Bricklaying isn’t something you do in a rush. Masons don’t tend to move much faster than cement slurries — even if this is a regional for the SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500, the Indy of bricklaying, with a trip to the national, cash-and-truck-prize competition in Las Vegas up for grabs.

Paul Wilson and mason’s helper Larry Bennett were up against it. The Wilson & Sons team from Cross had something more on the line: They were the sole representatives of a proud Lowcountry tradition of fine brick craftsmanship, a legacy that dates back a few centuries.

Read more in tomorrow’s The Post and Courier.