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December 16, 2018

Zonovan Knight’s post Southern Nash career got off to a good start on Saturday in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas game. 

In its 82nd addition played at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. between South Carolina and North Carolina, Knight, an N.C. State commit, took home offensive MVP…


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…


December 15, 2018

RALEIGH — Tarboro football was in the rare position of playing from behind. It didn’t last long.

The Vikings quickly erased an early deficit and faced little resistance the rest of the way as they claimed the 1-AA state title with a 50-10 win over East Surry on Saturday at N.C.…


December 15, 2018

RALEIGH — Melik Ward leaned in close to make sure he heard correctly. He even repeated the question back to himself, as if thinking if he said them aloud they would make more sense. Jeff Craddock, also in disbelief, couldn’t contain a wry smile when he heard the same words.

The Tarboro…


December 15, 2018

RALEIGH — For a half, it was close, but in the end it was the type of romp the Vikings have grown accustomed to during this now 30-game win streak.

Tarboro football won its sixth state championship on Saturday night at Carter-Finley Stadium, defeating No. 4 seed East Surry, 50-10, to complete…


December 15, 2018

RALEIGH — It’s one thing to preach togetherness and trust on off days, when an undefeated future state champion is swaggering its way through a purpose-driven practice.

It’s another thing to show it on the field, in the state championship, when one of your four senior go-to…


December 14, 2018

TARBORO — Before Wayne Bryant set in motion the final piece of the Tarboro football landscape, he was coaching middle school football in the Southern Nash feeder school system.

There, while coaching Southern Nash Middle School (his final year was in 2017) Bryant saw firsthand the benefits of…


December 14, 2018

With the anticipation of game week finally over, the Tarboro Vikings (14-0) and the East Surry Cardinals (11-3) are finally set to play the 1-AA state title game today at Carter-Finley Stadium at 6 p.m.

Here are five things to know, whether you plan to watch from the stands in Raleigh or in your…


December 14, 2018

N.C. Wesleyan’s Antonio Johnson, a linebacker who was a junior this past season for the Bishops, was announced recently as a finalist for the 2018 Cliff Harris Award, a distinction given annually to the best defensive player in NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and the NAIA.

Overall, there…

December 14, 2018

Rocky Mount High grad Artavious Richardson will be playing in the Celebration Bowl on Saturday as a member of North Carolina A&T’s football team against Alcorn State.

The bowl, the only one among FCS programs, is known as the HBCU National Championship and was won by N.C. A&T last…

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