Church faithful celebrate 150 years

St. John marks major milestone Sunday Annie Ward of St. John AME Zion Church cleans the dust off framed photographs and newspaper clippings that chronicle the church's 150 years of history in Wilson. DREW C. WILSON | TIMES Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 9:10 pm By Olivia Neeley olivia@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7879 This weekend marks 150 … Continue reading Church faithful celebrate 150 years

Tracing Your Roots: Who Were My Kin Born During Slavery?

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and NEHGS Senior Researcher Meaghan E.H. Siekman Differing surnames and living arrangements complicate the search for the parents of an ancestor born during Reconstruction in North Carolina. Dear Professor Gates: I am curious to know who the parents were of my paternal great-grandfather Turner Bond (1868-1925). He was a self-employed … Continue reading Tracing Your Roots: Who Were My Kin Born During Slavery?

UNC Chapel Hill team aims to preserve Rocky Mount Mills history

By Brian Shrader, WRAL anchor/reporter ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Capitol Broadcasting bought more than just an abandoned textile mill when the company purchased Rocky Mount Mills four years ago. The firm, which is also the parent company of WRAL TV, bought an iconic site near the Tar River that has loomed large and played a … Continue reading UNC Chapel Hill team aims to preserve Rocky Mount Mills history

Searching for Wilson County’s lost cemeteries

As a reminder, Brian Grawburg will be the feature speaker at the WCGS Meeting in September. In addition, all of Joan Howell's cemetery books are available to order online in the WCGS bookstore. —Krista Project pinpoints gravesites before nature reclaims them By Drew C. Wilson |  dwilson@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7818 Brian Grawburg stops his pickup truck at … Continue reading Searching for Wilson County’s lost cemeteries

Tobacco barn photos show appreciation for farming history

By Monica Holland for The Fayetteville Observer—They used to be prominent, cropping up from the land like the yellowing leaves they’d housed across miles and miles of Carolina farm country. A monument to the charm of country life, tobacco barns have stood for everything from good, honest work to the trust and reliance of family … Continue reading Tobacco barn photos show appreciation for farming history

NC Civil War museum requesting ancestor stories

The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is collecting stories about North Carolinians who lived during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. If you have a story to share about your ancestor, please submit it on the NCCWRCHC web page at http://nccivilwarcenter.org/share-a-story or mail it to 824 Branson St., Fayetteville, NC 28305.