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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 ...



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.



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 High School teacher killed in murder-suicide  WITN

Wilson County deputies say they were called to the home on Wellons Court just before 11 p.m. Tuesday for a burglary in progress call.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, 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.



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'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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, ...



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.



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.



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



Baccalaureate service toasts graduating seniors  The Wilson Times

Graduating seniors from Hunt, Fike and Beddingfield high schools and the Wilson Preparatory Academy took part in the Gamma Beta Omega Chapter of the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



'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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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

Thank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing. Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:02 pm.



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' ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Schools announce teacher, principal of year finalists  The Wilson Times

The winners of this year's teacher and principal of the year awards will be announced at a special dinner event from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Elementary ...



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 ...



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

With just five seniors lost off last year's girls soccer team at Fike that finished 13-5-2 and rolled to a perfect 10-0 mark en route to the Big East 3A Conference ...



Rose garden keeps couple coming back  The Wilson Times

The Wilson Rose Garden held a tour and raffle for prizes and a wonderful chance to see artist painting roses in the bright sunlight of a wonderful Sunday ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Personnel changes at 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 ...



Wilson ready to sing In Harmony  The Wilson Times

Choral students in Wilson County are doing their vocal exercises in preparation for In Harmony 28. The 28th annual concert will bring together 340 high school ...



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 ...



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 ...



School for the Deaf art teacher broadens students' horizons  The Wilson Times

Students were eager to show off the progress they had made on their Mother's Day cards. Each one was hand-fashioned from scratch in Beth Wiggs' art class.



Wilson County school crime sees slight increase  The Wilson Times

Discipline data gathered by Wilson County Schools show reportable offenses increased slightly in three years of analysis submitted to the North Carolina ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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