WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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SNOW HILL — The Lake Wilson Tennis Club Otters capped off an undefeated season in the United States Tennis Association 12U Downeast Summer League by winning the tournament championship Thursday at Greene Central High. After an unbeaten 6-0 … more
A progression of late-inning pitching changes not only drag out Major League Baseball games but irk viewers. Spectators head home early. Former major-leaguer Al Holland, a visitor to the latest … more
WINSTON-SALEM — With an aggregate score of 785, Wilson’s Blake Reason emerged with a state bowling championship at last weekend’s North Carolina State United States Bowling Congress Association … more
North Johnston’s Nathan Woodard was 4 for 4 with a double and a grand slam in the second inning Thursday to lead the Wilson Post 13 junior American Legion baseball team to a 9-3 victory over Bear … more
Monday’s first-round results from Happy Valley Country Club (par 36-36—72) in the 39th annual Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County Junior Golf Championship. BOYS Ages 17-18 Bryson Boyette 36-34—70 Jake Herring … more
Freshman Bryson Boyette and senior Turner Garris of the Barton College men’s golf team have been named the recipients of the 2018 Grover W. Bullin Golf Scholarship award. Boyette and Garris, … more
Wilson Country Club’s Pat Wilkinson and Beth Rhyne and Wedgewood Public Golf Course’s Pat Capps carded the low round in their respective flights in the June outing for the Wilson Ladies Golf … more
FARGO, N.D. — Kendrick Watson, a 2017 graduate of Southern Nash High, reached the 285-pound semifinals of the U.S. Marine Corps USA Wrestling Junior Greco Nationals last week. Watson, one of four members of the Backyard Wrestling Club of … more
I am not a morning person. Never have been, and probably never will be. When I was little, before the advent of personal computer systems and digital games, the big thing in the world of the youth … more
Whether it’s for the sake of competition or the chance to get one final swim among friends before school begins, the Fun Meet put on by the Wilson Barracudas Swim Team is back again. On Wednesday, August 9, Wilson youngsters ranging from … more
Heralded Wilson junior golfer Jake Herring launched a demanding summer schedule with a rousing performance last weekend at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Greene County. Herring, the 3-A Big East … more
Lynn Webb, the founder along with Mickey Grizzard, is not immediately inclined to pinpoint the amount of proceeds from the yearly Mulligans Fore Kids bash. However, Webb emphasizes the proceeds, … more
Greg Winborne remembers a time when baseball was a simpler game, played by kids in sandlots who didn’t know when to quit until the sun came down. But the 1987 Hunt High graduate and native of … more
The Wilson Barracudas Swim Team’s Fun Meet at the Recreation Park pool made a big splash again after a two-year absence. The meet is a way to encourage swimming for other youngsters in the community as well as a chance to learn more about … more
ROCKY MOUNT — The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department Little Demons kicked off their Eastern North Carolina Football League season for youth tackle football Saturday, Sept. 9, at Northern … more
The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department’s ages 9-10 all-star boys basketball team finished second in the North Carolina Parks and Recreation’s Statewide Athletic Committee (SWAC) sectional … more
The Wilson Youth Soccer Association Explosion boys U12 team registered its first win in the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association’s U12 Boys First Open Division East with a 4-1 … more
GOLDSBORO — Come Sunday morning, 8-year-old Ella June Hannant will be strutting the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the famed Masters, wearing provided attire of an … more
Lucama won both the regular-season and tournament championships of the Wilson County Youth Athletic Association boys ages 13-15 basketball league. Team members are, front from left, Corey Kent Jr., … more
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