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State Board of Education welcomes student voices after three year absence  The Progressive Pulse

Student representation returned to the State Board of Education this month after missing for three years due to political infighting between the board and State ...



Hurricane Dorian: List of shelters open for evacuees  WTVD-TV

Emergency shelters are opening throughout central and eastern North Carolina for Hurricane Dorian.



How A.J. Hines, one of the most decorated players in college football, found a home at Duquesne  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The young mother was in search of answers, looking for something — anything, really — into which her son could channel his endless reservoir of energy.



New principals at Fike, Wilson Early College  The Wilson Times

Wilson County Schools is changing the leadership at Fike High School and the Wilson Early College Academy. The Wilson County Board of Education approved ...



Hurricane Dorian Shelters  WITN

Shelters for Hurricane Dorian evacuees are open across the East.



Fike High School teacher killed in murder-suicide, sheriff’s office says  CBS17.com

Pamela Eatmon was a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Fike, according to the school's principal.



Fike student, music prodigy is Ivy League material  The Wilson Times

Chibuike Uwakwe has some decisions to make. The Fike High School senior has so many acceptance letters from prestigious universities around the country ...



727 receive their diplomas: Fike, Hunt and Beddingfield hold commencement  The Wilson Times

More than 700 students at Wilson County Schools' traditional high schools graduated Saturday during a full day of commencement exercises at Fike, Hunt and ...



Fike classmates meet for 50th reunion  The Wilson Times

Fike High School graduates from the class of 1969 met for their 50th class reunion March 16 at Wilson Country Club. Reunion attendees included Martha ...



Fike seniors receive awards  The Wilson Times

Fike High School recognized scholarship winners at Awards Day. Front row, from left, are Suzan Awamleh, Lexi Hopwood, Apoorva Mutyala, Katherine ...



Fike fair funds feed Wilson's hungry  The Wilson Times

Wilson families can have fun while fighting hunger and promoting positive behavior Saturday at the Fike High School Community Fair. Organized by 32 ...



Ted A. Perry  The Wilson Times

Ted A. Perry, 80, of New Bern, quietly passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at his home. He was born in Wendell and grew up in Wilson and was a 1957 ...



Tornado ushers in storm  The Wilson Times

The first round of wind and rain brought on by Hurricane Dorian prompted multiple warnings including a radar confirmed tornado between Wilson and Saratoga ...



CPR kit will help train Fike High School students  The Wilson Times

Fike High School received a lifesaving gift earlier this month thanks to the American Heart Association and the Hubert Vester Auto Group. Together, they ...



Wilson County Schools names 5 new principals  The Wilson Times

Five Wilson County public schools will have new principals, according to records of personnel appointments released following the Wilson County Board of ...



High-schoolers catch up on credits at Evening Academy  The Wilson Times

Wilson County Schools has started an Evening Academy at its three high schools as an effort to help students get ahead on coursework. The courses are given ...



Award-winning Wilson teen pianist gets 12 college offers, says music isn't his future  WTVD-TV

When 18-year-old Chibby Uwakwe sits down at the piano, amazing things happen. He loves classical music, especially the French Impressionists.



Backpacks readied for giveaway  The Wilson Times

Wilson County Schools' Operation Backpack has met its goal. More than 3,000 backpacks lined the bleachers on one side of the Fike High School gymnasium ...



Fike's pinnacle students are best of friends  The Wilson Times

Fike High School's highest-achieving students say the International Baccalaureate program's camaraderie is one of the main reasons they succeeded in school.



Fike, Hunt football seasons ended after fight  HighSchoolOT

The football seasons at Hunt High School and Fike High School in Wilson are over after a fight last week after the football game between the two schools ended.



Fike students selected for Governor's School  The Wilson Times

Four Fike High School students have been selected to attend North Carolina Governor's School. They are the only Wilson County Schools students to be chosen ...



Principal, 11 teachers resign from Wilson County Schools  The Wilson Times

Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired and those who retired or resigned from ...



8 employees join Wilson County Schools  The Wilson Times

Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired and who have retired or resigned from ...



Fike class of 1968 reunites  The Wilson Times

The Fike High School class of 1968 held its 50th reunion Oct. 13 at the Wilson Elks Lodge. Classmates attending included, front row, from left, seated: Dalton ...



Cyclones get ready to do it again in 1968  The Wilson Times

Two storylines dominated the landscape of Cyclone Country heading into the 1968 football season, during which Fike High School would attempt to defend its ...



Community steps up to supply backpacks: There's still time left to donate  The Wilson Times

Amber Lynch knows how important Wilson County Schools' annual Operation Backpack giveaway is to thousands of children. One particular moment stood out ...



Riding out the storm in Fike shelter  The Wilson Times

During past storms, Giselle Sanchez's home has been threatened with downed trees and floodwaters, so as Hurricane Florence churned toward Wilson, she ...



