Leeper slugs two homers, Wilson blanks Blowfish 10-0

Tobs drink up thirsty Thursday

“Thirsty Thursday” continues to bring out huge crowds as well as bringing out the best in the Wilson Tobs.

Before a turnout of nearly 3,000 in Fleming Stadium on Thursday evening, the Tobs thumped South Division rival Columbia (S.C.), 10-0, in a …

More Wilson Times feedback

Finally, I thought I was the only one.

I have been reading the Wilson ‘Daily’ Times since I was a child; my parents were subscribers for years. I have been a subscriber all of my adult life. I’m now fifty-three and my husband and I have thought …

Keep the feedback coming

First, I would like to thank Debbie Rowe Long for her letter to the editor about our recent changes. It shows that she cares, and I am greatly appreciative of that.

I am grateful for all our loyal advertisers and readers who have cared enough to …

Some feedback for the new Wilson Times

How about some feedback on the new Wilson Times? I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!

What appeared, at first, to be a mock USA Today turns out to be a very watered down version of the Associated Press, a few days later than what we had grown …

Spending for central services is too much

A recent copy of The Times included a front page article on the necessity and misunderstood nature of the central office, or central services of the Wilson County school system.

Almost comical was our superintendent’s effort to justify the …

N.C. Democrats hit the rewind button

RALEIGH — So after weeks of costly negotiations in Raleigh between House and Senate leaders, the Democratic majority of the General Assembly has finally struck a deal — to jack up sales and income tax rates on North Carolinians by more than $1 …

Community Christian School Honor Rolls

Community Christian School has released its honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2008-09 school year.

9th grade

A Honor Roll

Victoria Bissette, Tyler Evans, Skylar Godwin, Ryan Mitchell, Kristin Weaver, Alexa Zolman;

B …

Beddingfield High School Honor Rolls

Beddingfield High School has announced its honor rolls for the 6th six weeks of the 2008-09 school year:

9th grade

Principal’s List

Nathan Boykin, Adrian Chavez, Mark Knight, Morgan Mcaden, Devin Messer, Schyler Talton, Ashley …

Mariners get 8th win in 10 games

Mariners 2, Tigers 1

DETROIT — Jarrod Washburn pitched seven scoreless innings for Seattle.

Washburn (8-6) allowed two hits and two walks as the Mariners won for the eighth time in 10 games. He is 5-1 with a 1.81 ERA in his last seven …

Community Christian School Awards

Community Christian School has announced the recipients of various awards given at the school’s year-end ceremonies. The following awards were earned by the noted student(s).

* Valedictorian — Daniel Gregory Mercer;

* Salutatorian — …

Armstrong to third after Tour time trial

ANNECY, France — Lance Armstrong finds himself in unfamiliar territory at this Tour de France — fighting to remain among the top three riders.

Accustomed to dominating his way to victory, the seven-time Tour winner had to settle for a …

Few spots open, but US players say camp is worth it

LAS VEGAS — More than 20 players agreed to come to USA Basketball’s minicamp this week, and most of them will be home next summer when it’s time to play games.

The big names could come back then and reclaim their roster spots. Even so, the …

Peach season is now in full bloom

North Carolina’s peach season runs from the end of May through September.

More than 70 different varieties are grown in the state, some bearing names of towns in North Carolina’s peach-growing belt — Biscoe, Candor, Troy and Ellerbe. …

Tobs help raise funds for Mental Health Association

The country’s financial woes have hit every segment of our economy, including the nonprofit sector, and those groups are having to scramble to fill in the holes created in their budgets.

One local group, The Mental Health Association in Wilson …

More charges filed in meth lab bust

An additional person was arrested in connection with the discovery of a meth lab at 7314 Rock Ridge Sims Road Wednesday.

Wilson County Sheriff Wayne Gay said Jeremy Jay Nordan, 24, was arrested and charged Thursday with felony manufacturing …

Gasoline prices in the area


Cruizers – 3601 U.S. 264 W. — $2.29

Kangaroo Express – 2877 Ward Blvd. — $2.28

Sheetz – 2835 Forest Hills Road — $2.35


Elm City Friendly Mart – 616 E. Main St. — $2.39


Eureka Mini …

Take action against damaging grubs

You may have noticed Japanese beetles eating on ornamental plants, but what you may not realize is now is the time of year to take action against the white grubs that feed on grass roots.

Heavily infested turf wilts or dies, often leaving the …

Minimum wage jumps up

Base wage hike adds a challenge to doing business, employers say

It’s only a small increase, but Walter Adkins says it will help.

Adkins, 22, an employee at the Andy’s at the Wilson Mall since the start of summer, has been helping to pay for the rent, bills and a baby on the way on $6.55 an hour. But starting …

Dew new Stantonsburg council member

STANTONSBURG — The town of Stantonsburg has a new council member, the Rev. Powell Dew.

Dew will fill the vacant position left by Tommy Darden, who was voted out of office in April.

The four council members were tied two for Dew, two …

I-795 redo will start this fall

Repairing, repaving will cost $13 million

The $13 million job to repair and repave Interstate 795, which is crumbling less than three years after it was finished, should start this fall and last through the winter.

The State Department of Transportation plans to replace 1.5 inches of …