2013-01-11

McCrory stumbles on promise

Gov.-elect Pat McCrory overlooked the symbolic significance of shutting the public and, largely, the press out of his Saturday swearing-in ceremony.

McCrory plans to take the oath of office in a small, private event planned for Saturday in the …

Bruins’ VB quartet named all-conference


For the Beddingfield High varsity volleyball team, the maiden season of Kelly Minshew has produced a quartet of all-conference selections in the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference.

Following a 2012 campaign that saw the Lady Bruins finish 13-12 …

Beddingfield’s Beamon claims EPC honor


Over the course of the 2012 varsity boys soccer season, Beddingfield High junior Wes Beamon became a mainstay at each third of the field.

Although the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Bruins finished with an 8-13-1 overall record and a 7-5 mark in …

Frigid Lady Bulldogs rebound way past King


Career win No. 402 for Barton College women’s basketball head coach Wendee Saintsing will in no way be remembered for its offensive wizardry.

But behind a stern defensive effort and a healthy advantage on the backboards, the Lady Bulldogs …

Willingham tops 1,000 points in Chargers’ win

Area roundup

GOLDSBORO — Community Christian School sophomore Josh Willingham scored his 1,000th career point on an early layup during the Chargers’ 85-59 win over Wayne Christian on Thursday night.

Willingham, who led CCS with 22 points and …

Don’t let time slip by in 2013


I sat in the stand this last weekend of the year as well as the last weekend of deer season and it pretty much summed up 2012.

As I walked onto my land, which is gated and posted, I encountered three people in orange vest carrying rifles. I …

Boyette, Giddings pace Cyclones past Wayne Christian

GOLDSBORO — A 5-0 run over the final 2 minutes, 15 seconds helped propel the Community Christian girls basketball team to a winning start in 2013, as senior Jesslyn Boyette poured in 21 points and intercepted a pass with 10 seconds remaining …

Middle School Roundup


Darden boys top Toisnot

Kenny Simms scored 16 points to lead the Darden boys basketball team to a 57-45 road win over Toisnot on Thursday.

R.J. Woodard added 12 points and 15 rebounds for Darden (5-1).

Jahi Lucas led Toisnot with 16 …

Property tax deadline looms

Last-minute rush expected as Monday's due date nears

Phyllis Winstead may have missed the mad rush at the Wilson County tax office expected today and Monday as the annual tax deadline nears.

Winstead went to the tax office, at 113 Nash St. in downtown Wilson, Thursday in an effort to beat the Jan. …

Bulldogs leveled by Tornado


The Tornado unleashed its fury in Wilson Gymnasium on Thursday evening, absolutely leveling the Barton College men’s basketball team.

In a showdown of the two teams projected to finish one-two in Conference Carolinas, the King (Tenn.) …

Hinnant looks to continue tradition

Longtime assistant hired as Hunt's football coach

With a commitment to maintain a tradition steeped with success, Stevie Hinnant has been named the fifth head coach in the 35-year history of the Hunt High varsity football program.

The announcement was issued Thursday afternoon by Principal …