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The youngster catching the most fish in the recent Kids Day at the Pond outing was actually only 5-years-old. Avery Roberts, among 70 participants, caught the most fish (21). Avery was listed in … more
Wilson’s Tommy Vick, a golfer for some 40 years, continues to rack up outstanding achievements at Willow Springs Country Club. During Thursday’s round, Vick, approaching his 75th … more
With an emphasis upon attracting the best high school and college baseball talent in the county, Matt Ballance, a Wilson County native, is stepping into the role of head coach for the Wilson American … more
Last Wednesday I got a barrage of notifications on my cell phone. It would buzz, pause, buzz, pause, and buzz again. I was in the middle of a job and was trying to avoid it, but the thought … more
COVID-19 can cause sore throats, hacking dry coughs, and headaches as some of its symptoms. It can cause anxiety, anger, loneliness, concern, and a bit of stir-craziness, especially if kids are stuck … more
Let’s talk ethics. Specifically, let’s talk ethics in being a sportsman, outdoorsman, hunter, and/or angler. I was reminded of a hunt I was on eight years ago. Thinking back to that … more
The North Carolina Baseball Museum’s 18th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament has not been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the event has been moved from its traditional May spot to … more
“Look for a ‘V’ in the water and cast in front of it,” our guide said as the sun’s first rays glinted off the shimmering Croatan Sound under a spectacular late summer … more
Back in my high school days at Greenville Rose, I was fortunate to play on a golf team that had a lot of really good players. Tom Ham covered us when we came to Wilson to play. He can tell you how … more
I grew up in a different time than today. Anyone who has been around for the greater part of four decades or more have. It’s almost like the old story of walking uphill in three feet of snow to … more
Youth Soccer RESULTS Matches from Oct. 7-12   Boys Ages 5-6 United 7 – Eagles 4:   United- Thomas Layton 1, Zander Williams 1, Luke Hutchens 1, Colby Wilson 1; … more
The home-away venue proved no obstacle for the upstart Wedgewood Public Golf Course team this past weekend. Riding the momentum of Saturday’s convincing medal-play performance on its course, … more
Many years ago, I carried my oldest son on his first waterfowl hunt. He had hunted dove just a few months before for the first time, and he was still getting comfortable with the shotgun. Even so, he … more
Earl Taylor was in his element Tuesday at the 45th Wilson Hot Stove banquet, but not because the Wilson attorney was being honored with the Willis Hackney Award for his contributions to baseball in … more
Although the fledgling 264 Futsal Club is only three months old, placing a cap on its competitive ceiling on the regional and national stage is done at one’s peril. Club co-director Thomas … more
When I was young, like really young, I received a small duckling from a neighbor. Rats had killed several of the small ducks and the adult ducks were no longer around. Now, as any really young person … more
With the continuing COVID-19 pandemic meaning no North Carolina High School Athletic Association sports will be played until late November at the earliest, the annual high school baseball fall league … more
Veteran Wilson golfer M.A. Tyson posted his fifth career hole-in-one in a round at Willow Springs Country Club on Monday. With a 9-iron his club of choice, Tyson aced the 115-yard, par-3, No. 18 … more
More than 40 invited guests participated in the North Carolina Baseball Museum's 17th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 22, at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. more
As the Little League season remains delayed and after writing about some of my favorite memories of Opening Day over the years, I have been thinking about some different Wilson City Little League … more
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