WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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The intent of the Wilson Hot Stove League is to touch proverbial base and support all levels of baseball in the Wilson County area. Then, at each annual banquet, … more
“Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we’d have frozen to death. – Mark Twain” Yes, we just endured what winter is here for — to promote anguish and disgust for all things … more
The mission of former Wilson Parks and Recreation Department Director Kent Montgomery, in retired life, is to enhance the success of the Wilson-located North Carolina Baseball Museum, the Wilson Hot … more
In a span of a few months last spring, life came at MacKenzie Gore as fast as his fastball barrels toward opposing batters. Entering his senior season at Whiteville High, Gore was hoping to help … more
The idea of building a baseball museum for North Carolina has rarely seemed more sound than at Tuesday’s 43rd annual Wilson Hot Stove League banquet, which appropriately serves as a major … more
For the better part of a century, Wilson has been touted as a baseball town. The Eastern North Carolina community thrived in that capacity as the 43rd annual banquet of the Wilson Hot Stove League … more
The past, present and future of major league baseball will be represented Tuesday at the 43rd annual Wilson Hot Stove League banquet at Recreation Park Community Center. Tickets for the event, … more
When Wilson’s David Allen was inducted into the Southern Softball Association of America Hall of Fame five years ago, he swore that he was hanging up his glove and bat after more than two decades … more
Adult basketball   Results  Open League   Mobstars  252 Hoopers  Mobstars unable to participate; 252 Hoopers win   Wilson Doughnut Shop … more
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
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