2014-12-20

State news: Bomb threat prompts evacuation, change of venue at Western Carolina commencement


CULLOWHEE – A bomb threat was received shortly before the beginning of Western Carolina University’s fall commencement ceremony, scheduled to be held in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Saturday, prompting university officials to …

Fike, Beddingfield boys streak on


Archrival varsity boys basketball teams from Fike High and Beddingfield continued streaking in opposite directions in a thriller inside the Beddingfield gym Friday night before the largest turnout for the three 2014-15 Wilson County clashes to date. …

Lady Bulldogs return home to face WSSU


After playing seven of their first eight games away from home, the Barton College women’s basketball team finally returns to Wilson Gymnasium on Saturday for a 2 p.m. non-conference matchup with Winston-Salem State University of the Central …

Inside play hurts Chargers in loss

Inside play hurts Chargers in loss RALEIGH — The Wilson Christian varsity boys basketball team is in a freefall. After a 5-1 start to the season, the Chargers were punished mightily in the post Friday night as WCA was handed its fifth straight …

Unbeaten Bruins thump Fike, 79-45

Unbeaten Bruins thump Fike, 79-45 Kenneth Simms fired in 25 points to lead the undefeated Beddingfield High boys basketball team to a 79-45 triumph against visiting archrival Fike on Friday night. The Bruins will carry a 4-0 record into …

Second-half roll gives Greenfield 63-40 victory over United Faith

Led by Sanders' 20-20 game, Knights end game on 30-2 run

Greenfield School boys basketball coach Rob Salter called his team’s first-half effort against United Faith Christian Academy on Friday night the worst his team has played all season.

And the Knights trailed just 31-30.

The Falcons …

Firebirds rebound by stomping Bunn

Firebirds rebound by stomping Bunn STANHOPE — The Southern Nash High varsity boys basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 60-38 thumping of visiting Bunn in non-conference play on Friday night. The Firebirds, coming …

SWE’s Langley wins No. 700, defeats Tarboro

Area roundup

TARBORO — The only varsity girls basketball coach in the history of SouthWest Edgecombe High has finally won No. 700. Legendary Cougars head coach Sandra Langley accomplished the feat Friday night against archrival Tarboro as visiting …

Middle school roundup

Speight nudges Elm City 35-33 Javonte Wooten’s double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds helped the Speight boys basketball team remain unbeaten in the Tricounties Athletic Conference on Thursday with a 35-33 victory over host Elm City. The …

Junior varsity roundup

Cyclones top Lee Christian 44-36 The Community Christian boys basketball team beat Lee Christian Academy 44-36 on Friday. Tiage Bridgers led the Cyclones with 14 points, while Cameron Williams had 12. Andrew Huston chipped in eight points for CCS. …

Lady Warriors wear out South Central, 41-31

Lady Warriors wear out South Central, 41-31 WINTERVILLE — The Hunt girls basketball team was greeted by a packed house, a racous crowd and a band blasting when it took the court to take on 4-A South Central on Friday night. And the Lady …

Friendship routs Wilson Christian 49-16

Friendship routs Wilson Christian 49-16 The Wilson Christian girls basketball team had what assistant coach Mitch Hayes called “one of those nights” on Friday in losing 49-16 to Friendship Christian of Raleigh in a North Carolina …

Beddingfield girls dominate boards


Propelled by a sharpshooting sophomore guard in Aniya Thigpen, the Fike High varsity girls basketball team was able to forge a surprising halftime tie with host Beddingfield on Friday night.

Yet that margin changed decisively in favor of the …

Fuller’s 32 sparks CCS past Lee Christian

Fuller’s 32 sparks CCS past Lee Christian The Community Christian School varsity boys basketball team used a sterling 32-point performance from sophomore guard Ricky Fuller on Friday night to earn a 55-50 1-A Carolina Christian Conference …

CCS falls in final minute

CCS falls in final minute A shorthanded Community Christian School varsity girls basketball team took a one-point lead into the final 90 seconds of its 1-A Carolina Christian Conference tilt with Sanford Lee Christian on Friday night, but a …

GROUP ‘HOPES’ FOR HELP

Hope Station still needs toys for large Christmas distribution

Hope Station is preparing for its annual toy distribution, a mission aimed to give children hope this holiday season.

But officials say they need last-minute help from the community to ensure that dozens of needy children will wake up Christmas …