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July 23, 2017

Frank Gennario Jr. lost his father to bone cancer when he was 16 years old, and more than anything else, he clings tightly to memories of their days together at Yankee Stadium.

As his son neared the same age three decades later, Frank made a decision: The ballpark bond between him and young Tony…


Jones leads local track & field squad into Junior Olympics

July 22, 2017

Prior to the Rocky Mount Rockets’ final practice of the season, parents and coaches gathered around for a meeting while athletes prepared for stretching activities.

The Rockets’ best athlete was missing, but there wasn’t any panic or worry that Kira Jones would show up at some…


Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr.

July 21, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that the 24-year-old Bowman will replace one of the series’ biggest stars in the No. 88 car next season after Earnhardt retires.

Bowman has big shoes…


Clemson lands five of ACC preseason football team

July 20, 2017

GREENSBORO — Defending national champion Clemson led all schools with five selections to the 2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team announced on Wednesday.

The team was selected by a vote of 167 media members that were credentialed for last week’s ACC Football…