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John Worrell’s eyes lit up as he settled into an easy chair in the den of his Wilson home Friday morning. “Those were some good times,” the 81-year-old Worrell said as he recalled the days he and his fellow Micro Midget racers … more
For most 14-year-olds, living a normal, healthy life comes easy. Ryan Richardson is determined to make it look easy, but that’s far from the truth for the youngster who is awaiting a liver transplant as he contends with glycogen storage … more
SNOW HILL — A still-growing Thanksgiving tradition continued in the Greene Central High cafeteria Wednesday afternoon. A couple of major league celebrities were no-shows and excpressed their … more
When discussing the tennis history of Wilson County, no conversation can proceed for long without noting the contributions of Beal Brent Plyler Jr. Whether it was having a hand in founding the Eastern Carolina Tennis Association —a … more
Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Hatcher will be the featured guest at the 43rd annual Wilson Hot Stove League banquet, set for Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Recreation Park Community Center. MacKenzie … more
After falling 7-4 to Edenton Post 40 in the first game of Wednesday's American Legion baseball doubleheader at Beddingfield High, host Wilson Post 13 rode another stellar pitching performance from Austin Holland to a 6-1 victory in the nightcap. more
IN BRIEF Wilson boxing trainer Leroy Gray will hold sign-ups for his revived amateur boxing team beginning Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gray’s Hardcore Boxing, located at 1001 Randolph … more
In a span of a few months last spring, life came at MacKenzie Gore as fast as his fastball barrels toward opposing batters. Entering his senior season at Whiteville High, Gore was hoping to help … more
Glenn Bass never would have imagined that as an undersized youngster prone to concussions growing up in Wilson he would eventually become a star athlete. But Bass’ athletic prowess, which made him a standout at Charles L. Coon High, took … more
SMITHFIELD — The In It To Win It team from Johnston County is seeking challengers in defending its championship in the 27th annual North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament. The venue will again be the Smithfield Community Park for the … more
I have mentioned in this column many times about how my grandfather was quite the worldwide hunter. One of his first trophies that was returned was a mount of a Dall sheep he took in Alaska. It was a … more
A progression of late-inning pitching changes not only drag out Major League Baseball games but irk viewers. Spectators head home early. Former major-leaguer Al Holland, a visitor to the latest … more
With an emphasis on tying together physical fitness with community service, 50 middle school students attended the Hand In Mine Basketball Skills Camp at Greenfield School on Saturday … more
With a perfect record and the championship of the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association’s 14U Girls Second Division East in the Fall Classic League, the Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘04 … more
Stephen Harrison traveled two hours from Smithfield, Virginia, to defend his Men's Championship last weekend at Happy Valley Country Club.Awaiting his arrival were just three opponents in the Men's … more
Yes, you can really tell when a good cold front sweeps through. No, I am not talking about the aching in the joints that comes from the human body aging and retaliating for all those things that … more
Will Pope repeated without an excess of drama. But just the opposite was the case for Sue McGuire in defending her 2016 championship. Likewise for Jerry Barnes in prevailing for the second time … more
“What time is practice over? I will pick you up.” I have probably asked that question and promised that ride home a thousand times over the last 15 years. If there is a gymnasium, soccer field … more
An uncle and nephew had planned a dove hunting trip building the hype up for several weeks. The nephew had never been hunting before and this was his first time. In … more
SMITHFIELD — If the option existed under the North Carolina High School Athletic Association banner, former North Johnston High shortstop Craig Hardin wouldn’t think twice about it. The aluminum bat that he swung during his playing … more
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