2016-01-26

Woods’ jumper sends Bulldogs past Pfeiffer


MISENHEIMER — The Barton College men’s basketball team rallied to remain in a tie for first place in NCAA Divsion II Conference Carolinas with a 106-103 victory over Pfeiffer University on Tuesday night. Down 87-77 with 9 minutes, 46 …

Middle school roundup

Tucker powers Lady Wildcats’ 11th straight win ROCKY MOUNT — Briana Tucker poured in 24 points as the unbeaten Springfield girls basketball team ripped host West Edgecombe 52-25 on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats, now 11-0, also got 16 points …

SouthWest notches first EPC victory

SouthWest notches first EPC victory KENLY — The visiting SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity boys basketball team notched its first 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory by a 50-34 count against North Johnston on Tueday evening. Now 1-3 in the …

Area calendar, Jan. 27-28

Wednesday, January 27 High School Varsity Boys Basketball Bob Jones University Tournament — Wilson Christian vs. Shiloh Hills Christian, 5 p.m.; North Johnston at Washington, 7:30 p.m.; Beddingfield at SW Edgecombe, 8 p.m.; Bunn at Southern …

Farmer spearheads SWE girls comeback win at North Johnston

Area Roundup

KENLY — Triggered by a triple-double from junior Tia Farmer, the visiting SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity girls basketball team rallied to a 47-41 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory against North Johnston on Tuesday evening. Farmer ignited …

Barton to hold sixth annual Girls and Women In Sports celebration Feb. 7


A diverse collection of speakers will highlight the sixth annual Barton College Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports, to be held Thursday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. inside Hardy Alumni Hall. Sponsored by Pup’s Steakhouse, the event is open to the …

Lady Bulldogs escape Pfeiffer in double overtime 82-80


MISENHEIMER — To say that the Barton College women’s basketball team escaped with a double-overtime victory Tuesday night at Pfeiffer University might sound clíché if it weren’t the truth.

The Lady Bulldogs survived not only …

Demon-sized revenge

Fike uses inside strength to top Hunt 54-49

As the midway point of the 3-A Big East Conference draws near, the Fike and Hunt varsity boys basketball teams are headed in different directions. When the two teams met back on Dec. 28 to open up the Farris & Farris Holiday Tournament, the …

Lady Bruins overcome frigid start for 1st EPC win


Ultimately, a miserable shooting start did not faze a Beddingfield High varsity girls basketball team eager to grab its first 2-A Eastern Plains Conference win Tuesday night. The Lady Bruins fell behind 14-4 after a first quarter that saw them shoot …

Fike girls pull away against Hunt 55-37


Expecting the best shot from the underdog archrival, the Fike High varsity girls basketball team remained at least deadlocked for the 3-A Big East Conference lead with a 55-37 triumph against host Hunt on Tuesday evening. The Lady Golden Demons …

Bruins spilled by Jaguars in battle for 2-A EPC lead


The start was slow. The finish wasn’t much better for the Beddingfield High varsity boys basketball team. Facing rival Farmville Central for sole possession of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference lead Tuesday night, the host Bruins found …

Gov. Office: Johnston site not viable for CSX transportation hub


The Governor’s Office said in a statement late Tuesday that the proposed Johnston County location for a CSX transportation hub is no longer an option. “Based on the vote of local officials as well as serious land issues, the current site …

Cultural competency not just for journalists

Last week, as the story of African American protests over the absence of black nominees for Academy Awards was developing, Sam Fulwood explained what he learned reporting the 1992 Los Angeles riots that broke out after a jury found the police …

‘SPREAD THE WORD’

Family hopes plea in tow truck driver's death brings closure, awareness to Move Over law

Nothing can replace her husband Jeff, but Wendy Rackley is working to make sure that the beloved tow truck driver killed along Interstate 95 last year is never forgotten. “It’s been a long year and 25 days,” Wendy Rackley said. …

Chase ends in arrest; sheriff’s deputy car hit


A fleeing suspect deliberately struck a Wilson County Sheriff’s deputy car Tuesday near the end of a chase from Sharpsburg to Elm City, investigators said. Sharpsburg police officers were trying to stop a vehicle related to suspicious activity …

New animal shelter opens in Rocky Mount


The Rocky Mount Police Department’s Animal Services Unit has opened a new facility at 1017 N. Church St. in Rocky Mount. Willie Boykin, animal services supervisor with the Rocky Mount Police Department, says the new location opens up new …

Gun shot into home, teenager hit

Wilson police are investigating a shooting after shots were fired into a home Monday evening injuring one person. Police responded to the 2700 block of Winding Ridge Drive around 6 p.m. Monday to a person who had been shot, according to officials. …

Flavors of favorite S’MORES

Bar cookies easy and delicious

Craving something sweet? If you are, I have a delicious and fun recipe for you. S’mores bars combine all the favorite ingredients from the campfire favorite without having to build a fire! And if you eat them warm (either straight from the …

Fixing a leak in our laws

On Friday, we will mark the 167th anniversary of the day the North Carolina General Assembly officially chartered the town of Wilson. We can’t say that the anniversary coincides with an action taken just last week by the City Council, but we …

Habilitation service earns accreditation

BAYADA Habilitation, a BAYADA Home Health Care specialty practice, was recently awarded reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilation Facilities. BAYADA Habilitation earned its first CARF accreditation in 2009, then again in …