Middle School: Forest Hills shuts out Edwards 5-0

GREENVILLE — The Wilson Christian baseball team pounded out eight runs over three innings in beating host Greenville Christian 12-5 on Monday.

The Chargers scored three runs in the third inning, two in the fourth and three in the fifth to take …

Middle School: Chargers rock Greenville 12-5

GREENVILLE — The Wilson Christian baseball team pounded out eight runs over three innings in beating host Greenville Christian Academy 12-5 on Monday.

The Chargers scored three runs in the third inning, two in the fourth and three in the fifth …

Cold finish for Demons

Princeton clips Fike 6-3 in 11

The Fike High softball team rallied once, then twice from deficits against Princeton. But the host Golden Demons couldn’t muster a third rally amid a cool, drizzly Monday evening.

The Bulldogs scored three runs in the top of the 11th inning and …

White gets Div. I shot at VMI

For Aaron White, a little more patience and lot more hard work is worth getting what he wants in terms of his college choice.

The Hunt High School senior considered several scholarship offers to play soccer for NCAA Division II schools but …

Barton to add 5 to HOF

Five new members will be inducted in Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame this fall, including Beddingfield High School Athletic Director Jody O’Neal (Class of ’97).

Joining O’Neal will be former women’s basketball standout Ronda Bynum (’88), a …

Bruins win 2nd straight EPC match

Area roundup

SNOW HILL — Beddingfield won its second 2-A Eastern Plains Conference boys golf match in as many tries with a seven-stroke victory against Farmville Central on Monday at Cutter Creek Golf Course.

The Bruins were led by co-medalist Matthew …

Fike tops E. Wayne

GOLDSBORO — Kelly Sigmon scored with four minutes left in the game to give the Fike girls soccer team a 1-0 win over non-conference host Eastern Wayne on Monday.

Natalie Winslow crossed a pass into the box where Sigmon chest-volleyed it in for …

Knights drop opener at Kerr-Vance

HENDERSON — Greenfield opened its boys tennis season with an 8-1 loss at Kerr-Vance Academy on Monday.

The Knights’ only win came courtesy of senior Charlie Farris, who took his No. 6 singles match 6-7 (2), 6-0, (10-7) against Sam Long. …

Three-run first lifts Fike past Bunn

A three-run first inning lifted the host Fike High varsity baseball team to a 5-1 victory Saturday against Bunn of the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference.

The Golden Demons of the 3-A Big East Conference improved to 3-0 and visit Bunn for a …

MOC bombs Barton

MOUNT OLIVE — Mount Olive belted five home runs, including back-to-back homers by Ryan Faison and Bobby Leeper in an eight-run fifth inning, as the Trojans defeated Barton College 18-1 in Conference Carolinas baseball Monday at Scarborough Field. …

We need our own energy

What our great country, that is spiraling toward financial disaster, needs is ENERGY and plenty of it. We need our own energy, nuclear power, natural gas, Alaska oil and whatever wind and solar will produce.

We transfer to our enemies about 300 …

Gov. Perdue’s unlucky hand

RALEIGH — One day, some historian may conclude that Beverly Perdue is one of the unluckiest of North Carolina’s governors.

Obviously, it’s a bit too early to come to such a conclusion.

After all, one of her political heroes, O. Max Gardner, …

Online Comments

Online readers weighed in on the story “Elm City restricts Internet sweepstakes businesses”

Answer said SLps

These businesses need to be away from residential areas. They are open late at night and create parking issues. They bring …

New Library Books, March 16

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library.

Adult Fiction

Seven-day checkout. A book may be renewed one time unless there is a reserve on it, in which case it cannot be renewed, unless it is New Adult Fiction with 550 …

Witnessing history

Church closing its doors after beginning in 1783

In many ways the worship service Sunday at Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church resembled others held there through the years, marked by the simple yet functional wooden pews and hymns sung without the accompaniment of musical instruments. …

Crime Watch, March 16

The Wilson Police Department handled the following calls recently:


* Larceny of auto parts, Petalcrest Circle Southeast, between 1 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass damage worth $6,000

* Larceny, Ward Boulevard, …

Winning ticket sold in Wilson

A Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased at Tropicana Food on Pender Street matched four white balls and the Mega Ball in Friday’s drawing, making it worth $10,000.

The prize has not yet been claimed.

A total of 8,769 North Carolina Mega …

Kenly woman sent to federal prison for drugs

April Michelle Krob, 30, of Kenly has been sentenced to 192 months in prison for her role in manufacturing and distributing methamphetamines.

Krob was one of five people sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm J. Howard on March 10 in …

BOE searches for more county money

The Wilson County Board of Education got its first look Monday at the proposed Local Current Expense and Capital Outlay budgets for next fiscal year.

The proposed Local Current Expense budget totals $21,256,452, up by $857,634 from the current …

Norovirus reported in Wilson County

Many may have escaped seasonal influenza, but now norovirus is here.

Symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and some stomach cramping. Some people also have a low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and a general …