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September 19, 2017

A Rocky Mount teenager has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 12 shooting on Cokey Road.

Rocky Mount police on Tuesday arrested Chrisaun Whitaker, 16, of Rocky Mount in connection with the shooting. They said an investigation into the case led them to identify Whitaker as a chief suspect.…

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September 16, 2017

PINETOPS — Ja’viyes Massenburg wasn’t sure what to expect from the SouthWest Edgecombe offensive line. The Tarboro High defensive end watched film on the Cougars and figured he would have trouble getting into the backfield.

“I didn’t think I’d end up in the…


September 16, 2017

BAILEY —- Devon Lawrence rushed for 120 yards and scored three touchdowns as defending 4-AA state champion Wake Forest scored an impressive road win over Southern Nash, 35-0.

The visiting Cougars jumped to an early advantage as Lawrence returned the opening kickoff 65 yards to the Firebirds…


September 15, 2017

TARBORO — “Coach, you don’t have to worry about that. I’m going to make it.”

That’s all Jeff Craddock needed to hear. The Tarboro High football coach sat in his office, adorned with trophies and photos of Vikings past and stared into the eyes of JoJo Lyons.…


September 15, 2017


Rocky Mount High (1-2) at Havelock (3-1), 7 p.m.

The matchup: This one will bring back memories for all involved of last season’s epic finish. The Gryphons used a late 99-yard touchdown to force overtime, where they would eventually win to advance to the 3-A state title game. Havelock…

September 10, 2017

RED OAK — Jordan Richardson trotted across the finish line at 16:34. 

The Northern Nash junior came in seven seconds ahead of the field to win the Knights Invitational on Saturday. Last cross country season, a slew of his teammates would have been in soon after.

The Knights lost a trio…


September 09, 2017

Telegram sports writers Ethan Joyce and Patrick Mason talk about the Week 4 games they covered.


September 09, 2017

KeSean Williams wasn't thinking about breakfast. But that didn't stop him from talking about pancakes.

The Nash Central offensive lineman was a focal point of the Bulldogs' 33-30 comeback win over visiting in-town rival Northern Nash on Friday. His big body acted as the battering ram that hammered…


September 09, 2017

LEGGETT — Tarboro saw them.

As the Vikings football team warmed up on Friday before their game against North Edgecombe, some of the players noticed a faint color near the end of the field. It was the powder blue of SouthWest Edgecombe.

The Cougars were on bye this week, giving the coaches…


September 08, 2017


The matchup: Northern Nash is coming off a tough 42-7 loss where the Knights couldn’t slow a brutal Tarboro rushing attack. Northern Nash got a late touchdown pass from quarterback Davontae Wiggins, but the offense is still trying to form.…

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