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August 14, 2017

The battles in the trenches during East Carolina football’s first preseason scrimmage Saturday were mainly won by the defense, which was a continuation of an early trend in camp.

There were some shifts in the first-team offensive line with projected starting guard Cortez Herrin not playing.…


August 14, 2017

The Pitt County Girls Softball League is holding its annual golf tournament on Oct. 6 at noon at Ironwood County Club.

The cost to play is $400 per team, or $100 per individual player. The fee includes range balls, lunch, pizza after the tournament, raffle prizes and non-alcoholic beverages.…


August 13, 2017

Kevin Harvick always will have a fascinating connection to the Earnhardt family.

It was Dale Earnhardt’s death in February 2001 that suddenly propelled Harvick into a ride in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Many of Earnhardt’s fans immediately tabbed his son Dale Earnhardt Jr., as…

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August 13, 2017

It is not necessarily for fans who want spend the day in the same elements as the football players while sitting on aluminum bench seats similar to the ones those same players sit on when taking a breather.

Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the new Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is not about…


August 12, 2017

As East Carolina football coach Scottie Montgomery was addressing the media just minutes after the completion of his team’s first preseason scrimmage Saturday, it was obvious who had the upper hand during the game-like session at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

“You can hear (the defensive…


August 12, 2017

With transfer players set to fill starting spots and four of nine assistant coaches in their first season at East Carolina, preseason camp is an important time for the Pirates to mesh as they prepare to host James Madison on Sept. 2.

Second-year head coach Scottie Montgomery has made that clear…


August 12, 2017

There was a rain delay in 1998 when Greenville Tar Heel was winning the Little League Southeast Regional championship game in Florida.

For people not on location, getting up-to-date information was difficult because ESPN had gone away from coverage of the game and switched to snooker pool. That was…


August 11, 2017

Due to the forecast of heavy rain and the likelihood of lightning across eastern North Carolina, East Carolina postponed its annual “Meet The Pirates” event scheduled for Saturday night at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

The popular preseason fanfest is now set for Aug. 26 — one week…


August 11, 2017

The weather might not be ideal, but East Carolina plans to scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday and coach Scottie Montgomery wants to see how his players perform in that venue.

It could be especially important for quarterbacks Thomas Sirk and Gardner Minshew, who are battling for the…


August 11, 2017

Fans who have tuned in and followed the North State All-Stars got a chance to reconnect and celebrate with the team on Thursday night at Elm Street Park.

A welcome-home celebration was held for the team, which plays in the 10-12-year-old division and has had a summer to remember. The open…

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