meal.

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Pasta salad has the flavors of pepperoni pizza

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| June 17, 2021

With the weather turning hot, my lunch habits change. I prefer sandwiches or salads most days rather...

Give this delicious black and blueberry ricotta cake a try.

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Brighten your day with a snacking cake

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| June 7, 2021

When I first flipped through the pages of a birthday present cookbook, I immediately was drawn to on...

Lisa Boykin Batts

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Spice cake brings back good memories

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| May 25, 2021

My husband has been my food column guinea pig for almost 20 years now. He willingly tries my experim...

The recipe for this shortcake comes from a 1934 issue of The Wilson Times.

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This shortcake will take you way back

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| May 27, 2021

This is the 125th anniversary year for The Wilson Times, and I thought it would be nice to dig into ...

You don't have to fry this version of "fried" ice cream.

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Individualize this ice cream dessert

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| May 4, 2021

I don’t think I’ve ever tried fried ice cream, but I was intrigued by the idea of making “fried” ic...

I love geting cookbooks, like these, as gifts.

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Cookbooks always a fun read for me

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| April 26, 2021

I got a few new cookbooks for Christmas and have taken my sweet time to read them. Although I enjoy ...

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