Olson retires after 24 seasons at Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — Wanted: one coaching icon.

That’s what Arizona is looking for to replace Hall of Famer Lute Olson, who retired Thursday after 24 seasons with the Wildcats.

Athletic director Jim Livengood did not name a successor but said a …

Rays even Series 1-1

Shields, Tampa squeeze Philadelphia 4-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — James Shields walked slowly off the mound and doffed his cap to a cheering crowd, looking a little surprised that he’d been taken out.

No sweat — rookie reliever David Price and the rest of the Tampa Bay Rays were ready …

Bad 3rd for ‘Canes

Penguins score 4 in period, take 4-1 victory

PITTSBURGH — For more than 48 minutes, teenager Brandon Sutter’s first career goal looked as though it would be a winner for Carolina. With scorers like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins can turn a game around in only a few …

Lady Chargers move closer to another volleyball crown

SANFORD — Wilson Christian didn’t waste much time taking another step toward its fifth straight N.C. Christian School Association 3-A volleyball championship Thursday.

In the semifinals at Grace Christian Academy, the Lady Chargers, No. 1 seed …

AP High School Football Poll

RALEIGH — The Associated Press state high school football poll for North Carolina for the week of Oct. 22, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:


Junior Varsity Results

CBA gets conference win at Warriors’ expense

Antonio Applewhite rushed for 120 yards on 18 carries to lead the Charles B. Aycock football team in its 12-8 conquest of Hunt on Thursday.

Marques Bryant rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown while …

Greenfield hosting NCISAA boys soccer, girls tennis championships this weekend

Wilson again will be the site of N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association boys soccer championships and the 1-A girls tennis tournament this weekend.

The Greenfield boys soccer team earned a No. 1 seed in the 1-A tournament thanks to a …

Forest Hills beats Hawks in overtime

Joshua Joyner scored all three touchdowns for Forest Hills to lead the Bucks to an 18-12 overtime win against archrival Toisnot in middle school football action Thursday afternoon.

Joyner scored on a 10-yard run in overtime to give Forest Hills …

Week 9 looks to be another wet Friday night of high school football

With rain a definite in the weather forecast today, week 9 in the high school varsity football season is shaping up like many of its predecessors.

As of this morning, no games have been postponed so spectators should plan on bringing rain gear …

Defending champ Conley ousts Beddingfield in 3

GREENVILLE — In the end, D.H. Conley was just too much for the Beddingfield volleyball team.

The Lady Bruins fell victim to too much offensive prowess, too much defensive coverage by the Lady Vikings, and Beddingfield fell 25-13, 25-7, 25-15 in …

South Central ends Lady Warriors’ season

Despite a sterling effort, host Hunt High School couldn’t take the next step in its precedent-filled 2008 varsity volleyball season Thursday evening.

Appearing in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A playoffs for the …

Rodney King and Drew Pinsky talk ‘Celebrity Rehab’

LOS ANGELES — Rodney King is swigging a beer as he talks with TV’s “Dr. Drew” Pinsky.

“Every day I wake up with a beer is a good day,” he says as he drains the bottle.

King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police led to deadly rioting the …

Spielberg celebrates Douglas, foundation

LOS ANGELES — It was a starry night at the California Science Center as Steven Spielberg, Billy Crystal and Bette Midler celebrated Kirk Douglas and a foundation to preserve the memories of the Holocaust.

Douglas, 91, was honored Wednesday with …

Air Force creates new pilot programs for drones

WASHINGTON — Scrambling to meet commanders’ insatiable demands for unmanned aircraft, the Air Force is launching two new training programs, including an experimental one that would churn out up to 1,100 desperately needed pilots to fly the drones …

School Lunch Menus

Wilson County




Meatball sub or oven fried chicken w/roll, green beans, boiled potatoes, pears, milk


Chicken quesadilla or spaghetti w/breadstick, salad, lima beans, applesauce, milk …

Wyatt named School Nurse of the Year

Regina Wyatt of Wilson has been named the 2008 School Nurse of the Year by the School Nurse Association of North Carolina.

The award, which is presented annually, recognizes one school nurse who demonstrates excellence in school nurse practice …

Parker named nominee

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Schools Superintendent Anthony L. Parker is one of six nominees for the A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year award.

The winner will be announced during a ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Joseph S. …

Lucama Elementary selected as Real D.E.A.L. finalist

LUCAMA — Lucama Elementary School is one of 50 finalists in the 2008 Real D.E.A.L. School Awards.

Over the next few weeks, a selection team will evaluate the finalists and determine the state winners. The winning schools will be notified no …

Community News

Duplicate Bridge Winners

October 14 – North – South winners were Lynda Land and Marjorie Crisp, first; Sue Ann Blair and Agnes Cherry, second; Joyce Lamm and Richard Moore, third. East – West winners were George Henry and Mabel Gray Henry, …

Like owner, like cat

DURHAM, N.C. –Thirteen pounds may not sound like much. Some people use bowling balls heavier than that. A few women have babies that weigh 13 pounds.

But when it comes to cats, 13 pounds goes a long way.

Mona is a 13-pound cat owned by UNC …