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Sanda Baucom Hight

COMMENTARY

Climbing May rose rekindles precious memories

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| May 5, 2021

All months have their charm, but May has the most charm in my book. My father built a white trellis ...

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

RATHER BE COOKING

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...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Jones celebrate 50th anniversary

May 3, 2021

Charles and Jacqueline Jones celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 9. They were married Ap...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

2 Black-owned barbecue restaurants make expert's list

By D.G. Martin
| May 3, 2021

Is Black barbecue better than what whites prepare? A new book by a respected Black food writer raise...

Cyndi Lauderdale

WELL PLANTED

Cherry tomatoes a best bet for novice gardeners

By Cyndi Lauderdale
| May 3, 2021

I would like to thank Oliver Hedgepeth for his nice columns promoting the Wilson Botanical Gardens. ...

LaMonique Hamilton

COMMENTARY

Talk about those dirty kitchens and life messes

By LaMonique Hamilton
| April 29, 2021

In a world of differing opinions and lived experiences, the one thing we have in common is our imper...

Wilson County Master Gardeners recently volunteered at the Freeman Round House Museum, removing more than 20 roses with rose rosette virus, an incurable rose disease. Pictured from left are Jan Burdick; Jamie Wilkerson; Tommy Finch; June Edmondson, back; Julia Newton, front; and Bill Aberle.

COMMENTARY

Don't miss master gardener training

By Cyndi Lauderdale
| April 28, 2021

Do you want to be a master gardener? The extension master gardener volunteer program was created to ...

Cassidy Hall

COMMENTARY

A Mediterranean diet how-to guide

By Cassidy Hall
| April 28, 2021

When you take a look at diet recommendations to live a healthy lifestyle, prevent disease or manage ...

Sebastian Correa, left, kids around with Jon the dog while he and and Clinton Wenz, owners of the Rockstars and Flowers art gallery on Nash Street, stand beside their Jimi Hendrix creation that will be auctioned in Hendrix's hometown to benefit Seattle-area music education.

Wilson artists create Jimi Hendrix portrait with gravesite memorabilia

By Janelle Clevinger
| April 27, 2021

Jimi Hendrix is widely considered one of the 20th century’s most influential musicians, despite his ...

I love geting cookbooks, like these, as gifts.

RATHER BE COOKING

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 ...

Oliver Hedgepeth

COMMENTARY

Read all about 'the other woman'

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| April 21, 2021

Forgive me, gentle reader, but I am about to take a moment of personal privilege. I’ve been married ...

Strawberries and blueberries make the sheet pan pancakes even more yummy.

RATHER BE COOKING

Streamline your pancake breakfast

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| April 19, 2021

I love making weekend breakfast special at my house. Sometimes it’s as simple as buying our favorit...

Community Christian School announces honor roll

April 19, 2021

The following students at Community Christian School were recognized for their academic excellence d...

Oliver Hedgepeth

COMMENTARY

Deadheading's not a rock group

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| April 15, 2021

Elizabeth and I are spending our weekends in the dirt and briars of our many rose plants. And those ...

anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Etheridge celebrate 50th anniversary

April 12, 2021

Terry and Carolyn Etheridge of Wilson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a cook...

This yummy spaghetti pie recipe makes a pie to eat and a pie to freeze.

RATHER BE COOKING

Spaghetti pie for you and a friend

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| April 16, 2021

Spaghetti is one of my favorite foods. I loved Mama’s spaghetti sauce when I was a child, and I love...

Engagement

Jackson-Scott

April 5, 2021

Andrea Best of Wilson and Leroy Scott of Wilson announce the engagement of their daughter, Dé Ja K. ...

Visitors can see the work of 16 Barton College students in the annual senior show opening April 22. This piece is by Nicole Pruitt of Goldsboro.

Gallery show features 16 Barton College seniors

For the Times
| April 4, 2021

Barton College’s 2021 Senior Exhibition opens Thursday, April 22, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. in ...

Oliver Hedgepeth, his wife and his granddaughters used a meat grinder to prepare fresh coconut for pies and cookies.

COMMENTARY

Keeping Mom's memory alive

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| April 4, 2021

Our oldest granddaughter, Ashley, with Codi, Elizabeth and I made family history with my mom, Virgin...

Sanda Baucom Hight

COMMENTARY

Noun: A person's place for ideas

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| March 31, 2021

In elementary school, we learn parts of speech. The first is usually the noun: a person, place or th...


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Life

Climbing May rose rekindles precious memories

All months have their charm, but May has the most charm in my book. My father built a white trellis ...

Individualize this ice cream dessert

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