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Competing for the North Carolina contingent in the shotgun category at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships June 20-25 in Grand Island, Nebraska are, from left, Zack Reaves and Tommy Fulghum from Wilson and Nathan Kiger from Nash County.

Taking aim at a national title: Area trio headed to 4-H shooting championships

By Paul Durham
| June 15, 2021

A trio of young men is headed west next week to take aim at making a dream come true. Zack Reaves an...

David Lee


You can’t even lose if you don’t play

By David Lee
| June 12, 2021

I’ve lost hundreds of golf tournaments every which way you can lose them. I interviewed for six diff...

Caitlyn Graziani pivots after taking a throw at second base during the Wilson Post 13 softball team’s second practice Tuesday at The Hole in Rock Ridge.

Post 13 softball program excited to get started

By Paul Durham
| June 10, 2021

The schedule is set, the lineup is impressive and the excitement is building as Wilson’s Robert B. A...

Post 13 drops softball opener

From staff reports
| June 10, 2021

APEX — Details were sparse and despite Wilson Post 13 dropping its inaugural game in North Carolina ...

BB&T players, coaches and fans celebrate after the final out of its 6-5 win in seven innings against Greenlight to win the Wilson City Little League Major League city championship game Tuesday at Southern Bank Stadium. It was the first WCLL title for BB&T.

Bank on it: BB&T finally wins WCLL title

By Paul Durham
| June 9, 2021

Despite losing twice in the regular season and trailing unbeaten Greenlight by four runs early in Tu...

Post 13 to hold 2 more tryouts this week

From staff reports
| June 8, 2021

Wilson American Legion Post 13 baseball head coach Matt Ballance announced that the team will conduc...

Eternity Best of Wide Awake track and field club of Wilson placed third in the girls ages 8-under 100-meter dash Saturday at the Bodyarmor State Games of North Carolina in Durham.


Eternity Best leads Wide Awake track at State Games

From staff reports
| June 8, 2021

DURHAM — Little Eternity Best led the way for the start-up Wide Awake track and field club at the Bo...

Jean Griffin was honored Friday by Wilson City Little League before the final regular-season game between Creech’s Plumbing and Breakfast Optimist at Southern Bank Stadium. Griffin coached her son Carey’s Midget League team in 1972, and then was one of two coaches for the victorious team in the Midget All-Star Game, becoming the first mother to coach an all-star team, if not the first mother to coach a youth baseball team in Wilson.

The original baseball mom: WCLL honors Griffin

By Paul Durham
| May 31, 2021

More than two decades before the terms “soccer mom” or “baseball mom” was commonplace, Jean Griffin ...

Adams Carpet players and coaches celebrate after clinching the Wilson City Little League’s Minor League regular-season championship last week at Southern Bank Stadium.

Wilson City Little League Glance May 31, 2021

May 31, 2021

RESULTS Games from May 26-28 Minor League Team R H TOBS 6 2 Farm Bureau 9 7 LEADING HITTERS — TOBS...

Wildlife conservationist Eddie Bridges at the Guilford County prison farm in November 2015. Bridges, a member of the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, died Tuesday at 87.

NC outdoors icon Eddie Bridges dies

By Eddie Wooten
| May 27, 2021

GREENSBORO — Eddie Bridges dedicated his life to the outdoors, wildlife and land conservation. He he...

Easton Martin of Farm Bureau goes into his windup during a Wilson City Little League Minor League game against the Tobs recently at Gillette Baseball Complex.

Wilson City Little League Glance May 26 2021

May 26, 2021

RESULTS May 26, 2021 Minor League Team R H TOBS 6 2 Farm Bureau 9 7 LEADING HITTERS — TOBS- Caleb ...

Wilson Team Elite head coach Matt Ballance, right, watches as Tyson Bass takes a lead off third base during a game against Garner last summer at Rocky Mount Academy. With the COVID-19 pandemic waning, Wilson American Legion Post 13 will have a team this summer with Ballance at the helm.

Post 13 is bringing back baseball — and softball with it

By Paul Durham
| May 26, 2021

After being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, the Robert B. Anderson American Legion P...

Youngsters take their swings on the driving range at Wilson Country Club prior to the first round of the 41st annual Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County Junior Golf Championship on July 22, 2019. The tournament returns after a one-year absence as a two-day affair on July 14-15.

Two is better than three as Jr. Golf Championship to return in July

By Paul Durham
| May 25, 2021

Like many events, the annual Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County Junior Golf Championship was sidel...

