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Fresh faces abound for Mudcats

Outfielder Tristen Lutz, left, and catcher Payton Henry, answering questions during Carolina Mudcats Media Day on Tuesday at Five County Stadium, are two of the top Milwaukee Brewers prospects set to open the 2019 season with the club. The Mudcats open the Carolina League season Thursday night in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks.
ZEBULON — Eight years into the Carolina Mudcats’ existence as a Carolina League Single-A Advanced franchise, the won-loss numbers aren’t overwhelming. Two winning records. No …
Student-athlete of the week

Caroline Winstead

Student-Athlete of the week

Caroline Winstead is a pitcher and plays third base for the Ladybirds softball team, and she is the Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. The Ladybirds won 9-8 against Franklinton last …

UNC Notebook
Little declares for NBA Draft; White remains undecided

North Carolina freshman Nassir Little announced on Monday that he is leaving the university to enter the NBA Draft, where he is projected to be a first-round pick. That news is no surprise, as Little …

Duke Notebook
Hokies await Blue Devils after a tough NCAA opening weekend

It wasn’t easy, but Duke won both of its games in Columbia, South Carolina to return to the Sweet 16 for the third time in the last four seasons.  As the No. 1 overall seed entering the …

NC State Notebook
Spring game a chance for Knight to carve out spot

N.C. State will get its first look at the 2019 team when the program hosts its annual Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The intrasquad contest will kick off at 1 …

ECU Notebook
Houston signs 3 more to give Pirates 21

New head coach Mike Houston and his East Carolina football staff entered National Signing Day with three specific targets in mind. At the end of the day on Feb. 6, all three had signed on the …

Postseason success fuels All-Area Team

Basketball is widely regarded as a tournament sport. In that vein, when the lights came on and it was time for high school teams from The Wilson Times readership area to prove their mettle in …

Firebirds clinch share of Big East title

The Southern Nash High varsity boys tennis team clinched a share of the 3-A Big East Conference title with a home win over Franklinton on Thursday, 8-1. The Firebirds finished the regular season …
Southern Nash High senior Jason Montague will continue his academic and baseball careers at North Carolina Wesleyan College after signing with the NCAA Division III Battling Bishops last week. Paul Durham | The Wilson Times

Firebirds’ Montague signs with Wesleyan

A chance to play close to home was the tipping point for Southern Nash High senior Jason Montague, who has opted to continue his baseball career at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky …
Community Sports

Public key in limiting Chronic Wasting Disease

There is some good news regarding our deer and elk herds in North Carolina. In 1999, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission began testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) amongst our …