Delta offers videos on dealing with in-air etiquette

By Daniel Yee

Associated Press Writer

ATLANTA — Volumes have been written about how to properly behave at weddings or which fork to use at fancy dinners.

But when it comes to dealing with the neighboring …

Violence linked to health care problems



First Off: My heart goes out to the families of Omaha, Neb., that had to endure the latest atrocity and act of violence within our society. I do not believe that there can be any real justification for such a heinous …

Race and politics — a volatile mix

Last week’s vote for Wilson mayor pro tempore fell along racial lines, and that’s unfortunate. It gives the impression that the city is racially at odds when, in fact, biracial cooperation marks much of civic life.

But it is …

N.C. books make great gifts

By D.G. Martin

North Carolina Columnist

About this time every year people ask me what books I would recommend for Christmas giving. I am glad to get the question because I try to keep up with our state’s books and authors …

Builders kill safety measure

By Chris Fitzsimon

N.C. Policy Watch

The Homebuilders Association had its way again this week with your state government, this time convincing the North Carolina Building Code Council to reject a plea by firefighters …

Students ‘don’t know much about history’

By Brian Grawburg

Community Columnist

Recently the school board announced that starting in 2008 schools would have Memorial Day off. While I applaud the decision, I suspect that for the vast majority of students it will …




Trouble in the Senate?

A political constant for years in Raleigh has been Democratic dominance of the state Senate. Maybe not so much now.

Marc Basnight’s hold on the Senate has relied on a …

Bulldogs have some work to do

By Paul Durham

Assistant Sports Editor

As the Barton College basketball teams head into their annual holiday break, now’s a good time to assess the men’s team and its chances to return to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight …

Clemens, Bonds, Tejada and Pettite among 85 named as steroid users in Mitchell Report

The Associated Press


NEW YORK — Page after page, Roger Clemens’ name was all over the Mitchell Report.

Count them, 82 times.

Barry Bonds showed up more often. So did Jose Canseco. Andy Pettitte, …

Today’s TV Sports



Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts


8 p.m. — NCAA Division I FCS, championship game, Delware vs. Appalachian State, at Chattanooga, Tenn. (ESPN2)

Area Calendar




High School Varsity

Boys Basketball

SW Edgecombe at North Edgecombe, 7:30 p.m.; Greene Central at Kinston, 7:30 p.m.; Lakewood at North Johnston, 7:30 p.m.; …

Barton softball signs Wade

By Brad Howell

Daily Times Staff Writer

There was never any doubt for Greene Central High softball standout Stacy Wade — she wanted to go to Barton College.

Barton was her educational preference and its …

Bryant in the mix at the Shrine Bowl

By Paul Durham

Assistant Sports Editor

It didn’t take Jim Bob Bryant long to figure out he wasn’t in Greene County anymore.

The Greene Central head coach is in Spartanburg, S.C., this week as a member of the …

Hornets sting NCSD

By Tom Ham

Sports Editor

Home in Barney Williamson Gymnasium continued to be the place of preference for the Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf varsity boys basketball team Thursday evening.

The Fighting …

ENCSD girls win

By Tom Ham

Sports Editor

This event evolved as a blend of basketball, track and tumbling that would have left Naismith cringing and flinching.

Describe the proceedings as observers may, but all that mattered …

SWE leads area on All-NEW 6 squads

By Michael Lindsay

Daily Times Staff Writer

Eighteen area players highlight the 3-A NEW 6 All-Conference football teams, as selected by the football coaches Wednesday in Rocky Mount.

SouthWest Edgecombe led …

Junior Varsity Results



Wilson Christian sinks Oakwood

GREENVILLE — Wilson Christian defeated Oakwood, 31-8, in girls basketball Thursday to improve to 2-6 on the season.

Morgan Lewis led the Lady Chargers with …

Conference Carolinas Standings




Conf. All

W L W L BARTON 3 0 6 3

Belmont Abbey 3 0 3 4

Mount Olive 2 1 5 1

Queens 2 1 3 2

Pfeiffer 2 1 4 3

Coker …

Black College Basketball Standings






Virginia Union 1 0 2 1

Eliz. City State 0 0 4 2

Virginia State 0 0 3 4

St. Paul’s 0 0 1 1

Simpson, McCullough head MEAC football list of postseason honorees



Morgan State running back Chad Simpson and Bethune-Cookman linebacker Ronnie McCullough earned the top individual awards as the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference unveiled its all-conference team and top honors last …