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. […]

Gray’s Creek softball standout soars to record-setting volleyball success

 By Earl Vaughan Jr. By Earl Vaughan Jr. Last softball season, Gray’s Creek’s Kylie Aldridge was named the 3-A East softball player of the year by N.C. Fastpitch. That’s not […]

Teams head back into action after unexpected layoffs

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Open dates are a part of life in a normal high school football season but taking two consecutive weeks off is a departure from the norm. […]

Earl’s Projections Week 5

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 protocols, the following changes have been made to the current and upcoming Cumberland County high school football schedule:This week’s Seventy-First at South View varsity and […]

N.C. Senate approves bill that would alter NCHSAA

By Earl Vaughan Jr. HB91, the bill that would restructure the way the N.C. High School Athletic Association oversees high school athletics for its more than 400 member schools, continued […]

Former Jack Britt star savors U.S. Paralympic gold medal

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Even gold medalists aren’t immune to the challenges of airline travel. When U.S. Paralympics sitting volleyball champion Heather Erickson returned to her Oklahoma home from winning […]