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Carolina Mudcats infielder/outfielder Weston Wilson was saluted by the Single-A Advanced Carolina League as its player of the week on Monday. Wilson hit .500 (7 for 14) in five games last week, … more
DURHAM — Entering the second fight of his professional boxing career Thursday night at the Durham Armory, Beddingfield High graduate Kelvin King assured that he had every intention of … more
Kelvin King knows that the boxing game is full of perceptions. Right now, the perception of the Beddingfield High product is one of a young professional attempting to make his way on the fly-by-night … more
Brandon Head, the 2005 Southern National Motorsports Park track champion, is heading back to the high banks for the first time since 2007 as he will compete in the Howell Racing Products Charger … more
LUCAMA — Chris Chapman snapped a near two-year winless drought at Southern National Motorsports Park last weekend, holding off Andrew Grady in a thriller in the Easter Bunny 100. Rusty … more
Behind the strength of a four-run bottom of the eighth inning, the Carolina Mudcats roared back from a three-run deficit to claim a 6-5 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash in the opening night of the … more
ZEBULON — In the never-ending quest to address fan attention spans and pace of play issues, the Carolina Mudcats and the rest of Minor League Baseball have been thrust into the role of guinea … more
During the week, 32-year-old Brandon Whitley is fighting fires and, on the weekends, he trades one fire suit for another. Whitley, who lives in Elm City, has been a fixture on the racing scene in … more
Philip Morris scored his first win at Southern National Motorsports Park in nearly two decades, dominating the 150-lap Late Model Stock Car portion of the Dogwood 265 presented by Solid Rock Carriers … more
Longtime Southern National Motorsports Park competitor Melvin Langley is as confident as ever heading into the 2018 season at Southern National Motorsports Park, which goes green … more
Kelvin King will now wait a while longer to partake in his second bout as a professional. Set to fight Antonio Allen (0-6-1) on Friday night at Charlotte’s CenterStage@Noda as part of a card put … more
Kelvin King has no interest in dominating a press conference. Nor does he march to the beat of chasing the ghost, this need to be North Carolina’s answer to a vociferous, boisterous voice on the … more
Chris Hatcher will begin his eighth season as a major league baseball pitcher in a few weeks but that doesn’t mean he has an extravagant lifestyle with fancy cars and exotic vacations. Nope, … more
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was one of four players to be named to The Associated Press All-Pro First Team that was announced Friday for the fourth time in their careers. Kuechly was … more
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scores the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute of play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The Panthers … more
LUCAMA — Matt McCall scored the victory in the 17th Thanksgiving Classic on Sunday evening, his first win in Southern National Motorsports Park’s premiere race and his first win since … more
Racers from all around the Southeast are preparing to congregate to Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama for a Thanksgiving tradition — the annual Thanksgiving Classic, the final race of … more
Southern National Motorsports Park’s Thanksgiving Classic has been won by some of Late Model Stock Car racing’s biggest names and by NASCAR stars of the past and present. The first known … more
Philip Morris won the very first Thanksgiving Classic held at Southern National Motorsports Park nearly two decades ago. Now, the veteran is back with his sights set on a second. The 52-year-old … more
Rusty Daniels ended a winless streak dating back to May 2016 with his victory in Sunday night’s Spooktacular presented by NCDOT Click-It-Or-Ticket at Southern National Motorsports Park. The … more
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