2015-03-06

Willie Cooper’s story as UNC’s first black basketball player began in Elm City


The story of Willie Cooper Jr. neither begins nor ends with him becoming the first black basketball player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a member of the Tar Heels freshman team in 1964-65.

And the biography of Cooper, a …

Second season opens for Barton basketball teams

Bulldogs travel to NGU; Lady Bulldogs trek to Erskine for CC quarterfinals

For both Barton College basketball teams, the state of South Carolina will be the battleground in the effort to advance to the semifinals of the 2015 Conference Carolinas tournament. After middling regular seasons for both squads, postseason play …

Stir crazy in the ice and snow


You know, it is weeks like this where all you can do is sit back and think about what is to come. I mean, we just had our fill of snow and ice. Next is a forecast of rain at some point every day of the week and then another cold weekend. It makes it …

Snow, snow, go away

Latest wintry delivery creates uncertainty with high school spring sports as well as state basketball playoffs

Editor’s note: Due to an extremely early press deadline because of Wednesday night’s wintry weather, Friday’s edition of The Wilson Times will not include any coverage of or results from events from Thursday. Certainly by now high …

Tobs re-sign five players from ’14


The Wilson Tobs summer collegiate baseball team will have five players from its 2014 on its roster for the upcoming season. The Coastal Plain League franchise announced Thursday the re-signing of catcher Douglas Ard, utility player Justin Carroll …