2014-03-21

Police charge 6 in Wilson drug roundup


Police seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana on the first day of a Wilson drug sweep that put six people in handcuffs, officials said Friday.

Operation Cold Snap targeted the city’s suspected drug dealers and began March 7 with a raid …

Official: Rage sparks mobile home fire

Homeowner won't face charges after burning bed

A hot temper sparked a fire in a Wilson County man’s mobile home Thursday, officials said.

Firefighters from three volunteer departments doused a blaze at 4721 Evansdale Road outside Wilson that started when the homeowner, 46-year-old …

Two wanted in apartment shooting


Police are looking for two men accused in a Tuesday shooting outside a Wilson apartment.

Officers on Friday secured arrest warrants for 23-year-old Jerome Melvin Jr. of 1707 Birchwood Drive, Apartment B, and Tyshone Braswell, 22, of 715 Black …

‘The talk’ expands for Wilson girls

'I Am More in Him' is Sunday

Every year around spring break, the girls at Hunter’s Dance can expect to hear “the talk.”

It’s not about the birds and the bees, but it’s a more general discussion on the importance of making good decisions and …

Halifax hands CCS its 1st loss

Halifax hands CCS its 1st loss The Community Christian girls soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, falling 3-1 at home to non-conference foe Halifax Academy on Thursday night. Halifax scored the first goal in the 10th minute, then …

Eyes on the prize

Warriors seek first NCHSAA basketball title Saturday night against Morganton Freedom

A 240-mile trek largely aided by Interstate 40 separates 4559 Lamm Road from 511 Independence Boulevard, or in more direct terms, the campuses of Hunt High and Morganton Freedom.

And this clash of East versus West — this unfamiliar …

Enjoying 9-year-old son’s sudden interest in outdoors


My youngest child just turned 9 years old. For the last nine years he has remained attached by the umbilical cord to my wife, allowing little to no room for her to so much as breathe. Occasionally he will go with me somewhere without her, but he is …

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour roars into SNMP


LUCAMA — The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour makes the first of two stops at the Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday. Points leader Andy Seuss won the fall event at SNMP and looks to carry the momentum of last week’s …

Fike wins five events at tri-meet

Fike wins five events at tri-meet RALEIGH — The Fike boys and girls track teams each finished second at a tri-meet against host Broughton and Leesville Road on Wednesday afternoon. Broughton dominated the points race in both, beating the …

WCA’s pitching-by-committee produces 6-1 win


The pitching-by-committee approach of the Wilson Christian Academy varsity baseball team showed promise at the Leonard Turnage Memorial Complex on a Thursday evening when winter coats, gloves, scarves, blankets and portable heaters were precious …

Greenfield defeats Kerr-Vance 9-4

Greenfield defeats Kerr-Vance 9-4 The Greenfield School varsity baseball team overcame frigid conditions Thursday evening and erupted for seven unanswered runs in a 9-4 non-conference triumph over Kerr-Vance Academy inside Fleming Stadium. …

Knights rally to beat Golden Falcons 8-6

Knights rally to beat Golden Falcons 8-6 PIKEVILLE — The Charles B. Aycock baseball team exploded for six runs in the fourth inning, but Northern Nash rallied right back with four in the fifth to take an 8-6 non-conference victory on Thursday …

Bowden speaks on faith, football

Coaching legend visits local FCA

Faith and football were on the menu with barbecue and fried chicken Thursday as former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden spoke at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. More than 300 people came …

Warriors top Knights to open BE play

Warriors top Knights to open BE play The Hunt boys tennis team opened up 3-A Big East Conference play with a 6-3 win over Northern Nash on Tuesday. The Warriors won two of three doubles matches, including the No. 2 tandem of Jake Woods-Conor Wetzel …

Lady Warriors fall at D.H. Conley

Lady Warriors fall at D.H. Conley GREENVILLE — The Hunt girls soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to D.H. Conley on Wednesday night. The loss dropped the Lady Warriors to 1-3. Hunt will host Corinth Holders on Monday.

Greenfield falls to Kerr-Vance 5-2

Greenfield falls to Kerr-Vance 5-2 The Greenfield girls soccer team fell behind early and was never able to recover, falling 5-2 to Kerr-Vance Academy at home Thursday night. Claire Dixon got the first goal for the Lady Knights (0-1-1) in the second …

WCA blasts three homers in romp

WCA blasts three homers in romp RALEIGH — An offensive clinic was authored by the Wilson Christian varsity softball team Thursday. The Lady Chargers, defending N.C. Christian School Association 2-A champions, hit three homers and seventh …

Taybron’s PK boosts Wilson Christian by Knights 1-0

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Senior Courtney Taybron converted a penalty kick in the 43rd minute, and the tally was enough to guide the host Wilson Christian varsity girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Greenville Christian on Thursday. Wilson Christian of the N.C. Christian …

Singles play sends Knights to first win

Singles play sends Knights to first win FAYETTEVILLE — Facing a 2-1 deficit after doubles play, the Greenfield School boys tennis team roared back into contention with three singles victories, and senior Ridge Hamre’s win at No. 5 …

Ladybirds drop pair at Roanoke Rapids

Ladybirds drop pair at Roanoke Rapids ROANOKE RAPIDS — The Southern Nash High varsity softball team dropped a pair of close non-conference games at Roanoke Rapids on Thursday. The Ladybirds, still looking for their first win through five …