Optimism abounds for Warriors’ 2011-2012 season

Varsity basketball teams at Hunt High arrive for the 2011-2012 campaign with retooled rosters associated with a new season, but that hasn’t placed a damper on the goals of each respective squad.

The Warriors of head coach Dwight Taylor, …

Jeffries receives 33rd Mason degree

Rusty Jeffries of Wilmington has received the 33rd and Last Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.

He was selected to receive this distinguished rank based on his past achievements, demonstrated loyalty and devoted …

Christmas tree lots sprout

Frank Pridgen and Charles Fitch waited Thursday for the anticipated rush of customers searching for just the right Christmas tree.

Pridgen and Fitch were manning the tree lot operated by the Breakfast Optimists Club at the corner of Raleigh Road …

It’s all about now for Hunt

Unbeaten Warriors look beyond last year's loss to Northern Guilford

The thoughts of the 2010 N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-AA Eastern championship game are certainly on the minds of Hunt High varsity football players this week.

After all, how can the Warriors not remember their 28-20 loss to eventual …

Barton’s Johnson signs with Harlem Ambassadors

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Jamila Johnson, a two-time All-Conference Carolinas selection for the Barton College women’s basketball team, will be continuing her career after finishing school on Dec. 14.

Johnson, a 5-foot-8 point guard, has …

JV: Beddingfield runs by Fike

Alexis Taylor paced the Fike junior varsity girls basketball team with six points, but the remainder of the Golden Demons could only score three in a season-opening 31-9 loss to Beddingfield on Tuesday.

The Bruins led 8-0 after one quarter and …

Greene Central falls to Ayden-Grifton

SNOW HILL — Despite an improved effort, the Greene Central varsity girls basketball team couldn’t break into the win column as visiting Ayden-Grifton took a 44-38 win Wednesday night.

Junior Monesia Moore netted 19 points and junior …

Barton’s Pajunk earns All-Southeast region honors

Following a sensational sophomore campaign, Barton College sophomore forward Erik Pajunk pocketed another men’s soccer honor this week as he was tabbed a first-team selection to the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region team. …

Deeper Beddingfield boys off to good start

High School Notebook

Tuesday night’s season opening 67-49 conquest of archrival and host Fike by the Beddingfield High varsity boys basketball team prompted a pleased reaction from head coach Jeremy Howard.

“I felt really good,” Howard said. …

Barracudas compete in Goldsboro

GOLDSBORO — Buoyed by four first-place finishes from John Holsten and Annie Greene, the Wilson Barracudas swim team turned in several notable times during last weekend’s GOLD Thanksgiving Invitational held at the Goldsboro Family YMCA. …

Time for a big party!

Get your tickets for A Banker's Holiday

The Arts Council of Wilson is pulling out all the stops for next week’s A Banker’s Holiday.

The annual fundraiser Dec. 2 will feature the music of Wilson’s The Monitors early in the evening and the show band The Party Nuts for …

Greenfield School announces honor roll

The following students at Greenfield School were honored for their academic performance during the second six weeks grading period.


Headmaster’s List



Brianna Small, and Mary Love Taylor; …

WCC students join National Technical Honor Society

Michelle Rainer of Wilson and Amy McKinley of Sims have joined the National Technical Honor Society based on their fall semester eligibility.

The two are students at Wilson Community College. Both are studying Practical Nursing.

Membership …

Hunt students compete in state dairy event

The Hunt FFA Chapter participated in the North Carolina FFA State Dairy Evaluation Career Development event on Nov. 16-17 in Rowan County.

This year, Hunt’s Senior Dairy Evaluation team placed first in the Tar River Federation, ninth in …

‘Showing love to one another’

Volunteers cook free holiday meals

Street preacher Barry McCoy spent Thursday standing outside of the Family Car Wash at the corner of Pender and Nash streets handing out food and religious tracts and talking to people.

McCoy and volunteers from Knock Out Hunger Mission Charity …