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Ten-year-old Matthew Howell shot his first deer while hunting with his father, Barry, and younger brother James in Wilson County on Saturday. With this prized eight-point buck, Matthew redeemed … more
One of the great things when sitting in the stand waiting for Mr. Big to come out to visit is watching the other wildlife. Birds, rabbits, and yes, even those pesky tree rats otherwise known as squirrels can be entertaining. It makes you wonder just … more
In what has now become the annual post-Thanksgiving tradition in Wilson, the US Youth Soccer’s prestigious National League will kick off its 10th season Thursday at Gillette Soccer Complex, which will be hosting the National League Fall … more
WILMINGTON — Three Wilson residents — Jon Hodges, George Newsome and Matt Rowe — helped secure a United States Tennis Association state championship during the weekend of Nov. 11-13. Hodges, Newsome and Rowe combined with … more
The world is on fire. This refers to neither the election results nor the resulting protests of the election results. The world is actually on fire. Several years ago I spent a week in the Linville Gorge. Yes, as mentioned in this column … more
SNOW HILL — Former professional baseball players, retired players and coaches, current college and high school coaches, athletic officials from various walks, veteran umpires and even second-guessing fans turned out in record numbers for the … more
A year ago, former Beddingfield High football and wrestling standout Kelvin King learned some valuable lessons about amateur boxing when he made his ring debut in the Wilson Parks and Recreation Department’s “Rumble at the … more
Mark Zuckerberg has been having some issues on his Facebook platform recently. It seems fake news and posts have reached a pinnacle and those online are starting to realize the damage they can cause. Politically, it can sway an election with … more
A combo quartet representing host Happy Valley Country Club and Country Club of Johnston County captured the gross championship in the annual Happy Valley Four-Ladies golf tournament. The team of Pat Capps and Debbie Boyette of Happy Valley and … more
Two of Wilson’s most accomplished professional boxers — Martinus Clay and Jamar Freeman — got into ring for the first time at Skip Crumpler’s amateur boxing shows. Crumpler, the longtime boxing director for Wilson Parks … more
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