WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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It was July 14, and Wilson Team Elite had just put forth what amounted to a lackluster performance — in both urgency and execution — in a 9-1 loss to the Garner Nationals at Rocky Mount … more
A field of some 90 golfers is assembled for the 41st annual H.W. Weatherford Memorial/Wilson County Amateur men’s and women’s golf championship, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at … more
It is the perfect time of the year for fishing. The crappie have left the deep waters, the bream are hot and the bass are hungry. Heck, even the trout are being unloaded in the mountain streams. … more
After four-plus decades, a defining signature of the Wilson County Junior Golf Association/Larry Pittman Memorial Championship is being shelved. Embracing the uniqueness of a golf event attracting … more
The Wilson Country Club quartet of Patch Wilkinson, Priscilla Brewer, Beth Rhyne and Lisa Matthews continued to thrive in fall golf competition, winning low gross in Saturday’s Wedgewood Ladies … more
The boys team from Wedgewood Public Golf Course recently captured its fourth consecutive Eastern North Carolina Junior League divisional championship. Wedgewood then finished the runner-up in the … more
The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘09 Explosion boys kicked off the 2020 North Carolina Classic Spring League with a pair of recent victories, defeating Youngsville Area Kids Soccer 3-1 on … more
After a three-month wait to return to a baseball field in a competitive setting, what’s five more days for the newly formed Wilson Team Elite? That’s the predicament in front of the … more
Baseball has played a major role in much of John Roper’s life, so when the former major league pitcher was invited to participate for the first time in the North Carolina Baseball … more
While Wilson has a long and storied baseball history all the way back to the 19th century, the town has had its share of colorful, passionate fans over the years. Dating back to when the Wilson Tobs … more
Wilson Team Elite head coach Matt Ballance announces that tryouts for the independent summer baseball league roster will be held Wednesday, June 17, at Eastern Carolina Athletic Park in Goldsboro … more
GOLDSBORO — Attempting to take the extra base when the rare opportunity presented itself didn’t rank as the worst of choices for Wilson Team Elite in its second independent summer league … more
As Labor Day comes and goes, it brings about a wonderful time of the year. It marks the entrance to the hunting seasons. Whitetail deer, Canadian geese, small game, bear and other waterfowl. Yes, … more
Hooked on fishing an unexpected product of pandemic OK, I’ll admit it. I’m hooked on fishing. What started over the winter with my 13-year-old son, Bennett, and his rediscovered … more
Playing from the orange or front women’s tees, Mary Ann Sutton of Wedgewood Public Golf Course carded a round of 79 to pace the field in Tuesday’s Wilson Ladies Golf League outing at … more
In pandemic-era baseball, it takes a village to keep some sense of normalcy afloat. That’s been put on display in the summer of 2020 by the Coastal Plain League and representatives of … more
Former Barton College men’s tennis standout Jake McCartney will undergo an extensive workout Saturday at Lake Wilson Tennis Club. In raising monies for the United Way Coronavirus Relief … more
Nick James can still rattle off the names of old high school tennis adversaries with the best of them. Chaz Fitzpatrick. Russell Turner. The list goes on. But it was a freshman year singles … more
In just a few short days, Wilson’s Parker Moody will launch his journey as a martial arts professional. The 17-year-old Moody, a senior at Community Christian School, will start that quest … more
It will be a Celebrity Golf Tournament unlike any of the previous 17 but the North Carolina Baseball Museum’s summer fundraiser will go on for an 18th consecutive year Wednesday at Wedgewood … more
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