2015-12-22

Fike bounces back, beats Beddingfield


After having its winning streak snapped at six games last Friday evening, the Fike High girls basketball team bounced back with a 52-30 victory against visiting archrival Beddingfield on Monday evening. The Lady Golden Demons constructed a 31-13 …

Knights win smart

White scores 40, but heady play by Taylor clinches 90-87 win over St. David's in Greenfield Christmas Tournament semifinals

Basketball IQ is one of those clichés that get bandied about quite a lot by coaches. And while Greenfield School sophomore guard Coby White and St. David’s School guard Kris Monroe were putting on a show during Tuesday night’s semifinal …

12 arrested in undercover drug operation in Nash County


Twelve people were arrested by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division during a recent undercover operation that targeted the illegal sale of narcotics.

Investigators said most of the suspects in this investigation are street level to …

SMALL CONGREGATION WITH A BIG HEART

'We act like we've got a church full'

By Lisa Boykin Batts Times Life Editor The choir members were all in their place Tuesday morning, taking up just four seats in the spacious choir loft. They sang joyfully as pianist Nancy Ping-Robbins played at the piano. “Go tell it on the …

Greenville officer, dog make fugitive arrest


Greenville police arrested a fugitive wanted for murder in Ohio after an officer and his dog located the man and a gun he hid while trying to avoid arrest, the department reported Monday. Detectives on Saturday received …

Firebirds finish 9th in weekend tourney


MEBANE — Led by Kendrick Watson, the Southern Nash High wrestling team amassed 76 points and finished ninth among 19 teams in last weekend’s Eastern Alamance Invitational. Watson advanced into the championship match in his weight class …

Pinetops, Sharpsburg residents charged in operation


Nearly 40 people face more than 100 charges combined including several suspects from Pinetops and Sharpsburg after a narcotics investigation operation by Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Tarboro Police …

New company offers administrative services to businesses


An independent business professional with decades of executive banking experience has launched a new company that offers administrative services to small businesses. We Can Assist, a Wilson-based company, offers an array of services designed to …

Christmas closings

ABC Stores — Closed Thursday at 6 p.m. and closed Friday Arts Council — Closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 4 Banks — Closed Thursday at 2 p.m. and closed Friday Barton College — Closed Dec. 23 – Jan. 3 Chamber of Commerce — …

Fund established to help Smiths with bills

'I really appreciate everything that everybody's done'

Christmas is a time of year when hearts grow softer and giving comes a little easier, or at least that’s the way Christmas is portrayed in movies, plays and songs. Those who are less fortunate wait for help from those that have endured the …

Fike withstands furious Beddingfield rally

Lady Demons hold on for 54-49 win

The Fike High varsity girls basketball team regained its stamina and composure in the last two minutes and hung on for a nail-biting 54-49 non-conference victory against archrival Beddingfield in the Fike High gymnasium Monday evening. The Lady …

Article sparked flood of memories, information

Article sparked flood of memories, information It was with super interest that I read the article in your Monday, Nov. 30 edition, “World War II Injury Sparks Shared History For 2 Families,” by Jon Jimison, editor of The Wilson Times …

Knights blow out Terra Ceia in tourney opener


The Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team exploded for 62 points in the first half en route to a 92-51 triumph against Terra Ceia Academy of Belhaven in the opening round of the Greenfield Christmas Tournament on Monday evening. The Knights …

CROWDED PRIMARY FIELD

Closely watched 2016 races pick up numerous candidates

The unusual filing period for candidates in the 2016 elections in North Carolina ended at noon Monday. The race for North Carolina attorney general will have a Republican and Democratic primary. Buck Newton of …

Take time to make memories and honor traditions at holidays


All this hustle and bustle and holiday cheer is wearing me out. Please don’t misunderstand and start thinking I’m Ebenezer Scrooge or the Grinch. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love everything about Christmas — church service, …

Residents can take steps to avoid holiday crime


=While Christmas is a time to enjoy the holidays and the gifts they bring, police say there are a few steps residents can take to prevent suspects from stealing their joy. “There are always suspects looking …

Bruins’ drive-in

Beddingfield climbs to 8-0 after blasting Fike 76-43

When the stat sheet reflects a 27-11 disparity at the free-throw line, a cynical argument can be made that the official’s whistles are slanted in one direction. That certainly was not the case Monday night inside the Fike High gym. In the …

City services schedule for holidays

City of Wilson offices, including the customer service business office and recreation centers, will be closed Dec. 24-25 for Christmas and Jan. 1, 2016, for New Year’s Day. The customer service business office will also be closed both …

‘No excuse’ for what happened to those dogs

‘No excuse’ for what happened to those dogs When I read the paper on Dec. 14, there were no words to describe the depth of emotions that washed over me. I have great difficulty in accepting the fact that something this barbaric and …

CHAIR SETS 2016 GOALS

Incoming Chamber chairman talks about the future

The new year will bring with it a change in Wilson Chamber of Commerce leadership as Wes Berry becomes the chamber’s chairman in 2016. Berry, senior vice president and market president for BB&T in Wilson, has goals for the chamber and its …