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With the death of James William “Bill” Davis at age 93 on Dec. 24, the community said goodbye to the last of the Davis Boys. They leave a beautiful, phenomenal legacy. Brothers Jap, Tom and … more
The phone rang at exactly 7:30 on a Sunday morning. It was early spring of my junior year at the greatest university in the Land, otherwise known as North Carolina State. I heard my roommate answer … more
Christmas has come and gone. Everyone has received their gifts from Santa, family and friends. And in the process, there are many, many gifts to spring the joys of the outdoors. Whether it is a … more
The opportunity to reflect upon 2017 is, indeed, a privilege. “Grateful” and “fortunate” are the words. At the age of 72, thoughts of a bucket list are not out of the … more
IN BRIEF The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association announces that practices for the 2018 basketball season will start Saturday, Dec. 30, at the following times and locations: Elm City Middle … more
Since Christmas break has begun, my oldest son and some of his classmates are back around my house laughing, playing video games, eating and enjoying their break from school. My wife and I enjoy the … more
With an emphasis on tying together physical fitness with community service, 50 middle school students attended the Hand In Mine Basketball Skills Camp at Greenfield School on Saturday … more
What do you do when you have something that is very outdoorsy, but carries the reputation of being either very — excuse the political incorrectness of this column — girly, or at the very least … more
Wilson Youth United’s The SPOT hosted its annual I-95 Wrestling Challenge youth tournament for the fifth straight year on Saturday. More than 180 young grapplers ages 6-15 from three states … more
Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Hatcher will be the featured guest at the 43rd annual Wilson Hot Stove League banquet, set for Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Recreation Park Community Center. MacKenzie … more
Today, Monday, Dec. 11, is the last day to register for the inaugural Hand In Mine Holiday Basketball Camp, set for Saturday, Dec. 16, at Greenfield School. Proceeds from the camp will go to … more
The U.S. Youth Soccer Association’s prestigious National League might be advised to take up the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service given the inhospitable conditions awaiting teams for the … more
The Wilson Endurance Club will hold its fifth annual Jingle Bell Run! on Saturday, Dec. 16, starting at 10 a.m. at Cavalier Park. Race segments are 10K, 5K and a 1-mile fun run. A portion of the … more
Over the last few weeks, the arguments against trophy hunting have once again come to the forefront. After a presidential remark on allowing the import of foreign hunting trophies that were … more
Adult Basketball Robert “Buck” Lucas Memorial Tournament Games from Dec. 4-5 First-round scores Smithfield Packing – 29 Sunriver Services – 19 Highlights: Sunriver … more
IN BRIEF Girls and boys basketball teams from Sallie B. Howard School will host a Play4Kay fundraiser to honor those who have been impacted by breast cancer during their home doubleheader … more
Billy Ray Lucas, who heads the organization, hailed the 10th year of the Carolina “Fishers of Men” Inshore Trail as “a banner year — the best year.” Tyler Hinnant would be inclined to … more
Players from Utah Celtic FC ‘01 and New Jersey Stallions ‘01 Freedom teams compete in a Girls 17U White Division match Saturday at Gillette Soccer Complex as the US Youth Soccer’s National … more
I wrote this column over five years ago and it seemed to be a favorite of everybody’s. Since it is Jimmy V Week again on ESPN and there will be a lot of attention on cancer research through the V … more
Wow! What a night! The recent Cliff Godwin appreciation occasion in Snow Hill proved a bonanza beyond expectations for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plains, 17 clubs located in five … more
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