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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CHARLOTTE — J.T. Griffin’s first career round on the PGA Tour was not a memorable one. The Wilson native and former Fike High star shot an 8-over-par 79 in the opening round of the Wells Fargo … 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
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
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