School board to meet tonight

The Wilson County Board of Education will discuss whether to eliminate senior projects as a graduation requirement at its monthly meeting, which will be held tonight at 7:30 in the Central Office board room.

Action items on the agenda include …

Five teams move to Cal Ripken elimination round

Five teams have made plans to extend their stays in Wilson County for the 2010 Cal Ripken Baseball Ages 12-U Major/60 World Series and one more will do so today.

With pool-play victories Sunday, Springfield, Pa., and Hamburg, Ark., earned berths …

A winning tourney for WYSA

Seven Wilson teams win championships in inaugural Summer Explosion Cup

The only thing better than winning a soccer tournament is winning one at home.

Seven teams from the Wilson Youth Soccer Association would agree after winning championships in their age divisions Sunday in the WYSA’s inaugural Summer Explosion …

Rain helps Suns’ Villanueva no-hit Mudcats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A driving rainstorm proved to be a convenient shortcut for Elih Villanueva as the Jacksonville Suns starting pitcher held the Carolina Mudcats hitless in the rain-shortened Double-A Southern League game Sunday afternoon at the …

Cal Ripken Baseball Ages 12-U Major/60 World Series glance





Nassau, Bahamas 3 0

Visalia, Calif. 2 1

Springfield, Pa. 2 2

Grand Forks, N.D. 1 2

Wilson, N.C. 0 3



South Lexington, Ky. 3 0

East Boise, …

Bulldogs’ world series title hopes over

Wilson drops to 0-3 with loss to Springfield

The host Wilson County team led for the first time in its three games and slammed three home runs.

Nonetheless, the Bulldogs are down to their last chance at claiming a victory in Babe Ruth League’s 2010 Cal Ripken Baseball 12-Under Major/60 …

Forest City downs Edenton in 3 games for 2nd straight Petitt Cup crown

FOREST CITY — For the second year in a row, the Forest City Owls laid claim to the Petitt Cup championship of the Coastal Plain League.

Behind the pitching of Jeremy Fant and Andrew Brown, the Owls blanked the Edenton Steamers 5-0 Saturday …

Knights fall in Greenfield Cup final

Greenfield School’s hard luck in winning its own Greenfield Cup boys soccer tournament continued Saturday with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Durham Academy in the championship game.

Knights head coach Ben Forbes, who said Greenfield has only won …


Ms. Mary Hyman Wilson of Fayetteville and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Brantley Wilson of Kenly announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Anne Wilson of Wilson, to Jonathan Ashley Woodall of Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Woodall of …

Soundbites about jobs leave false impression

One of the more absurd claims made these days by right-wing political candidates and the think tanks that support them is that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal stimulus package, has not save or created a single job in North …


Crystal Jan Harrell and Christopher Stanley Hicks of Wilson were united in marriage Saturday at Raleigh Road Baptist Church. Officiating at the 4 p.m. ceremony was the Reverend Anthony O’Neal.

The bride is the daughter of Donna and Gary Taylor …

Running from your word in campaigns

RALEIGH — In this upcoming election and perhaps the next, North Carolina will be part of an interesting political experiment.

The experiment will be borne out on the airwaves as the effects take hold of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows …

‘Thank you for giving us David’

Family and friends mourn loss of 17-year-old

Hundreds of people, of all races and ages, said goodbye to their dear friend David Simon over the weekend.

The second of two funerals was held at First Free Will Baptist Church Saturday night. There were so many people that the church had to …


Chester and Ruby Blizzard of Black Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Terry Blizzard Barnes, to Dennis Bunn, son of James and Bernice Bunn of Lucama. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Pete and Pearl Lucas of Black Creek. The …

Teachers stock up on school supplies

Teachers from all over the region went to Staples Saturday morning for the yearly Teacher Appreciation Day. They were looking for deals, peering into bins, trying to get their classroom stocked up with supplies before school starts.

The store …


Mr. and Mrs. Phillip S. Dixon Sr. of Washington, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Dixon, to Michael Thomas Wetherington of Washington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laurie E. Wetherington Jr. of Wilson. The bride is the …

Crime Watch, August 16

The Wilson Police Department handled the following calls recently:


Aug. 7

* Hit and run, Aycock Street between 4:20 and 4:22 p.m., 1992 Buick Riviera damage worth $700;

* Breaking and entering a business, 300 block of Nash …