2011-08-03

Hot ‘moving day’ separates contenders from ‘wannabes’


The temperatures climbed and, in many instances, so did the scores in Tuesday’s second round of the 33rd annual Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County Junior Golf Championship at Willow Springs Country Club.

With the temperature nearing 100 …

Ricks holds onto lead going to Wedgewood


Kayla Ricks’ apprehension about playing in the second round of the 33rd annual Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County Junior Golf Championship at Willow Springs Country Club on Tuesday was understandable.

Last summer, Ricks, a rising …

Morrisroe is ironman in Tobs finale

Wilson concludes 2011 season with 6-1 win over Blowfish

Keith Morrisroe was a man in motion during Tuesday’s Wilson Tobs season finale, and the summer collegiate baseball franchise stressed the properties of a box score to its utmost limits in a 6-1 victory over the Columbia Blowfish in Fleming …

Xtreme anticipation

Wilson team eyes 2nd Babe Ruth WS title

Watch out, Colorado, here come the Xtreme!

The Wilson County Xtreme All-Stars are all but packed and gone to tiny Lamar, Colo., for a chance to add to their legacy as perhaps the greatest youth softball team ever from Wilson County. …

Firebirds look to build lines quickly


Exiting out of a brand new fieldhouse for the second day of practice Tuesday afternoon, prospective varsity and junior varsity football players at Southern Nash seemed like they were already in midseason form.

“It’s gotten to the …

Beddingfield to hold mandatory parents meeting Aug. 10

Beddingfield High will hold a mandatory meeting for all prospective fall sports athletes and their parents in the school auditorium Wednesday, Aug. 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will cover rules and guidelines and is required by the …

WCYAA announces fall registrations

The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association announces the start of its 2011 fall season baseball, softball, soccer, and volleyball registrations through Sunday, Aug. 28.

Registration forms may be downloaded from the wcyaa.org website. Players …

Mrs. Dingle turns 90


Ruby Howard Dingle of Durham, formerly of Wilson, celebrated her 90th birthday with a party July 17 at N.C. Central University’s Alfonso Elder Student Union.

The celebration was hosted by her children.

Program highlights included a …

Wilson Marine dies in Afghanistan


A 32-year-old U.S. Marine who called Wilson home lost his life Monday while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

“Staff Sgt. Leon H. Lucas Jr. died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, …