WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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The Eastern North Carolina Officials Association is seeking softball umpires for the 2019 season in both the high school and middle school ranks. Umpires must attend six of seven weekly clincs … more
About 16 or 17 years ago, I was asked by Greenfield School to fill in for Santa Claus at the White’s Lights Christmas Celebration. Since my oldest son, Hunter, was going to preschool at … more
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is roughly 70 miles of coastline area amongst several barrier islands in North Carolina. Congress authorized it in 1937 as a first of its kind, and later in 1940, … more
The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association has extended its winter basketball season registrations to Sunday, Dec. 9. The registration fee is $48 per player.  Divisions are ages 4-6 coed … more
Recollection faded on occasion for 83-year-old Pat Foy Brady as he reminisced — with assistance from his sons Patrick and Sandy — over his accomplished amateur golf career. But he … more
It’s that time of year again when the pristine fields of Gillette Soccer Complex fill up with youth soccer players from … more
I was reading a social media post from a friend of mine that lives in Michigan this weekend about a buffalo squirrel making all kinds of noises. I had never heard of a buffalo squirrel, so I had to … more
Amando Robles was the first overall finisher in the Wilson Family YMCA’s 15th annual Robin Run 5K and One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 10. Robles, a junior at Fike High, crossed the finish … more
A trio of twosomes posted a net score of 3-under-par 69 to deadlock for the top spot in Wilson Country Club’s recent and final Ladies Golf Association tournament of 2018. Sharing the victory … more
Registration for The SPOT’s East Carolina Elite Basketball ages 8-13 youth league ends Tuesday. Registration is $30 per player and can be done online at www.thewilsonspot.org. There will … more
Big changes are coming next season for the avid waterfowl hunters. However, we don’t know quite what those changes are just yet. Or do we? I have often stated that duck hunting is one of the … more
Wilson fisherman Scott Irby landed this blackfin tuna, weighing 26.7 pounds, during a trip earlier this week to the East Rock, east side of Cape Lookout shoals in 70-degree temperatures and water 70 … more
Registration is now underway for the 2019 Wilson County Youth Athletic Association basketball season and will run through Dec. 2. Players may register online at www.wcyaa.org, at Trophies by … more
Wedgewood Public Golf Course golfers turned in stellar performances in the annual Wedgewood Four-Ladies Tournament contested last Saturday over the par-72 Wedgewood layout. The Wedgewood foursome … more
Patch Wilkinson and Priscilla Brewer added to their county laurels with home-course supremacy recently in the annual Women’s Club Championship at Wilson Country Club. Wilkinson … more
The Wilson Youth Soccer Association Explosion Ladies ages U12 girls compiled a pair of wins Oct. 13-14 against North Carolina Youth Soccer Association foes Wake Futbol Club and Fayetteville … more
Youth soccer  RESULTS Games from Oct. 8-15 Boys Ages 5-6 Bears 4, Sharks 6: Scorers: Bears- Suliman Moharam 1, Jonah Williams 2, Bryson Philpott 1; Sharks- Benjamin Darden 5, Wood … more
I am used to seeing stories on how either hunters or humans are to blame for everything from animal extinction to climate change that makes land or water inhabitable for creatures that have survived … more
ARLINGTON, Texas — Mary Katherine Walston Martin, a 2004 graduate of Fike High and a two-time North Carolina High School Athletic Association doubles champion, was part of a Raleigh-based team … more
The quality of golfers at Willow Springs Country Club improved significantly with the early-August closing of Happy Valley Country Club. One of the golfers shifting from Happy Valley, Zim Hagan, … more
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