2013-02-28

Thomas & Farris Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Jordan Sharpe

Jordan Sharpe led his Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team to the 1-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference tournament championship last week, making him this week’s Thomas & Farris Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. …

‘Grease’ opens two-weekend run on Friday

'Grease' filled with music and dance

It was the first dress rehearsal for the Playhouse production of “Grease” Monday night, and the Boykin Center was buzzing with as much energy and teen spirit as you’d find at a sock hop.

Dance numbers were energized with high …

Nash residents accused of insurance fraud


Two Nash County residents are among seven arrested Wednesday in an insurance fraud scheme involving staged auto accidents in Wake County.

Three more suspects are being actively sought, including one from Nash County, according to information …

Kinston surges past SWE in semis


KINSTON — Top seed Kinston used a 17-2 surge in the third quarter to pull away from upset-minded SouthWest Edgecombe for a 65-42 win in the semifinals of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference boys basketball tournament on Wednesday night.

The …

Barton’s Pruden, Velasco sweep CC tennis honors


HIGH POINT — The spring success of the Barton men’s and women’s tennis teams continues to reap rewards as they swept the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors with Rafael Ruiz Velasco taking the men’s award and …

NJ bombs its way to NCC title game

Area roundup

KENLY — The North Johnston girls basketball squad bombed away from the outside as Louisburg played a zone defense Wednesday night in the semifinals of the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference tournament.

The Lady Panthers eventually hit 10 …

Police: Family Dollar employee embezzled $2,400


Police have charged a Wilson woman with stealing more than $2,400 in cash from the Family Dollar discount store where she worked.

Tawanna King Wells, 47, of 2301 Howard Jones Court E., was arrested Tuesday on two counts of embezzlement. Police …

Barton upends Queens


Senior leaders Gerald Boston and Jon Hart didn’t turn in their sharpest performances. But sparingly used 6-foot-6 freshman Trey Lofton enjoyed his finest night in a Barton College men’s basketball uniform.

And all three were superb …

Shots don’t fall for Beddingfield

Jaguars boys top Bruins by 20

FARMVILLE — It’s been a recurring, yet simple theme for the Beddingfield High varsity boys basketball team all season.

If the shots are dropping, the revamped Bruins offense can be a beautiful thing to watch. Should the inverse be …

Lady Bulldogs breeze past Royals, 74-50


The Barton College women’s basketball team, on Spirit Night, simply leveled Queens University of Charlotte with run after run in posting a 74-50 NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas victory in Wilson Gym on Wednesday evening.

The Lady …

Lady Bruins a win away


FARMVILLE — Although the seeds attempted to tell a different story, the Beddingfield High varsity girls basketball team was the visiting team for Wednesday’s semifinal matchup with Farmville Central in the 2013 2-A Eastern Plains …

Man charged with embezzling lottery tickets


A former Wilson convenience store worker is accused of stealing lottery tickets and cash from the business.

Police arrested 19-year-old Zane Grant Rollier of 4552 Lamm Road Monday at the Kangaroo store at 1207 Forest Hills Road. Managers called …