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Friday, August 7, 2009

Paddling survey released

Courtesy NCDPR RALEIGH -- The Neuse, Cape Fear and Nantahala are the most popular rivers in North Carolina for the fast-growing sport of paddling, according to a study released by the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The principal concerns...

Part-time hobby turned passion

SWANSBORO -- Kent Hood's hobby turned into a pastime. Then it became an obsession. Two years ago, the Wayne County native picked up a duck decoy at a friend's house and decided that he could create a similar stand-in. Based...

Stars finally align for summer specks

While freshwater anglers say the muskie is the fish of a 10,000 casts for saltwater fishermen, the old saying perfectly describes the speckled trout. Call it the spotted sea trout -- long or speck for short -- but the beautiful,...

Local golf

CONCORD -- Wesley Simmons extended his lead on the final day and emerged the 11-Under division winner in the 2009 Dogwood Junior State Championships. Simmons, who hails from Goldsboro, carded a 27-hole round of 112 -- eight strokes better...

Pinkowski happy with players

PIKEVILLE -- Eight returners on each side of the ball, a new quarterback and a team that reported to practice in shape has given Charles B. Aycock head coach Randy Pinkowski plenty to feel good about. Like every other team...