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May 24, 2017

A child grows up only once.

That thought line ran through Barry Nethercutt’s mind every time he missed one of his son’s tennis matches.

His son, Jackson, just finished his sophomore season at Northern Nash. Nethercutt, the coach of Rocky Mount High for 29 years, said he watched his son…


Southern Nash football pair picks college

May 24, 2017

Two more Southern Nash football players have signed letters of intent to play football in college.

Linebacker Tremane Williams is heading to N.C. Central, while defensive lineman Demetris Perry has committed to N.C. Wesleyan.

“I love football,” Williams said after a ceremony at the high…


Big East 3-A conference hands out spring awards

May 23, 2017

The Big East Conference named its all-conference teams, as well as players and coaches of the year, for baseball, girls soccer and softball on Tuesday. Thirty-six Nash County athletes earned spots on the first and second teams.

BASEBALL

Rocky Mount High’s David Harrison led the Gryphons from…


Indy begins new century with faster speeds, wide-open field

May 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis 500 is embarking on its second century much as it did its first: Nobody really knows what to expect in next weekend’s race.

Pole-winner Scott Dixon posted the fastest four-lap qualifying average at Indy in 21 years Sunday. But with the first rows filled…