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June 25, 2019

The four teams in the Buck Leonard 14U baseball league lined the field at Stith-Talbert Park on Monday for the opening ceremonies.

The teams pay homage to the Negro League teams, and include the Birmingham Black Barons, the New York Black Yankees, the Homestead Grays and the Newark Eagles. All four…


Harrell hosts first youth camp in Rocky Mount, has thoughts on NBA Finals, free agency

June 22, 2019

Standing in the middle of the Rocky Mount High School gymnasium, all eyes were on Montrezl Harrell.

The Los Angeles Clippers forward and former North Edgecombe standout was surrounded by dozens of kids on Saturday that had spent the morning playing basketball at Harrell’s youth camp.

The NBA…


N.C. Wesleyan picks up pieces after storm

June 22, 2019

N.C. Wesleyan softball coach John Brackett received a phone call moments after a report of a probable tornado ripping through the college’s athletic fields around 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The call came from baseball coach Greg Clifton, who saw first-hand what had happened. Goalposts were twisted…


Rocky Mount's Claytor 7th in pro golf tournament at Belmont

June 21, 2019

Daniel Claytor isn’t ready for cubicle life. He would rather be punching out of the trees than into an office job.

And for the 28-year-old Rocky Mount native, this is reality. Claytor is chasing his dream of playing professional golf, and that means playing tournaments with the end goal of…