2012-10-16

Deputies: Driver impersonates federal agent


Sheriff’s deputies say a driver tried to pass himself off as a federal customs agent after his passenger was arrested on drug charges Saturday.

Johnny Dale Corbett, 57, of 1710 London Church Road, flashed a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol …

Police: Employee stole $367K from appliance store


A Wilson appliance store’s former office manager is accused of stealing more than $367,000 from the business in a four-year span.

Police charged 40-year-old Sonya Renee Jackson of 4807 Bluff Place with embezzlement Friday after Bass …

‘Survivor’ star talks about building legacies


A clothing designer, a chef, and a sound engineer.

These are a few of the careers students at Fike High School want to pursue in the future.

But for Fike High School graduate Sabrina Thompson, having an idea about a future career isn’t …

Community helps breast cancer program


October is a big month for Robin Williams.

As manager of Wilmed Healthcare Foundation, she spends all year raising funds for Mother’s Day Mammograms and awareness of breast cancer issues.

But come October, the entire country …

Week 8’s Best

TERRENCE PETERSON, Beddingfield — A stellar effort produced an 87-yard scoring play in the Bruins’ 22-17 loss at Farmville Central last Friday evening. In the third quarter, Peterson caught a short toss from quarterback Javius Nixon, …

Puryear switches numbers, gets Pro Cup victory in Kenly


KENLY — The number on the side of the car meant nothing to Stacy Puryear at the Southern 250 on Saturday night.

Except for victory, that is.

The driver from South Boston, Va., had an engine fail on him two weeks ago in the No. 33 car, …

Conference Carolinas adds indoor track


The 40 men and women of the Barton College track and field program now have a shot at additional team and individual championships in Conference Carolinas as the sport has been approved for competition by the league.

“The addition of …

Barton Hall of Fame to add 3 inductees

Golf tourney, soccer event also planned for weekend

There will be a local flavor at the 2012 Barton College Athletics Hall of Fame banquet later this month.

All three inductees are natives of Wilson, with Stacey Radford Miller, Randy Pridgen and Shemikia Reid will be recognized at the annual …

U-14 girls soccer claims 2


BURLINGTON — The Wilson Youth Soccer Association’s 1998 U-14 girls classic squad traveled to the Burlington Soccer Club Shoot Out over the weekend, going 2-2 in the tournament.

Wilson proved to be good early risers, recording a 5-0 …

Cyclones boys soccer blast Neuse Charter 5-0


SMITHFIELD — The Community Christian varsity boys soccer team combined a stifling defense with goals by five different players Friday to secure a regular-season ending 5-0 non-conference victory over Neuse Charter School.

Christian …