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July 20, 2017

GREENSBORO — Defending national champion Clemson led all schools with five selections to the 2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team announced on Wednesday.

The team was selected by a vote of 167 media members that were credentialed for last week’s ACC Football…


Twin Counties represented in East-West All-Star Games

July 19, 2017

The area has been well represented this week at the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games in Greensboro.

When the East squad plays the West in tonight’s football game, the Twin Counties will have four participants.

Rocky Mount High coach Jason Battle is an assistant for the East,…


Pull back the curtains and find ACC-SEC on similar footing

July 18, 2017

CHARLOTTE — For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference has been regarded as the basketball power lagging in football behind Southeastern Conference, considered stronger, tougher and deeper on the gridiron.

It’s a perception that doesn’t line up with today’s reality.

After two…


Williams embraces leadership role in return to Carolina

July 17, 2017

RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t bring back Justin Williams to be “Mr. Game 7.”

Not yet, anyway.

The 35-year-old with the reputation for scoring big postseason goals has returned to Raleigh, tasked with bringing veteran leadership and a voice of experience to a young…