2010-10-13

Candidates react to debate

Woodard thinks budget responses appealed to voters; Farmer thinks his experience showed

Last night’s Wilson County Sheriff’s debate has been termed a “success” by both democratic nominee, Calvin Woodard, and unaffiliated candidate, John Farmer.

The two-hour debate, which took place in the Fike High School auditorium, was moderated …

Carolina Game Summit tourneys in November


In anticipation of the 6th annual Carolina Games Summit set for Feb. 5, FraggedNation.com, the exclusive online tournament provider, is hosting a series of online tournaments.

A 1v1 Halo Reach tournament and a 1v1 Starcraft II tournament will be …

WCC receives national recognition for sustainability efforts


Wilson Community College President Rust Stephens recently gave two keynote addresses and a community presentation at the invitation of two community colleges in Oregon.

He was invited to speak based on the growing reputation of Wilson Community …

Security, logistics run smoothly throughout debate


The debate between the two candidates running for sheriff went smoothly Tuesday night without any major issues.

Sgt. John Slaughter, police spokesman, said there were no issues they had to deal with.

“We think it went off very smoothly …

Enter whirligig photos in festival contest


The Whirligig Festival is searching for the photo of the year.

The winning photos will be highlighted on the festival Web site and possibly be used in publicity and promotions. Entries must be original. An individual may submit a maximum of …

Scouting exhibit opens Friday


A new exhibit, “Boy Scouting in the Middle Coastal Plain: A Hundred Year Celebration 1910-2010,” opens Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of the Coastal Plain.

The museum is located on the third floor of Imagination Station Science Museum, 224 …

Register now for spelling bee


The Wilson Education Partnership is now registering teams for its annual adult spelling bee. The 16th annual event will be held Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Beddingfield High School. The theme this year is about your favorite fairy tales. Call 399-7726 to …

Deno, Goings appointed to advisory council


Gordon Deno and Grant Goings were named to the Tar River Advisory Council of the Local Government Federal Credit Union. The council includes Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties.

The new appointments will be an integral part of LGFCU’s …

Career days set Oct. 26-27


All eighth-grade students in Wilson County Schools will participate in Career Education Days at the Wilson Mall on Oct. 26 and 27.

Wilson Education Partnership is looking for businesses who will participate with career fair displays and in small …

Sheriff’s race attracts widespread media interest


Calvin Woodard and John Farmer, the two sheriff’s candidates debating the issues Tuesday night, sparked interest not only from the community but from media beyond Wilson.

Several news outlets including WRAL, News Channel 14, WNCR, local radio …

One-stop voting starts Thursday

Voters ready to cast their vote in the Wilson County Sheriff’s race can do so starting Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Wilson County Board of Elections. One-stop voting will continue Oct. 15, Oct. 18-22 and Oct. 25-29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Voting Oct. 30 runs 8 …

C-USA Suspends East Carolina’s Blacknall


Conference USA announced Tuesday that it suspended East Carolina football player Derek Blacknall as a result of a flagrant personal foul he commited against a Southern Miss player in last Saturday’s game in Hattiesburg.

The junior defensive back …

Warriors back in final

Hunt escapes Northern Nash in 5 to set up rematch with Gryphons

Tuesday’s 3-A Big East Conference volleyball tournament semifinal between Hunt and Northern Nash may have ended in the way most would have expected, but the No. 3-seeded Knights didn’t go down without a fight.

The No. 2-seeded Warriors swept …

JV: Bruins spike Rams in 2

SNOW HILL — The visiting Beddingfield High volleyball team set the stage for a conference championship showdown at home against Farmville Central on Thursday with a 25-13, 25-7 win against Greene Central on Tuesday.

The Bruins hiked their …

Hornets lose scorefest 86-80


SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf 8-man football team scored 80 points and lost Thursday at South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.

The Hornets were doomed by a 65-yard touchdown run by SCSDB quarterback Deven …

Major boxing event to feature international, local fighters


One of the biggest boxing nights in recent memory in Wilson — and possibly ever — is planned for Saturday night at Recreation Park Community Center.

The card features 13 fights, including the second match between Wilson women heavyweights …

Knights stay unbeaten in CPIC

The Greenfield School girls tennis team remained undefeated against 1-A Coastal Plains Independents Conference opposition with an 8-1 win against Faith Christian of Rocky Mount in a rescheduled match Tuesday.

The Knights stand 10-4 overall and …

Chargers finish 4th in region

The Wilson Christian Academy boys soccer team wrapped up fourth place in the N.C. Christian School Association 3-A East Region by turning back visiting Neuse Christian of Raleigh, 5-1 on Tuesday.

The Chargers advance into the playoffs with a …

Barton golfers fade to fourth


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The front runner in the 15-team field with five holes left, the Barton College golf team faded to a fourth-place finish in the final round of the NSU Shark Invitational on Tuesday.

Lynn University, the leader after …

Middle school roundup

Forest Hills falls to Southern Nash

The record for the Forest Hills boys soccer team dipped to 2-3 with a 5-1 loss to Southern Nash on Monday.

Ben Furiness scored the goal for the Bucks, who host Nash Central this afternoon.

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