WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Brent Newsome emerged a double champion when the Carolina “Fishers of Men” Inshore Trail ministry concluded its 13th season with its annual banquet recently at the Wilson Moose … more
A friend’s New Year’s resolutions read the following: Bowfish more. More bowfishing. Bowfish a lot. Always bowfish. Make time for more bowfishing. That is dedication to a passion. For … more
Owner and golf professional Jimmy Gurkin announces that a kids golf clinic will again be conducted in 2019 at Willow Springs Country Club.. The first clinic, weather permitting, is scheduled for 3 … more
Once more, the Christmas and New Year’s holidays brought special times, special memories and a welcomed break — for a while — from the daily routine. But far, far too many … more
What started as a way to give a couple of needy families in Wilson a better Christmas turned into what Jeremy Jeffers hopes is an annual tradition. Jeffers, who along with longtime friend Dalton … more
For the second year in a row, an active major leaguer will be the featured guest at the Wilson Hot Stove banquet. Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall will headline the 44th annual … more
The inaugural For the Love of the City basketball games drew a packed house in the Fike High gym Sunday afternoon as several dozen former Wilson high school player, many with collegiate experience, … more
When my oldest son was in school, his science teacher explained to the class that the Milky Way is the galaxy we live in. One student asked how the Milky Way got its name, and Turner spoke up saying … more
Basketball has helped Kaden Lebray go far beyond Wilson, where, as Kason Cheeks, he was a star player at Hunt High in the mid-2000s. But now Lebray, who legally changed his name earlier this … more
Jeremy Jeffers and Dalton Ford, if nothing else, are good copycats.  So when Ford saw stakeholders from the Rocky Mount area start an alumni basketball game in August featuring former players … more
Last Friday night’s assignment with The Wilson Times sports department was to trek to Hunt High and staff the varsity boys basketball game between Hunt and Smithfield-Selma. The evening … more
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
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