Father’s Day celebrated


Sunday we will celebrate Father-Men’s Day at Johnson Chapel Baptist Church, Elm City. June is the month set aside to celebrate Father’s Day and recognizes manhood. The idea of Father’s Day in America came when a woman wanted to honor …

Parents face murder charges

MACCLESFIELD — A couple that allegedly punished their disobedient 13-year-old son by tying him to a tree for two nights was charged Friday in his death.

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brice Brian McMillan, 41, and Sandra …

Bluebirds and table manners

Once baby birds leave the nest, their parents (mostly moms) teach them to find their food and feed themselves; this after weeks in a cozy nest and simply opening a beak and having something yummy (?) plopped inside — gulp — and breakfast, lunch or …

Remember food safety this Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day weekend, but no matter what summer holiday it is, Dad is usually the one in charge of the grill.

Even as he fires up the grill, however, the Wilson County Health Department wants to remind folks that food safety has to be a …

Youth soccer is about to be served

Wilson, are you ready for some soccer?

There will be plenty of it at the J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex this week as the U.S. Youth Soccer Association Region III Championships hit town. The massive tournament, involving more than 3,000 …


A story about the county budget in Friday’s paper said the county’s reserves were at 5 percent of the total budget, which was less than the 8 percent recommended by the state to be held for emergencies. It should have said the county had 5 percent …

Grant helps clinic provide care for migrant workers

Scores of migrant workers come to Wilson County and eastern North Carolina during the summer for seasonal work in the cucumber, sweet potato and tobacco fields.

And every summer for the last six years, the staff at Carolina Family Health Centers …

County planning board meets Monday

Wilson County Planning Board members will consider three subdivision plats and changing the name of a road Monday.

The board meets at 7:30 p.m. in commissioners chambers at the Miller Road Building.

Board members will consider 25 lots for …

Saturday’s Obituaries

Graham “Bay” Woodard

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Graham “Bay” Woodard, 76, died Monday at his residence, after a long illness. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. C.B. Croskery at 1 p.m. today, June 14, at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Montgomery, …

City officials report stolen money

Wilson police are investigating a report of fraud involving $80,000 in stolen cash at the Wilson Operations Center.

According to a police report released Friday, officers responded to a report filed by Dathan Shows, the city of Wilson’s director …

Wilson has lowest tax rate in area

Wilson City Council’s tradition of avoiding property tax increases for the last decade may play a role in the city having the lowest tax rate for similar cities in the area.

The city of Wilson’s 51.5 cents per $100 in property valuation is lower …

Post 13 erupts for 8 in 9th to beat Kerr Lake

MOORESVILLE — The American Legion Post 13 baseball team scored eight runs in the top of the ninth to beat host Kerr-Lake 13-6 in non-conference play Friday night.

Down 6-5 heading in, Post 13 got rolling when Zach Moore led off with a single, …

Tobs – RedWolves Box Score

RedWolves 12

Tobs 1



Hogan cf 4 0 2 1 Walczak cf-rf 5 1 2 3

Elkins ss 2 0 1 0 Guerra dh 5 0 0 0

Parks rf 3 0 1 0 Walker lf 3 1 3 0

Henderson c 3 0 0 0 Cameron lf 1 0 0 0 …

Tobs’ win streak halted in S.C.

FLORENCE, S.C. — Just 24 hours earlier, the Wilson Tobs knocked off the Florence RedWolves in the friendly confines of Fleming Stadium.

It was a completely different story Friday night however, as the RedWolves blew out the Tobs 12-1 in Coastal …

ACC looks to end CWS title drought

OMAHA, Neb. — It’s been 53 years since the Atlantic Coast Conference won a national championship in baseball. The drought could soon be over.

ACC members Miami, North Carolina and Florida State are among the top four seeds at the College World …

Comeback of Barton’s Parker a gratifying story

About all left from 2007-08 Barton College athletics is the memories.

The year was not one in which the Bulldogs distinguished themselves overall — as a ninth-place finish in Joby Hawn Cup competition reflects.

The Hawn Cup is symbolic of …

Heritage gets Italian eatery

Two new restaurants are coming to Heritage Crossing shopping center.

Anthony’s Ristorante is upfitting a space at the corner of the strip center that has Starbuck’s at the other front corner.

At the strip center that contains Hibachi 101, …

Company celebrates 10th anniversary here

The Oxygen Sensor Business Unit of Standard Motor Products celebrated its 10-year anniversary in Wilson on Thursday, June 5.

The celebration included a catered luncheon, presentation of 10-year service pens and remarks from Larry Sills, chairman …

Mudcats – Barons Box Score

Mudcats 5

Barons 2



Nanita cf 4 0 0 0 Raynor rf-lf 4 1 1 1

Mercedes 2b 4 1 2 0 Maybin cf 4 0 0 0

Castillo 3b 3 1 1 1 Wllnghm lf 2 0 0 0

Colina 1b 4 0 0 0 Harvey rf 1 0 0 0 …

Mudcats sharp in win against Barons

ZEBULON — Fans were treated to a spectacular fireworks show at Five County Stadium after Friday night’s Double-A Southern League baseball game, but the product on the field wasn’t half bad either.

The Carolina Mudcats put on a pitching clinic …