Greene Central pulls away from Farmville late, 53-32

SNOW HILL — The host Greene Central varsity football team struck for two touchdowns in the final seven minutes to pull away to a 53-32 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory against archrival Farmville Central in the regular-season finale for …

Cougars maul North Edgecombe 54-8

PINETOPS — SouthWest Edgecombe made its case for inclusion in the N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs with a 54-8 domination of county rival North Edgecombe on Friday night.

The host Cougars rushed for 347 yards and …

North Johnston romps over Pirates

KENLY — Senior Malik Adams finished with 185 yards and four TDs on nine carries and fellow senior Phillip Parrish added 11 carries for 83 yards and 2 TDs as the North Johnston High varsity football team dispatched first-year varsity program …

Nash Central swats Firebirds 34-14

STANHOPE — If Southern Nash gets another shot at 3-A Big East Conference rival Nash Central in the N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs, the Firebirds now know what not to do.

On a Friday night when the Bulldogs zigged …

Bruins playoff drive thwarted by Tarboro

TARBORO — Entering Friday’s regular-season finale against two-time defending N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A champion Tarboro, Beddingfield head varsity football coach Tyrone Johnson estimated his Bruins would need at least 35 …

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PATTERNS AND TEXTURES: At The Wilson Arts Center running through Nov. 6 featuring the pottery of Jenny Lou Sherburne and fabric art of Ann Roth. Alison Hesmer is featured Wilson Active Artist member. Wilson County elementary …

NC High School Football Scores

Friday’s Scores


Albemarle 17, South Stanly 0

Alexander Central 48, Lenoir Hibriten 19

Andrews 41, Hayesville 12

Apex Middle Creek 33, Apex 0

Ashe County 35, East Wilkes 6

Asheville 21, Asheville Erwin 20 …

CBA ends season with 51-28 loss to Southern Wayne

PIKEVILLE — The Charles B. Aycock High varsity football team concluded its season with a 51-28 home loss to Southern Wayne on Friday in 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play.

Details were unavailable.

The Golden Falcons conclude the …

Knights’ reign as NCISAA 1-A champs ended by Grace Christian

ROCKY MOUNT — Grace Christian of Sanford ensured there will be a new N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A boys soccer champion by beating four-time defending champion Greenfield School 2-0 in Friday’s semifinals at Faith …

Knights in third after first day

The Greenfield School girls tennis team completed its first day in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state championship at the Barton Tennis Complex on Friday in third place.

The Lady Knights, who have 15 points after day 1, …

WCA advances to state title game with win over Wake Christian

Area roundup

WILMINGTON — It took a while for the Wilson Christian Academy volleyball team to find its footing in the North Carolina Christian School Association 3-A semifinals on Friday, but once the Chargers got rolling, they didn’t stop, defeating …

WCA falls in double OT in semis

WILMINGTON — The Wilson Christian Academy boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker on Friday in the North Carolina Christian School Association 3-A semifinals against No. 5-seed Vandalia Christian by a 2-1 margin in double overtime.

After …

Barton falls in five to North Greenville

Despite junior Kati Wood’s 21-kill, 20-dig effort, the host Barton College women’s volleyball team fell 25-14, 20-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-13 to North Greenville (S.C.) on Friday in Conference Carolinas play.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to …

A haunted history

Legend, history intertwine in 'Dracula's castle' nestled within Romania's rugged Carpathian Mountains

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – The first step up the stone slabs to Poenari Castle is a difficult one, especially just before sunrise when all is dark and an early winter mist pierces like a wooden spike. 

Precisely 1,480 steps upward to …

Argentine firefighters get a taste of Wilson

Wilson Fire/Rescue Services personnel spent time this week with two firefighters from Argentina sharing their knowledge.

David Adrian Narbaez, 35, and Sebastian Ariel Mesa, 30, have been in the United States for almost two weeks learning more …

Greenfield students help feed community

Students and staff at Greenfield School collected $400 and 20 boxes of food for the Community Soup Kitchen at St. Timothy’s Church.

The project organized by a new committee within the school’s Student Government Association for …

WCC hosting ‘An Evening of World Music’

An Evening of World Music, a solo violin performance by Udeshi Hargett, will be held in DelMastro Auditorium on the campus of Wilson Community College on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

Hargett is a native of Sri Lanka and an accomplished violinist. She …

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Breakfast: Sausage Biscuit or Cheesy Grits w/Toast.

Lunch: Halloween Nuggets or Slimy Chili Dog, Ghostly Smiles and Scary Juice Bar.



Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin or Scrambled Eggs …

Harmless bats bowing to deadly cousins

For years, we Southerners have considered the shy, unobtrusive bat as an unattractive, but harmless, fixture of our communities. Actually we rarely think of the jet black or brown, scalloped winged creatures except at Halloween, even though they …