Johnston emergency officials get reports of Clayton area ‘boom’

Emergency responders in Johnston County this afternoon were receiving reports from callers in the Clayton area of a loud “boom” noise, according to officials.

Lee Barbee, fire chief for Clayton, said just before 8 p.m. today that officials have …

Heartbreak in Game 1

Mudcats unable to hold lead in 10-inning loss to Mississippi

ZEBULON — There were several firsts for the Carolina Mudcats 2008 postseason Monday night.

There was a runner thrown out at home, an unearned run, and runs surrendered by the bullpen, all of which led to another first — a loss.

After …

Southern League Championship Glance

All times EDT



Game 1

Mississippi 5, Carolina 4, 10 innings



Game 2

Mississippi at Carolina, 7:15 p.m.



Game 3

Carolina at Mississippi, 8:05 p.m. …

Stephanie Otteson takes next step on Duramed FUTURES tour

ALBANY, N.Y. — Wilson women’s professional golfer Stephanie Otteson finds herself just a step away from life on the LPGA Tour.

By deadlocking for the 63rd spot in last weekend’s ILOVENY Championship, Otteson secured her 16th position on the …

Lady Knights edge Village

Greene Central edges Edenton Holmes in doubles 5-4

The Greenfield girls tennis team barely defeated visiting non-conference Village Christian, winning two doubles matches then splitting singles in winning 5-4 on Monday.

No. 1 Anna Perry-Elizabeth Cobb won 8-5, and No. 3 Annie Nowell-Megan …

Warriors ready for rematch

Already, the date of Friday, Sept. 26, is being eagerly awaited.

That’s the Friday night that varsity football archrivals Fike and Hunt meet for the second time in 2008. The rematch is scheduled in Hunt’s stadium.

Last Thursday night at …

Lady Demons serve up sweep against E. Wayne

The Fike volleyball team swept visiting non-conference Eastern Wayne, 25-19, 25-14, on Monday.

Brittany Howell led the Lady Demons with six service points, including four aces, and four assists. Jennifer Clayton added six aces.

Fike will …

Area Leaders


(Minimum 10 rushes)

Name, school G Att. Yds. TDs Yds/Game

EJ Knight, NJ 3 82 490 5 163.3

Rashad Parker, Fike 2 33 314 4 157.0

Roger Evans, SWE 2 18 141 1 70.5

Clinton Whitley, SN 2 24 119 1 59.5

Chris …

Area Standings



Eastern Carolina Conference

Team Conf. All PS PA

Kinston 0 0 3 0 137 32

Beddingfield 0 0 2 1 81 10

E.Wayne 0 0 2 1 61 70

Hunt 0 0 1 2 56 72

S.Wayne 0 0 1 2 56 55

C.B.Aycock 0 0 0 2 28 61 …

Early goals down Lady Bulldogs in 4-0 loss at Lenoir-Rhyne

HICKORY –The Barton College women’s soccer team allowed three goals in the first five minutes, 16 seconds of Monday’s match to fall 3-0 at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

The Lady Bulldogs of the Conference Carolinas dropped to 1-2 overall, while the …

Rough day for Barton soccer teams

Bulldogs falter late in 5-1 loss to Wingate

Success, if it comes for the Barton College men’s soccer team this season, will deliver itself through some hard-earned lessons.

One such unit of instruction came Monday evening for the Bulldogs in a 5-1 loss to visiting Wingate University. …

ECU chancellor promises accountability in melee

GREENVILLE — The chancellor of East Carolina University says police officers who roughed up football fans as they ran onto the field after a victory last weekend will be held accountable.

Chancellor Steve Ballard said the university “will get …

Federer takes the fifth

Beats Murray in 3 sets for 5th straight US Open crown

NEW YORK — Roger Federer owns a dazzling array of shots, a keen court sense and a winning disposition.

He’s also got a pretty good set of ears. And he could hear what the tennis world was saying about him: At 27, his reign at the top was over. …

Palin invigorates Republican Party

Last week I had the opportunity to be on the floor at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. On Monday with Hurricane Gustav bearing down on the Gulf Coast, the RNC scheduled a three-hour abbreviated session for the assembled …

Council closer to decision on City Hall relocation

Wilson officials got their first look this morning at how a former Nash Street bank could be remade as City Hall.

Architect Jeff Brooks presented the Wilson City Council this morning with drawings of the former Carter Bank, 208 W. Nash St., …

Democrats urge supporters to spread the word this election

Democratic candidates asked Monday night for their friends and supporters in Wilson County to work their phone and e-mail lists for the next two months.

“We need to do more than tell people who we’re voting for; we need to tell them why,” said …


An article in Monday’s paper about a possible arson in Wilson had the incorrect date for another building fire that occurred last month on Lee Street. The Lee Street fire occurred on Aug. 7. The Daily Times regrets the error.

Town Talk


Sharpsburg commissioners have voted to amend the town’s charter to implement four-year staggered terms for the town board and mayor.

The changes will take place starting with next year’s municipal elections.

For the 2009 …

Boil water notice ends in Saratoga

SARATOGA — Residents found letters in their doors Monday afternoon telling them they no longer have to boil their water.

Greg Vital, environmental engineer of the state Division of Environmental Health in Raleigh, said that the water is …

Rural Internet access focus of e-NC Authority summit

TARBORO — Florine Bell says she feels that though they still have a long way to go, the United States and North Carolina should be ahead of other countries when it comes to providing broadband Internet access to its residents.

But Bell, a …