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After graduating from Fike in 2012, Nick James soon turned his sights on the accounting world, now serving as a senior tax associate at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP in Raleigh.

James takes competitive drive from tennis court into accounting

Nick James can still rattle off the names of old high school tennis adversaries with the best of them. Chaz Fitzpatrick. Russell Turner. The list goes on. But it was a freshman year singles …
In this photo from the Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Kendrick Bunn of Wilson won the State Closed Girls Ages 16-U tennis championship at Chapel Hill Country Club.

Bunn leads local netters

Kendrick Bunn of Wilson won her third career state championship in tennis by taking the State Closed Girls 16-Under title at Chapel Hill Country Club. Bunn added the 16-U title to go with 12-U and …
Carolina Hurricanes centre Sebastian Aho (20) scores on New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) during third period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Aho, Reimer help Hurricanes beat Rangers 4-1 for sweep

TORONTO  — Sebastian Aho scored twice in the third period while James Reimer was strong in net to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night and sweep …
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Student-athlete of the week

Student Athlete of the Week: Everyone

Olivia John finished her high school career for Wake Forest with 85 goals and 53 assists. Contributed Photo
A large number of senior student-athletes who play spring sports were unable to finish their season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s Student Athlete of the Week goes out to all of …
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NCHSAA gets ready to move into Phase 2

For Phase Two of the NCHSAA COVID-19 guidelines, gyms must only have 10 total people inside during team workouts and practices.
CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) will begin Phase Two of their plan to bring back high school sports Monday Aug. 3. Some guidelines between Phase One and …
Former Rolesville High School player Spencer Faulkner recorded two RBIs and a hit in the Fungo's last win against Fuquay-Varina.

Fungo finish regular season in third place

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest FUNGO college baseball team had a rocky end to their season, losing the final six games of the summer to finish third overall in the Carolina Virginia Collegiate …
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Rams bring on new soccer coach

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School’s boys soccer team will be led by new head coach Ryan Cretens this year. The former UNC-Wilmington goalkeeper will try his hand at coaching for the …
Marty Simpkins

MLB summer games satisfy craving like turkey

I’m not the biggest baseball fan, but I’m happy to say that we’re finally getting some more professional sports here in the United States after the first pitch was thrown during Major League …
College Sports

Former Husky baller opens drive-in theater

City of Oaks Pop-Up Theatre tests its movie projector and screen Sunday in preparation for its first film showing  Friday.
WAKE FOREST — Former Heritage High School basketball player Ian Hinkley is giving back to the community by way of a drive-in movie theater for families in the Wake Forest area. Hinkley …
The “first gross” trophy in the afternoon went to the Institutional Interiors team of, from left, Macy Foster, Billy Stanton, Mike Baskett and Tim Hill in the afternoon round of the 35th Annual Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Golf Tournament at the Henderson Country Club in 2019.

Vance-Granville golf tournament set for September

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College is getting ready for its 36th annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Henderson Country Club. The …
Cole Cunningham pitched two scoreless innings for the FUNGO in their 8-6 win over Greensboro. Contributed Photo

FUNGO win off of fifth inning burst

WAKE FOREST — Ever since the Wake Forest FUNGO baseball team has been allowed to play at Heritage High School, they have won three out of their last four games. In their most recent match, the …
Community Sports

Volunteer youth baseball coaches needed

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is looking for two responsible adults interested in volunteering their time to coach junior and senior league baseball teams during …
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Marty Simpkins

Washington unveils bland new team name

The Washington NFL football team decided to change its team nickname after a major sponsor, FedEx, threatened to not support the franchise financially. In response, the team will now be called …
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