Wilson’s debutantes

Making their debut were Abbott Matthews and Warren Woodard of Wilson and Leighanna Duggan

DOT aware of crashes

Funding woes delay guardrails on U.S. 301

Since January, three traffic accidents have occurred at the U.S. 301/Elm City Road exit.

In each accident, the vehicles involved ended up submerged in the water in the drainage culvert that parallels the exit. Two of the three accidents resulted …

Gryphons deny Warriors again

Rocky Mount pulls out 5-set thriller for Big East lead

Hunt had its fingers wrapped almost entirely around a big win over rival Rocky Mount. But before the Warriors knew it, it had slipped completely away.

After winning the first two games, Hunt lost the final three to the Gryphons, falling 19-25, …

SWE drops to No. 6

SouthWest Edgecombe’s 24-22 loss at Kinston on Friday night cost the Cougars the No. 2 ranking in The Associated Press high school football state 2-A poll this week.

SouthWest (5-1) which debuted at No. 2 and spent three weeks there, dropped to …

Hornets ready to buzz back into action

After an impressive season-opening win, the Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf 8-man football team has had ample time to prepare for its next game.

The Hornets will finally get that chance Thursday night in Knoxville, Tenn., where they will face …

Chargers edge Wilmington in OT

WILMINGTON — Nate Strother scored in the second 10-minute overtime to help give Wilson Christian a 4-3 win over host Wilmington Christian in N.C. Christian Schools Association 3-A East Region boys soccer.

Nate Strother scored four goals for the …

Bulldogs second in CenturyLink

GOLDSBORO — All five Cape Fear Community College players shot 74 or better in both rounds Tuesday as the Sea Devils held off hard-charging Barton College to win the CenturyLink Collegiate Invitational at Lane Tree Golf Club by four strokes. …

Firebirds face Bulldogs on Thursday night

Southern Nash and Nash Central kick off 3-A Big East Conference varsity football play — albeit unofficially — on Thursday night in Firebird Stadium.

The conference rivals are playing each other, for the second straight year, as a …

Fike falls to Nash Central in battle for Big East tennis supremacy

In Tuesday’s rematch, a doubles sweep by host Fike would have made a difference — the difference between losing and winning.

However, in the first of the three doubles matches to be completed, the No. 3 duo of sophomore Lizzie Eakin-senior …

WCA falls in 5 to Wilmington

Area roundup

WILMINGTON — Wilson Christian fell 21-25, 25-20, 25-20, 14-25, 15-8, against host Wilmington Christian on Tuesday in N.C. Christian Schools Association 3-A East Region volleyball.

Heather Lucas had 20 kills and three blocks, Lindsay Hayes had …

Bruins rips Cougars in 3

PINETOPS — Visiting Beddingfield handed SouthWest Edgecombe a three-set loss in Tuesday afternoon’s 2-A Eastern Plains Conference varsity volleyball match.

Courtney Pittman posted a team-high 10 kills in the 25-9 25-19, 25-11 decision. Fellow …

Hunt wins 3-1 at Southern Nash

STANHOPE — The Hunt boys soccer team continued to roll on Tuesday with a 3-1 win at Southern Nash.

Hunt remains undefeated at 13-0 and 3-0 in the 3-A Big East Conference

Raul Hernandez gave the Warriors an early lead with a goal eight …

Knights rip Oakwood 14-0

Greenfield riddled visting Oakwood 14-0 in a 1-A Coastal Plains Independents Conference varsity boys soccer match Tuesday afternoon.

Taylor Ellis scored three goals and had an assist while Clayton Stakes had two goals and two assists and Jordan …

Kinston hands Bruins dual loss

KINSTON — Beddingfield dropped a pair of 2-A Eastern Plains Conference girls tennis matches to host Kinston on Tuesday.

The Bruins lost 7-2 in both matches, including the makeup match from a rained-out date earlier this eseason.

Rebekah …

Depleted Warriors lose to Rocky Mount

Down two starters, the host Hunt girls tennis team was handed a 6-1 defeat by Rocky Mount on Tuesday.

The Warriors, playing without No. 3 Anna Winslow and No. 4 Kaylee Varney in singles, got its lone win by Rebekah Craven who moved up from No. 5 …

Junior varsity roundup

Warriors top RM

Hunt swept past visiting Rocky Mount 25-13, 25-21 on Tuesday in 3-A Big East Conference volleyball.

Danielle Wilson and Rebecca Williams both served well, coach Kelly Owens said. Williams finished with eight service points. …

Bedgood-Harrison claim WCC Member-Member crown

Connor Bedgood might have thought he scored a coup with Stephen Harrison as his teammate for the Wilson Country Club Member-Member golf tournament last weekend.

But it may have been Harrison, a former star at Barton College, who got the better …

Downtown Alive moves to Boykin Center

The final concert in the Downtown Alive series will move to the Edna Boykin Cultural Center due to the chance of rain.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the center, 108 W. Nash St., with Jim Quick and Coastline performing from 6 to 8:30 …

Coloring page fun for children

Thank you so much for having the coloring contest for the Wilson County Fair again. Our youngest daughter, Molly, eagerly watches the paper each year as the fair approaches to see if the contest will be held.

This year she was blessed with free …

A long walk home in the rain

“David, you don’t understand because you don’t have kids.” I was a young, athletic director in a medium-sized city staring at a well-connected father in my office who had lost it during the previous Saturday morning youth basketball game. He had …