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Wilson City Little League will celebrate its 11th Opening Day on Saturday, April 8, with all the fanfare of the previous 10 season-opening extravaganzas. The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. at Gillette Baseball Complex with the Parade of Teams … more
Youth soccer Matches from April 1 Girls Ages 5-6 Bolts 2, Dragons 2: Scorers: Bolts: Kiley Ballantyne 1, Alley Cook 1, Purple Dragons: Makenzie Windham 1, Payton Bush 1 Explosion 0, Hurricanes 1: Scorers: Hurricanes: Melissa Lechuga … more
Fifty-five parks, 52 weekends. You do the math. That is one of the phrases on a billboard promoting North Carolina’s state parks. While I have used North Carolina’s gamelands and national forests more than I have state parks, I have … more
Batter-Up Buddy Ball is Opening Day is April 15 The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association’s Batter-Up Buddy Ball program kicks off its spring season Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. on the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church’s Field … more
The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association is seeking ages 8-under and 12-under softball players for its 2017 spring season. Team practices will start this week and the regular season will start the middle of April. Players cannot turn age 13 … more
The pairing of Jack Wagamon and Stephen Harrison for a two-player event at Happy Valley Country Club almost always produces a winning result. But in order to challenge for supremacy in Happy Valley’s first 2017 tournament, Wagamon and … more
What’s in a name? That is a common question throughout literature. After all, a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet. Right? But names do mean something. In the world of wildlife, they especially do. Unless of course, they … more
Hometown hero Anthony “Ant” Atkinson returned to Wilson on Wednesday night, leading the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters into Wilson Gymnasium at Barton College with a dizzying blur of a basketball spinning on his finger and raucous … more
There is an Ansel Adams exhibit in Raleigh. If you are unfamiliar with Adams, he is as much responsible for the growth of awareness of the national park system during its inception as anyone. His photography is considered one of America’s … more
“A friend to everybody.” The huge, bold headline on the front page of the Feb. 28 edition of The Wilson Times greeted stunned readers. The four words splendidly eulogized Bill Ellis, Wilson’s barbecue titan, who died the … more
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