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It has been nearly three years since Haley Moody last visited victory lane, but a third place finish in June at Carteret County Speedway has Moody feeling optimistic about her chances Wednesday night. The 22-year-old from Kinston was the first … more
Wilson boxer Austin Bryant isn’t wasting much time stewing in the aftermath of his first professional loss. Eight days after dropping a majority decision to Hafiz Montgomery for the vacant World Boxing Foundation North American Regional … more
Points battles are heating up at Southern National Motorsports Park as the first half of the 2017 regular season comes to a close on Saturday, June 24. Mason Diaz continues to dominate in the Late Model Stock Car division with four wins this … more
SALEM, Va. — Six members of the Carolina Mudcats didn’t help the Southern Division All-Stars on Tuesday night in the Carolina League All-Star Classic. The Northern Division All-Stars got all the runs they would need in the top of the … more
Former Hunt High and East Carolina University standout Zach Houchins, now an infielder with the Los Angeles Angels’ Double-A affiliate Mobile BayBears, was named Southern League Player of the Week on Monday. Houchins batted .346 with 12 … more
An in-season basketball ban during gym class at Fike High has turned into the ultimate blessing in disguise for Tyler Poythress. Poythress, a 2013 Fike graduate, was a pitcher for the Golden Demons varsity baseball team. During his senior season … more
With his health no longer an issue, former Barton College All-American Daniel Claytor is playing the best golf of his professional career. With victories in his last two starts, the 26-year-old Claytor, playing professionally for the fourth year, … more
By the margin of a mere stroke, professional golfer J.T. (John-Tyler) Griffin, a Wilson native, missed qualifying for the U.S. Open in a sectional qualifier at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Georgia on Monday. Griffin, who plays on a couple of tours, … more
LUCAMA — Popular hometown racer Joseph Pittman stole the spotlight on Saturday night, scoring his first career win at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 32-year-old from Lucama has been racing at Southern National Motorsports Park for … more
During the week, Jeremy Bohne is enforcing laws, but, on weekends, he’s running wide open. Bohne, 30, is a deputy at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. He also competes in the Charger division at Southern National Motorsports Park, … more
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