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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.



Fike High School teacher killed in murder-suicide, sheriff's office says  WNCT

A teacher at Fike High School in Wilson County died in a murder-suicide at her home on Tuesday, the sheriff's office said.



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 ...



Help save lives at Fike blood drive Thursday  The Wilson Times

The postcard simply said, “Your blood has been used to save lives. Thank you.” That is the essence of what the Red Cross does with its blood collection services ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



ECC to send dozens to NCHSAA Track and Field State Championships  Neuse News

The NCHSAA 2A Eastern Regionals took place Saturday and numerous athletes from the Eastern Carolina Conference will compete in the state championships ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Currituck girls, First Flight boys win track titles | The Coastland Times  The Coastland Times

Currituck girls and First Flight boys clinched their respective conference championship Wednesday at the Northeastern Coastal Conference Championships at ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) - A Wilson mother is speaking out following Fike High School's decision to suspend its athletic director and girls head soccer coach.



Fike teacher, students provide relief ahead of storm  The Wilson Times

When Carolyn Traore heard a knock at the door Wednesday, she knew God had answered her prayer. “I'm so touched,” she said. “I'm teary-eyed. I really feel ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Restoration of faith in public schools: Wilson County Schools looks to the future  The Wilson Times

Rhyan Breen, the newest member of the Wilson County Board of Education, calls himself a convert. Breen, a parent of two children in Wilson County Schools, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Northern Durham hangs on to top Fike  HighSchoolOT

Northern Durham scored three times in the third quarter, then survived a late Fike touchdown to kick off its season with a narrow 27-20 victory.



Our Opinion: Operation Backpack sponsors, supporters earn pat on the back  The Wilson Times

Local businesses, nonprofits, families and individuals came through for Wilson County students, and the proof is on display this morning in the Fike High School ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Wilson County Schools hires 20 new teachers  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 ...



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.



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 ...



Fike HS Representing Scholastic Concert A  FloMarching

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



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 ...



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 ...



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' ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) - Former players and their parents are coming to the defense of the suspended athletic director at Fike High School, who coaches 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 ...



Wilson spared brunt of the storm  The Wilson Times

Hurricane Florence's deluge of eastern North Carolina was kinder to Wilson County than neighboring communities, but officials urge residents not to relax just ...



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 ...



Wilson County Schools hires 10 teachers; 24 resign  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 ...



Students' dishes in high demand  The Wilson Times

When Wilson Education Partnership hosted its Boots & Bow Ties fundraiser for Wilson County Schools on Thursday night, executive director Robin Williams ...



Coach's suspension draws concern  The Wilson Times

Fike High School's girls soccer team and its coach garnered support at Monday's Wilson County Board of Education meeting. Three speakers rose to voice their ...



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 ...



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.



Boykin a hall-of-famer in many ways  The Wilson Times

Fike Hall of Fame. This is the first 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.



Mother, daughter share coming-out story at Barton College  Spring Hope Enterprise

Kathy Proctor is the first to admit that she didn't handle her daughter's “coming out” as well as she could have. “I wish that I had said, 'I know, sweetie, and that's ...



12 teachers 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, retired, or resigned from the system in ...



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 ...



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 ...



Keep on keeping on  The Wilson Times

Her disdain for personal recognition or acclaim is legendary, but so too has been the career of Fike High soccer coach Toni Varacchi. So when her Lady ...



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 ...



Pianist wins competition  The Wilson Times

Pianist Chibuike Uwakwe, a student at Fike High School, competed in an Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt competition in South Carolina among students from North ...



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 ...



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.



Donors turn out to support Fike blood drive  The Wilson Times

When Kristin Sawyer says thank you to blood donors, she means it. Sawyer, American Red Cross donor recruitment district manager for eastern North Carolina, ...



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 ...



Bound and determined  The Wilson Times

Entering the halls of Elm City Middle School for her sixth-grade year, Logan Adkins needed a diversion to pass the time. The names rolled off the tongue.



3 principals resign, 4 teachers retire 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, retired, or resigned from the system in ...



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 ...



Fike's Darian Battle receives Kiwanis Club scholarship  The Wilson Times

Thank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing. Rob Bissette, president of the All-American ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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.



2017-18 Thomas Law Attorneys Academic All-Area  The Wilson Times

MARY CATHERINE DAVIS. North Johnston High. Along with twin sister, Barrett, became the first female athlete at North Johnston to letter in 15 varsity sports.



SPOTTED: Blood Drive  The Wilson Times

The 2018 American Red Cross Blood Drive at Fike High School, recognized as the largest one-day high school blood drive in the country, was Thursday in ...



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 ...



Fike girls soccer close to matching last year’s record  News & Observer

Coach Toni Varacchi's team has almost matched last year's record, going 12-5-2 and is tied with Rocky Mount for the conference lead, but it didn't always look ...



McNeil to debut 'Breathe Freedom' in Wilson  The Wilson Times

When John McNeil was placed in solitary confinement for 90 days in a Georgia state prison, he knew it would take mental strength. He lost 55 pounds and ...



Thomas Law Attorneys 2016-17 Academic All-Area  The Wilson Times

A veritable two-sport star for the Lady Rams, was 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference player of the year in girls tennis and softball this year. … Played No. 1 singles ...



'It just hurts me to my core that my baby isn't here anymore,' says mom of dead Wilson teen  WRAL.com

A grieving mother in Wilson is speaking out after the death this week of her only son, whose passing has prompted a death investigation by police.



Wilson County Schools announces personnel changes  The Wilson Times

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



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 ...



E-commerce company seeks roots in downtown Wilson  The Wilson Times

The Wilson City Council opted Thursday to advertise for upset bids on 108 Tarboro St. after receiving an offer from an e-commerce company looking for a ...



Early college graduates look to the future  The Wilson Times

The top of Dashay Addriel Williams' cap made it clear she dreams of the future. Underneath a pair of movie tickets, a strip of film and a movie projector, the ...



Schools gather, donate food, toys, clothes  The Wilson Times

Wilson County Schools students know that it is more important to give than it is to receive. All across the county, students and teachers have banded together to ...



Fike boys, girls basketball sweep rival Hunt  News & Observer

The Hunt Warriors visited the crosstown rival Fike Golden Demons in Big East 3A boys and girls basketball on Jan. 27, 2017.



DAR salutes high-school standouts  The Wilson Times

The Daughters of the American Revolution met Feb. 17 at the Wilson Country Club to honor the outstanding seniors of Wilson County with Junior ROTC, ...



Fike’s trio of nationally ranked kickers give coach unusual depth, decisions  News & Observer

The Golden Demons have three kickers ranked nationally by kicking guru Chris Sailer in senior Noel Ruiz and junior twin brothers John and Walker Gliarmis.



18-year-old dies in wreck Saturday  The Wilson Times

Fike High School student Javonte Thomas, 18, of Elm City died early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle collision. Thomas was alone and driving north on U.S. ...



Longtime hot dog stand owner dies at 91, 5 weeks after wife  WRAL.com

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



Wilson native Tyler Hayes joins Kenly police force  The Wilson Times

KENLY — Tyler Hayes brings many years in law enforcement to his new job as a police officer for the town of Kenly. Hayes, 31, joined the force in Kenly and ...



Wilson Idol seeks 2018 contestants  The Wilson Times

Singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers have about 2 ½ months to sign up for the sixth annual Wilson Idol community talent show. Aug. 17 is the ...



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