2016-02-09

Wilson woman shares fitness story on ‘Rachael Ray’

She also gets a big surprise

Sherry Bullock is succeeding with her weight loss and fitness plan, and Thursday, she gets to tell “The Rachael Ray Show” viewers all about it. She also gets a big surprise. A few weeks ago, Bullock got an email from a producer of the …

Area Calendar Feb. 9-10

Tuesday, February 9 College Men’s Basketball King at Barton, 7:30 p.m. College Women’s Basketball King at Barton, 5:30 p.m. College Men’s Tennis Francis Marion at Barton, 1 p.m. College Women’s Tennis Francis Marion at …

Barton prepares for Tornado warning

King teams visit Wilson Gym on Tuesday for key doubleheader

The relationship between basketball programs at Barton College and King University has yet to be bathed in decades of competition within NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas. But in five short years, the Tornado have not hesitated in making both …

Bulldogs aim to ‘Block Out Cancer’ vs. Mount Olive


The Barton College men’s volleyball team is looking for an assist from the public for its “Block Out Cancer” fundraiser as part of the Bulldogs’ home match with archrival University of Mount Olive on Wednesday. During the …

Kiptoo, Russell pace Barton at ETSU meet


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Barton College sophomore Sharon Kiptoo broke one of the indoor track and field team’s oldest records with an outstanding performance in the 800-meter run, while four men’s records were shattered with NCAA …

High school hoops tourneys are next week

High School Notebook

Barring unforeseen bad weather, high school basketball tournaments are set to begin next week. The 3-A Big East Conference tournament will be held at Fike High, which was to have hosted it last year but icy weather canceled the event. The girls will …

City Manager Goings to chair ElectriCities


Wilson City Manager Grant Goings will serve as the chairman of the ElectriCities board during a time when the agency is redefining its priorities. Goings was the agency’s vice chairman in 2015 and participated in negotiations involving the …

Police investigate shots fired at home

Wilson police are investigating a home that was struck by gunfire Sunday. Police said they were dispatched to the 1600 block of Freeman Street to the shooting. When officers arrived the victim told police their home and vehicle were struck by …

Jobless rate improves in Wilson County


Wilson County experienced one of its best monthly unemployment rates in 2015 during the month of December. The county’s December rate was 8.4 percent, which improved from the November rate of 9 percent, according to figures released by the …

Community Briefs

Educational workshop Saturday Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield will present a free educational workshop Saturday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church, 571 Nash St. S.E. The workshop will cover writing effective grant …

2 pounds of pot seized during drug search

By Olivia Neeley Times Staff Writer Wilson police charged three suspects after conducting search warrants for illegal narcotics at two homes last week, one of which led to officials seizing two pounds of marijuana. Police said Ronald T. Parker, 33, …

New library books

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Nonfiction “The Apple Cider Vinegar Cure: Essential Recipes & Remedies to Heal Your Body Inside and Out” by Madeline Given “The Complete Slow Cooking for Two: A …

Mom plans event to raise funds for heart causes


Crystal Darak has planned several events in conjunction with February Heart Month. Darak’s daughter Korah was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and died in May 2011 while waiting for a heart transplant at Duke University Medical …

Sunday concert marks choir anniversary, Myers’ retirement

Bill Myers retires from church choir directing after 50 years

For more than 50 years, Bill Myers has directed church choirs. But the 83-year-old lifelong musician has decided it’s time for him to sit in the pew on Sunday mornings rather than the choir loft. On Sunday, The Unity Choir of St. John AME Zion …

Protect children from cyberspace creeps

A tragic murder that involves a cyberspace meeting is proving to be a cautionary tale for parents — and their children. The remains of a 13-year-old Blacksburg, Va., girl, Nicole Madison Lovell, were found in our Surry County after she …

REBUILD AFTER FIRE?

Company assessing options for Pinetops Hardee's; fire investigation ongoing

PINETOPS — A large fire that destroyed the Hardee’s on Sunday may have been electrical in nature, officials said Monday. Fire investigators said they were tentatively looking at that possibility. The fire itself started in the storage …

Be smart, and take good care of your heart


February is National Heart Month, and we’re constantly reminded during the month that heart disease is the No. 1 killer among women. Do you really understand that fact? I know I do. It hits home with me. I was only 19 years old when my mother …

Bridge replacement projects start


A bridge replacement project on U.S. 264 Alternate near Toisnot Swamp is one of several being completed by the N.C. Department of Transportation this year in Wilson County. Drivers will need to take different routes during the project that involves …

We could all win this bet

RALEIGH – By the time you read this, Super Bowl 50 will be over, and politicians in either Colorado or North Carolina will have gambling debts to pay. During the NFL playoffs, we’ve seen wagers between politicians for some of the finest …