WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Once Drew O’Neal slammed the first of three drives into play, he wasn’t going to be stopped. Now, the 14-year-old son of Jody and Gena O’Neal, is headed to Atlanta next … more
Jake Herring, in boys Ages 14-18, and Avery Briley, in girls Ages 12-13, led the parade of champions in the Junior Club … more
With a 3-0 record in pool play, the Wilson Youth Soccer Association’s ’06 Explosion 14U Girls Gold was the sole local team to procure a first-place finish at the 10th installment of the … more
For its 10th anniversary, the Summer Explosion Cup is going big again.   Representatives from Wilson Youth Soccer Association will welcome 105 club teams from across North Carolina and … more
Samuel Allegood of Willow Springs Country Club, in the Ages 11-Under division, captured the lone boys age-group championship among Wilson entrants in the Eastern North Carolina Junior Golf League … more
Maybe 35 years ago, my family took a short vacation toward the coast of North Carolina. I was allowed to take one of my friends, who happened to be one who accompanied me on many of these types of … more
Linton “Big Treyn” Holmes is on a path to the top. Holmes, 19, is in training for the big stage as a martial arts fighter. “My goal is to be world champion,” Holmes … more
The girls golf team from Willow Springs Country Club recorded a second-place finish in the Eastern North Carolina Junior Golf League finals. Three WSCC players in the Ages 11-and-over division … more
The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association will open its 2019 fall volleyball registrations Tuesday, Aug. 13. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 6.  Players may register at Trophies … more
Accomplished junior golfer Ella June Hannant has not only resumed her par-busting tear but is now starring in a sisters show in the sport. A Drive Chip and Putt national champion in 2018, the … more
I came home from a trip to Des Moines, Iowa to find my oldest son shredding nylon rope. Using a pick, he would insert it between the threads and comb out the fine fibers, making what looked like the … more
The Wilson Country Club trio of Priscilla Brewer, Debbie Keely and Barbara Biddle claimed low net honors in the three flights in the August golf outing of the Wilson Ladies League on Tuesday at … more
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — In the end, the potent bats swung by the Wilson City Little League Ages 11-12 All-Stars that carried them to the North Carolina championship didn’t show up at the … more
Because of soccer, Walker Barnes has traveled to places this year that most 14-year-olds can only dream about. Now, soccer is about to take him on his biggest journey yet. Barnes, the son of Kelly … more
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Call it nerves, rustiness or an uncharacteristic one-off. But the Wilson City Little League All-Stars failed to give themselves any semblance of an opportunity at … more
The Wilson City Little League Ages 11-12 All-Stars pose at the Little League Southeastern Region complex in Warner Robins, Ga., on Thursday. Wilson, the North Carolina champion, will face Virginia … more
While his trip to Sacramento, California, to run in the USA Track and Field Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships didn’t turn out exactly how Aaron Hicks thought it might, it was still … more
WALLACE — Wilson golfer Jake Herring, a rising junior at Fike High, tied for fifth in the Carolinas Golf Association’s 70th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship that concluded … more
Naturally, if your team is about to go to the Little League Baseball Southeast Region Tournament, you begin your last practice before making the seven-hour trek to Warner Robins, Georgia, with a … more
The 41st Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County Junior Golf Championship this week marked the debut of Joe Ricks as the successor to Jim Boykin Jr. as the event’s lead organizer. But as the … more
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