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Greenfield season opener waylaid by rain

Greenfield season opener waylaid by rain

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Thursday evening, the Greenfield school and Thales Academy of Rolesville boys soccer teams set out to open their 2022 seasons in the Dr. Robert T. Stone Memorial Showcase at Greenfield. Mother Nature had a different idea.  As thunderstorms roared into Wilson County with the game...

Neuse 6 football preview: North Johnston eyes step forward, Princeton the team to beat

Neuse 6 football preview: North Johnston eyes step forward, Princeton the team to beat

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The NCHSAA 2-A Neuse 6 football conference standings might look similar to the 2021 season this year, with defending champion Princeton projected to lead the way again.  There should be growth throughout the conference, however, with multiple schools that fielded young teams in 2021 returning...

Davis steps down after 25 years at NJ; Poole follows as AD

Davis steps down after 25 years at NJ; Poole follows as AD

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The time had come, thought Nicole Davis, to step away from her dual roles at North Johnston High. After 25 years as volleyball coach and 12 as athletic director, Davis recently decided to resign both positions – she'll still teach physical education – in order...

Area Calendar, Aug. 12-13

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Friday, August 12 High School Varsity Boys Soccer Dr. Robert T. Stone Memorial Showcase — Grace Christian at Greenfield, 7 p.m. Saturday, August 13 High School Varsity Boys Soccer Dr. Robert T. Stone Memorial Showcase — DASH at Greenfield, 7 p.m. Sorry! An active online...

Wedgewood repeats as ENCJGL champ

Wedgewood repeats as ENCJGL champ

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The Wedgewood Public Golf Course boys golf team reigns as the Eastern North Carolina Junior Golf League champion for the second straight and emerged the ENCJGL’s C Division champion for the sixth consecutive year in competition earlier this week at Wedgewood. Directed by coach and...

Dunn leaves imprint at Barton, in Wilson

Dunn leaves imprint at Barton, in Wilson

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The voice was unmistakable, serving as its own caller ID when Bobby Dunn rang the Times sports department, usually in search of a score for his beloved Barton College men’s basketball team. Providing it was never a chore since it always gave me a chance...

Lake Wilson fish kill not fatal to fishing

Lake Wilson fish kill not fatal to fishing

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For those who love to fish at Lake Wilson, the sight of hundreds, if not thousands, of dead fish last week due to soaring temperatures and falling oxygen levels in the water was not a happy one. However, the impact on the popular fishing spot...

TOBS NOTEBOOK: Wilson makes history with Petit Cup finals berth

TOBS NOTEBOOK: Wilson makes history with Petit Cup finals berth

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A precedent-setting 52 college baseball players donned uniforms for the Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plain League during the 2022 summer league season. But when the season ended with Wilson finishing second best in the Petitt Cup playoffs, or CPL championship series, only 26, including...

ACC OUTLOOK: Stacked QB class, last year of division play

ACC OUTLOOK: Stacked QB class, last year of division play

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Last year’s Atlantic Coast Conference football season provided plenty of surprises and intrigue.  For the first time since 2014, a team other than Clemson represented the Atlantic Division in the ACC championship game in Charlotte, thanks to a down year for the Tigers and breakout...

Josh Horne gets first head coaching opportunity with Barton

Josh Horne gets first head coaching opportunity with Barton

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Josh Horne, the new head men’s soccer coach at Barton College, thought he’d be starting the next chapter as the associate head coach at Palm Beach Atlantic, a historically successful NCAA Division II program, this fall season.  Life had other plans, however, in the form...

Rhule: Mayfield, Darnold will play 1 series vs. Washington

Rhule: Mayfield, Darnold will play 1 series vs. Washington

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CHARLOTTE — Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold will each play one series Saturday night when the Carolina Panthers face the Washington Commanders in their preseason opener, according to coach Matt Rhule. Rhule would not say who’ll start at quarterback. “We are trying to get each...

Panthers propose to pay $82M over failed practice facility

Panthers propose to pay $82M over failed practice facility

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper’s real estate company has proposed to pay more than $82 million to creditors over an abandoned practice facility project in Rock Hill under a new plan proposed Thursday. The plan would require approval from courts and...

Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league

Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league

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Bill Russell’s No. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday that the number worn by the 11-time champion, civil rights activist and person good enough to be enshrined in...