Wilson student to find out today if she advances in national spelling bee

By Stephanie Creech | Staff Writer

Katharine Bailey of Wilson will find out shortly before noon today if she will be among the students advancing to the Quarterfinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

New Imaging company to open on Wellington

By Janet Conner-Knox | Daily Times Staff Writer

Wilson doctors and residents will soon have a second option for radiology services in town.

Wilson Imaging Center, which plans to open next month, will offer MRI, …

Thursday’s Obituaries

George Alton Batts

Nov. 24, 1928 — May 27, 2008

ZEBULON — George Alton Batts, 79, of 1116 Old Bunn Road (formerly of 4606 White Oak Loop, Wilson), died Tuesday, May 27, 2008.

Graveside services will be …

‘Sex and the City: The Movie’ satisfies fans

By Christy Lemire | The Associated Press

(“Sex and the City” New Line Cinema – R)

The clothes! The shoes! The magical depiction of Manhattan and the promise of finally finding true romance!

It’s like porn …

‘Farmer Wants a Wife’ brings ratings to CW

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The glossy, big-city world of “Gossip Girls” is far afield of the modest, small-town doings of “Farmer Wants a Wife.”

Logic dictates that the ratings gap between the two CW shows — the …

Entertainment Briefs

The Associated Press

Judge approves Madonna’s adoption

LILONGWE, Malawi — A judge on Wednesday approved Madonna’s adoption of a Malawian boy she met in an orphanage in 2006.

“It’s now official, David is …

Magnolias take center stage

The magnolia, an icon of Southern culture, will be featured in the final weekend of the 2008 season of Theater of the American South.

F. Todd Lasseigne, a leading Southern horticulturalist, will present “Magnolias: Southern Garden …

Busy music weekend on tap in Fountain

FOUNTAIN — The Ohio-based Licking County Hot Lix kicks off a four-day weekend of live music at Fountain General store with a concert of traditional bluegrass tonight.

The internationally renowned local artist Lightnin’ Wells presents …

Beach music returns

The weather’s warming up just in time for some beach music.

On June 7, the Wilson Tobs, along with Bobby Murray Toyota of Rocky Mount and The Wilson Daily Times, will host the second Steve Hardy’s Original Beach Party at Fleming …

New Library Books

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library.



Seven-day checkout. A book may be renewed one time unless there is a reserve on it, in which case it cannot be …

New artwork at aquarium

KURE BEACH — Artwork by Kristin Gibson now graces the lobby of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Two pieces, “Into the Aquarium I” and “Into the Aquarium II” feature aquatic life, including sting rays and turtles. Both are made of wax and dye on …

Something To Do


WILSON ARTS CENTER: “Now and Zen: The Mind’s Eye Takes Flight” featuring Frank Dunn. May 8-July 5. Also exhibiting are Promila Sen, representing the Wilson Active Artists in Lowe Gallery, and Greenfield School in Cooke Gallery. …

Chorale will be singin’ and swingin’

The Wilson Chorale is ready for its next venture. “Singin’ ‘N Swingin'” is June 6 at 8 p.m. in the Boykin Center.

The group is appearing for the first time under new director Rita Bennett, who has secured the Starlight Dance Band to …

Mudcats smoke Tennessee

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — On the mound and at the plate, the Double-A professional baseball Carolina Mudcats combined Wednesday to end their three-game losing streak with an 8-1 win against the Tennessee Smokies in Smokies Park.

Daniel …

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Haas-CNC cited for tampering

The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE– NASCAR handed down its most severe penalties yet concerning alterations to its new car Wednesday, when the crew chiefs and car chiefs for Scott Riggs and Johnny Sauter were suspended six races apiece …

Crew members penalized for post-race incident

The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE — Three members of Brad Keselowski’s team, including crew chief Tony Eury Sr., were penalized Wednesday for participating in post-race altercation with Denny Hamlin’s crew on pit road at Lowe’s Motor …

Ochoa out of Ginn Tribute

The Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Annika Sorenstam’s LPGA tournament is set to start — despite missing a little star power.

Lorena Ochoa announced she was withdrawing Wednesday to be with an uncle who had …

Venus cruises at French

The Associated Press

PARIS — Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic reached the third round at the French Open on Thursday, one easing through her match and the other playing through pain.

The eighth-seeded Williams used a …

U.S. bends to Beckham

The Associated Press

WEMBLEY, England — David Beckham and England showed the United States how far it has to go if it wants to join soccer’s elite.

Beckham’s trademark curling free kick to John Terry set up the go-ahead …