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December 08, 2016

Isaac Edge’s dark blue practice jersey scraped against the brick wall he was propped against. With his arms folded, he smiled as he looked out at the football field at Rocky Mount High School. He smiled because he belongs here.

The Gryphons senior cornerback played himself into a starting…


Nash Central boys basketball wins; SouthWest Edgecombe girls roll

December 07, 2016

Montre Cash knew he had to be somebody different on the basketball court this season.

The Nash Central High boys’ basketball team will need its senior point guard to be a score-first player, a role Cash hasn’t played in high school. A little work in the offseason has made Cash just that…


Rivera not worried about losing his locker room

December 06, 2016

CHARLOTTE — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is not worried about losing the faith of his players in the locker room after his decision to bench Cam Newton for the start of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Rivera said Monday in hindsight he’s “very…


Gryphons dominate Southern Guilford in Round 3 3-A playoffs win

December 03, 2016

GREENSBORO — It made sense for Rocky Mount High football coach Jason Battle to stop using the official term for the team’s running plays.

Before long, trap runs and belly plunges were just called ‘money.’ No need to be fancy when just about every run goes for positive yards.…