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NEW YORK — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in … more
LUCAMA — John Goin picked up his first career win of any kind in the second act of a rain-shortened Late Model doubleheader at Southern National Motorsports Park on Sunday in one of the … more
Racing will happen at two tracks in Wilson County this weekend but with a limited number of fans at both sites following Gov. Roy Cooper’s continuance of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic … more
After two straight years of Wilson boats making a splash at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, the 62nd annual deep sea fishing extravaganza at Morehead City had one local success story. The … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Christopher O’Neill of Glen Allen, Virginia, blistered the Belmont Lake Golf Club with rounds of 63 and 66 to finish with a 15-under-pair 129 to capture the SwingThought … more
Like everyone else these days, Mike Diaz is ready for things to get back to normal. While the world at large, especially the sports world, has been anything but normal as the COVID-19 pandemic has … more
Following the conclusion of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday night, it was more wait and see for Fike High senior third baseman Hunter Stokely, while East Carolina junior outfielder Bryson … more
For a young man whose future could change dramatically in a couple of days, Hunter Stokely isn’t letting what he can’t control worry him. The Fike High senior, who will graduate … more
Kelvin King can now put a face and a name to his next opponent. The Beddingfield High graduate and 25-year-old professional boxer will make his return to the ring following a layoff of over 16 … more
For all the quirks and oddities surrounding the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in relation to its peers in the NBA, NFL and NHL, baseball is the home to the common man’s … more
At the prime age of 25, Kelvin King sees himself on a collision course with the end of his professional boxing career. In fact, the day-to-day routine of the Beddingfield High graduate is geared … more
When Jerry Sands traded his Wilson Tobs uniform for that of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in June of 2008, little did the Smithfield-Selma High and Wilson’s Mills … more
Trying to make it in the NFL is generally tough enough when you played college football at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision level, but preparing for the biggest job interview he might ever … more
Having overcome countless obstacles on his quest to play in the National Football League, Malik Williams has learned to be patient as he tries to keep that dream alive amid the coronavirus … more
It was always going to end this way. The Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton officially pulled the band aid off Tuesday for all the social media world to see, with the Panthers announcing … more
Taylor Gray and Matt Craig opened the sixth season of the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour with victories in a thrilling Solid Rock Carriers 300 at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday … more
Bobby McCarty edged out Lee Pulliam to score the victory in a thrilling green-white-checkered finish in Sunday evening’s Solid Rock Carriers Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park … more
Brandon Clements scored his first Southern National Motorsports Park Limited Late Model win since 2012 in spectacular fashion, holding off Tony Grady in a breathtaking duel in Sunday’s finale … more
The fluidity between Charlotte and Greensboro continues. Dwayne Bacon was assigned to the Hornets’ NBA G League affiliate, the Swarm, on Feb. 19 and, two days later, the Hornets signed Joe … more
CHARLOTTE — The inevitable moves happened Saturday as a pair of long-time Charlotte Hornets were jettisoned to make way for a commitment to the youth movement. Marvin Williams and Michael … more
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