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Do you know what time it is? No, not where the hands on the clock are located that indicates the daily travels of the sun overhead. I am referring to what time of year it is. Yes, it is hot and feels like the Earth has bounced in its orbit towards … more
He’s already tasked with shepherding Barton College into its first season of NCAA Division II men’s and women’s swimming, but Tyler Ziegler will not be a face known only to Bulldog aquatic athletes. Following the resignation of … more
When it comes to involvement in the game of baseball, Bobby Valentine may be located just about anywhere — at any level. After all, the 66-year-old native of Stamford, Connecticut, where he now resides, has been associated with professional … more
Once upon a time in Wilson there was a baseball team named the Pelicans. They traveled near and far and hit towering home runs and ran the basepaths with abandon and lit up the scoreboard like a pinball machine. They crushed teams that got in their … more
While out with the kids in the mountains, specifically the rim of the Linville Gorge, we came across no less than seven distinct long-distance hiking parties. The first thought from the kids was that they were out looking for Pokemon characters … more
Stephen Harrison, with a new partner, continued his championship run of major tournaments at Happy Valley Country Club last weekend. Harrison, the reigning Wilson County Men’s, Happy Valley Men’s and Wilson Country Club Men’s … more
YMCA Youth Triathlon registration is ongoing Registration is under way for the seventh annual Wilson Family YMCA Youth Triathlon, to be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at Recreation Park Community Center on Sunset Road. The event is open to ages 5-17 with … more
Adult basketball Summer League Scores Games from June 27-July 14 Lake City – 43 WCC – 37 Highlights: Lake City – Chris 9 points, Jessie 7 points; WCC – Matt B. 15 points, Tim S. 11 points. God Squad – 58 Peace Keepers … more
Some late scrambling occurred, but the Wilson County Junior Golf Association and its one-of-a-kind Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County Junior Golf Championship survived another hot summer. The 38th annual championship was contested with 50 … more
Sometimes, it doesn’t seem fair for one or two plays to loom large in a baseball game with eight- and nine-year old kids. But in a championship setting, something has to serve as a separator. For the second time in the 2016 North Carolina … more
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