Warriors hold off Ladybirds in OT

The Hunt girls basketball team nearly let the game slip away from it. But, down the stretch, the Warriors buckled down and got the job done.

After Southern Nash erased a 10-point second-half deficit, Hunt scored all six of the points in the …

Residents charged up over utility bills

Customers turn to NAACP, other groups over utility bills

Robert W. Simmons and his wife live on pins and needles because they never know how much the electric bill will be each month.

“I do everything to conserve,” Simmons said. “The heat is off during the day. We cut off every appliance we can. We …

Bruins survive upset bid

Beddingfield eludes Rams 62-61 in overtime

SNOW HILL — Now, the Beddingfield High varsity boys basketball team knows what to expect in its inaugural appearance in the 2-A Eastern Plains Conferenced tournament.

The No. 2-seeded Bruins, who shifted from 3-A to 2-A this season, needed a …

Cougars fall to Jags in EPC first round

Area roundup

PINETOPS — The circumstances were right for an upset win for the SouthWest Edgecombe varsity boys basketball team in the first round of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference tournament Tuesday night.

Despite their No. 7 seed, the Cougars hosted No. …

Rams breeze into semis

SNOW HILL — The Greene Central High varsity girls basketball team demonstrated on its court Tuesday night its intent of improving upon the best season in the three-year tenure of head coach Tonya Winfield.

Seeded No. 2, the Rams breezed past …

Don’t disarm honest citizens during emergencies

The Stokes County town of King, northwest of Greensboro, recently made headlines after the mayor declared a weather-related “State of Emergency.” Under the emergency, all possession of firearms off one’s premises was prohibited. This power was given …

Accident was bad enough, now this

I was recently involved in a motor vehicle accident in which I was not at fault. This is the second accident that I have had the misfortune to be in within the last two months. As a result of these incidents, my mailbox has been flooded with legal …

People can learn a lot from island living

“She lived on this island for 77 years and never left, not even for a day,” Alton Ballance told us about a woman who spent her entire life on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.

Except for the small village of Ocracoke, the entire 8-mile-long …

Barton’s Meekins named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week

Barton College junior Hunter Meekins earned the Conference Carolinas baseball Pitcher of the Week honor for week 2 of the season, the league announced Tuesday.

Meekins, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-hander from Manteo, struck out 12 Pfeiffer …

Barton softball opener delayed again

Barton College’s softball home opener, postponed twice already, was pushed back again as the Lady Bulldogs’ scheduled doubleheader against UNC Pembroke on Tuesday was called off due to wet grounds.

It was the second time the non-conference …

An Italian-style dinner

Soup features pasta and beans

It’s going to be awhile before Wilson’s Olive Garden opens, but there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy one of the restaurant’s signature soups before then.

A simple Internet search of copycat Olive Garden menu items yields a treasure trove of …

Crime Watch, February 17

The Wilson Police Department handled the following calls recently:


* Larceny from a motor vehicle, Parkside Drive Northwest, between noon Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, 2004 Ford Explorer damage worth $200

* Larceny from a …

School personnel changes

Each month the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list, which shows employees who have been hired or resigned from the system during the past month.

Because school administrators and teachers touch the lives of so many …

Tobacco greenhouse meeting Feb. 23

The Cooperative Extension Service will hold a tobacco greenhouse meeting for Spanish speaking farm workers Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Wilson County Agricultural Center. This meeting will be presented in Spanish only and is designed for workers who …

Training weatherization workers

Community college offers classes for homeowners, too

Wilson Community College is one of six community colleges across the state training workers to correctly weatherize houses.

The state is requiring employees of community action groups to complete the N.C. Weatherization Assistance Program Crew …

Sharpsburg board meets tonight

The Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 8 p.m. at town hall. Purpose of the meeting is to consider a resolution authorizing the utility director to select a vehicle. The town has received a grant from the U.S. Department …

WCC starts HVAC diploma program

Starting with the fall semester, Wilson Community College will offer a Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning diploma.

Denise Sessoms, vice president for instructional and student services, updated the college’s trustees on the change Monday. …

Students preparing for community concert

Chorus students from Beddingfield, Fike and Hunt high schools are busy practicing for this year’s joint concert — in harmony #21.

The concert will be held March 12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at Fike.

Guest …

Conference tournament glance

2-A Eastern Plains Conference

Seedings listed first



First round

2) Greene Central 60, 7) Tarboro 40

3) SW Edgecombe 68, 6) Farmville Central 41

5) North Pitt 38, 4) Kinston 34

At Tarboro …