Authorities were continuing their investigation Saturday of a suspicious house fire that claimed the life of one person on Armstrong Road in the Statesville area.
Under new business at Monday night’s Wilson County Commission meeting, the 25-member body voted almost unanimously on a voice vote to send a letter to the state legislators opposing a proposed home for victims of the sex trafficking or slavery trade.
A man working at a local company was charged with Animal Cruelty after a large dog was found inside a van where the temperature was found to be in excess of 106 degrees.
The last meeting of the current Wilson County Commission saw the passage of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, which included a 1.5 percent raise for all general fund and library employees by a vote of 21-3 with one abstention.
BEAR DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY
ANTIOCH -- An opportunistic defensive unit staked Mt. Juliet to a 14-0 lead and helped pave the way for a 31-13 victory at Antioch Friday night.
Matt Massey opened the scoring with a 66-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter and Peyton Haynes returned an Antioch (0-2) fumble 13 yards for a second period score.
Defense can't slow down Rebel runners
WINCHESTER -- Tailback Marce Gray rushed for 252 yards on 21 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead Franklin County to a 47-33 victory over Lebanon Friday.
The Rebels, now 1-1 on the season, ran for an incredible 514-yards on 55 carries against an inexperienced Blue Devil defensive unit.
LADY 'CATS NOW 5-6 OVERALL
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central's volleyball team improved to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in District 9AAA following Thursday night's 3-2 home victory over Lebanon.
Game scores: 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 19-25 and 15-8.
Freshman scores two 2nd half goals
LEBANON -- Ninth grader Danielle Redmond scored twice in the second half and Lexie Braden turned in a sparkling performance in goal as Lebanon topped Wilson Central 2-0 Thursday.
Redmond's first goal came with 25:49 left in the game off assists by Ashley Grimes and Lauren Lopez.