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February 04, 2019

Todd Gurley’s special season ended on Sunday night in the Super Bowl, with a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots.

With Gurley on the field and Jeff Craddock in the stands, it was a momentous night for Tarboro football and the town as a whole, but the Los Angeles Rams’ gameplan, which…

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January 24, 2019

Carolina Mudcats manager Joe Ayrault, who has been at the helm for the Mudcats for the last two seasons, will return for a third year, the Milwaukee Brewers announced on Thursday in a press release detailing the team’s 2019 coaching staff.

Ayrault has a 138-138 record in three seasons in…

January 21, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, 26-23 in overtime, to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2001-02 season.

As Tarboro football’s Twitter account pointed out after the result, Rams running back Todd Gurley will be the second Viking to play on the…

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January 17, 2019

WILSON — The North Carolina Baseball Museum, located in a low rise building running down the third-base line of Fleming Stadium in Wilson, has more than 7,000 items to peruse through, from baseball cards, to jerseys, to pamphlets, to paintings, to bats, to pictures, to newspaper…


January 14, 2019

A year ago, when the Los Angeles Rams finished the season 11-5 but lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the wild card round of the playoffs, the consensus was that they were a young team a year ahead of schedule.

This past Saturday, hosting the Dallas Cowboys, the Rams this time proved their legitimacy…

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January 07, 2019

(This story — The Rocky Mount Pines, a baseball disaster — originally appeared at The Hardball Times and is reprinted with permission from The Hardball Times and FanGraphs.)

This is the third and final part of a three-part series. You can read the story in its entirety here.

On one…


January 05, 2019

Tarboro native Tyquan Lewis, a rookie on the Indianapolis Colts, did not play in Saturday’s playoff game against the Houston Texans.

The defensive end suffered a knee injury in the Colts’ Week 17 game against the Titans.

Lewis finished the regular season with eight games played, and…

January 05, 2019

With every new year comes new opportunities to tell new and interesting stories, and that’s what we intend to do with 2018 closing and 2019 beginning.

But, with all the moments worth documenting that happen over the course of a 12-month span, we wanted to take one final look, and wrap one…


December 31, 2018

By design, Todd Gurley sat out on Sunday in the regular season finale against the 49ers, an eventual 48-32 win for the Rams. The Tarboro native missed last week’s game against Arizona as well, dealing with soreness in his left knee.

“We don't feel like it's going to be at the point…

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December 29, 2018

(This story originally appeared at The Hardball Times and appears online with permission from The Hardball Times and Fangraphs.)

You can read the full story here.

Ernie Suggs was born in Brooklyn, New York, and loved the Yankees; he moved to Rocky Mount in 1979 as a 12-year-old. His family…

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