May 25, 2017

TARBORO — When college recruiters think of the Tarboro High football team, a traditionally stocked well of skill-position talent is where they look to first. A handful of successful names to come through the program started that trend.

Some ended up in the NFL like Todd Gurley and Shaun…

Huffman inducted into SWE Hall of Fame

May 24, 2017

Ryan Huffman couldn’t do much his senior year without being reminded of his athletic dreams.

Whether it was looking at the wall above his bed as he woke up, the mirror in his bathroom as he brushed his teeth, or inside his family’s refrigerator, Huffman’s goal was everywhere: 1997…

SWE's Owens signs with Mount Olive

May 22, 2017

A picture of Kendra Jones hangs on SouthWest Edgecombe girls basketball coach Sandra Langley’s wall of memories.

In the photo Jones, a Cougars star in the 1990s, is wearing green University of Mount Olive gear, a tribute to her time playing basketball at the college.

Almost 20 years later,…

Nash Central's Nelms claims state track title

May 21, 2017

GREENSBORO — It’s hard to believe Michaela Nelms has only been doing this for a year and a half.

The Nash Central senior showed off an impressive blend of speed and endurance at Saturday’s NCHSAA 3-A state track meet with a pair of state titles.

Nelms won the 400 meters in 55.80,…