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Whirligig Park offers interesting nearby diversion for students

By: GRACIE LINDFORS / Staff Writer        Photograph by: WHITNEY JOYNER / Asst. Art Director   Many Barton students have been looking for fun things to do in Wilson. The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park is an attraction in Wilson, and it is only five minutes away from the college.   Vollis Simpson was a farm machinery […]

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Wilson’s hidden gem: the North Carolina Baseball Museum offers history lesson

By JAKOB RYAN/Staff Writer | Photograph by NIKKI PRUITT Wilson County has been home to baseball for more 100 years and is home to Fleming Stadium, where baseball has been played since 1939. As for the stadium, it is a piece of history itself; however, within the confines of the ballpark is a place where […]

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Wilson Donut Shop makes lockdown sweeter

By CASSIDI HINSON / Social Media Editor | Photograph by Hinson The Wilson Donut Shop keeps donut recipes in a bank vault. Thirteen years ago Doug and Vera Beamon purchased the donut shop that had been around since 1952, in downtown Wilson, from Tony Stone. It turned out they purchased more than just the business […]

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Cups of Joy coffee shop opens in Wilson

Story & Photos by DEBBIE HERRERA / Photo Editor During this pandemic, many stores and shops are forced to close down temporarily and sadly permanently. Not many shops are open for dine-in or sit in at this time. Even if they are, masks and maintaining social distance is required at all times. COVID-19 has affected […]

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