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January 03, 2019

The Northern Nash boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to 12 games with a 77-48 home win over North Edgecombe on Thursday.

The Knights improved to 12-1 on the season, and will open Big East Conference play on Tuesday at home against Wilson Hunt.

North Edgecombe (4-4) has lost…

January 02, 2019

Welcome to 2019, where the prep football season is eight months away and the winter sports season shifts into mid-season form.

And with the flipping of the calendar, routines are once again taking shape, holiday basketball tournaments are finished, and teams prepare to dig in for the bulk of the…


December 31, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe coach Jonathan Cobb sat behind his desk, peered out from under a blue visor, and spoke over a persistent buzz.

Jelan Smith was the topic.

The Cougars senior defensive end — the Telegram’s Football Defensive Player of the Year is coming off a strong season where he…


December 20, 2018

In the span of just one year, Keishon Porter went from a fine player on a struggling SouthWest Edgecombe basketball team to the Cougars’ star.

And it all stemmed from a breakout football season this past fall where Porter emerged as a top-tier wide receiver. With success came confidence.…


December 19, 2018

BAILEY — Catch Southern Nash football coach Brian Foster at the right time, and he’ll spin some affectionate memories of his many former great players.

Add Firebird Zonovan Knight to that list of reminiscence.

Knight, who finished his prolific career with Southern Nash this past…


December 19, 2018

Ahmad Lyons, who graduated from North Edgecombe in 2017 and played for two seasons at two-year ASA College in Miami, signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday at North Edgecombe High School to play for NCAA Division I school Wagner University.

He had announced his decision on Tuesday, and…

December 19, 2018

A season of hard work at two-year Louisburg College paid off on Wednesday for Devonta Davis, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play at NCAA Division I Hampton (Va.) University.

The Tarboro High grad and defensive back, who was a senior on the Vikings’ 2017 state title team, was able…

December 18, 2018

Followers of Tarboro football and the program’s recent string of success have surely memorized the numbers by now: six titles overall and five since 2009. The Vikings made it a three-peat with wins in 2010 and 2011, then added their fifth in 2017 and their sixth this past weekend, upending…


December 17, 2018

Statistically speaking, Todd Gurley got back to putting up his usual big-number output on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Tarboro High grad ran the ball 12 times for 48 yards, breaking the goal line twice for two touchdowns while adding seven catches for 76 yards.

That line got…

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December 16, 2018

Shonda Draughn and her husband Shaun Draughn were in the giving mood on Sunday afternoon, handing out winter coats to those in need during the Draughn Family Foundation Coat Drive at Tarboro Brewing Company in Tarboro.

Draughn, who recently announced his official retirement from the NFL, is a…

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