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July 27, 2016

East Carolina men’s golf coach Press McPhaul remembers several things about his first recruiting trip to watch Harold Varner III play.

The tempo of Varner’s swing stood out, but so did some obvious flaws in how the Gastonia native hit the ball. McPhaul, who stands several inches north…


Jones, Amos headed to media days

July 26, 2016

Seniors DaShaun Amos and Zay Jones will join first-year head coach Scottie Montgomery as East Carolina’s representatives at the American Athletic Conference football media days early next week in Providence, R.I.

Monday afternoon’s announcement by the AAC of the players who will be in…


A gem in the gym

July 24, 2016

When Ruthie Baker enters Kinston’s Fit 4 Life gym shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, she has already done more than some grandmothers do all day.

At the same time many people are heading to their favorite afterwork food and drink spots, Baker, a 54-year-old nurse in the…


Anders: Gordon's return feels a bit bittersweet

July 24, 2016

An athlete ending his or her career on top can be as rare as unicorns and seeing music on MTV.

For every John Elway, Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning, there are dozens of greats whose productivity fizzled as they neared retirement.

Jeff Gordon wasn’t able to close out his illustrious Sprint Cup…