‘Young lions’ roar on opening day

Woodard, Varner, Shiflet share lead after first round

The long-hitting “young lions” from the college ranks roared on a hot Thursday at Wilson Country Club in the opening round of the 50th North Carolina Amateur golf championship.

But standing in their midst and capable of taming them is arguably …

Big bats spark Tobs win over Edenton

The Wilson Tobs’ offense certainly did its part, and its pitching and defense wasn’t half bad either, in beating the Edenton Steamers 8-4 in front of 2,052 fans Thursday in Fleming Stadium.

The Tobs manufactured a run in the first inning to take …

Recreation Brief, June 18

Rec adult soccer registration begins

The Wilson Recreation Department is set to begin a Summer Adult Soccer Program.

This is a recreational league and teams are formed by department staff with the intent of making fair play for all. All …

Wilson golfers have up-and-down day in N.C. Am

The stories the seven golfers with Wilson ties could tell about their opening round Thursday at Wilson Country Club in the 50th North Carolina Amateur Championship.

Admittedly, listeners might find some of the tales difficult to believe. And for …

Tobs’ Johns making the most of a shortened summer

While many players have had to temper their approach to the summer-long grind, Wilson Tobs infielder Matt Johns has shown his urgency instead.

Johns, a rising senior, will be returning to Western Carolina for the second session of summer school, …

Sharing memories

Former students take one last walk through their old school

MIDDLESEX — For some, the demolition of Middlesex Elementary School’s main building marks the start of a new beginning – out with an old and outdated structure and in with a fresh, more innovative design.

But for those who shared countless …

Something To Do, June 18


WILSON ARTS CENTER: “Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of Allen Thomas Jr.” through Saturday. 291-4329.

Special Events

DAZZLING SOUNDS OF BROADWAY: Friday and Saturday at the Boykin Center. Presented by Vision …

Board of Education ignored citizens

I have never met Dr. Larry Price and am acquainted with only one member of the school board.

Too long have the citizens of Wilson County tried to affect change through contacting the county office and attending school board meetings only to be …

Gambling never goes away, regardless of regulations

RALEIGH – Have you ever heard the phrase “as rich as Croesus”?

Those of a certain age, or possessing a classical education, will surely remember the phrase as both a description of great wealth and a reference to a famous Lydian king in ancient …

Teen moms beat the odds

Help, encouragement part of DSS program

A few years ago, Alicia Wright thought she had more obstacles than choices when it came to her education.

Wright, 19, has a 5 year old daughter. She dropped out of school in tenth grade because she didn’t know how she could afford day care for …

City budget approved

Councilman Bill Blackman: Increase Wedgewood's revenue

The Wilson City Council passed the 2010-11 budget Thursday night without any changes and without any input from the public.

But Councilman Bill Blackman wants Wedgewood Golf Course to bring in more revenue.

Blackman asked city staff to find …

Traffic stop nets $100K in cash

DEA investigating driver

A Massachusetts man stopped for speeding on Interstate 95 lost $100,000 after receiving a speeding ticket.

Jean Paul Mejia, 23, of Lawrence, Massachusetts was stopped by Trooper J.W. Lamm with the N.C. Highway Patrol Wednesday for traveling 83 …

Council denies multi-family rezoning

Cross Creek residents applaud decision

Residents of the Cross Creek subdivision packed the Wilson City Council chambers Thursday in opposition to rezoning requests that could have led to the construction of an apartment complex and town homes near their homes.

Council in a 6-0 vote …

Community Briefs, June 18

Sign up now for continuing education classes

Nash Community College’s summer Continuing Education registration began June 1. Register now for craft and hobby classes, computer classes and more. Classes start June 28. See the course schedule …