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Sometimes life gets in the way of our passions. Since this is an outdoors column, we are going to place outdoors activities such as hunting, fishing, camping and hiking amongst others as our passion. … more
When a great idea is also a great cause, everybody wants to help out. After its debut was a smashing success last December, the second For the Love of the City Alumni Games basketball benefit … more
I have written this outdoors column each week since 2011. It began with two newspapers, grew to as many as 17 and is currently in seven. I never missed a week … more
Exchange student Napat (Plern) Rattanaprakarn left a lasting final impression before leaving Wilson County and returning to Thailand this month. At the outset of June, Rattanaprakarn, sensational … more
The instant tradition that For the Love of the City benefit basketball games created at its debut last year was renewed with the same love this year. A packed gym at Fike High on Sunday, Dec. 22, … more
The teams of Charles Wood-Jonathan Edwards-Derrell Roughton and Eric Braddy-Jeremy Braddy-Jason Baucom landed awards as not only the champion but for catching the biggest fish in their respective … more
Sixty-two years after being a part of the second — and last — unbeaten men’s basketball team at North Carolina, Lennie Rosenbluth will readily tell anyone who cares to … more
Only nine are needed. And with one player above that number available, the host Wilson Post 13 American Legion baseball team pulled off an Area I East Division stunner at Fleming Stadium before a … more
Wilson City Little League  RESULTS  Games from April 22-26 Single-A League Ages 5-6   Team R H Stone Creek 15 25 Wilson County Shrine 14 27   LEADING … more
If there are certain laws or tenets to Little League Baseball, then the creed that no lead is safe should occupy a prominent spot at the top of the list. The Wilson City Little League All-Stars … more
ATLANTA — A strong performance in the opening Drive segment boosted Wilson’s Drew O’Neal to a fourth-place showing among 12 qualifiers in Sunday’s Atlanta regional of national … more
Monday, June 10American Legion BaseballAhoskie Post 102 at Wilson Post 13, 7 p.m.Tuesday, June 11American Legion BaseballWilson Post 13 at Kinston Post 43 (Kinston High), 7 p.m. more
The deadline for entries for the 41st annual Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County Junior Golf Tournament is Wednesday, July 17, at 5 p.m. Entry blanks are available at and may be turned into … 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
The 31st edition of the North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament will return to Smithfield’s Community Park on July 13-14.  The entry fee for the slow-pitch event, which features four-man … more
Sad. So, so sad. The description is hardly flattering in regards to the Wilson American Legion baseball season ending abruptly last Wednesday. Post 13, with a roster that had dwindled from 19 … more
SMITHFIELD — Returning to the game he loves in the 2019 North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament has been a blessing for Jordan Adams. “Every day I’m blessed,” Adams said. … more
Don’t let the hollow yellow bat and plastic ball fool you — the competition that takes place every July at Smithfield Community Park is serious.  With fields measuring only 140 … more
Wilson City Little League can clinch its seventh North Carolina Little League Baseball championship with one more victory in the Ages 11-12 state tournament. In order to do that, Wilson must do what … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Danny Talbott, a two-sport athlete at the University of North Carolina and member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was … more
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