2012-12-31

Husband makes dream of snow come true


Laurie Pearson has been dreaming of a white Christmas.

And just last week, she told loved ones the only thing she really wanted this year was to see snow. Even though Wilson had a white Christmas two years ago, snow isn’t that common …

Warriors the favorite to win again

Demons, Rams and Bruins have Farris & Farris title hopes too

As the only entrant with a record above .500, the Hunt High varsity boys basketball team enters the 37th rendition of the Farris & Farris Holiday Tournament (formerly Eastern Carolina Classic) as the favorite to collect its 11th title and the …

Only speed is full speed

Gerald Hinton: Ironman of the Year

Gerald Hinton’s value to the SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity football team wasn’t just measured in the eye-popping rushing yardage he piled up over the course of the 2012 season.

Hinton was a solid defender and played on all but one …

A record-setting year

Josh Joyner: Offensive Player of the Year

As if Josh Joyner hadn’t already set the bar high for himself with a superb junior season as the Hunt High tailback, he outdid not just himself but every other past or present Warriors ball carrier in 2012.

Joyner obliterated the Hunt …

Expectations exceeded

Lewis Neal: Defensive Player of the Year

The spotlight was on Lewis Neal well before his senior high school football season began.

The Hunt High defensive end attained national attention as scores of major collegiate program vied for his services. Neal’s Fourth-of-July …

Hunt domination extends to 2012 Times All-Area Team

Thirteen Warriors lead parade of 36 elite players

Excellence could be found on the football field during the 2012 season for each of the eight high school teams in The Wilson Times readership area.

However, for the second straight season, the outstanding performances were a bit more …

The Night Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney

Students at Community Christian School wrote stories about how they helped out on the night Santa ended up getting stuck in their chimneys. The stories are being published as written by the children.

 

The night before Christmas me and …

Wilson to count city’s homeless


Agencies and community leaders from Wilson and Greene counties met recently to discuss the first steps in counting the homeless population in January. Leaders will be a part of the nationwide Point-in-Time Count, which is an unduplicated count on a …

Dethroned

Freeman, RMP too much for Greenfield in Christmas tourney final

In the first varsity boys basketball meeting between Greenfield School and Rocky Mount Prep this season, the Jaguars’ Deshawn Freeman, a Northern Nash High transfer, was a victim of academic ineligibility and didn’t play in …

Cycs hold off Freedom Christian for 3rd place


The Community Christian School varsity boys basketball team built a double-digit lead in the third quarter Saturday, but were forced to hold off a furious rally by Fayetteville Freedom Christian on the way to a 79-77 win that gave the Cyclones third …

First game could be the best for girls in holiday tourney

Defending champion Hunt, Fike tip off Farris & Farris

Examine the pairings and the opinion could quickly be formed that the first game of the 35th girls varsity basketball edition of the Farris and Farris Holiday Tournament will be for the championship.

Defending champion Hunt High and 2011 …