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April 06, 2019

TARBORO — Todd Gurley made a comment about the purple carpet in Tarboro football coach Jeff Craddock’s office.

“It’s the same carpet since 2004,” Craddock said without stopping to look down.

Gurley smiled and sat down in a cushioned chair and admired a quote that sat…


April 04, 2019

The Carolina Mudcats lost their season opener on Thursday, a 6-4 defeat in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks.

Carolina (0-1) trailed 4-0 after five innings, before mounting a comeback try. The Mudcats scored a run in the sixth, then scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the…

April 02, 2019

As Opening Day for the Carolina Mudcats nears with Thursday’s game at Down East, manager Joe Ayrault is about to be peppered with decisions to make.

The Mudcats will open the season without the built-in intrigue of starting the season with the organization’s top prospect on the roster…


March 30, 2019

It’s been quite the calendar week for Brian Goodwin.

The Rocky Mount High graduate was waived by the Kansas City Royals on Monday, then claimed by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

A day later, on Friday, he was in the starting lineup for the Angels, playing left field against the Oakland…

March 29, 2019

Rocky Mount High graduate Brian Goodwin was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, after being waived by the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

Goodwin, 28, is expected to join the Angels’ 25-man roster, and will compete for playing time in an outfield that includes Mike Trout,…


March 18, 2019

The Carolina Mudcats announced Monday that they will play as “Pescados de Carolina” for four games during the upcoming 2019 season as part of Minor League Baseball’s aim to Hispanic heritage and culture,

The new name will come with new game jerseys and hats with a logo…


March 04, 2019

TARBORO — Some 700 students from Princeville and Stocks elementary schools got brand new backpacks, a free book, a magic show and a reading lesson from a Super Bowl champion and a couple of hometown heroes in the Tarboro High Gymnasium on Monday during what was called a "Reading Rally."



February 14, 2019

Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell will be in Charlotte on Friday for the start of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, though he won’t be in town to play basketball.

Harrell, the Tarboro native who played basketball at North Edgecombe for three years before moving on to star at…

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February 14, 2019

Retired heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, along with his son, Evan, will be in Roanoke Rapids on March 2 for an event sanctioned by USA Boxing, the governing body for the sport in America.

Holyfield, who last boxed professionally in 2011, will be speaking at Roanoke Rapids Theatre about his…

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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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