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Friday, October 16, 2009

Princeton earns sweep, portion of league crown

PRINCETON -- Princeton didn't waste its second chance. Not with a conference championship at stake. Fueled by a disappointing loss to their archrival three weeks ago, the Dawgs served their way past Rosewood on Thursday evening. Princeton ripped off 15...

Opinion -- Panthers must make better decisions

Championships aren't won in the offseason, but they can certainly be lost months before the season begins. Just ask the Carolina Panthers. When Carolina entered the NFL in 1995, owner Jerry Richardson and general manager Bill Polian quickly built the...

Shrimping industry big business in Tar Heel state

Courtesy NCDMF Shrimping is a business, and it is a staple of fisheries management in North Carolina. With that simple motto in mind, several coastal communities are stepping up efforts to make sure that the century-old practice will always have...

Marsh hen hunting on a new moon tide

Astronomical high tides may threaten other coastal interests. But every fall when we hear warnings of shallow coastal flooding and beach erosion at the time of high tide, Basil Watts and I burn cell phone minutes planning a marsh hen...

Moye verball commits

Eastern Wayne senior catcher Cambric Moye verbally committed to play baseball next season at UNC Greensboro on Thursday evening. Moye helped guide the Warriors to a runner-up appearance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A championship series last...

North Duplin rolls past rival, grabs playoff spot

CALYPSO -- North Duplin needed a win. Not just to snap a three-match losing skid, but also to assure itself a spot in the N.C. High School Athletic Association volleyball playoffs. The Rebels got exactly what they needed with a...

Trojans east past Elizabeth City State

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Alicia Mote supplied a double-double as Mount Olive College upended in-state rival Elizabeth City State University 25-13, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22 inside Kornegay Arena on Thursday evening. Mote pounded out 19 kills and recorded 14...

Local Preps Digest

Gregory Alexander scored both of Wayne Christian's goals in a 2-0 victory over Trinity of Raleigh in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference soccer tournament semifinals on Thursday. The win propelled the top-seeded Eagles (15-5-1) into today's tournament finals against...

C.B. Aycock spikers keep postseason hopes alive

PIKEVILLE -- Faced with a must-win situation, Charles B. Aycock delivered when it mattered most Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons turned in a spirited performance and claimed a 25-22, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference volleyball rival Southern...