2010-12-09

Defense will be cornerstone of ENCSD basketball teams


The girls and boys basketball teams at Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf have embarked upon a new basketball season with new faces on each bench, but an old constant stands at the ready for both Fighting Hornet teams – that of a defense first …

Another one gets away from Fike


Timid tendencies surfaced at do-or-lose time for the Fike High varsity boys basketball team — and another one got away in the Fike gymnasium Wednesday night.

Guard Quinton Cannady’s rainbow 3-pointer with slightly under a minute remaining in …

Free throws help Hunt past E. Wayne


What Hunt didn’t do well in the first half helped them to victory over the final 16 minutes.

After shooting 2 of 11 from the free throw line in the first half — to the tune of 11 points — Hunt closed from the free throw line in the fourth …

First-quarter run sparks Hunt girls past E. Wayne


The Eastern Wayne High varsity girls basketball team tried just about everything to slow host Hunt’s torrid beginning on Wednesday night, even substituting five players 84 seconds into the contest with Hunt holding a 6-0 lead.

But the …

Mystery offense plagues Fike girls in loss to Bunn


Offense continued to be a mystery for the Fike High varsity girls basketball team in a 50-38 non-conference loss to visiting Bunn of the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference on Wednesday evening.

The Golden Demons of second-year head coach Jay …

CCS girls comeback falls short


HENDERSON — Down 40-23 at halftime, the Community Christian varsity girls basketball team whittled a 32-point second half deficit down to three before turning the basketball over in the final 30 seconds, resulting in a 67-62 Crossroads Christian …

Thomas & Farris Student-Athlete of the Week: Jordan Liles

Senior Jordan Liles helped the Community Christian varsity boys basketball remain unbeaten with three wins last week, making him this week’s Thomas & Farris Student-Athlete of the Week.

Jordan hit double figures in scoring in each of the …

Marijuana operation shut down, man arrested


Wednesday evening marked the first substantial drug arrest under the new sheriff’s watch.

Deputies seized 24 marijuana plants from a Sharpe Store Road home in Elm City. The plants varied in size from a few inches to approximately 3 feet in …

‘It is worth fighting for’

Wilson leaders renew concerns after Nash moves to buy land

The decision of the Nash County board of Commissioners this week to buy property that could land Sanderson Farms in southern Nash County drew concerns about water quality from Wilson leaders.

Wilson Councilman Donald Evans said he could only …

Let’s do some math; local teach speaks out

I love my job. I love my students. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. However, I am stressed to the max with so many “extras” that go along with my job. The only thing that was giving me hope was the episode on the “Today” show I watched …

We need energy independence

As our great country teeters on the brink of a financial disaster with the states of California and New York near bankruptcy, we continue with a policy of energy stupidity.

Gas prices rise as there is a moratorium on gulf drilling. We don’t …

Scottish couple say thanks

I was wondering if it is possible through your paper to say thanks to the staff and management of the Madison Buffet, Tarboro Street.

We arrived in your town, two tired and weary Scottish tourists, looking for accommodation and food. …

This law needs another look

Perhaps, back during the political reform dates of the Watergate era, it sounded like a good idea: The State Board of Elections could use its subpoena power to compel testimony about what was really going on in politics. To make sure that those …

Woodard announces 9 new appointments


The Sheriff’s Office has been buzzing with activity night and day since Calvin Woodard was sworn in Monday.

In addition to getting acclimated to the new position, Woodard says he has been busy reviewing personnel files and making new …

Hospital still tracking hand washing

Officials plan to meet with lawmakers on hospital issues

More Wilson Medical Center employees are washing their hands, and in some areas the hospital has met its target, according to Dr. David Boerner, vice president of medical affairs.

Boerner told board members at the monthly board meeting Wednesday …

Historic homes on tour Saturday


Take a break from shopping and your holiday decorating Saturday and visit 11 properties on the 2010 Christmas Tour of Old and Historic Homes presented by the city of Wilson’s Historic Preservation Commission.

Homeowners have been busy getting …

Hunt students unite to help family in need

Teacher: 'It was about trying to keep everybody alive'

French students at Hunt High School band together every year to make one local family’s Christmas a little brighter. This season’s fundraiser, however, turned out to be a little different than most.

“I feel this particular story has touched us …