Longtime Pals Power Undefeated Westover

By Earl Vaughan Jr. At 5-0, Westover is the lone undefeated team in the All American Athletic Conference, and the combination of quarterback Joshua Jones and receiver Jamari Stallion has […]

The Magic of Running Leads South View Grad To Boston Marathon

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Michelle Clark’s love affair with running started almost 40 years ago when she took part in her first Presidential Physical Fitness Test at C. Wayne Collier […]

Earl’s Pearls: Buddy Football Inspires

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Football players sometimes cultivate the reputation of being tough, macho men who handle anything the world dishes out and don’t waste a lot of time worrying […]

Cape Fear Girls Earn Impressive Tennis Victory

By Earl Vaughan Jr. If there’s such a thing as the tennis match of the century, Monday’s battle between the girls of Cape Fear and Terry Sanford high schools at […]

Safety of players should be top priority

I understand the push to try to get as many high school football games played as possible, especially as we continue to fight through the COVID-19 pandemic. Numerous games have […]

South View set to celebrate memories of 1991 state championship

By Earl Vaughan Jr. HOPE MILLS – It has been 30 years since the football team from South View High School overcame the odds and made an unprecedented march to […]

Feature: It’s All in the Family

The Folks Back Home are Pulling for Austin Warren By Earl Vaughan Jr. Fayetteville native Austin Warren was two weeks into a major league baseball career that had once seemed […]

Test Your Skills and Have Some Fun on the Rugby Pitch

Though their sport has a reputation of being tough and physical, the members of Fayetteville’s local rugby club are impressively hospitable. Club president Jeff Wallitsch, a retired Army command sergeant […]

Former Fayetteville Tennis Standout Now Hones His Pickleball Prowess

Andrew Bock wasn’t expecting a lot when he and his wife Abigail took a trip to Denver last month so he could play in a premier pickleball tournament, the Rocky […]

A Name That Honors ‘The Iron Horse’ and a Grandfather’s Legacy

LeRoy Hodges spent part of his boyhood summers helping with the sunup-to-sundown chores on his grandfather’s secluded ranch in Arizona. The ranch was a throwback: no TV and sporadic electricity. […]