Friday’s high school football scores

Friday’s Scores

Albemarle 68, North Moore 0

Alexander Central 19, South Caldwell 14

Andrews 20, Cherokee 14

Asheboro 14, Southwestern Randolph 7

Asheville 37, North Buncombe 8

Asheville Reynolds 40, Asheville Roberson 3 …

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Breakfast: blueberry muffin or scrambled eggs w/bacon & toast;

Lunch: chicken spicy bites or beefaroni, roll, green peas, pears;



Breakfast: sausage biscuit or cheesy grits …

Alston’s kickoff TDs not enough for Panthers in loss at Roanoke Rapids

ROANOKE RAPIDS — Jacques Alston’s 90-yard return of the opening kickoff for a touchdown was as good as it got for North Johnston on Friday night.

In a showdown for the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference lead, the bid of North Johnston’s varsity …

Firebirds romp past Rocky Mount 34-7

STANHOPE — The host Southern Nash High varsity football team maintained a share of the 3-A Big East Conference lead with a 34-7 conquest of Rocky Mount on Friday night.

The Firebirds, projected in the preseason coaches’ poll to win the …

A Senior Night to forget

This was a Senior Nights not only reluctant to go away but certainly one to forget.

Perhaps, someone will convince the dozen or so Fike High varsity football seniors that Friday night’s experience in the Fike stadium was a bad dream and didn’t …

SWE thumps Rams in finale

PINETOPS — The SouthWest Edgecombe varsity football team celebrated Senior Night and ended its regular season with a 52-7 2-A Eastern Plains Conference rout of adversity-wracked Greene Central on Friday night.

The Cougars, ranked No. 10 among …

Greenfield blasts Trinity to advance to championship game

Area roundup

Greenfield’s win over Trinity of Durham proved just how badly it wants another state title.

The Knights blanked Trinity of Durham 5-0 at Gillette Athletic Complex in the NC Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A semifinal on Friday to give …

Hunt delivers statement win over Nash Central 29-0

ROCKY MOUNT — Hunt High’s varsity football team didn’t feel like it needed to make a statement Friday night, but, boy, did the Warrirors ever deliver one.

From the opening whistle all the way until the final zero registered on the clock, …

Bulldogs take lesson from No. 8 Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL — Having played three years ago against both the North Carolina State University Wolfpack and Duke University Blue Devils, the Barton Bulldogs are no strangers to facing big-time competition.

Barton tipped off this season in an …

Barton runners set PRs in conference championship

CHARLOTTE — Despite having a key runner sidelined for Friday’s Conference Carolinas cross-country championships, the Barton College men’s and women’s teams put forth personal-record performances.

Sophomore Cynthia Navarro placed third in the …

BC volleyball loses to BAC in 4

Barton College’s hopes of hosting a Conference Carolinas volleyball tournament match suffered a setback Friday night as the host Lady Bulldogs lost in four sets to Belmont Abbey College.

Barton, now 10-6 in conference play and 14-13 overall, …

Knights second after day 1

The Greenfield girls tennis team is holding onto second place in the N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 1-A girls tennis tournament at Barton after day 1.

Kenan Barnes, Lindsey Cox, Madison Tyson and the doubles team of Cameron …

Lucas, Bruins charge past North Pitt

BETHEL — Just as it has for most of the second half of the varsity football season, Beddingfield used a simple offensive formula to win 31-12 at North Pitt on Friday night — hand Monteith Lucas the ball and let the line block for him.

The …

Middle school results

Ashby helps Trojans run past Springfield

Tafari Ashby ran for 130 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Darden football team handled Springfield 28-16 on Thursday.

The Trojans (3-4) also got a TD from Jawon McDuffie while Ashby added 50 …

Fike’s Pruden-Short fall in state quarterfinals

BURLINGTON — The Fike doubles duo of Meredith Pruden and Mallory Short advanced easily in the first round of the state 3-A girls tennis tournament, but fell hard in the quarterfinals to Weddington on Friday.

Pruden-Short got a quick 6-0, 6-0 …

NCC faculty tapped professors

Seven faculty members from Nash Community College have received professor distinction.

These professors have demonstrated outstanding support of Nash Community College’s mission through teaching excellence, student support, community service and …

Nash Community College welcomes new faculty

Rocky Mount — Nash Community College is pleased to announce that Robbie Amerson, David Beamer, Justin Cole, Paula Dickerson, Kristin Kirkland, Renee Martinez and Marcus Rich joined the faculty this fall.


Robbie Amerson, EMS …

Deficit, redistricting at the top of the list

RALEIGH — Because there hasn’t been a GOP legislature in North Carolina since the 1800s, the new Republican majorities have no shortage of initiatives to pursue in the 2011 legislative session.

In the past, most bills introduced by Republicans …

Farmer-Butterfield touts her legislative experience

Jean Farmer-Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat, is campaigning to keep her seat in the N.C. House of Representatives for a fifth term.

Farmer-Butterfield assumed the District 24 seat in 2003 and has served as the Majority Whip since 2006. A whip, …

Seeking additional terms

Nash BOE candidates concerned about students' skills, safety

Five incumbents are vying to keep their seats on the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education this election year.

Seats are up in Districts 2, 4, 6, 8 and 9.

Jon Hardy, who is running for re-election to the District 2 seat, said he has a “very …