Educator’s memory honored

Scholarship established by brother

Mary Hadge Roberson’s lessons are still influencing the lives of her students through writing in their professional work, reading choices in their personal lives, and through the joy of introducing timeless classics to their children and …

Dealer receives 15-year sentence

A 27-year-old Wilson man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for selling crack cocaine.

Christian Tobiah Murray pleaded guilty on Sept. 9 to conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack …

Maybe snow, maybe not

Early risers may or may not be greeted by a white-blanketed landscape today. The forecast of snow for Wilson and the coastal plain remained wait-and-see right down to the wire.

According to the National Weather Service, the best chance of snow …

Bruins sit atop Wilson County

High School Hoops Notebook

Boys and girls teams from Hunt High and Fike will battle on the basketball court at least twice more this season but, regardless, Beddingfield’s teams can proclaim themselves as 2009-10 Wilson County champions.

With the Bruins and Lady Bruins …

Barton falters against Queens

CHARLOTTE — After rallying from nine points down in the second half, Barton College team lapsed down the stretch and fell 74-72 to host Queens University of Charlotte in Conference Carolinas women’s basketball.

Senior guard Esty Flores led the …

Bulldogs ready to heat up

Barton golfers eye the ultimate prize

Even as winter tightens its icy grip, in less than a month the Barton College men’s golf team will resume a quest for which it provided itself ample momentum last fall.

The Bulldogs won the last two of their three fall tournaments and took third …

MS girls: WCA wallops Greenville Christian

The Wilson Christian girls basketball crushed visiting Greenville Christian 57-17 on Thursday to remain undefeated.

The Lady Chargers, who were led by Rachel Renfrow (nine points) and Alex Parker and Abigail Tippett (eight points each), improved …

MS boys: Bucks top Speight

The Forest Hills boys basketball team rolled past visiting Speight 41-20 on Thursday.

Dwanya Sutton scored 19 points and Darrion Ballard followed with six to lead the Bucks (4-1).

Forest Hills plays again Monday at home against Springfield.

MS girls: Forest Hills romps

The Forest Hills girls cruised to a 41-20 win against visiting Speight on Thursday.

Brionna Pate scored 24 points while Megan Coleman added six to lead the Bucks (5-0), which led 20-10 at halftime.

Alexis Jones led Speight with six points. …

MS boys: Strong second half lifts Chargers

Thanks to a second-half defensive adjustment, the Wilson Christian boys basketball surged past visiting Greenville Christian 28-22 on Thursday.

Malik Taybron scored 10 points to lead the Chargers, who trailed 18-11 at halftime but switched to a …

Bulldogs hold off Royals

CHARLOTTE — Barton College had to hold its breath during the final minutes, but eventually it could let loose a sigh of relief in a 99-97 conference win against host Queens University of Charlotte.

The Bulldogs built a 13-point lead midway …

Fike, Hunt battle for second in Conference Cup standings

Although trailing front-running Rocky Mount, archrivals Fike and Hunt are separated by a mere half point after 3-A Big East Conference fall sports competition in the Wachovia Conference Cup standings.

Charles B. Aycock is behind first-place …

WCC to host NCAA Div. II super regional

The last time Wilson Country Club hosted an NCAA Division II golf super regional tournament in 2004, the Barton College men’s golf team used it as a springboard to reach the national tournament.

The Bulldogs are hoping for the same success in …

Something To Do, January 8


HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.: Featuring the photographs of Burk Uzzle. Continues through Feb. 6 at the Wilson Arts Center. Opening reception is Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through …

Marketplace features quilters, fiber artists

SANFORD — The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace is Friday and Saturday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. Admission is $4.

The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace features …

N.C. can learn from Indiana

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s health plan for state employees and teachers is in dire straits.

In recent years, costs have run hundreds of millions of dollar above projections, leading to premium hikes and benefit reductions. Because the state …

Creature cruelty

81 warrants issued after animals rescued from mud

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has obtained warrants on a man they say housed undomesticated animals in extreme conditions on his property.

Deputy Randy Hawkins with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Division said that 81 …

Grease sparks fire at Beacon Point

Unattended cooking caused a kitchen fire at Beacon Point Apartments Wednesday night.

Battalion Commander Mike Brown with Wilson Fire/Rescue Services said the occupant, Tamika Barnes of 1901 C-3 Lenoir Drive, left a pot of grease on the stove …

In 2010, flat means up

The year ahead will continue to show signs of economic recovery as the worst of the recession is over, a business school dean told Wilson leaders Thursday.

All economic indicators, from the housing market to unemployment rates to retail sales, …