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Will the third time be the championship charm for Wilson’s Jamar Freeman? Two weeks shy of an 18-month layoff, Freeman will return to the ring Saturday night in Las Vegas as he attempts to … more
Mike Darne claimed his first Late Model Stock Car points championship at Southern National Motorsports Park in grand style on Saturday as the Concord resident won both of the season-ending twin … more
When the season started, Emily Day wasn’t thinking about winning a championship, but she adapted quickly and was able to win the Legends division championship at Southern National Motorsports … more
Mike Darne and Terry Dease have both won Late Model championships, but none of those have come at Southern National Motorsports Park.  On Saturday night, a razor-tight points battle will come to … more
The return of outboard powerboat racing to Buckhorn Reservoir has been delayed. Due to travel concerns and competitors affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the Carolina Virginia Racing … more
Southern National Motorsports Park has been the training ground for such NASCAR Cup champions as Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin and now another SNMP racer, Mason Diaz, hopes to make his mark at a … more
The encroachment of Hurricane Florence into North Carolina has caused Wilson’s first professional boxing card in 19 months to be postponed. “Wide Awake Fight Night,” a venture of … more
For the first time in several years, outboard powerboat racing will make its return to Buckhorn Reservoir. Hosted by Carolina Virginia Racing Association and sanctioned by the American Power Boat … more
Everette Brown didn’t think he would ever be a coach, even though he didn’t want to be completely done with football. The former top draft pick of the Carolina Panthers was happy in … more
After wrapping up his college basketball career at Miami (Ohio) University, Logan McLane thought he had constructed a resume worthy of playing professionally in some form or fashion. So once his … more
There will be no dribbling out the clock to collect $2 million when the fifth edition of The Basketball Tournament wraps up Aug. 3 in Baltimore. Nor will there be an endless foul fest by the trailing … more
The path to a roster spot in the National Football League is not an easy one for an undrafted free agent. But if Malik Williams needs any insight into the process, he need not look far. Former … more
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Southern Durham High product Julian Gamble hit a game-winning free throw to invoke the “Elam Ending” and send Armored Athlete to a 75-73 victory over Gael Nation in the second … more
On-base percentage plus slugging percentage equals OPS. Baseball introduced the statistical term only a few years ago but, already, OPS is defining careers and serving as a measuring stick for … more
It has been a rare occurrence over the years but D.J. Daniels and Isaiah White have played on opposing baseball teams in their careers prior to Thursday’s Appalachian League game in Greeneville, … more
2018 World Cup While watching with several of his family members in their Fiesta Cancun Mexican restaurant, Israel Garcia was happy to talk about Mexico, his “go-to team” at the 2018 World … more
If, as the saying goes, it’s better to be lucky than good, the owners and crew of the fishing boat Carterican found that it’s best to be both last week at the 60th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin … more
He’s poised, prepared and certainly confident. His beloved 2008 Honda Accord, despite 230,000 miles, remains reliable and, most importantly, he’s healthy. Life is good as a professional golfer … more
Wednesday was a big day for Barton College senior baseball player Trent Fennell, but Monday will be huge. Mid-afternoon Wednesday, Fennell, a right-handed pitcher, was informed he had been drafted … more
For North Johnston High senior Trey Whitley, Wednesday was a game of hurry up and wait. After learning that his evaluation projected him to go between rounds 20 and 30 in the third day of the … more
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