Hurdle leaves Hunt to take Tarboro job

Riley Hurdle has made Hunt High a home in his eight years as a softball coach, including the last four at the varsity level. But now the Tarboro native is truly going home.

Hurdle and Hunt High Athletic Director Stevie Hinnant announced Friday …

Correction: Grand Jury

Grand Jury results listed in Saturday’s edition incorrectly listed the charges for Anthony Melvin. His indictments were for three counts of felony indecent liberties with a child. Jeremy Dontize Melvin was indicted for felony possession with intent …

Cal Ripken Baseball Ages 12-U Major/60 World Series schedule of games



American Division

Springfield, Pa. (Mid-Atlantic Region champion)

Grand Forks, N.D. (Midwest Plains Region champion)

Visalia, Calif. (Pacific Southwest Region champion)

Nassau, Bahamas (Southeast Region champion) …

It’s finally time to play baseball

Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series begins today

Neither the searing afternoon heat nor lack of sleep dampened the enthusiasm of the first busload of players and coaches arriving for the 2010 Cal Ripken Baseball Ages 12-U Major/60 World Series on Wednesday.

Teams from Arkansas and the Bahamas …

Mudcats fall to Lookouts in 10

ZEBULON — Elian Herrera bounced a two-run single over a drawn-in infield in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Chattanooga Lookouts to a series win over the Carolina Mudcats 5-2 Wednesday night at Five County Stadium.

In the Chattanooga …

Warriors open area’s scrimmages tonight against Apex

Finally, area high school football teams will begin to see how they stack up against real competition, as Hunt kicks off the final week of preseason preparations tonight in a scrimmage at Apex.

Many area teams, including Fike and Beddingfield, …

Soccer takes off again

WYSA to host inaugural tourney this weekend

Wilson Youth Soccer Association teams regularly play in tournaments around the state each year, but this weekend they won’t have to travel far.

The WYSA is hosting the inaugural Summer Explosion Cup, a 66-team tournament with 13 age-group …

Couple in deadly domestic identified

Man dies at hospital; 911 calls released Wednesday

The names of the couple involved in the deadly domestic shooting Monday were released Wednesday by the N.C. Attorney General’s Office.

Sugeyris Cepeda White, 23, died Monday and Eljuan D. White, 38, was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital, where he …

Deadly 8 months in county

Officials with the Charlotte Police Department and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday there was no report of any domestic violence history between the couple involved in Monday’s shooting.

But Janet Hesmer, director of the …

Subs Plus consolidates locations, focuses on catering

Subs Plus on Nash Street will close today after being at its second location in the city since 2005.

Co-owner Anne Gray said the restaurant is closing in an effort to focus on the Subs Plus location at 901 Ward Blvd. The two businesses are owned …

Rothrock joins Wilson BOE race

On Monday, Leatha Rothrock became the fifth and final person to file for a seat on the Wilson County Board of Education.

Rothrock has two children in the district’s exceptional children program. She will challenge Wiley Boyette for the chance to …

Telephone interruptions

Telephone service to The Wilson Times was interrupted Wednesday due to Centurylink’s preparations to replace and the replacement of a cable.

Service could be interrupted today between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. However, the phone system …

Local groups get arts funding

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resource has awarded $7.4 million in grants for arts programs and projects across the state.

Wilson County organizations received some of those funds.

The Arts Council of Wilson will get $22,843 for various …

Why not a flea market instead of whirligigs?

This whirligig thing is outrageous and is a study in bad taste.

I suppose the people of Wilson are too nice to say so. Instead, how about a huge flea market on the lines of the one at Raleigh. Hundreds of cars every weekend. Clowns, music, …

Chorale kicks off season Sept. 9

The Wilson Chorale will begin its fall semester Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at Raleigh Road Baptist Church, 4150 Raleigh Road Parkway West.

Led by director Rita Bennett, The Wilson Chorale will begin rehearsing for its Christmas performance …

Bow Tie Lasagna

Have dinner on the table in no time

Rachael Ray hit a chord with today’s cooks when she started promoting 30-minute meals.

So many of us work outside the home during the week and don’t have time to monitor the oven while a roast cooks or spend 20 to 30 minutes chopping, dicing, …

Let’s join forces to promote Wilson

Last June we learned that a firm in Raleigh was hired by tourism at $35,000 to re-brand Wilson and tell us what we had to do.

It has been 14 months. Any word yet on what we were told what to do and how to do it by the “experts”?

At the time …