May 24, 2017

A child grows up only once.

That thought line ran through Barry Nethercutt’s mind every time he missed one of his son’s tennis matches.

His son, Jackson, just finished his sophomore season at Northern Nash. Nethercutt, the coach of Rocky Mount High for 29 years, said he watched his son…

Big East 3-A conference hands out spring awards

May 23, 2017

The Big East Conference named its all-conference teams, as well as players and coaches of the year, for baseball, girls soccer and softball on Tuesday. Thirty-six Nash County athletes earned spots on the first and second teams.


Rocky Mount High’s David Harrison led the Gryphons from…

Indy begins new century with faster speeds, wide-open field

May 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis 500 is embarking on its second century much as it did its first: Nobody really knows what to expect in next weekend’s race.

Pole-winner Scott Dixon posted the fastest four-lap qualifying average at Indy in 21 years Sunday. But with the first rows filled…

Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

May 23, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

Just as he did in Game 3.

James did not address the media Monday, hours after one of the worst postseason games of his career, an 11-point, six-turnover, head-scratching atrocity in a…