Book by former Seventy-First football standout recalls 1986 team and more

By Earl Vaughan Jr. More than a few people have suggested I should write a book about my experiences covering high school athletics for nearly 50 years. So far, the […]

Private school track standouts dash away with state championships

By Earl Vaughan Jr. A trio of athletes from Fayetteville private schools brought home state championships from last weekend’s N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association track meets. The big winner was […]

DestinationFAY: Racing has a rich history in Fayetteville

By Thomas Pope Motor sports of multiple varieties have a rich history in Fayetteville, especially when it comes to short-track stock car action. Auto racing exploded in America after World […]

DestinationFAY: Ready for some fun?

By Earl Vaughan Jr. FORMER PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER grossly overreached years ago when he promised a chicken in every pot and two cars in every garage when Americans were facing […]

DestinationFAY- Sports: Something for Everyone

By Sammy Batten Pete Subsara, director of marketing for Fayetteville’s minor league baseball franchise, remembers a conference call in November 2019 discussing the purchase ofmerchandise for the 2020 season. “A […]

Keep the shot clock out of high school basketball

Commentary By Earl Vaughan Jr. The decision on whether to add the shot clock to high school basketball in North Carolina is in the hands of the N.C. High School […]

Diligence leads 12-year-old Taft Courie to strong showing in state golf tournament

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Village Christian Academy golfer Taft Courie got his first set of Little Tykes golf clubs when he was 2 years old. By the age of 8, […]

Earl’s Pearls 5/7

By Earl Vaughan Jr. During one golf match this season when Terry Sanford senior Graham MacLeod was having a tough day, head coach Jeff Morehead told him not to worry […]

Ex-Wolfpacker Davenport goes home to call title game

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Former Pine Forest football star Charles Davenport has one of Cumberland County’s finest resumes in the sport. After an outstanding career with the Trojans, he earned […]

More Than Just “Moonlight”- Fayetteville’s History as a Hub of Baseball Talent

By Clayton Trutor “We just don’t recognize life’s most significant moments while they’re happening,” Archibald “Moonlight” Graham tells Ray Kinsella as they discuss Graham’s one-inning, no at-bat Major League Baseball […]