Fike blood drive collects 500 pints  The Wilson Times

Laura Flores tensed up as an American Red Cross worker prepared the 16-year-old Fike student to make a blood donation Thursday. It was Laura's first time ...



Fike brings back experience, size in the trenches  HighSchoolOT

As a result of its youthfulness, Fike fell in some close games in 2018. While the 4-6 record was the first losing mark for the Demons since 2012, it may prove to be ...



State champion at last: Bancroft becomes Fike's first state champion wrestler  The Wilson Times

GREENSBORO — In its 55th year of having a wrestling program, Fike High finally has a state champion. Junior Aaron Bancroft set a school precedent Saturday ...



Purple tribute to honor teacher  The Wilson Times

In response to the tragic loss of a popular Fike High School teacher, students, staff and community members will be wearing purple at upcoming basketball ...



Students spread goodwill: Chick-fil-A Leader Academy at Fike holds expo for elementary kids  The Wilson Times

Fike High School senior Jalen Atkinson was into the groove, and every move he made was matched by Alaura Warrick, a second-grader from Lucama ...



Pepper spray used to stop fight between Wilson football teams  HighSchoolOT

Wilson County sheriff's deputies used pepper spray to break up a fight after Thursday night's football game between Hunt High School and Fike High School.



Boards view high school capital needs  The Wilson Times

In an eye-opening tour of three traditional high schools, the Wilson County Board of Education shared with the Wilson County Board of Commissioners a $6 ...



Wilson County grads' scholarships top $8.4 million  The Wilson Times

When high school graduates from Wilson County Schools head off to various institutions of higher learning this fall, collectively they will be carrying with them ...



Inspirational inclusion: Fike runner motivates fellow athletes  The Wilson Times

Max Bane loves to run and loves to race. “He's got a nice, long stride because he's a pretty tall kid and he uses it all,” said Fike High School track and field coach ...



Fike High School evacuated for bomb threat Friday, third in Wilson County this week  WRAL.com

Fike High School was evacuated Friday by the latest threat.



Parent says daughter’s hazing was directed by Fike High School coach  CBS17.com

Kelly Barnes says the athletic director encouraged other players on the soccer team to “haze” her freshman daughter at practice.



'Music for people of all ages': Fike High School band to hold 60th anniversary concert  The Wilson Times

Andrew Preston was director of the Fike High School band half a century ago. The 83-year-old commands attention from the conductor's podium. Preston, who ...



Fike's West earns hall-of-fame acclaim from alma mater  The Wilson Times

If nothing else, Sonny West finally got the validation that he needed at home when he was inducted into his high school's athletic hall of fame last weekend in ...



Fike coach, athletic director suspended from duties  HighSchoolOT

Toni Varacchi has been suspended with pay from her duties as a coach, athletic director and teacher at Fike High School.



Nelson named Fike athletic director  The Wilson Times

As varsity football head coach and history teacher at Fike High, Tom Nelson wasn't exactly looking for more things to do as he approaches his eighth season ...



Former Beddingfield principal to lead Forest Hills Middle  The Wilson Times

Former Beddingfield High School Principal F.T. Franks has been reassigned as the interim principal at Forest Hills Middle School. The change was among many ...



Fike to host annual blood drive March 15  The Wilson Times

Fike High School health science students will host the nation's largest one-day high school blood drive from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15. “This year our ...



Play explores school violence, shootings  The Wilson Times

A cast of 12 middle and high school students has taken on serious subject — the issue of school violence and school shootings. “Bang Bang, You're Dead” will ...



Seniors explore Wilson job opportunities  The Wilson Times

For Perla Villarreal-Zapata, a Hunt High School senior, the Senior Job Fair organized by the Wilson Education Partnership was a chance to find an interesting ...



Academic Excellence: Fike High seniors  The Wilson Times

Fike High School honored students with a weighted cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher recently. Seniors honored include Lillian Margaret Abells, London Elizabeth ...



Annual Senior-Senior Prom delights again  The Wilson Times

More than 500 seniors and teen volunteers crowded into the Fike High School cafeteria to enjoy food, music and friendship at Saturday night's seventh annual ...



Williams did it all for Fike High  The Wilson Times

This is the fifth in a series of profiles on members of the 2017 induction class of the Fike High Athletic Hall of Fame that will be enshrined Oct. 21 in a ceremony at ...



10 join Wilson County Schools workforce  The Wilson Times

Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired and who retired or resigned from the ...



Fike HS Representing Scholastic Concert A  FloMarching

Tyler Tharrington gives us some insight into his experience building a WGI Scholastic Concert A ensemble.



