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For a couple weeks now, I have been trying to figure out a way to put on paper a way to express how I am feeling about all this pandemic mess we are all in the middle of experiencing. Yes, it is … more
The summer of 1980 is one that few, if any, of the members of the Wilson American Legion Post 13 baseball team will ever forget. From the steamy days that began in the tobacco fields for many of … more
After a 2019 full of accomplishment, 2020 was looking even bigger for Walker Barnes. Barnes, a former Wilson Youth Soccer Association prodigy who played between the posts at Elm City Middle in the … more
After few poor decisions  and simply scintillating golf for two days or 36 holes, playoff mistakes were prominent in proclaiming the men’s champion for the 41st annaul H.W. Weatherford … more
After watching ESPN's “The Last Dance” about the Chicago Bulls the last four Sundays, I looked up this column I wrote years ago and it has taken on a different meaning in a lot of ways. Thirty … more
AHOSKIE — A double helping of generosity spelled an 11-1 romp by the host Twin Rivers Redbirds against Wilson Team Elite in the first game of the double-elimination postseason tournament in the … more
The mulligan that won’t stop giving hit its 16th anniversary last weekend as Mulligan Fore Kids celebrated another successful benefit golf tournament and auction. The event, created by Lynn … more
Samuel Allegood of Willow Springs Country Club, in the Ages 11-Under division, captured the lone boys age-group championship among Wilson entrants in the Eastern North Carolina Junior Golf League … more
Patch Wilkinson paced the 40-player field from nine eastern North Carolina golf courses and four Wedgewood players were among the winners in the recent Eastern Ladies League outing at Wedgewood … more
As if he didn’t have enough going on in his life, Jeremy Jeffers has added podcasting to his list of duties. Jeffers, who operates PowerPlex Athletic Center in Wilson with his business … more
Ten years ago, Jarred Hinton was about to head off to Lenoir-Rhyne University to play basketball after graduating from Greenfield School. Like a lot of young men in his shoes, playing professional … more
A vote today would likely produce a 2-1 outcome in favor of continuing the restructured 2019 format for the annual Wilson Cup interclub golf competition. Champion Wilson Country Club and runner-up … more
For its 10th anniversary, the Summer Explosion Cup is going big again.   Representatives from Wilson Youth Soccer Association will welcome 105 club teams from across North Carolina and … more
Having just missed his opportunity to set a new United States Powerlifting Association squat record in the ages 13-15 category, Hunt High junior Elijah Robbins wasn’t about to depart without … more
Thus far, Wilson County’s three golf courses have experienced a minimum effect from the coronavirus threat and its resulting restrictions and shutdowns. Through Tuesday, golfing activities … more
Can you remember the first time you went hunting or fishing? Who took you that first time? I grew up beside a pond. When I say beside, it was literally within 100 feet of the … more
Tickets are still available for the 45th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Recreation Park Community Center. Tickets are $25 each for the event, one of two major annual … more
This column is about the late E.D. Hall, the first Beddingfield High baseball coach and a longtime member of the Wilson Hot Stove and North Carolina Baseball Museum advisory board, who died in … more
Wilson Team Elite, a reimagined version of the Wilson American Legion baseball program, moved a step closer to taking the field with the release Sunday of a 15-game schedule, starting June 20 against … more
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