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Wilson Tobs players relax on the field to watch a fireworks show after their 6-5 walk-off win over the Martinsville Mustangs on Saturday night in front of a sold-out, capacity crowd of 2,450 spectators at Fleming Stadium.


Fleming fireworks celebrate Fourth

From staff reports
| July 4, 2022

Fireworks lit up the sky above Fleming Stadium as Wilson marked an early start to Independence Day f...

Jay Wheeler, who was the Fike High baseball junior varsity coach from 2000 to 2013, will be the school’s fifth varsity baseball head coach after returning to take the Golden Demons’ reins.

Dream deferred: Wheeler returns as Demons baseball coach

By Paul Durham
| July 4, 2022

In baseball – and life – timing can make all the difference in the world. For Jay Wheeler, the chanc...

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Conservative Wilson Women meet Wednesday

From staff reports
| July 4, 2022

The Conservative Wilson Women group will hold its next meeting at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at t...

Tig’s Courtyard founder Andra “Tig” Garris, left, is pictured with son R.J. and husband Marty. The Garris family recently sold the downtown business to Richard Millinder, right, who plans to rename it Carolina Cheese Co. while keeping Tig’s popular menu items.


Tig’s Courtyard sold to family friend

By Brie Handgraaf
| July 3, 2022

It is impossible to recall the number of Friday after Thanksgiving sandwiches or tropical salads Tig...

The Wilson Housing Authority’s Cathy Kent, left, and Tim Rogers, along with the Kramden Institute’s Cari Delmariani, refer to a list of families registered to receive a free desktop computer thanks to a partnership between the housing authority and Kramden, a Durham nonprofit.


Families take home donated desktop computers

By Olivia Neeley
| July 3, 2022

Brenda McNair and Alice Locus couldn’t wait to return home and set up their new desktop computers fo...

A cornfield south of Saratoga shows the extreme dry conditions on Friday with burned and dying leaves in a field off U.S. 264 Alternate.

Drought threatens crops, gardens

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 3, 2022

Most of Wilson County is at risk of moving into a severe drought classification. “Portions of Wilson...

Former Hunt softball star Brianna Tucker is headed to N.C. State after two standout years at Louisburg College.

Former Hunt star Brianna Tucker headed to N.C. State after stellar two years at Louisburg College

By Andrew Schnittker
| July 3, 2022

Brianna Tucker, a former Hunt High softball star who was a standout performer at Louisburg College t...

WYSA 06 Explosion players and coaches celebrate after receiving the trophy for winning the U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Girls U16 championship Thursday in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

History rewritten: WYSA U16 girls reign as Southern Regional champs

From staff reports
| July 4, 2022

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – There would be no come-from-behind victory for the Wilson Youth Soccer Associa...

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