October 24, 2016

TALLADEGA, Ala. — When an engine failure knocked title favorite Martin Truex Jr. from NASCAR’s playoffs, the rest of the top contenders got a little bit of breathing room.

Then Brad Keselowski suffered the same cruel elimination when his engine failed Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.…

Basketball a big part of gubernatorial candidate Cooper's life

October 23, 2016

Roy Cooper burst out in laughter from a question he didn’t expect.

Before House Bill 2 sent the NCAA and the ACC running from North Carolina, before he started barreling down the final stretch of the gubernatorial race against incumbent Pat McCrory, the state’s attorney general took…

Defensive stands leads Nash Central to win over Northern Nash

October 22, 2016

Nash Central hung on just long enough to make sure that the next play would mean something.

The play that meant everything ended when the football landed in Dekalon Stample’s arms.

The Nash Central linebacker first thought about taking off for the end zone 80 yards away, then remembered his…


October 21, 2016

WILSON FIKE (4-3, 0-1) at RM HIGH (6-1, 1-0)

PREGAME CHATTER: Before all the weather and postponements, the Gryphons had plenty to be proud of. Four consecutive road victories will do that. Wilson Fike comes off a drubbing from Southern Nash, 49-14, on Oct. 6.

WHAT IT MEANS: This game…