4 killed in Christmas Eve shooting

Deputies say four people were shot and killed Saturday afternoon in a Wilson County home.

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. on the 2200 block of Banks Lane East outside Wilson. Officials have not yet identified the victims. Wanda Samuel, …

Trusting Jesus

Daily Devotional

The psalmist wrote, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10 (NRSV) I conducted the Christmas morning service at a country church in …

A Bruin to the bone

Beddingfield alum Ward named Johnson’s successor as football head coach

A “die-hard” Beddingfield Bruin will now lead its varsity football program into the future.

After serving as an assistant coach for 19 seasons and under two different administrations of outgoing head coach Tyrone Johnson, Beddingfield …

Girls MVPs

Winners of the Eddie Sumerlin Most Valuable Player Award for the girls tournament in the Farris & Farris Holiday Tournament (named the Eastern Carolina Classic from 1978-2010). Prior to 1991, there was no MVP award and players listed below …

Things to know about girls tournament


Fike 19

Beddingfield 11

Hunt 3

Charles B. Aycock 1

Lee County 1

Raleigh Millbrook 1

Fayetteville Westover 1

Apex 1


Beddingfield 15

Hunt 9

Fike 9

Greene Central 1

Fayetteville …

Tournament championship results

Year Result Site

1978 Fike 67, Beddingfield 36 Fike

1979 Fike 41, Beddingfield 29 Beddingfield

1980 Beddingfield 73, Fayetteville Terry Sanford 58 Hunt

1981 Fike 57, Beddingfield 51 Fike

1982 Fayetteville Westover 35, Fike 33 …

Seniors propel young Wolfpack teams

NC State Notebook

With his glorious football career at N.C. State approaching its end soon, Matt Dayes gets one more chance to shine on the field.

The school he and the Wolfpack will face in the Independence Bowl nearly got to see him excel firsthand.

The …

Girls holiday hoops: A Wilson tradition

In the words of Fike varsity girls basketball head coach Kim Howard, the Farris & Farris Holiday Tournament is “what you do after Christmas in Wilson.”

Beddingfield head coach Debra Pegram views the three-day dribblefest as …