Mudcats, Braves split weekend pair

PEARL, Miss. — The Carolina Mudcats split two weekend Double-A Southern League games with the Mississippi Braves, winning 10-3 on Saturday and losing 7-4 on Sunday.

Chris Heisey first-inning home run Sunday against future Hall of Famer Tom …

CBA blows past East Carteret 11-1 in Whitfield Invitational tourney opener

KINSTON — The Charles B. Aycock varsity baseball team made short work of East Carteret in the first round of the George Whitefield Invitational tournament Saturday afternoon in Grainger Stadium.

The 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference Golden …

Pirates lose series finale 5-4 to top-ranked Rice

GREENVILLE — East Carolina dropped the series finale 5-4 to top-ranked Rice in a Conference USA baseball showdown at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Sunday.

The Pirates (26-9 overall, 9-3 CUSA), ranked No. 21 by Rivals.com, dropped into a tie for …

Barton tennis falls against ECU

GREENVILLE — The Barton College men’s and women’s tennis teams were swept by Division-I East Carolina in both teams’ regular-season finale Saturday.

The Bulldogs lost 4-0 while the Lady Bulldogs fell 7-0. The Barton men dropped to 7-9 overall …

Bulldogs eye second win of season

The Barton College golf team takes a No. 22 national ranking in this week’s Golfstat Division II poll into its final regular-season tournament.

The Bulldogs will tee it up today in the 36-hole Independent Collegiate Invitational at the Etowah …

N.C. Wesleyan captures USA South title

WINCHESTER, Va. — The N.C. Wesleyan College baseball team won the USA South Conference regular-season championship with doubleheader split Saturday at No. 20-ranked Shenandoah University.

The Battling Bishops (20-15) went 8-4 in conference play …

HR Derby, fireworks to launch Conference Carolinas tournament

Fireworks, figuratively and literally, will launch the 2009 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament Wednesday in Fleming Stadium with the Home Run Derby and Fanfest and pyrotechnics show, presented by the Wilson Tobs summer collegiate baseball team …

Bulldogs settle for third place

Barton wins 1 of 2 Saturday at Erskine

DUE WEST, S.C. — The Barton College baseball team faced a tough task this weekend — sweeping host Erskine College — if it wanted to finish second in the Conference Carolinas standings.

After winning Friday’s opener in the three-game series, …

What led up to a bailout nation

RALEIGH – Back in the fall, when conservatives and a few lonely liberals tried to stop the first in a series of massive federal bailouts of the financial-services and auto industries, one of their best arguments was that it would prove extremely …

Why not have a blank budget bill?

RALEIGH — Every year, North Carolina legislators file at least a few dozen blank bills.

The bills are placeholders, with a title and little else. They allow a legislator to insert some proposed policy change at a later date. Often, legislators …

Caste system: alive and well in Senate

The North Carolina State Senate proclaimed a budget last week and the process resembled the way a caste system operates.

At the top you have a handful of “those who know what is best.” In India, they are called the Brahmins. They breathe …

WCC concert to benefit scholarships

WCC concert to benefit scholarships

The Oak Grove Boys will hold a concert Friday at 7 p.m. at DelMastro Auditorium on the campus of Wilson Community College to raise money for student scholarships at the college.

Tickets are $10 each and …

Motorcycle club hosts Easter event for youth

The Queens of the South turned into the Easter Bunny for more than 50 children Saturday as they hosted an Easter event for community youth at Lane Street Park.

The Queens, a local motorcycle and social club, offered face painting, music, a hot …

Organizer puts together meeting for neighborhoods

Many people complain about things going on in their neighborhoods, but few step up to do anything about it.

Zette McArn is not one of those people.

McArn, who lives in Wilson’s Glenwood Hills-Valleydale Estates neighborhood, has organized a …

School reassignment applications for 2009-2010 being considered

The annual application period to request student reassignment in Wilson County Schools for the 2009-2010 school year began April 1 and runs through 5 p.m. Monday, June 1.

Applications are available at the Central Office and individual schools. …

Officer gets ready for 2nd tour

WPD officers join service

The first time he was deployed to Iraq, he went as a young Marine just out of high school. Now he will return to active duty as a National Guard Reservist and a civilian police officer.

Jamie Glover, who will celebrate his 25th birthday …

Friends, family help rebuild home

Board by board, Alice Liles’ friends, family and neighbors have begun to rebuild her peace of mind.

Friday, they tore down a temporary barrier that had acted as her living room wall and framed a new, permanent, wall. After months of darkness, …

Public housing administrator has unique perspective

Success is funny.

When some people reach their goals in life, they tend to forget where they came from.

Not Rossalyn Farmer.

Farmer grew up in Wilson and lived in public housing at Whitfield Homes. In reality, she never left.

“There …

Harris anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Harris celebrated their one year anniversary March 31.

The couple has three children. Mrs. Harris is the former Victoria Anderson.

Cox- Rice

Tim and Susan Rice of Clayton announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Bridget Rice, to Justin Alexander Cox of Wilson, son of George and Judy Cox of Wilson. A destination wedding is planned for October 2009.