Articles by Matt Wiener, staff writer 2017-18





A frightening yet satisfying to look at display of Halloween decorations of a front yard in Wood Valley. Halloween will continue to get spookier during the month of October. (Photo courtesy by permission of Gabby Thonglert)

Halloween spooks its way into Leesville

Candy, jack-o-lanterns, and spooky monsters are just a few of the things that immediately come to mind when one thinks about Halloween. The holiday is…


The current seniors who will be returning to Powderpuff this year. The tournament will take place on November 1, at 5 pm. (Photo used by permission of Baldwin Bell)

Powderpuff football returns

October is the month where football season is in full swing, and it is no different for the Powderpuff teams at Leesville. A homecoming tradition…


East Carolina fans file into Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium before kickoff against the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 16, 2017. The Pirates lost the game 64-17. (Photo courtesy of Matt Wiener)

My First ECU Football Game

Greenville, North Carolina, was the destination of a 90-minute drive from Raleigh. I stepped back onto the East Carolina University campus for the first time…



The 2017 NFL Season is underway, and players (from left to right) Julio Jones, Drew Brees and Le’Veon Bell are ready to compete. The 32 teams in the NFL will be fighting for 12 playoff spots over the 17 week long season. (Photo courtesy of Matt Wiener)

2017 NFL Season Begins

On September 7, 2017, the National Football League (NFL), had the first game of the newest 17 week season. The defending Super Bowl Champions, the…