2022-01-04

John Locus

Lucama, N.C. — John ‘”Johnny”‘ Locus, 78, died Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The funeral service wil…

Rose Marie Batts Duty

Louisburg, N.C. — Rose Marie Batts Duty, 58, transitioned from this Earthly world on Wednesday, Dece…

Noble Gentry Strickland

SMITHFIELD, N.C. — Noble Gentry Strickland, age 22, died Sunday, January 2, 2022. Service arrangemen…

Deborah Gail Evans

LUCAMA, N.C. — Deborah Gail Evans, age 63, died Friday, December 31, 2021. Service arrangements are …

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Wakefield boys win South Granville Holiday tourney

Boys Basketball

CREEDMOOR — Wakefield’s boys basketball team defeated Sanderson 56-46 in the championship game to wi…

Cougars sweep Bunn Holiday tourney

Basketball

BUNN — Both Wake Forest’s boys and girls team won the championship at the Bunn Holiday Tournament De…

Young scores NBA season-best 56 in Hawks’ loss to Blazers

NBA CAPSULES

PORTLAND, Ore. — Anfernee Simons had a career-high 43 points and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame…

School board to meet on personnel, legal matters

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education on Wednesday will hold a closed-door meeting on …

Police make arrest in illegal ATV ride


ROCKY MOUNT — Police have charged one man and are searching for others in a Christmas Eve all-terrai…

New out of the Box 8pc wicker

New out of the Box 8pc wicker furniture set. 2 end tables w/glass, Coffee table w/glass. 1 Love seat…

2006 Lincoln Continental Town

2006 Lincoln Continental Town Car, 31,190 miles, New Tires,Excellent Condition, $10,465 Firm. Call o…

NFL finale is showdown for playoffs: Chargers at Raiders

NFL FOOTBALL

The NFL’s schedule changes for Week 18 will feature exactly what the league wanted: a Sunday night s…

Roethlisberger, Steelers top Browns to stay in playoff mix

NFL FOOTBALL

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger passed for 123 yards with a touchdown and an interception in likely …

South Carolina stays No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25 despite loss

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

South Carolina remained the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll on Mo…

Baylor, Duke remain 1-2 in AP Top 25 poll with few changes

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Baylor is the clear choice for No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. And the …

Tepper, Panthers a long way off from sustained success

NFL FOOTBALL

CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has repeatedly said that “long-term mediocrity” is …

Beddingfield to induct 5 into athletic hall of fame


Like everything else over the past 18 months, the Beddingfield High Athletic Hall of Fame had to wai…

Barton games vs. Erskine postponed


Barton College’s return to the basketball court after a two-week holiday hiatus became a few days lo…

Taylor, Clay help Hunt extend tourney streaks

FARRIS & THOMAS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT NOTEBOOK

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition of the Farris & Thomas Holiday Tourn…