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LUCAMA — Brandon Clements scored his first Southern National Motorsports Park Limited Late Model win since 2012 in spectacular fashion, holding off Tony Grady in a breathtaking duel in … more
LUCAMA — Bobby McCarty edged out Lee Pulliam to score the victory in a thrilling green-white-checkered finish in Sunday evening’s Solid Rock Carriers Classic at Southern National … more
I grew up in a different time than today. Anyone who has been around for the greater part of four decades or more have. It’s almost like the old story of walking uphill in three feet of snow to … more
Sometimes life gets in the way of our passions. Since this is an outdoors column, we are going to place outdoors activities such as hunting, fishing, camping and hiking amongst others as our passion. … more
Many years ago, I carried my oldest son on his first waterfowl hunt. He had hunted dove just a few months before for the first time, and he was still getting comfortable with the shotgun. Even so, he … more
KENLY—Sisters and Kenly natives Kelly Holland and Stacy Holland were inducted into the Methodist University Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov.1 as part of a ‘team of distinction’ … more
Africa has a beast known as ‘Black Death.’ No, it isn’t the plague or other disease. It is an animal. The Cape buffalo is notoriously ornery and vindictive, and if one cannot handle … more
As I write this, I am appreciating the cooler air that graced the Carolinas recently. Sadly, as I write this I am in Miami, where the temps are bouncing along the 90-degree line. One of the most … more
I enjoy looking back at the history of hunting in North America. I find the stories entertaining, enriching and enlightening. Many people have heard how President Theodore Roosevelt pioneered the … more
According to Forbes.com, on Sept. 5, the Department of Justice requested from Apple and Google the names, phone numbers and IP addresses of at least 10,000 individuals who have downloaded and used an … more
As Labor Day comes and goes, it brings about a wonderful time of the year. It marks the entrance to the hunting seasons. Whitetail deer, Canadian geese, small game, bear and other waterfowl. Yes, … more
Just how important a role should sports hold in our lives? The bombshell news that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck effectively retired before the age of 30 has opened up all sorts … more
Not long ago I was in Des Moines, Iowa for a commercial photoshoot. Driving to the location, I noticed a little park and knew immediately I wanted to stop there once the shoot was over for the … more
Maybe 35 years ago, my family took a short vacation toward the coast of North Carolina. I was allowed to take one of my friends, who happened to be one who accompanied me on many of these types of … more
Accomplished junior golfer Ella June Hannant has not only resumed her par-busting tear but is now starring in a sisters show in the sport. A Drive Chip and Putt national champion in 2018, the … more
I came home from a trip to Des Moines, Iowa to find my oldest son shredding nylon rope. Using a pick, he would insert it between the threads and comb out the fine fibers, making what looked like the … more
FOUR OAKS — South Johnston won the Tar Heel Leagues 15-and-under Baseball State Tournament on July 28, topping Jamesville 13-1 in the final game to take the title. South Johnston went … more
Sixteen members of the Johnston County-based Evolution Track Club qualified for the upcoming AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field National Championship after strong showings at the North Carolina AAU … more
It was tough. Climbing mountains is hard work, especially during the summer in a North Carolina climate. Yet here we were, scaling the fourth-highest peak in the mountain range. Our muscles aching, … more
Don’t let the hollow yellow bat and plastic ball fool you — the competition that takes place every July at Smithfield Community Park is serious. With fields measuring only 140 feet to the … more
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