Longtime Reid Street Community Center boxing program director Skip Crumpler poses with kids at the center a few years ago. With the program shuttered for the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crumpler recently announced he was stepping down after 24 years in the position.

‘The Boxfather’ closes a chapter: Crumpler leaves Rec boxing program

By Paul Durham
| May 22, 2021

Skip Crumpler probably will never retire from boxing but the legendary Wilson boxing trainer is clos...

Wilson Christian senior Alex Horrell, left, and Southern Nash senior Isaiah Bland finished first and second, respectively, in the High School 11th-12th Grade division at the Wilson Breakfast Optimist Club’s inaugural Long Bombers Home Run Bash on March 27 at Fleming Stadium.

Horrell brothers still bashing

By Paul Durham
| May 20, 2021

When brothers Alexander and Apollos Horrell arrived at Wilson Christian Academy for the 2019-20 scho...

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion earns spot in Kepner Cup

From staff reports
| February 1, 2021

GOLDSBORO — The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘03 Explosion finished its fall season in North Carolina Youth Soccer Association’s 17U Girls Second Division East with a 3-0 defeat …

Deer can be deadly

By Bill Howard Special to the Times
| January 26, 2021

Africa has a beast known as ‘Black Death.’ No, it isn’t the plague or other disease. It is an animal. The Cape buffalo is notoriously ornery and vindictive, and if one cannot handle …


October 15, 2019

The youngster catching the most fish in the recent Kids Day at the Pond outing was actually only 5-years-old. Avery Roberts, among 70 participants, caught the most fish (21). Avery was listed in …

WCC quartet wins Four-Lady Superball

From staff reports
| October 15, 2019

The Wilson Country Club quartet of Patch Wilkinson, Priscilla Brewer, Beth Rhyne and Lisa Matthews continued to thrive in fall golf competition, winning low gross in Saturday’s Wedgewood Ladies …

Buckhorn Reservoir Regatta begins Friday

From staff reports
| October 4, 2019

The 15th annual Buckhorn Reservoir Regatta makes its return to Wilson with a three-day showing at Buckhorn Lake beginning Friday and running through Sunday. Admission is free. Outboard powerboat …

Wilson Recreation Department Scores

September 20, 2019

Youth Soccer  RESULTS Games from Sept. 14 Boys Ages 5-6 Eagles 4 – Coyotes 7: Eagles- Javier Ramirez 2, Yassin Ramandan 1, Simon Larkin 1; Coyotes- Aiden Ellis 6, Oliver …

Webb, Hunt sink holes-in-one

From staff reports
| September 4, 2019

Wilson-area golfer Russell Webb carded his eighth career hole-in-one in a round at Willow Springs Country Club on Sunday. Webb, a Willow Springs member, celebrated the ace on the par-3, 130-yard, …

Registration is underway for county golf championship

From staff reports
| August 30, 2019

Entries are being accepted for the annual H.W. Weatherford Memorial/Wilson County Amateur Men’s and Women’s Golf Championship. The two-round or 36-hole event is scheduled for Saturday …

Wilson Gladiators place third at NYAA cheerleading championships

July 23, 2019

The Wilson Gladiators, affiliated with Champions in Motion, turned in a third-place Division 4 finish at Sunday’s National Youth Activities Association cheerleading championships in Orlando, Fla. …

Jones wins flight at Downeast Jamboree

From staff reports
| July 23, 2019

SNOW HILL — Brayden Jones of the Lake Wilson Tennis Club Otters won his two singles matches at the No. 3 flight to win the division at Wednesday’s United States Tennis Association 12U …

Area Calendar, July 10-11

July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10American Legion BaseballArea I East Division playoffs, semifinals — Game 2: Kinston Post 43 at Post 13 (Fleming Stadium), 7 p.m.Thursday, July 11American Legion BaseballArea I …

Area Calendar, July 9-10

July 9, 2019

Area Calendar, July 8-9

July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8No events scheduled.Tuesday, July 9American Legion BaseballArea I East Division playoffs, semifinals — Game 1: Post 13 at Kinston Post 43 (Kinston High), 7 p.m.

Area Calendar, July 6-7

July 6, 2019

Area calendar, July 5-6

July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5 American Legion Baseball Area I East Division playoffs, first round — Game 1: Post 13 at Farmville Post 151 (Farmville Central High), 7 p.m.   Saturday, July …

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