Home for Christmas

Wilson soldier returns from Iraq; mother's prayers answered

For the past seven months Paula Hilliard Small has prayed day and night for the safety of her son, Spc. Terrance Hilliard, a member of the 82nd Airborne sent to Iraq.

His assignment was originally for a year. But last week her prayers were …

Crying, needy babies

Middle schoolers learn parenting isn't easy

Being a teen mother is not as easy as 13-year-old Iesha Jones thought it would be.

“I just didn’t know it would be this hard,” said Iesha, a seventh grader, Monday afternoon. “I have baby-sat for my little cousins and I …

Demons off the ‘schneid,’ playing in final

New tournament name, new uniforms, new jersey numbers — and new outcome.

In the first boys basketball semifinal of the newly-named Farris & Farris Holiday Tournament (formerly Eastern Carolina Classic), host Fike, clad in new uniforms …

Lady Demons breeze past Rams into finals, 60-14

Host Fike High’s defense contributed to a scoring drought of 14 minutes, 5 seconds by the Greene Central varsity girls basketball team Monday evening as the Lady Golden Demons coasted to a 60-14 victory in the semifinals of the 2011 Farris …

Halfway there

Lady Warriors fend off lethargy, Bruins to win tourney opener

Hunt High varsity girls basketball head coach Wayne Hardy preferred the rosy view of his team’s performance opposite Beddingfield in the opening game of the 2011 Farris & Farris Holiday Tournament at Fike on Monday evening.

The …

Wilson loses a treasure

Edna Earle Boykin dies at age 90

Edna Earle Boykin, arts advocate and lifelong educator, died at home Christmas Day. Boykin, who was battling cancer, turned 90 years old earlier this month.

Boykin’s humor and her love and support of the Wilson community made her a …

WECA announces student honors

The following students enrolled in the Wilson Early College Academy were honored for their academic work during the second six weeks of school.


Principal’s List

Traci Dunn, Delaney Hinnant, Porche Latham, Kasey Nida, Dejoie …

Fike announces student honors

The following students at Fike High School were honored for their academic performance during the second six weeks of school.


A Honor Roll


Grade 9

Alayna Noonan, Alexis Harris, Aliyah Taylor, Austin Bean, Brian …

Beddingfield announces academic honors

The following Beddingfield students were honored for their academic performance during the second six weeks of school.


A Honor Roll


Grade 9

Abby Baker, Baylee Carter, Rafaela Chavez, Emilia DeJesus, Jawana Edwards, …

New Library Books

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library.


Adult Fiction

Seven-day checkout. A book may be renewed one time unless there is a reserve on it, in which case it cannot be renewed, unless it is New Adult Fiction with …

Knights take floor in HighSchoolOT.com Invitational today

With a firm grip on the No. 1 ranking among N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A programs, the Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team now turns its attention to one of the more star-studded events on its 2011-2012 schedule …

Beddingfield’s Fess romps to Mark Adams Invitational crown

CARY — Beddingfield High senior Chris Fess pinned all four of his opponents in the heavyweight division in dominating fashion to capture the Mark Adams Memorial Invitational heavyweight title over the weekend inside the Cary High gym.

At …