News hits too close to home

I try not to let stories get to me.

Being a newspaper reporter for 10 years, I’ve learned to distance myself. I do the interviews, give the people a voice and try to write interesting stories that matter to you.

And I try …

Town Talk


Billy Lewis’ backyard turtle sure had some strange offspring. About a month ago, Lewis spotted the turtle in his back yard.

“I went and got plastic boxes and made her a little cage,” said Lewis. “The next morning, I …

Towns fight gangs

By Hilary Hellens

Daily Times Staff Writer

The arrest of a 13-year-old boy for a carjacking just outside of Spring Hope has shined a light on an area of law enforcement that some would just as well leave dark — rural …

New Ace’s support beams tumble

By Laura Keeter

Daily Times Staff Writer

One of the four structures being built as part of the new Ace/Landscape Source that is going up on West Nash Street collapsed Sunday night.

Wood framing collapsed …

Hunt FFA members participate in state event

The Hunt High School Future Farmers of America Chapter participated in the State FFA Agricultural Mechanics, Agricultural Tools and Materials, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Dairy Foods, Food Science, Job Interview, Nursery/Landscape, and Quiz Bowl …

Summer off to a fun start

As in years past, Daily Times readers are hitting the road for exciting summer trips and having fun in their own back yards.

Send us your favorite summer photo, and we’ll share it with our readers.

Photos can be e-mailed …

Tuesday’s Obituaries

Amy Rene Howell Little

STALEY — Amy Howell Little, 37, slipped into eternity Thursday, June 21, 2007, while vacationing with her family at Oak Island, N.C.

A memorial service will be celebrated at Forbis & Dick North …

Scott’s walk-off single leads Wilson to 6-5 win

By Michael Lindsay

Daily Times Staff Writer

Given the chance, Brandon Scott had a good feeling about stepping up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the winning-run at third. Rightly so, it turned out.

Vote for the Bulldogs

Here’s your chance to help Anthony Atkinson and Barton College win another award.

For their incredible victory in the NCAA Division II men’s basketball championship against Winona State (Minn.) University, the Bulldogs and Atkinson …

Tobs-Grizzlies Box Score

Tobs 6

Grizzlies 5



Kennedy ss 3 3 1 0 Scott 2b 4 1 3 3

Hobson lf 3 1 0 0 Floyd lf 3 0 0 0

Sosnoskie c 4 0 1 2 …

CPL standings


W L Pct. GB

WILSON 13 9 .591 —

Edenton 13 9 .591 —

Peninsula 12 10 .545 1

Outer Banks 10 12 .455 3

Petersburg 8 14 .364 5

Kidneys, heart can hurt each other

By Lauran Neergaard

AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON — Hearts and kidneys: If one’s diseased, better keep a close eye on the other.

Surprising new research shows kidney disease somehow speeds up heart disease …

Snack food makers are offering healthier treats

By Vinnee Tong

AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — America’s snack food makers are marketing smaller portion packs, using healthier fats and reducing sugar in some of the nation’s favorite potato chips and cookies.

Wounded soldiers require much care

EDITOR’S NOTE — More than 3,500 Americans have died in Iraq, but tens of thousands more are coming home, some tragically wounded. This week The Associated Press begins the first of an occasional series that looks at those who survived, the scars …

‘Most severely wounded’ soldier endures: blind, quadriplegic

By Marilyn Marchione

AP Medical Writer

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — He lies flat, unseeing eyes fixed on the ceiling, tubes and machines feeding him, breathing for him, keeping him alive. He cannot walk or talk, but he can grimace …

Entertainment Briefs

Parents of Lindsay Lohan battle out for divorce

MINEOLA, N.Y. — The parents of troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan are fighting in a Long Island court over visitation of their younger children.

Estranged father Michael Lohan …

Wilson Legion

By Michael Lindsay

Daily Times Staff Writer

SNOW HILL — The tail-whipping that Wilson Post 13 received the previous night may’ve been exactly what it needed.

Post 13 rebounded to pound non-conference host …

Wilson Parks and Recreation Information

For more information, please call the Recreation Department at 399-2266 and Reid Street Center at 399-2277.

Recreation Park

Community Center

Artrageous: Wednesdays from 4:15-5:45 p.m. For ages 6-12 at …

Mudcats-Smokies Box Score

Mudcats 2

Smokies (11 inn.) 1



Fuld rf 3 0 1 0 Miller cf 5 0 1 0

Salas 1b 2 0 0 0 Raburn lf 5 2 3 0

Cates 2b 5 …

Williams brothers capture fourth

Brothers Kent and John Williams assure they’ll never grow tired of winning the Wilson Country Club Member-Guest golf tournament.

“They all get a little better,” commented Kent Williams after he and his guest brother scorched the …