2014-07-01

Ben Mauze tackles the Andes and aphasia


June is Aphasia Awareness Month. Do you know what aphasia is? Most people do not. Aphasia is a language disorder that occurs from a stroke, traumatic brain injury or other neurological illness. Aphasia affects a person’s ability to speak, …

Dog days come early

SwampDogs deal Tobs first shutout loss in 6-0 win

The starting pitchers, Wilson’s Quinn Atwood and Fayetteville’s Nick Hartman, for Monday night’s Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball game in Fleming Stadium were freshman right-handers from Katy, Texas. “To be …

Mudcats stumble 6-4 in 10 innings


ZEBULON — The Carolina Mudcats squandered an opportunity for victory in the bottom of the ninth inning and wound up dropping a 6-4 Advanced-A Carolina League decision in 10 innings to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in Five County Stadium on Monday …

Post 13 goes 0-3 in North-South Challenge


WILMINGTON — Wilson Post 13 dropped all three of its games Saturday and Sunday in its first appearance in the North-South American Legion Baseball Challenge at Legion Stadium. South Carolina won for just the third time in the eighth annual …

Faces from the Past

Each week in The Wilson Times, we will run a couple or three old photos of Wilson Recreation Department teams, players or events. Today’s photos are the 1954 Junior League boys basketball team from Maplewood and the 1986 men’s softball …

Wilson settles for 3rd in NCLL Ages 7-8 District 6 tournament


The hot bats of the Wilson City Little League All-Star team took a break at inopportune time Monday night in the North Carolina Little League Ages 7-8 District 6 tournament semifinals at Gillette Baseball Complex. Wilson, which had averaged 11.25 …

Ticos, tapioca tortillas among the fun in Recife


Wilson resident Woody Harrison is in Brazil, attending his seventh FIFA World Cup with his son, Reggie, and offering some of his perspective for The Wilson Times readers. His missives will run periodically throughout the 2014 World Cup. RECIFE, …

AG weighs challenge in Parks case

Ruling could set convicted felon free 27 years early

The N.C. Attorney General’s office is weighing whether it will challenge a N.C. Court of Appeals ruling that overturned the conviction of habitual felon Gregory Parks along with his 27-year prison sentence.

Parks, who has prior convictions …

Protesters reject plea

Zellner: 'I didn't back down then and I won't now;' Moral Monday defendants overflow courtroom

Bob Zellner looks a lot different now than he did decades ago when he first got involved with the civil rights movement with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

The mugshot of a slender Zellner in his twenties shows a head full of …