2022-09-30

Warriors break through, run past Saints

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DUDLEY – After a pair of frustrating, one-score losses to open 3-A Quad County Conference play, the Hunt High football team was in need of a “no doubter,” start-to-finish dominant victory in order to get back on track. That’s exactly what the Warriors got Thursday night, coming up with a 41-12 rout of Southern Wayne.  The Warriors (3-3, 1-2 Quad […]

Defense powers Tigers past Chargers

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WELDON – One of the hallmarks of a good team is being able to find a different way to win when things aren’t necessarily going according to plan. The Wilson Prep football team displayed that quality Thursday evening, riding three big defensive plays in the second half to a 19-6 win over NCHSAA 1-A Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference foe Weldon.  With […]

Fike stumbles to second straight loss

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SMITHFIELD – A 3-A Quad County Conference season that started with high hopes for the Fike High football team has turned sideways with back-to-back losses, as the Golden Demons dropped to 1-2 in league play with a 20-12 loss at Smithfield-Selma Thursday night.  A week after committing seven turnovers in a home loss to South Johnston, the Golden Demons, 2-4 […]

Rhule ‘very hopeful’ McCaffrey will play vs Cardinals

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CHARLOTTE — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he is “very hopeful” that running back Christian McCaffrey will play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals after missing the last two days of practice with a quad injury. McCaffrey returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report. McCaffrey ran, cut and caught passes […]

College athletics sees surge in nonprofits paying players

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The new world of college athletes getting paid for endorsements has created a rapidly expanding pop-up industry: Brand new nonprofit “collectives” that pay athletes to promote charities. The collectives are pitched as feel-good partnerships, but they also raise questions. Is their mission to support charities and their communities or do they exist primarily to funnel money to athletes — in […]

NFL’s handling of concussions questioned after Tua’s injury

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The NFL’s handling of concussions has evolved dramatically from the days when players were given smelling salts on the bench and sent back into the game. The league and the NFL Players Association have implemented extensive protocols and hired unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants (UNC) to work with team physicians at each game to diagnose concussions. Still, football is a violent sport […]

NASCAR drivers fuming over concussions suffered in new car

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NASCAR drivers are angry and concerned about their safety in the new Next Gen cars as the playoffs roar into one of the most chaotic and dangerous tracks on the circuit. Alex Bowman will miss Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway with a concussion diagnosed four days after he crashed. Bowman hit the wall early at Texas Motor Speedway but finished […]

AREA CALENDAR, Oct. 1-2

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Saturday, October 1 College Men’s Soccer Barton at King, 4 p.m. College Women’s Soccer Barton at King, 1 p.m. College Women’s Volleyball Barton at Chowan, 2 p.m. Sunday, October 2 No events scheduled.

BULLDOG RUNBACK: Little things add up to frustrating loss for Barton

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With all campus activities canceled by Barton College in light of Tropical Storm Ian’s arrival in Wilson on Friday, Bulldogs football players and coaches were left to stew over Thursday’s 14-13 loss to Tusculum University at Truist Stadium. Barton held a 13-0 halftime lead and missed numerous opportunities to build on that in the second half before the Pioneers rallied […]

Wilson Medical Center now in full compliance for Medicare

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Wilson Medical Center learned Thursday that the hospital is now in full compliance with Medicare conditions of participation.  The compliance process, which began in May, has been fully resolved, hospital officials said.  “This notice, which follows a recent survey by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation, confirms that WMC’s Medicare contract remains in place,” Wilson Medical Center spokeswoman […]

Classes offered in October

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Friday, Sept. 30 Wine Tasting/ Class 7 p.m. Iconostar Art/ Positivity Park 224 Goldsboro St. Garland Homes Jr. will lead the wine tasting/ class. There will be six wines and light appetizers. Cost is $15. Pre-register at IconostarArt@gmail.com Saturday, Oct. 1 Meditative Drawing  10 a.m. to noon  Wilson Arts Center, The Brown Family Studio 1 Local artist and arts instructor Maureen […]

Bulldogs stumble to 14-13 loss to Tusculum

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With ominous skies signaling the approach of Hurricane Ian, the first half of Thursday evening’s football game against Tusculum University was bright and sunny for host Barton College. The Bulldogs smacked the Pioneers in the mouth twice while surviving a pair of first-and-goals to build a 13-0 lead at halftime at Truist Stadium. But the second half was just a […]

Bruins demolish Goldsboro in first ‘home’ game

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The surging Beddingfield High varsity football team, calling Fike High’s Buddy Bedgood Stadium its home away from home on a balmy Thursday night, played like it owned the joint in demolishing Goldsboro, 36-0, in the 2-A Neuse 6 Conference opener for both teams before a late arriving turnout. The Bruins’ offense started strong and the defense, in registering its first […]

Panthers blank Bruins for second conference win

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Two 2-A Neuse 6 Conference rivals that have taken very different journeys thus far in the 2022 soccer season met at Beddingfield High on Thursday evening as the Bruins squared off with North Johnston. The Panthers continued their strong season with a 2-0 victory, while the Bruins, playing just their second contest of the year, are still trying to get […]

High School Football Glance

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3-A QUAD COUNTY Conference  Team Conf. All PF PA C.B. Aycock 3-0 6-0 185 87 Smithfield-Selma 3-0 6-0 181 70 West Johnston 2-1 4-2 184 97 Hunt 1-2 3-3 133 107 South Johnston 1-2 3-3 141 135 Fike 1-2 2-4 122 169 East Wake 1-2 1-5 72 176 Southern Wayne 0-3 2-4 99 140 Thursday, Sept. 29 Smithfield-Selma 20, Fike […]

Bartlett, Riley headed to USA Pickleball nationals

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.  — Wilsonians Allison Bartlett and Skylor Riley claimed a spot in the USA Open Pickleball Championships next spring in Florida by winning their division last weekend in the USA Pickleball Mid-Atlantic Diamond Regional held at Rhodes Sports Complex. Bartlett-Riley rebounded from a defeat in Mixed Doubles 4.0 to win the division while Riley and Ricky Stephens claimed […]

AREA ROUNDUP: Chargers kick past Pungo Christian

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The Wilson Christian varsity boys soccer team scored twice in the first nine minutes to cap its week with a 4-0 shutout of visiting Pungo Christian on a blustery Thursday afternoon. Elijah Webb dropped in a pair of second-half goals and Brant Hughes delivered three assists as the Chargers finished the week with a second shutout win. Wilson Christian, now […]

JUNIOR VARSITY ROUNDUP: Bruins open conference play with rout

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GOLDSBORO — The Beddingfield football teams opened 2-A Neuse 6 Conference play on an emphatic high note Wednesday evening, coming up with a 32-12 road rout of Goldsboro. Caleb Sutton scored a kick return touchdown and rushing touchdown for the Bruins, Brian Jones threw for a touchdown, Cedric Murphy caught a score and Jhykies Speight took a punt to the […]

ACC: No. 5 Clemson out to vanquish another challenger

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Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 5: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 10 North Carolina State (4-0, 0-0 ACC) at No. 5 Clemson (4-0, 2-0). The Wolfpack climbed two spots to grab their first top 10 ranking since 2002, and will be playing in the first top 10 matchup in program history. The Tigers […]

Truist donates $50K for elementary school financial literacy

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Students will gain an important life skill thanks to a $50,000 donation from Truist to Wilson County Schools.  The donation will be used to implement a financial literacy program for fourth and fifth graders at 11 Title 1 elementary schools within the district, school officials said.  “It’s never too young to start learning about financial literacy,” said Steve Anderson, executive […]