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Around the world and home again

Hometown hero Anthony “Ant” Atkinson returned to Wilson on Wednesday night, leading the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters into Wilson Gymnasium at Barton College with a dizzying blur of a basketball spinning on his finger and raucous …
School Sports

Big inning sends Warriors by Bruins

Quick was the assessment of head coaches Jon Smith of Hunt High and Noah Edens of Beddingfield that the Hunt High varsity baseball team simply hit the baseball in Wednesday afternoon’s nonconference clash of archrivals. Ten of the 13 hits …
College Sports

Harris opts to transfer after one season at New Mexico

Wilson native Jalen Harris will transfer after his freshman season at the University of New Mexico, he announced on his Twitter account Monday. Harris, who attended Greenfield School and graduated from Word of God in Raleigh, started 18 of the …

Bulldogs squeezed 5-4 at Abbey for 2nd straight loss

BELMONT — What was a nine-match winning streak for the Barton men’s tennis team has turned into a two-match skid as the Bulldogs faced the top of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas standings. Barton lost consecutive matches for …
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils ready to turn the page

The Duke basketball season most certainly didn’t end as many expected when it began, but winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship in historic fashion (first team to win four tournament games in four days) and beating its rival twice …
UNC Notebook

Maye’s shot one for Tar Heel ages

It is one of the biggest shots in NCAA Tournament and North Carolina basketball history. After Kentucky’s Malik Monk tied Sunday’s South Regional final at 73-73, Theo Pinson got the ball with 7.2 seconds remaining. He took it the length …

ECU Notebook
Grayson ready to be Pirates’ No. 1 WR

Last season wasn’t easy for Davon Grayson. Instead of being next to his great friend and East Carolina’s record-breaking wide receiver Zay Jones on the field and the rest of the senior class he came in with, Grayson was forced to …

NC State Notebook
Jones shows his skills during Pro Day at N.C. State

At times his play was maddening but during his time at N.C. State it was clear Josh Jones always possessed impressive athleticism. Pro scouts recently witnessed Jones firsthand. N.C. State hosted its Pro Day Monday and Jones was among several …

Community Sports

Off to the Everglades

There is an Ansel Adams exhibit in Raleigh. If you are unfamiliar with Adams, he is as much responsible for the growth of awareness of the national park system during its inception as anyone. His photography is considered one of America’s …
Pro Sports

Hughes, Allensworth prevail in SNMP Late Model thriller

LUCAMA — Tyler Hughes held off Mason Diaz in a photo finish in the first of two Late Model races while Tim Allensworth survived a wild race to score the victory in the second race at Southern National Motorsports Park on Sunday. Hughes …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Ty Galloway, Hunt High

Senior Ty Galloway helped his Hunt High varsity baseball team get off to a great start in 3-A Big East Conference play last week, making him this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. In the Warriors’ 6-1 victory …