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September 13, 2021

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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...

Students play Quidditch at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park as part of a Harry Potter-themed Imagination Station camp.

PHOTOS: The joys of summer camp

Photos by Drew C. Wilson
| July 15, 2021

Children have been learning and having fun at area summer camps this year. They’ve explored new hobb...

Kiara Allen of hip-hop duo Group 7/27 is shown in front of Wilson's Rockstars & Flowers Gallery in a scene from the music video for “High Vibes,” released late last month on YouTube.

Music video features Wilson scenes

From staff reports
| July 15, 2021

Group 7/27, a hip-hop duo with eastern North Carolina ties, has released a music video featuring fam...

Alissa Korson, center, plays the evil stepmother in a community performance of “Cinderella,” sharing the stage with evil stepdaughters portrayed by Julie Wall, left, and Macaylee Wiggs.

‘Cinderella’ a pageantry of costumes and music

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 15, 2021

When the curtain parts on the Boykin Center stage this week, the audience will see that the Wilson A...

Sanda Baucom Hight


English language teems with idioms, challenges, regional expressions

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| July 14, 2021

Our English language is not easy; neither is it boring. It constantly challenges us to follow numero...

D.G. Martin


Comic strips, O. Henry and this column

By D.G. Martin
| July 13, 2021

It has happened again. As reported in this column recently, the Library of America honored the late ...



July 12, 2021

Madison Ruth Blackwell of Wilson and Caleb James Lahr of Newport News, Virginia, were married in a 7...

Oliver Hedgepeth


Get to know a simple man

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| July 12, 2021

Bill Tuttle was an extraordinary friend. As we age in our lives and careers, we collect a lot of fri...

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