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June 05, 2017

Zachary Ward lives about two minutes from Belmont Lake Golf Club.

The Northern Nash senior golfer became familiar with the course long before his varsity career started. And it’s a course he will play even more frequently now. 

Ward signed to play for N.C. Wesleyan College’s golf…


June 04, 2017

Former Northern Nash High School basketball coach Bobby Dunn will be honored on Saturday in Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will be a banquet and dance to appreciate Dunn, who worked in North Carolina school systems for 26 years.

The former Knights…

June 03, 2017

Washington Nationals outfielder and Rocky Mount High graduate Brian Goodwin had the best game of his short MLB career on Friday night.

Goodwin had four hits, including a home run, to help the Nationals defeat the Oakland Athletics, 13-3, on Friday night. It was the first home run in the big…

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June 03, 2017

Who was the ace of the Nash Central pitching staff this season?

Well, it depends who was asked.

Zach Patterson and Cameron Taylor, both seniors, each would have claimed they were the No. 1 guy. Patterson had the most wins, but Taylor had the best ERA. That playful argument has gone on the past…


June 02, 2017

Rocky Mount High football player Shyheim Battle received his first college offer on Tuesday.

According to Gryphons football coach Jason Battle, the sophomore defensive back grabbed an offer from Duke on Friday. The coach announced the news on Twitter.

Proud to say 2019 DB/WR Shyheim Battle…


June 01, 2017

Raymond “Goody” Bullock laughed off the tears when he could.

The Northern Nash senior basketball player shared the celebration Thursday with his teammates Darius Spragley and Demonte Williams. Bullock joked that June 10, Northern Nash’s graduation, would be somber. But Thursday…


May 30, 2017

Confidence in the batter’s box didn’t come quickly to Mandi Bass.

The SouthWest Edgecombe softball player worked at staying patient, taking chances and delivering timely hits with the bat in her hand. The pitching circle, however, was a different story.

“I feel like I have a…


May 26, 2017

A new head coach wanted to mend his field on Friday. 

For Carter Varnell, the diamond at Rocky Mount High isn’t anything new. The 25-year-old served as assistant baseball coach for the last three seasons. But now, the field is truly his to primp.

Varnell was named head coach of the…


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…


May 24, 2017

A child grows up only once.

That thought line ran through Barry Nethercutt’s mind every time he missed one of his son’s tennis matches.

His son, Jackson, just finished his sophomore season at Northern Nash. Nethercutt, the coach of Rocky Mount High for 29 years, said he watched his son…

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