Money drives steroid abuse

Keith Barnes

Daily Times Photojournalist

Now that the news of the Mitchell Report has settled in that large numbers of major league baseball players may have “allegedly” used illegal anabolic steroids over the past few …

Tobs will continue LSU connection, sign 2 for ’08



After last season’s success with Jason Lewis, who put up solid numbers despite a shortened summer due to a back injury, Wilson Tobs head coach Jeff Steele and general manager Ben Jones decided to double up on …

Area basketball notebook: Teamwork brings about Demons’ undefeated start

By Tom Ham

Sports Editor

One likely returning starter defected across town.

Another headed elsewhere.

Still another failed to qualify academically. Graduation also took a toll.

ENCSD quartet earns All-America acclaim

By Tom Ham

Sports Editor

Interview Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf football players and, somewhere during the course of the conversation, they will mention their desire to be like teammate James Brown.

From …

Unselfish Skeen leads Wake Forest past South Florida

The Associated Press


WINSTON-SALEM — Jamie Skeen doesn’t want to shoot too often, lest his Wake Forest teammates view him as a ball hog. The way coach Dino Gaudio sees it, the sophomore forward has it all backward.

Wilson back in CPL South



With the New Bern RiverRats out, the Wilson Tobs are back in.

The 2008 Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball season will open with Wilson back in the South Division

The league …

No. 1 Heels get past Nicholls State, 88-78

By Brad Howell

Daily Times Staff Writer

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina never had a reason to panic, but it’s safe to say the Tar Heels never quite felt comfortable either in dispatching Nicholls State, 88-78 in the Dean …

Thursday’s area calendar




High School Varsity

Boys Basketball

Greenfield Christmas Tournament — Calvary Baptist vs. Trinity Christian, 3 p.m., Village Christian vs. Kerr-Vance, 4:30 p.m., …

Thursday’s TV sports



Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts


9 p.m. — Welterweights, Joshua Clottey (32-2-0) vs. Shamone Alvarez (19-0-0); heavyweights, Tye Fields (38-1-0) vs. Chris Koval (24-3-0), …

Local Brief



Hurricanes need players

Players are needed for the Wayne County Hurricanes ages 8-under softball team.

Prospective players are encouraged to telephone Jerry Forbis at (919) …