WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Rusty Daniels ended a winless streak dating back to May 2016 with his victory in Sunday night’s Spooktacular presented by NCDOT Click-It-Or-Ticket at Southern National Motorsports Park. The … more
Earlier this season, Ashlyn McCaskill, the daughter of the iconic four-time Southern National Motorsports Park track champion Deac McCaskill, was involved in an accident in qualifying ahead of the … more
Dylan Newsome has been something of a breakout star on the short track scene in 2017 with wins at four different tracks in just nine races — his latest coming Friday night at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 19-year-old from … more
Matt Craig took the lead from Matt Wallace on lap 28 of Saturday night’s 150-lap PASS South Super Late Model race and never looked back, as he scored his second Southern National Motorsports Park win of the year in dominant fashion. Craig, … more
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Tyler Poythress will have to wait at least another year to lay claim to the coveted American Cornhole Organization “King of Cornhole” title. The Fike High graduate, coming off Player of the Year accolades in the … more
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Fike High graduate Tyler Poythress kicked off his participation in the American Cornhole Organization’s World Championships of Cornhole XII with a 7-2 showing — good enough for third place — alongside doubles … more
LUCAMA – Canadian racer Sarah Cornett-Ching views Southern National Motorsports Park as her home track in the United States, and she is excited to be heading back to the four-tenths mile track on Saturday night when the Pro All Stars Series … more
The Major League Soccer 2017 expansion tour hit Raleigh on Wednesday with officials from the North Carolina Football Club releasing eye-popping architectural renderings of a proposed lavish downtown stadium. The NCFC used Wednesday’s visit … more
Leroy Gray is a character. In the boxing world, his vocation of choice, Gray is far from the sole source of entertainment. By now, it’s an accepted part of the pugilistic world. The more outlandish, the better. One glance at the … more
Due to expected severe weather and high temperatures, Saturday’s scheduled Southern National 150 for the Pro All-Stars Series South Super Late Model Division has been canceled. The early decision was made by PASS officials due to a … more
Mason Diaz picked up his fifth Southern National victory on Saturday night before severe weather arrived at Southern National Motorsports Park, canceling much of the night’s racing program. The first of two scheduled Late Model Stock Car … more
NASCAR WHELEN All-American Series racing is back at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday night with the K&N Summer Fest 300 presented by Kenly Hardware, and Saturday’s event features a jam-packed night of racing. The Fast Five … more
It has been nearly three years since Haley Moody last visited victory lane, but a third place finish in June at Carteret County Speedway has Moody feeling optimistic about her chances Wednesday night. The 22-year-old from Kinston was the first … more
Wilson boxer Austin Bryant isn’t wasting much time stewing in the aftermath of his first professional loss. Eight days after dropping a majority decision to Hafiz Montgomery for the vacant World Boxing Foundation North American Regional … more
Points battles are heating up at Southern National Motorsports Park as the first half of the 2017 regular season comes to a close on Saturday, June 24. Mason Diaz continues to dominate in the Late Model Stock Car division with four wins this … more
SALEM, Va. — Six members of the Carolina Mudcats didn’t help the Southern Division All-Stars on Tuesday night in the Carolina League All-Star Classic. The Northern Division All-Stars got all the runs they would need in the top of the … more
Former Hunt High and East Carolina University standout Zach Houchins, now an infielder with the Los Angeles Angels’ Double-A affiliate Mobile BayBears, was named Southern League Player of the Week on Monday. Houchins batted .346 with 12 … more
An in-season basketball ban during gym class at Fike High has turned into the ultimate blessing in disguise for Tyler Poythress. Poythress, a 2013 Fike graduate, was a pitcher for the Golden Demons varsity baseball team. During his senior season … more
With his health no longer an issue, former Barton College All-American Daniel Claytor is playing the best golf of his professional career. With victories in his last two starts, the 26-year-old Claytor, playing professionally for the fourth year, … more
By the margin of a mere stroke, professional golfer J.T. (John-Tyler) Griffin, a Wilson native, missed qualifying for the U.S. Open in a sectional qualifier at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Georgia on Monday. Griffin, who plays on a couple of tours, … more
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