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September 26, 2017

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — It is possible for winning to change everything, but just as possible for it to only prolong the inevitable.

Even from the press box, Mike Tarbutt's kick on Sunday afternoon at Rentschler Field had a weird, hollow sound. The football he booted had a look that fit that…

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September 24, 2017

Sports editor Nathan Summers is taking monthly fishing excursions on the Tar River system to explore its character and its characters.

CHOCOWINITY BAY — It never fails that a lot of people lucky enough to live next to water don't care to spend much of their time on it.

Anderson Potter has…


September 24, 2017

Cyndi Lauper once said girls just want to have fun, but boys do too, right?

In a sport that has been ridiculed for being overly restrictive in just about every way, one of the few forms of freedom NASCAR drivers still have is in their postrace victory celebrations.

I love seeing what some guys do.…


September 24, 2017

Although it naturally casts a far-reaching shadow over East Carolina athletics, the Pirates’ dismal start to the football season should not diminish the spotlight that is brewing in non-revenue sports this fall.

There were not high expectations for ECU women’s soccer this year, but the…


September 24, 2017

If there is anything sadder than a sad little dog, I would be hard-pressed to name it.

My dachshund-mix Ollie recently had a mole removed, and besides the indignity of having his belly shaved and undergoing anesthesia that left him drooling and slightly loopy, he also has had to wear a cone of…


September 22, 2017

When tonight’s slate of high school football games wraps up, we will officially be halfway through the regular season.

With six weeks under our belt, Pitt County’s haves and have-nots have all but established themselves. Four county teams have winning records entering tonight (Ayden-…

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