January 17, 2017

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams stood at midcourt, looking to the Smith Center rafters to watch video messages from former players congratulating him on his 800th win.

The Hall of Famer didn’t wait very long before turning his attention back to the present.…

Angry Gottfried demands Wolfpack play better defense

January 16, 2017

RALEIGH — North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried has had it with his team’s defense.

The sixth-year coach angrily addressed his team’s defensive play after Sunday night’s 86-76 home loss to Georgia Tech, calling on a team that’s off to a surprising 1-4 start in the…

HOME AND HEALING: Fosters' recovery aided in faith and community

January 15, 2017

Zack Foster worked hard for Jan. 11.

That is when N.C. Wesleyan started its spring semester. It was supposed to be a chance to get back to friends, get back to structure and get out of the house.

Since the midseason car accident that put him and his mother Kim Foster in the hospital, the former…

Northern Nash boys, Nash Central girls dominate

January 14, 2017

Henry Drake got the defense he’s wanted on Friday.

The Northern Nash boys team was aggressive, disruptive and downright frustrating to Nash Central. The Knights (14-2, 2-0 Big East) cruised to a 72-54 away victory as the Bulldogs struggled to find offensive rhythm.

“You never know what…