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February 16, 2019

The Northern Nash boys’ basketball team on Friday completed its third consecutive 10-0 record in Big East Conference play. And while each of the past three undefeated conference runs featured dominant stretches from talented Knights teams, coach Henry Drake noticed an edge this season that…


Won, and they’re in: After 1-8 start, Nash Central's victory Friday clinches tourney spot

February 15, 2019

There probably isn’t ever a perfect time to breakout a between-the-legs layup in the middle of a high school basketball game.

But for senior Avante’ Simmons, playing in perhaps his final home game on the verge of a victory on Friday night against North Johnston after starting the season…


Rising Star: Tarboro native, Clippers forward Harrell uses foundation to aid area kids

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…


Big East tourney schedule, location set

February 14, 2019

The Big East tournament for boys’ and girls’ basketball begins this Monday, and will be split between Rocky Mount High and the Rocky Mount Event Center.

On Monday, the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds will both receive byes, while the No. 3 and No. 6 seeds will play at the REMC, with the…