2-2 for the road

Barton women lose for second time in a week to USC Aiken, beat Catawba in Comfort Suites Classic

SALISBURY — Forgive the Barton College women’s basketball team if it doesn’t want to face USC Aiken again this season.

Then again the Lady Bulldogs’ next possible meeting this season with the Pacers would have to come in …

No regrets for Hunt this time

Make no mistake about it, a season-ending loss two wins shy of a state championship hurts.

For the Hunt High football team, Friday’s 29-13 defeat at the hands of defending N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-AA champion Northern …


David and Kathleen Shaffer of Spring Hope announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Elizabeth Scott-Shaffer of Wilson, to Christopher Travis Griffin of Bailey, son of Leonard and Deborah Griffin of Bailey. An Oct. 20, 2012, wedding is …

Feeding the hungry

'Every one of them is God's children'

Windows lined one side of the room. As Howard Jones began to speak to local, state and federal officials, his eyes quickly focused in one direction.

“I left these blinds open purposely,” Jones told the group. “So you can look …

Demons decked by Knightdale in Tip Off tournament finale

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KNIGHTDALE — The Fike High varsity boys basketball nearly replicated their start in the 2010 Triangle Tip Off tournament this year but couldn’t finish off East Chapel Hill in overtime Friday.

After that 64-61 loss, the Golden Demons …

Demons open season 1-3 in North Pitt Duals

BETHEL — The Fike High wrestling team launched the era of new head coach Mike Wickham with a 1-3 showing in the North Pitt Duals.

The Golden Demons, laden with sophomores and freshmen, opened with a 46-29 conquest of East Carteret. The …

Mr. and Mrs. Flowers celebrate 50th anniversary

Tommy and Frances Flowers of Elm City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October.

Their children are Candy and Tommy Flowers Jr. and grandchildren are Trey, Hunter and Haley Flowers.

Mr. Flowers retired from Nash General Hospital, …

Exploring the planets

Bailey third graders experience planetarium

BAILEY — The fan hummed as third graders at Bailey Elementary School kicked off their shoes and entered the inflatable dome four students at a time.

Inside the dome was dark except for the glow from the screen of a laptop computer resting …


Rose Marie Gillikin of Chapel Hill announces the engagement of her daughter, Carolyn Marie Gillikin of Raleigh, formerly of Wilson, to Michael Sean Roach of Raleigh, son of Charles and Joan Roach of Greensboro. The bride is also the daughter of the …

Fighting for the future

Wilson's deaf community lays out concerns

Barbara Williamson didn’t know her name. She didn’t know how old she was and she couldn’t communicate with her parents.

She was deaf and only 5 years old.

While that was years ago, Williamson recalled that story as if she …