Update: Road Runner Basic price will stay the same

Time Warner Cable spokesman Keith Poston said Wednesday a letter sent to Wilson customers incorrectly listed a new rate for its Road Runner Basic cable service.

The letters, mailed between Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, stated the Internet tier would …

Beddingfield can’t present coach with birthday win

Beddingfield High students sang “Happy Birthday” to head varsity boys basketball coach Jeremy Howard and acknowledged his 34th birthday with a huge ovation.

Howard, in his second season as the Bruins’ head coach, appreciated the gesture, but the …

Thomas & Farris Student-Athlete of the Week: Antonio Hinnant

Antonio Hinnant had a hot hand for the Fike High varsity boys basketball in the first three games of the Golden Demons’ season last week, making him this week’s Thomas & Farris Student-Athlete of the Week.

Antonio, a junior guard, netted 10 …

Demons can’t close gap on Eastern Wayne

Area roundup

GOLDSBORO — The tough luck continued for the Fike varsity boys basketball team as the Golden Demons dropped a 58-52 decision at Eastern Wayne on Wednesday.

In losing its third straight game by six points or less, Fike (1-4) trailed 21-20 at …

Greene Central boys remain undefeated

LITTLEFIELD — Greene Central’s boys basketball team broke open a competitive contest after one quarter, blitzing Ayden-Grifton 25-7 in the second quarter en route to a convincing 84-45 road win on Tuesday night.

Malcolm Dawson registered a …

CCS girls drop league opener

RALEIGH — Homestanding Grace Christian used a 31-3 scoring spurt in the second and third quarters to register a 47-15 girls basketball victory over Community Christian on Tuesday night. Briona Chavis led the Cyclones with seven points, while Kat …

Greene Central drops tri-meet

PIKEVILLE — The Greene Central wrestling team kicked off its season Tuesday night with a pair of losses in non-conference tri-meet action.

The Rams traveled to C.B. Aycock and lost to the Golden Falcons 66-18, while falling to Fike 54-18. Allen …

Junior varsity roundup

C.B. Aycock girls down Hunt 36-31

Quanika Artis and Audrina Lynch each poured in 12 points for visiting C.B. Aycock in a 36-31 junior varsity girls basketball win over Hunt on Tuesday. Artis hit a pair of treys in the second half to help the …

Bruins still upbeat despite last-second loss, 45-44

A heart-breaking outcome failed to erase the upbeat mood of the Beddingfield High varsity girls basketball team Wednesday night.

Following a Beddingfield timeout with 2.9 seconds remaining, Tia Hudgins drained a jumper at the top of the lane off …

It’s Hunt Warriors vs. road warriors of Northern Guilford

GREENSBORO — Rocco Scarfone steps onto an opponent’s field and puts the bucket smack in the middle of the end zone, every time, 5 yards deep, in between the goal posts.

The Northern Guilford quarterback reaches in, grabs a handful of dirt and …

Praise for middle schools band

On Saturday evening, Nov. 20, I had the distinct pleasure to attend a concert by the Wilson County Middle Schools Honors Band. It was a most wonderful evening. I have no children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews in our schools so there is no bias …

A suggestion for superintendent

As previous engagements prevent me from attending Monday public comment forum for input on the Wilson County superintendent search, I nonetheless wish to submit a recommendation for the position. I recommend a person with strong ties to the Wilson …

Let’s gather the facts first

The economy is bad and people are having a hard time making ends meet. Many Wilson County residents are out of work, with one of the highest unemployment rates in North Carolina, so how can we help them? Well Mayor Rose and the clear-thinking city …

Area Christmas Parades

Kenly: Tonight at 7.

Bailey: Saturday at 2 p.m.

Wilson: Saturday at 4 p.m.

Nashville: Saturday at 3:45 p.m.

Snow Hill: Saturday at 4 p.m.

Fremont: Saturday at 1 p.m.

Sharpsburg: Dec. 11 at 11 am.

Middlesex: Dec. 11 at 2 …

Internet cafes in limbo

Local businesses close for now, but plan to reopen

Internet cafes in Wilson didn’t take any chances on violating new laws regulating games available on their computers, so they all closed for business, at least temporarily.

The doors were only open so customers could come in and ask questions …

Sheriff’s office taking shape

Woodard names Futrell as major

The new configuration of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is starting to take shape days before the new sheriff is sworn in.

Sheriff-elect Calvin Woodard will take the oath of office Monday afternoon but said he has been working daily …

The search for housing starts

Cherry residents have until Jan. 31 to move out

When 68-year-old Johnnie Craddock moved into the Cherry apartments in downtown Wilson five months ago he did so knowing the complex would soon be closing.

But Craddock, who lived with his sister in Elm City until she moved to Baltimore, needed a …

Dec. 9 council meeting canceled

The Dec. 9 Wilson City Council meeting has been cancelled. The council will meet again for its monthly meeting on Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 112 Goldsboro St.

Railroad track construction to close road in Wilson

Areas along Forest Hills Road will be closed Monday as N.C. Department of Transportation crews make improvements to the railroad tracks near Raleigh Road Parkway.

Forest Hills Road will be closed from Raleigh Road Parkway to the entrance of …

Officials locate vehicle of wanted woman

Two treated at hospital following assault

Wilson County officials believe they have located the vehicle of a woman wanted for questioning in an assault case.

Sheila Paulette Lucas, 44, of Wilson, is wanted in the alleged assault of her estranged husband, Billy Lucas, 54, and his …