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May 22, 2017

A picture of Kendra Jones hangs on SouthWest Edgecombe girls basketball coach Sandra Langley’s wall of memories.

In the photo Jones, a Cougars star in the 1990s, is wearing green University of Mount Olive gear, a tribute to her time playing basketball at the college.

Almost 20 years later,…


'Happening' attracts large crowd

May 22, 2017

Anything but common: This year's Happening on the Common in downtown Tarboro brought out a huge crowd. The long-running annual affair brought in more than the expected 2,000 visitors.

“I'm very satisfied,” event coordinator Carol Banks said. As director of Blount-Bridgers House, Banks…


Nash Central's Nelms claims state track title

May 21, 2017

GREENSBORO — It’s hard to believe Michaela Nelms has only been doing this for a year and a half.

The Nash Central senior showed off an impressive blend of speed and endurance at Saturday’s NCHSAA 3-A state track meet with a pair of state titles.

Nelms won the 400 meters in 55.80,…


Greene claims another title in stellar athletic career

May 21, 2017

GREENSBORO — Sherrod Greene flashed a big smile as he was covered in jewelry.

The Rocky Mount High senior stood in the center of N.C. A&T’s track in Greensboro after getting off the podium on Saturday. Greene won the 3-A discus title and donned his new medal around his neck. The…