A memorable weekend with memorable wine

This weekend was a special weekend of fellowship, food, and some special wines with family and friends at our new house.  My wife and I worked very hard Friday all day […]

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 […]

Let’s Dance! (And sing and act)

Between them, they’ve been dream girls and dancing queens and even members of the supporting cast to an ogre. Cape Fear Regional Theatre favorites Amber Dawn French, Tishmone and Tori […]

A Performing Arts Center in Our Future?

      We’re about to find out if a performing arts center is in our future.             And, if so, when?             And, if so, where?             And the bigger question, […]

Something new and memorable on the advice of an expert

Well, it took us a few months and a couple hundred miles, but we finally followed the advice of local food blogger Katie Crenshaw and ordered burrata. We had to […]

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 […]