Fike valedictorians and salutatorians tie with top GPAs  The Wilson Times

It all came down to nine hundredths of a point. That was the difference between the 5.34 grade-point averages of the two co-valedictorians and the 5.25 GPA of ...



Fike soccer coach, AD reinstated after claims of hazing, two-week suspension  The Charlotte Observer

Wilson County Schools reinstated a veteran soccer coach Tuesday after clearing her in an investigation into claims that she encouraged hazing of one of her ...



'We cannot be afraid to change': Students, officials share school safety needs  The Wilson Times

To Fike High senior Jocelyn Jones, school safety means having an overall feeling of mental and physical security. Jones spoke Monday at a school safety forum ...



Fike students attend Boys State, Girls State  The Wilson Times

Three Fike High School rising seniors have a deeper understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship after attending summer programs last month. Eli Pope ...



Wilson grads turn tassels  The Wilson Times

Wilson County Schools conveyed diplomas to graduates at three public high schools Saturday as families and friends gathered to support the accomplishments ...



'We've got to live it up': Fike seniors party in the new school year  The Wilson Times

Seniors celebrated their return to school by blowing bubbles, streaming Silly String, popping balloons and calling from kazoos during the traditional first-day ...



14 employees join Wilson County Schools; 7 retire  The Wilson Times

Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired and who retired and resigned from the ...



DAR recognizes high school award-winners  The Wilson Times

The Daughters of the American Revolution's Thomas Hadley Chapter held its annual George Washington Day Luncheon on Feb. 16 to honor American History, ...



Fike student charged with bringing knife to school  The Wilson Times

A student was arrested after deputies say he brought a knife to Fike High School on Wednesday. Kevin Dominguez, 16, was arrested by the Wilson County ...



WCC hands out high school diplomas  The Wilson Times

For Kimberly Maria Newcomb, Wilson Community College offered a second chance. The 29-year-old Lucama resident was one of 24 adult secondary education ...



Schools name top teacher, principal  The Wilson Times

Wilson County Schools named its teacher of the year and principal of the year Tuesday evening at Jones Elementary School. Britney Phillips, a fourth grade ...



Talent shines in open auditions  The Wilson Times

After four hours of song, dance, monologue, rap and comedy, it was clear Saturday that Wilson's got talent. “The talent has been extraordinary today,” said ...



2019 Thomas Law Attorneys Academic All-Area  The Wilson Times

A member of the Lady Warriors cross-country, swimming, track and field and soccer teams, she received the Coaches Award in cross-country. … Finished third ...



Lee Gliarmis leaves legacy of service  The Wilson Times

Dick's Hot Dog Stand owner Lee Gliarmis died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, just five weeks after burying his beloved wife of 62 years, Janie Gliarmis.



Interns explore teaching  The Wilson Times

Shaquana Willingham, a senior at Fike High School, is sitting on the fence as to whether she would like to be a teacher or a nurse. A new program in Wilson ...



Fike suspends girls soccer coach  The Wilson Times

Fike High School has suspended its athletic director and girls head soccer coach. Amber Lynch, public information director for Wilson County Schools, said the ...



Cyclone Country Revisited  The Wilson Times

Step aboard the time machine as we travel back to 1967. The long, hot summer is drawing to a close and excitement is brewing as football season approaches ...



A full house at Senior-Senior prom  The Wilson Times

Spring was in the air and in the steps of the attendees at the 2018 Senior-Senior Prom hosted by the Crisis Center of Wilson, the Wilson Family YMCA and Fike ...



Rapper, poet visits Fike for Black History Month  The Wilson Times

Freshmen and sophomores in Kimberly Taylor-Howard's Fike High School English classes took part in a recent Black History Month educational program.



Suspension lifted for Fike soccer coach, no disciplinary action taken  HighSchoolOT

Fike High School girls soccer coach Toni Varacchi has rejoined the team and has returned to teaching after being suspended with pay earlier this month.



'People just call me Doc': Jennette's career revolved around athletes  The Wilson Times

Tyson Jennette has been a general orthopedist for 60 years and figures over the course of his medical career he's performed or assisted with more than 6,000 ...



Fike awards  The Wilson Times

Fike awards.The following seniors at Fike High School were recognized recently at an awards day event: London Adkins, Daniel Arias, Mikayla Atkinson, ...



Special Olympians give it their all  The Wilson Times

For Jamar Bell and his father Dion Bell, Thursday was a day to remember. Jamar, a fifth-grader at Jones Elementary School, was chosen to carry the torch onto ...



Wilson school board to consider teacher rally closure  The Wilson Times

The Wilson County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at 113 NE Tarboro St. NE. Action items include consideration of ...



Shane Michael Burchett  The Wilson Times

Nov. 15, 2002 — May 11, 2018. “May you look down upon us as a special angel who walked a short life here on earth but left indelible footprints on our hearts ...



