WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
School Sports

Coby has been a blessing to many

If there’s something you want to know about her son, Bonita White can tell you. The first thing I wanted to know from Coby White’s mother is where he gets his unbelievable work ethic. Blessed …

Wilson Times Athletes of the Year

1974 — Clay Johnson, Fike 1975 — Stan Johnson, Fike 1976 — John Virgil, Elm City 1977 — Greg Artis, Fike 1978 — Gurnest Brown, Fike 1979 — Angela …

An unforgettable feeling

A “storybook” senior season for Coby White was capped by an unforgettable night at Greenfield School’s athletic awards banquet Monday in the school gymnasium. White, who set a North Carolina …

Demons, Warriors split major 3-A Big East baseball honors

After splitting team varsity baseball honors, archrivals Hunt and Fike High repeated the process when 2018 3-A Big East Conference awards were recently announced. Versatile senior Dom Gaetano of …

Bruins crew reaches pinnacle with state meet

They’ve worked some big meets over the past few high school track and field seasons but none has been bigger — yet — than the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-A/4-A …
COLLEGE SPORTS

Warriors trio headed to Barton in three different sports

Brendan Nance needed an outlet for continuing to play the sport of soccer. Makala Brown wasn’t convinced she was talented enough to play soccer at the next level. The academic structure …
Community Sports

‘Canes’ legend Kaiton delighted to make 1st trip to Celebrity Golf

Chuck Kaiton was not in his comfort zone Wednesday but you would never know it. The ebullient, long-time radio play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Hurricanes was not situated in the booth at …

Matthews-Carroll crowned WCC Ladies Member-Guest champion

Lisa Matthews, the reigning women’s champion, teamed with guest Penny Carroll to card low gross in the annual Ladies Member-Guest Tournament at Wilson Country Club this week. Matthews-Carroll …

McKeel-Jones duo captures WCC Member Invitational

Playing out of the second of five flights, the team of Chris McKeel-Dustin Jones captured the overall championship in the recent second Member Invitational at Wilson Country Club. McKeel-Jones …

Reason wins NCSUSBCA youth title

WINSTON-SALEM — With an aggregate score of 785, Wilson’s Blake Reason emerged with a state bowling championship at last weekend’s North Carolina State United States Bowling Congress Association …

Golden Circle Golf Champions

The Caddy Team of, from left, Mike Caddy, Brady Pinner, Jody O’Neil and Ricky Joyner fired a 17 under Par 55 in Superball competition at Wedgewood Public Golf Course to claim the championship in …
Pro Sports

Howell places 2nd in WLDA event in Arizona

MARICOPA, Ariz. — Fresh off his first career win at the Cherry Bomb Long Drive Championship in Traverse City, Michigan, Wilson native Paul Howell finished second in the World Long Drive …
College Notebooks
Fike @ 50

A celebration 50 years in the making

The immense respect for head coach Gilbert Ferrell and assistant coach Ted Perry had not dimmed. Both both coaches would readily tell anybody that you play with whoever shows. Thus, 50 years …
A special time revisited
The ingredients of a championship season — talent, skill, coaching, perseverance, dedication, timing and luck — can be found in … Read More
Cyclones’ precious memories
Whatever paths their lives have traversed in the last half century, members of Fike High’s football team in 1967 are forever bonded … Read More