2015-12-19

Lady Panthers knock off Princeton 50-28

Lady Panthers knock off Princeton 50-28 PRINCETON — North Johnston erupted for 21 points in the second quarter and cruised past host Princeton for a 50-28 varsity girls basketball non-conference win Friday. Tayanna Jones netted eight of her 14 …

Lady Cougars ‘steal’ win at Tarboro

Lady Cougars ‘steal’ win at Tarboro TARBORO — SouthWest Edgecombe began its varsity girls basketball season losing three straight games to teams that now have a combined 16-4 record. Since then the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference …

Middle School Roundup

DASH boys win at Wake Forest 38-29

WAKE FOREST — The DASH Homeschool boys basketball team became the first DASH squad at any level to win on the home floor of Wake Forest, the No. 1 team in the East Region’s Northern Conference, with …

Hunt victimized by South Central’s sizzling start


Friday night’s first three possessions for the Hunt High varsity girls basketball team ended with turnovers.

Visiting South Central, in the meantime, swished four of its first five shots from the floor.

The opening couple of minutes …

Zoned in

Warriors hand South Central its first loss by 48-32 score

The Hunt High varsity boys basketball team came out in a 1-2-2 zone against South Central to start Friday night’s non-conference clash at Hunt.

It didn’t last long.

After the Falcons got a layup from Majestic Jordan to take a 2-0 …

Barton to add 3 sports next year


Barton College announced Friday that it will increase its number of intercollegiate sports to 21 with the addition next year of women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s swimming. “As we add new students to our campus community, …

Area officials to call state 2-AA championship game


The high school football season will end Saturday night for a pair of Wilson officials, Johnny Hinnant and Todd Brewer, who are part of the seven-man crew selected to call the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-AA championship game …

Chargers comeback denied by Bethel

Chargers comeback denied by Bethel KINSTON — Trailing by 12 points entering the fourth quarter, the visiting Wilson Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team rallied within two points with approximately two minutes remaining before …

White sets Knights’ scoring mark with 46 points in loss

Area Roundup

SMITHFIELD — Sophomore Coby White displaced Anthony Atkinson in the Greenfield School record books Friday night with a sparkling 46-point performance, but the Knights could not parlay that into a road victory in a 90-87 defeat at Neuse …

Pfeiffer visits BC on Saturday


A surging Barton College men’s basketball team will attempt to finish off an unblemished four-game homestand Saturday afternoon when it resumes NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas play against Pfeiffer University. In the case of the Lady …

Junior varsity roundup

Chargers get road win at Bethel KINSTON — Led by the 18 points of freshman Zach Hunter, the Wilson Christian boys basketball team picked up a 37-33 victory at Kinston Bethel Christian on Friday afternoon. Sophomore David Peele chipped in six …

WCA takes key district battle vs. Bethel

WCA takes key district battle vs. Bethel Wilson Christian got past visiting Bethel Christian 35-33 in Friday’s varsity girls basketball action to stay unbeaten in North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East District 3 play. The Lady …

‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

In response to overdose cases, sheriff's office targets heroin, drug suspects

By Olivia Neeley Times Staff Writer Sheriff’s deputies headed out into the night late Thursday on a mission to arrest those wanted on multiple drug charges, including heroin. When authorities arrived at one Academy Street home in Wilson, the …