Music students get jazzed up

By Stephanie Creech | Daily Times Senior Writer

Kevin Torres likes the way his saxophone sounds.

The 11-year-old has been playing the instrument for two years and jumped at the chance to join the Sallie B. Howard School …

N.C. State’s O’Brien to speak at Boys & Girls Club Annual Dinner tonight

North Carolina State University head football coach Tom O’Brien will make an appearance in Wilson this evening at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Annual Dinner.

O’Brien, who just completed his first season as Wolfpack head …

Spell doing well at Ohio Christian

Rickshontae Spell, a former three-sport standout at Hunt High School, is making his mark in basketball at Ohio Christian University, a member of the National Christian Colleges Athletic Association.

Spell helped the Trailblazers to a …

‘Golden Platter’ performs downtown Saturday

A member of the legendary Platters as well local bluegrass musicians will perform the first two Saturday afternoons of Theater of the American South.

Milton Bullock, the “Golden Platter,” will take the stage this Saturday. Regular …

Grant helps festival offer family pricing

Theater of the American South will present Special Family Performances of the beloved play “Steel Magnolias” during the festival’s 2008 season.

Designed to make theater affordable for young families, the Special Family Performance …

Hunter, Varnell lead Barracudas

GOLDSBORO — The first meet of the long-course season went well for the Wilson Barracudas swim team at the Goldsboro YMCA Long-Course Invitational last weekend.

The Barracudas placed fourth out of eight teams in each of the male, …

Built motors to be permitted at SNRP

Military Appreciation Night is the theme Saturday night at Kenly’s Southern National Raceway Park, but drivers in the Limited Late Model division will also have something for which to be thankful.

This week’s 50-lap race marks the …

Thursday’s Area Calendar


High School

Varsity Girls Softball

NCHSAA 3-A playoffs, second round — Washington at C.B. Aycock, 6 p.m.; NCHSAA 2-A playoffs, second round — Greene Central at Pittsboro Northwood, 6 p.m.; …

Burlington Williams’ late goals end Fike’s season in third round

By Michael Lindsay | Daily Times Staff Writer

Burlington Williams turned the tables on the Fike High girls soccer team in the final minutes.

After the Lady Demons scored two goals in a minute during the first half, the …

Another Grantham takes over at Greene Central

By Tom Ham | Senior Staff Writer

SNOW HILL — Kenneth Grantham is coming home — and he’s bringing the option offense with him.

In a brief ceremony Wednesday afternoon, the 40-year-old Grantham was introduced as the …

High school refs not supposed to break up fights

By Michael Lindsay | Daily Times Staff Writer

The match officials involved in Saturday’s altercation during the Hunt High girls soccer playoff game were not supposed to intervene in the fight involving two players and a spectator, a …

Langley, Fike relays look for track titles

By Paul Durham | Sports Editor

More than 20 track and field athletes in The Wilson Daily Times readership area will compete at Friday’s N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A championship meet but only one knows what it’s like to …

NCHSAA 3-A Track Championship

Athletes from The Wilson Daily Times readership area who will compete in Friday’s N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A championship track and field meet at Irwin Belk Track on the campus of N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro.

Panthers place ninth in 1-A golf

BUIES CREEK — The North Johnston varsity boys golf team finished in ninth place Tuesday in the 11th annual N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A golf championships at Keith Hills Country Club.

The Panthers of the Carolina …

Mudcats lose game, series to Lookouts

ZEBULON — The Carolina Mudcats fell 6-2 to the Chattanooga Lookouts Wednesday in Five County Stadium before an afternoon crowd of 3,324 fans.

Carolina (21-19) fell seven games behind Huntsville (Ala.) in the Southern League’s North …

Mudcats-Lookouts box score

Lookouts 6

Mudcats 2



Cumbrlnd rf 4 2 2 0 Raynor lf 4 1 1 0

Anderson 2b 4 1 1 0 Maybin cf 4 0 0 0

Valaika ss …

Stars avoid sweep in Western finals

The Associated Press

DALLAS — Dallas finally went into the locker room with a lead in the Western Conference finals.

The Stars needed nearly 11 full periods, a debatable call that wiped out a Detroit goal and a favorable …

Home dominance continues

The Associated Press

BOSTON — Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 16 rebounds, Rajon Rondo added 20 points and 13 assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-89 on Wednesday night to move within a win of the Eastern …

Florida teams enjoying success early in season

The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — An Alligator Alley World Series?

Don’t laugh. The way the surprising Tampa Bay Rays and Florida Marlins are playing a quarter of the way through the season, almost anything …

Edwards the ‘top dog’ in Saturday’s All-Star race

The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE — With the help of a back-flipping dog, Humpy Wheeler made Carl Edwards the favorite to win the All-Star race by naming the acrobatic driver his pick to win Saturday night’s event.

Wheeler, …