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Corn dog nuggets or beef dippers w/roll, baked beans, boiled potatoes, juice, milk


Chicken nuggets w/roll or BBQ ribs on bun, sweet potato souffle, peas, peaches, milk


Seafood platter …

What’s that gooey stuff on my peach tree?

Question: I have gooey stuff coming out of the trunk of my peach tree. Can I do anything about this?

Answer: Now is the time when peach tree borers are being noticed. As this borer does its thing, sap may ooze out of the holes causing the …

Ready to rumble

Rams, Falcons on the road while Panthers open at home tonight

A year usually makes a huge difference.

Since last August, Charles B. Aycock High head football coach Randy Pinkowski has reversed his thinking in regards to a preferable season-opening situation.

In that span, Greene Central is under the …

No baseball gold medal for USA

Cuba's 10-2 win sends America to bronze medal game

BEIJING — The U.S. baseball team will find no gold in Beijing. And Cuba is back in a place it knows so well — playing for another Olympic title.

Alexei Bell hit a three-run homer in the eighth to put the punctuation mark on the Cubans’ 10-2 …

Bolt strikes again

Jamaican sets WR in 200; US wins beach volleyball

BEIJING — Move over, Michael. Make way for Usain.

The Beijing Olympics will no longer be remembered only for what Michael Phelps did in the pool. Usain Bolt made sure of it on the track Wednesday night.

Already the champion at 100 meters, …

Warrick, Lady Demons win opener against Hunt

Area Roundup

Behind a strong performance by Mallory Warrick, the Fike girls golf team rolled 273-296 against county rival Hunt on Thursday.

Warrick shot a round of 37-38–75, including a birdie on the par-3 No. 5 hole, to win medalist.

Kriston Hayes (97) …

Junior Varsity Roundup

Hunt clips Ladybirds

The Hunt volleyball team defeated visiting non-conference Southern Nash, 25-12, 25-14, on Thursday.

The Lady Warriors, of the 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference, improved to 3-0, as Sloan Lyndon highlighted the win with 2 …

Sportsmanship is still the No. 1 rule

High School Football Notebook

Attention, North Carolina high school football players.

Don’t be planning in touchdown celebrations during the 2008 season,

Needlessly diving into the end zone or showboating will result in a seat on the bench or being forced to stand along …

Football, The Brittany kick off tonight

Two of the area’s biggest events kick off today: high school football and The Brittany Willis Memorial Scholarship Soccer Showcase.

All three Wilson County teams kick off their regular season against non-conference opponents, following a long …

Education Briefs

Allen receives Transfer Scholarship

Tammie Bass Allen of Lucama, a transfer students from Nash Community College, is the recipient of a Transfer High Honors Scholarship at Barton College.

The renewable scholarship will cover $3,000 of …

Local student receives Barton scholarship

Jerry Cody Welborn of Elm City is the recipient of the John J. Harper Scholarship at Barton College. The renewable scholarship will cover $3,000 of tuition for the freshman year.

Welborn is a graduate of Fike High School in Wilson. He is the son …

Bonuses expected for schools making academic growth

Staff at 17 schools within Wilson County Schools will be receiving bonuses from the state for the academic growth their students made last school year.

Based on the state’s ABCs of Public Education accountability standards, a total of 14 schools …

Wilson County Schools featured in magazine

"SASCOM" is produced by SAS

Wilson County Schools is featured in the latest edition of “SASCOM,” a magazine produced by SAS, a computer software company in Cary.

Information about the district is included in a story, “Straight A’s for schools,” which is about the SAS …

Wilson County schools celebrates opening week

Caleb Newsome found all of the pep talks, extra help and questions his fifth-grade teacher, Valerie Norville, at Lee Woodard Elementary School in Black Creek gave him and other students very helpful.

Even as an elementary school student, Newsome …

Entertainment Briefs


MIAMI — Matt Damon’s wife, Luciana, gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday, his spokeswoman said.

The baby’s name is Gia Zavala Damon, spokeswoman Jennifer Allen told The Associated Press, adding: …

Crow aims to upload voters with download

LOS ANGELES — Sheryl Crow wants your vote — and figures she can get it for a song.

The Grammy Award-winning singer is offering a free download of her politically charged tune “Gasoline” to anyone who logs onto the Rock the Vote Web site or …

Why don’t TV stars like to watch television?

NEW YORK — Stage actors love theater. Film actors see movies. Musicians dig concerts by their fellow musicians. But TV performers just don’t seem to catch much TV, according to an unofficial survey spanning years of interviews I’ve had with them. …

Club Directory

Active Artists Association: This group, formed to encourage art and artists, meets the second Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m., January-May and September-December, on the third floor of the Arts Council building. An ongoing exhibit and sale of …

Community News

Tractor show

Duke Memorial Baptist Church: Sponsoring the 8th annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine Show Sept. 5-6. Special events include a parade of cars and tractors, music and entertainment, events for children, craft …

City Hall doesn’t need to move

When the city of Wilson bought the former Carter Bank building, 208 W. Nash St., last year, it seemed like a good idea. The city was ramping up its Greenlight fiber-optic system and needed a customer-friendly environment for greeting potential …