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This mean, ol’ world got you down? Feel like letting go of all your anxiety? Put yourself on the end of a fishing rod for a few hours and forget about everything else. No, I’m not … 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
Our leashes are being removed. At least, that seems like a good analogy of the loosening of restrictions that came from the COVID-19 pandemic. With that, I am sure we will all be ready to get out … 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
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
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
Wilson golfer Zim Hagan posted the fourth hole-in-one at Willow Springs Country Club in a span of slightly over two weeks in a round last Saturday.Hagan, the 2018 men's club champion at Willow … more
It seems like yesterday — and not 11 years ago — the J. Burt Gillette Baseball Complex was opening up with its signature field, Southern Bank Stadium. In the first few seasons, the … 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
I watched a YouTube video yesterday from one of my favorite vloggers, Thomas Heaton. He is a landscape photographer and his channel centers around his adventures in capturing great landscapes … more
After coaching youth tackle football for several years, Maurice Williams Jr. and David Cobb decided to take a different route. The longtime friends, who had been volunteer coaches for the … more
After the American Legion Baseball national program announced Tuesday, April 7, that it was canceling the 2020 regional and national tournaments, it took North Carolina less than a week to shut down … more
The coronavirus has barely (if at all) slowed the Wilson County golf pace. In fact, the pandemic has spurred a hole-in-one spree at Willow Springs Country Club. Long-time Wilson golfer Donnie Page … 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
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
While American Legion Baseball announced the cancellation Tuesday of its 2020 regional championships and World Series due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wilson Post 13 and the rest of the teams in North … 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
Already a Wilson County Junior Golf Championship age-group winner, Wilson’s Bree Council added to her golf resume with a hole-in-one in a round at Willow Springs Country Club on … 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
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
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