December 16, 2017

Shamiya Mercer heard the noise coming from the locker room nearby.

What the Northern Nash point guard heard was the Rocky Mount High girls basketball team getting ready for the Nash County Christmas Tournament championship game.

“From our locker room, since they’re close, we could hear…

Panthers owner under investigation for workplace misconduct

December 16, 2017

CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson is under investigation for allegations of workplace misconduct.

The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm.

Team spokesman Steven…

Grambling faces North Carolina A&T in Celebration Bowl

December 16, 2017

Celebration Bowl: North Carolina A&T (11-0) vs. Grambling (11-1), Dec. 16, Noon, Atlanta.

Series Record: Grambling leads 4-3.


The HBCU national championship. Grambling is trying to win its second straight Celebration Bowl and finish off its season undefeated against FCS…

Gryphons use second half run to get past Southern Nash

December 14, 2017

In the first half on Thursday between Rocky Mount and Southern Nash, there was a great back and forth of scoring.

The Firebirds and Gryphons matched baskets for much of the two periods, combining for 11 lead changes and five ties, with Southern Nash pulling ahead later in the second period for a…