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While he will always be a Wilsonian, Re’quan Boyette’s has found his home at Duke University. The former Fike High three-sport star played football for the Blue Devils for five seasons … more
Some people just have “it.”  You meet them for the first time and they are easy to like. For whatever reasons, their demeanor lets you trust them immediately. They just carry … more
Youth futsal  Results Games from Feb. 9 Coed Ages 5-6 Monkeys 7 – Zebras 6 Monkeys- Kensie Rountree 2, Charlie Spiron 2, Braydon Wells 1, Emerson Hatch 2; Zebras- Ryker … more
This time of year used to bring a new kind of adrenaline rush for me. The last couple of years, things changed a bit due to work and health, leaving other things on my mind. This year however, a new … more
Youth futsal  RESULTS Games from Jan. 19-26 Coed Ages 5-6 Monkeys 10 – Lions 5 Monkeys- Charlie Spiron 1, Kensie Rountree 3, Emerson Hatch 3, Radley Sexton 2, Emma Carol … more
Perhaps a select few among the some 350 in attendance for the recent 44th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet would know if Joe Marm ever swung a baseball bat, kicked a football or shot a … more
I’m sorry. I know what I will be writing about for a good part of the coming year, and it may get old. Therefore, I must apologize in advance. You see, my oldest son came into the room last … more
Life harshly challenged and handicapped Jay Mumford. His story is tinted with sadness. The obstacles, challenges and handicaps marked his youth and never relented the remainder of his life of 61 … more
A chance opportunity to play ‘a couple of games’ for the team that beat their Wilson Youth Soccer Association team turned into the ultimate reward for Eynde Frazier and Allexis … more
What was thought to be a quick stay in the hospital turned into the shocking news Friday morning that E.D. Hall, a former Beddingfield High teacher and coach and former administrator in the Wilson … more
Charles Davis always admired the late Clyde King, the highly respected coach, manager, general manager and front-office executive for the New York Yankees and other Major League Baseball … more
The successful, the fortunate and the caring find various options for giving back. Long-time Wilson insurance agent Chuck Finklea does so with his generosity for over 38 years in supporting … more
Landon Davis may not be able to play baseball like other 8-year-olds but he is a proud member of the Barton College baseball team. Landon, who has severe hemophilia A with inhibitors, joined the … more
Youth futsal  Scores Games from Jan. 5-12 Coed Ages 5-6 Eagles 7 - Lions 10 Eagles- Carson Swan 5, Eric Fleming 1, Jayden Mendoza 1; Lions- Connor Patterson 6, Ethan Goines 2, … more
Heads nodded in approval when long-time Wilson insurance agent and community sports supporter Chuck Finklea was honored with the Wilson chapter of the Hot Stove League’s Lifetime Achievement … more
Bryant Packard had one of the best seasons in East Carolina University baseball history in 2018 and expectations for 2019 are even higher for the junior outfielder and Greenville native. Packard, … more
Bryant Packard has been piling up preseason honors left and right as the East Carolina outfielder/designated hitter prepares for his junior season. However, Packard, who was named to his third … more
I have defended, or at least argued, a case for more information many times when the public becomes outraged at a hunter or angler. Many times, it is due to the angle of the story where certain … more
Lonnie Chisenhall wants to hear your questions. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder and Newport native will be the guest speaker at the 44th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet Tuesday, Jan. 22, at … more
Throughout its history, Wilson Youth Soccer Association has been instrumental in turning the city into a bonafide destination for the sport at the developmental level. With Gillette Soccer Complex as … more
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