2012-11-19

Wilson County hunters bag 2 black bears

County's first bear season began Monday

His heart was racing, but his aim was true.  Now, Kevin Barnhill will have bear burgers for dinner.

Two Wilson County hunters bagged black bears Monday on the first day of bear season in eastern North Carolina. Barnhill shot an adult male …

Earp-Ballard

Margie Belinda Ballard of Danville, Ky., and Kevin Wesley Earp of Clayton exchanged wedding vows Sept. 22 in a 4 p.m. ceremony at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Wilson. The Rev. Carter Bearden officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Yvonne …

Jenkins-Yelverton

Alarie Grey Yelverton of Black Creek and William Henry Jenkins of Lucama exchanged marriage vows Oct. 27 in a 5 p.m. ceremony at Willow Springs Country Club in Wilson. The Rev. Randy Jenkins, father of the groom, officiated.

The bride is the …

Satterly-Cockrell

Katie Baldwin Cockrell and Stephen Michael Satterly, both of Omaha, Neb., exchanged marriage vows Sept. 29 in a 2 p.m. ceremony at St. Egbert’s Catholic Church in Morehead City. The Rev. Thomas Davis officiated.

The bride is the daughter …

Veterans deserve our thanks, respect

This weekend, communities across the United States celebrate military veterans’ bravery and sacrifice with Veterans Day observances. Wilson County has a recent reminder of the valor our troops exhibit overseas.

Army Sgt. William Lamm, a …

CLR caps season in grand fashion


The only bad thing about Saturday’s season-ending races at County Line Raceway was the season-ending part. Under a canopy of beautiful fall weather, fans were treated to the spectacle of the ULTIMATE Series Super Late Model 50-lap main event, …

Wilson honors veterans

Observance includes words, music, 21-gun salute

It was the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th hour in 1918, that history tells us guns ceased to fire, bringing World War I to an end.

And it was at that very same time Sunday when more than 200 people came to honor veterans in front of the …

Expert predicts persistent jobless numbers


Unemployment rates in Wilson County and across the nation are expected to remain near current levels for at least a year as the nation’s economic recovery remains persistently slow, economists said Thursday in Wilson.

“I would …

Firebirds’ historic season ends

Early lead turns into 6-1 defeat for So. Nash

To understand just how far the Southern Nash High boys soccer team has come in a short four years, the first 20 minutes of the fourth round state 3-A playoff match against highly-regarded Jacksonville is all that is needed. Southern Nash took all …

Bulldogs off and running

Big first half propels Barton past Shaw 77-67 in season opener

A dynamite first half proved sufficient to ignite the Barton College men’s basketball team to victory against a “Bear” of a season-opening opponent before an enthusiastic, vocal turnout in Wilson Gymnasium or the “Dog …