No debate tickets left

Tickets went quickly this morning for the debate between sheriff’s candidates Calvin Woodard and John Farmer.

Before 11 a.m., all tickets had been picked up at various businesses throughout the county.

Melvin Anderson was one of the first to …

National Park Service historian coming to Wilson

Public invited to today's event

A historian with the National Park Service will be in Wilson today to offer information and discuss the plans to develop the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

The park, planned near the corner of Goldsboro Street near South Street, is being …

Time Warner: It’s the ‘world of competition’

Council vows to protect Greenlight

Members of the Wilson City Council view the yearlong legal battle for public records involving its Greenlight broadband system as worthwhile to protect its investment and infrastructure.

The lawsuit, filed Sept. 25, 2009 by the N.C. Cable …

Settlement Gets Green Light

City, cable group at odds over public information; grant application fails

The city of Wilson ended a yearlong court battle this week after fighting the release of public information about its Greenlight broadband system.

The case was essentially settled Tuesday after the city paid the N.C. Cable Telecommunications …

‘Road To Healing’

Man finds success with hyperbaric chamber

When Lester Ray Baker Jr. lost his right leg last October, he wanted to do all he could to avoid more surgeries.

Baker, who has diabetes, said a wound that began on a toe on his right foot became infected, got into his bone and spread up the …

Add a little GREEN

A family favorite gets a makeover

It’s been four years since I shared my sister’s version of Chicken Tetrazzini in this column, and now I’m pleased to give you Susan’s latest version of the dish.

In the 2006 column, I told the story of how Susan first tried the recipe when a …

Thomas & Farris Student-Athlete of the Week: Katie Wilkinson

Senior setter Katie Wilkinson continued her steady play for the Wilson Christian varsity volleyball team last week, making her this week’s Thomas & Farris Student-Athlete of the Week.

In the Lady Chargers’ defeats of Wake Christian and …

1-2 punch

Hanson, Jones highlight 1st Big East meet

Beth Hanson and Jentzen Jones were with each other step for step, from the starting whistle until cruising across the finish line well ahead of the field.

The Fike duo highlighted a strong start by area teams in the first of six 3-A Big East …

Bruins, Demons battle Friday

Whatever Fike head coach Kim Brown has to do to get to Friday’s football game against Beddingfield, he’ll do it.

Brown was recently hospitalized following a diabetic reaction, but it’s that important a game for his Golden Demons and the Bruins, …

Hunt-SWE rivalry once more a big deal

Arguably, the renewed Hunt High-SouthWest Edgecombe varsity football rivalry doesn’t create the buzz of attention or match the intrigue or appeal it commanded during the days of head coaches Bill Williamson of Hunt and Jimmy Tillman of SouthWest. …

Firebirds happy to be home

Playing away from home for the first three weeks of the season might not be an ideal situation for many high school football teams but it has worked just fine for Southern Nash.

The Firebirds head into Friday’s 7:30 p.m. home opener against …

Cuddington is medalist as Bruins claim opener

SMITHFIELD — Beddingfield prevailed in a five-team girls golf match over nine holes at The Cardinal Country Club on Wednesday.

The Bruins’ Kristen Cuddington fired a 44 to claim the medalist distinction while freshman Ashley Gardner had a 60 …

Owens leds Bruins to EPC victory

PINETOPS — Junior Patrick Owens again led the way as the Beddingfield boys cross-country team claimed five of the top six spots in Wednesday’s meet against 2-A Eastern Plains Conference rivals Tarboro and host SouthWest Edgecombe.

Owens …

CBA takes 2nd in ECC meet

PIKEVILLE — Host Charles B. Aycock was second behind Triton in a three-way boys cross-country meet Tuesday with Cleveland as the third 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference school.

Aycock’s Dylan Bernel was second overall, his finish in 19 minutes, 2 …

CBA edges Warriors 5-3

Visiting Charles B. Aycock rallied from first-set losses to win three singles matches as the Golden Falcons topped Hunt 5-3 in a non-conference girls tennis match Wednesday.

Brittany Parrish, Misty Edwards and Caroline Bone won at Nos. 3, 4 and …

Bruins fall to Farmville Central

FARMVILLE — Wes Beamon scored Beddingfield’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss Wednesday at Farmville Central in 2-A Eastern Plains Conference boys soccer.

Beamon scored off a corner kick by Taylor Springs in the 22nd to give the Bruins (0-6-1, 0-1) the …

Middle School: Chargers fall to Wilmington Christian 2-1

WILMINGTON — The Wilson Christian soccer team fell 2-1 at host Wilmington Christian on Tuesday.

Carlos Peru scored 1 1/2 minutes into the game for the Chargers’ lone score, taking an assist from Alex Renfrow.

David Bone made 15 saves on 17 …

Junior varsity roundup

Beddingfield defeats Tarboro

TARBORO — The Beddingfield volleyball team got a 25-13, 25-12 win at Tarboro on Tuesday.

Sidney Speight and Shayla Evans each had four aces to lead the Bruins who improved to 4-2 and 2-0 in the Eastern Plains …

Rams seek to keep momentum this week

After getting the first varsity football win of the season, Greene Central hopes to keep the momentum going Friday night at Eastern Wayne.

However, Charles B. Aycock, a 42-13 victim of the Rams last week, seeks to find answers against Goldsboro …

Samson takes Chargers position

Like many of his players, Wilson Christian head soccer coach Don Samson is having to get used to the quicker pace of a higher level.

But challenges like that have never deterred Samson before. In fact, he hadn’t played soccer before taking it up …