September 28, 2016

When seven seniors graduated from the Rocky Mount Academy boys’ soccer team last year, coach Larry Smith knew his team sheet needed to be shuffled.

His jostling of the roster put players in brand new spots this season, asking them to not only maintain good form but also develop in roles they…

Rocky Mount High's Greene named to Shrine Bowl

September 27, 2016

Rocky Mount High senior linebacker Sherrod Greene was named to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Monday. Greene, who committed to the University of South Carolina in July, was one of 88 players selected.

The game will take place on Dec. 17. at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. Kickoff is at 2 p.…

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

September 26, 2016

Arnold Palmer charged across the golf course and into America’s living rooms with a go-for-broke style that made a country club sport popular for the everyman. At ease with presidents and the public, he was on a first-name basis with both.

Through his remarkable life, he never lost that…


September 25, 2016

Chris Lee knew if his Nash Central football team wanted a real shot to take down Bunn on Friday, the Bulldogs could not do it by beating themselves.

Unfortunately, that is what happened. Although Lee didn’t know the exact total of penalties called on the Bulldogs, he said Nash Central easily…