Woman faces murder, arson charges in fatal fire

BAILEY — A Nash County woman faces murder and arson charges after deputies say she started a fire that killed a man in the home they shared. 

Alayna Renee Sherrod, 32, is accused of …

Greenfield’s Cup runneth over

Knights win third NCISAA 1-A Wells Fargo Cup in school history

If Greenfield School is on the verge of transitioning out of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A ranks, then the Knights will take at least one more piece of hardware …

Mudcats split DH at Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. — The Carolina Mudcats won the opening game of a doubleheader 8-1 Tuesday behind a career-high five RBIs from Rob Henry, but a pair of home runs by Eddie Silva and Tristen Lutz …

Area Calendar, June 12-13

Wednesday, June 12American Legion BaseballWilson Post 13 at Ahoskie Post 102 (Hertford County High), 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 13No events scheduled.

Tobs resume winning streak after four-day layoff

Atypical situations call for atypical actions.

Playing for the first time in four days — three rainouts and a day off —  the Wilson Tobs resorted to piggy-back or stack pitching …

North Johnston sweeps EPC’s top honors on the diamond

A sweep of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Player of the Year honors headlined the end-of-season accolades for the North Johnston High softball and baseball teams after a pair of deep runs into the …

NJ Middle to host basketball, volleyball camps

North Johnston Middle School is set to hold a pair of summer sports camps for eligible middle school girls interested in basketball or volleyball later this summer.  From June 24-26, the school will hold girls basketball camp from 8 a.m. to noon in the school’s gymnasium. From July 29-31, the school will also host a girls volleyball camp from 8 […]

Ready to work hard

Growing up, there was a saying my father frequently told my brothers and me, particularly as it related to homework and chores, but also to life — work hard and play hard, but in that …

31st annual NC Wiffle Ball tourney set for July 13-14 in Smithfield

The 31st edition of the North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament will return to Smithfield’s Community Park on July 13-14.  The entry fee for the slow-pitch event, which features four-man teams in a double-elimination format, will again be $80. Bats and balls will be provided, as will be umpires for all Games. Championship and runner-up trophies will be awarded as well […]

Middlesex approved for $150K grant

MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners approved a federal grant offer at Monday night’s board meeting that will give the town a total of about $150,000 in funds for equipment and a new vehicle.

The …