Former players, parents defend suspended Wilson County soccer coach  CBS17.com

Former players and their parents are coming to the defense of the suspended athletic director at Fike High School, who coaches the girls' soccer team.



Why I Teach: 'I love teaching'  The Wilson Times

Kathryn Jackson, an English teacher and teacher of the year Fike High School, is featured in this week's Why I Teach. “I love teaching. I used to be an education ...



Pizza Inn employee serves slices for 3 decades  The Wilson Times

When Rhonda Fluegel was hunting for a job while at Fike High School, she never thought she'd still be wearing the same uniform 33 years later. “It seems ...



NC school resource officers undergo mandatory training  WRAL.com

Law enforcement officers in North Carolina now have to complete 40 hours of mandatory training to become school resource officers.



College to train school resource officers  The Wilson Times

Two courses for school resource officers and fire and rescue personnel will further elevate Wilson Community College's offerings in public safety and health and ...



Fike's Browder, SN's Knight claim major Big East football honors  The Wilson Times

As you sleep, Fike High senior inside linebacker Garrett Browder is watching every move you make. No, it isn't the tagline to a B-list horror movie. Unless, you're ...



Wilson County Schools names interim assistant superintendent  The Wilson Times

Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired, retired, or resigned from the system in ...



Student advisers set to return to State Board of Education in August  The Progressive Pulse

After a three year absence due to political infighting, student advisers are returning to the State Board of Education (SBE). Superintendent Mark Johnson has ...



Preparing for nation-leading blood drive  The Wilson Times

Iyari Piedra folded open a gray T-shirt for the Fike High School Blood Drive and looked at the design front and back. She is one of 26 volunteers, three alumni ...



Fike High Coach Facing Sex Offense Charge  WRAL.com

A former Fike High School physical education teacher and wrestling coach faces a felony charge of sexual offense and a charge of contributing to the ...



A well-deserved degree for two: Fike grad and her service dog in spotlight  The Wilson Times

Whenever Brittany Hawley went to class, her loyal *service* dog, Griffin, was there. If she needed her cellphone, Griffin would fetch it. Even when she assisted ...



Gliarmis leaves legacy of community service: Dick's Hot Dog Stand owner dies at age 91  The Wilson Times

Dick's Hot Dog Stand owner Lee Gliarmis died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, just five weeks after burying his beloved wife of 62 years, Janie Gliarmis.



Parents of Fike soccer player claim their daughter was hazed during practice  The Herald-Sun

The parents of a Fike High School soccer player claim their daughter was hazed during a drill pitting goalies against each other, and that the hazing was ...



Coach for life  The Wilson Times

The lines deeply etched in his face by 89 years on earth, spent mostly under the North Carolina sun, and soft tenor of his voice belie the fire still in Henry ...



Showing off their skills: Special Olympians compete in soccer tournament  The Wilson Times

Daquan Hill-Bramwell darted out ahead of everyone, expertly dribbling the ball toward the goal. The Fike High School student was one of 118 Special ...



Janet Broadhurst Beaman  The Wilson Times

Sept. 27, 1945 — March 18, 2019. Janet Broadhurst Beaman, 73, of Wilson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Monday, March 18, 2019.



Scouts finish Eagle requirements  The Wilson Times

Six new Troop 6 Eagle Scouts were recognized recently at First United Methodist Church. • Edwin Speight Daniel IV is the son of Ed and Charlotte Daniel and a ...



Lee Socrates Gliarmis  The Wilson Times

Lee Socrates Gliarmis, 91, of Wilson, died Thursday, March 14, 2019. The funeral will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 202 ...



Wilson schools gear up for backpack giveaway  The Wilson Times

Thousands of backpacks filled Fike High School's gymnasium Tuesday as officials and volunteers geared up for Saturday's big event — Wilson County Schools' ...



Students awarded scholarships  Rocky Mount Telegram

From Contributed Reports. Saturday, July 6, 2019. “Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Future” was the theme for the fourth annual Leah S. Vines Scholarship ...



Fike football claims Wilson County trophy after edging Hunt  News & Observer

Fike is picking up momentum and picked up the Wilson County trophy in the process Friday night. The Golden Demons took advantage of a Hunt turnover in the ...



Wilson schools announce new administrators  The Wilson Times

Wilson County Schools has announced the hiring of a new principal and nine new assistant principals for the 2017-18 school year. “Decisions regarding ...



Big night for 4-H'ers and families  The Wilson Times

Shyann Reason knelt by her pig "Spaz" for a few private moments Wednesday as she and 92 other 4-H'ers prepared for the 68th annual Wilson County 4-H ...



Wilson Community College graduates 268  The Wilson Times

Betty Johnson, a 36-year-old mother of three, walked across the stage to pick up her associate degree in accounting Friday night. She was one of 268 students ...



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