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June 28, 2016

When Rocky Mount High was getting set to play its third-round playoffs game, Sarah Bland was on the other side of the country.

The leading goal scorer in the 3-A classification was on a much-anticipated family vacation in San Francisco when the Gryphons kicked off against Jacksonville. It…


WALFISH: Coleman-Pitt Post 58 has chance to prove it is serious championship contender

June 26, 2016

If the first 10 games of the season proved anything, it’s that Coleman-Pitt Post 58 has the ingredients to be a contender in the Area 1 American Legion playoffs.

Now it’s time for them to prove they can put it all together.

The success Coleman-Pitt has obtained in the first 2/3 of the…


N.C. Wesleyan running tennis clinic for city

June 25, 2016

When Dustin Hale looked at the Rocky Mount community, he saw a hole which he could help fill.

Having grown up in the city and attended the hometown school, N.C. Wesleyan, Hale never saw anyone willing to put on a tennis clinic for local kids. The same sport he excelled at for the Battling Bishops…


UNC AD: School will respond to NCAA charges by July deadline

June 24, 2016

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic fraud scandal.

The school is a month away from its 90-day deadline to respond to the NCAA’s latest Notice of Allegations (NOA), which outlined five…