Category Archives: SPORTS

Season tip-off begins for Pamlico Athletic Club

Enrollment explodes to 160 youngsters! STONEWALL – Accolades are in order for Maurice King, his hard-working coaches, all of the behind-the-scenes staffers, the Pamlico County School System (for use of the Middle School Gymnasium), parents and family members, and the Club’s generous sponsors for an effort that will undoubtedly help the futures of young people in our county. “We’ve got a 14-game season this year, plus the tournament games,” said King, during a brief break from a photo-shoot Tuesday afternoon where the teams were wearing new uniforms! Volunteers are needed, a…

‘Table Tennis Tootsies’ take gold medals!

Ping Pong Champs of Neuse River Senior Games ORIENTAL – Above, from left: Grace Bean, Priscilla Wormell, Joanne Hurley, Penny Flaherty, Claire Pittman, and Terrell Scott are a juggernaut. Crediting their almost year-round practice sessions in Wormell’s arena-style basement, this extremely competitive squad recently won the doubles and singles divisions in multiple age categories. And, they did it for the second straight year! Grace Bean calls herself a ‘new addition’ – having been with the Tootsies for “just three years.” She, like her colleagues, enjoys the congeni…

‘Table Tennis Tootsies’ take gold medals!

Ping Pong Champs of Neuse River Senior Games ORIENTAL – Above, from left: Grace Bean, Priscilla Wormell, Joanne Hurley, Penny Flaherty, Claire Pittman, and Terrell Scott are a juggernaut. Crediting their almost year-round practice sessions in Wormell’s arena-style basement, this extremely competitive squad recently won the doubles and singles divisions in multiple age categories. And, they did it for the second straight year! Grace Bean calls herself a ‘new addition’ – having been with the Tootsies for “just three years.” She, like her colleagues, enjoys the congeni…

Hometown hoopster budding star for March Madness-bound UNC-W

Known as ‘J-5’ on the court, Jaylen Fornes impressive as Seahawk freshman guard   In a nod to Jaylen’s jersey number, teammates call the freshman guard ‘J-5’ ORLANDO – Early Thursday afternoon, UNC-Wilmington takes on the University of Virginia Cavaliers in a first round game of the NCAA basketball tournament. Expect plenty of cheers throughout Pamlico County as local fans hope Jaylen Fornes can work his magic as a freshman guard for the Seahawks. Fornes, 19, played varsity basketball for one year at Pamlico County High School, before transferring to Word of God High Sch…

Decline of golf in America factor in community’s decision

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – Among the first of its kind in eastern North Carolina, this retirement community is expected to convene Wednesday night, Aug. 17, for a vote to decide if it is prudent to acquire two golf courses – one defunct and another ailing – which lie inside the geographic footprint of the sprawling residential site. Myrtle Beach-based MidSouth Golf owns, and once operated, most of Fairfield Harbor’s ‘amenities’ – a term to describe the pools, tennis courts, common areas, golf courses, and other assorted holdings. The total encompasses some 385 acres and over a mile…

Minnesott course hosts teen golfers

Ten high schools competed in the 1-A East Golf Regional Tournament Monday at Minnesott Golf & Country Club. In a photo snapped between holes are Matthew McAllister of Pamlico County High School; Noah Greenway of Oxford Prep; and Luke Matthews of Southside High School. Greenway finished his round with an 89, placing sixth among all competitors. McAllister and Matthews finished with a 120 and 94, respectively. Several of the teams did well enough to head for the 1-A State Finals scheduled for Pinehurst.…

Pamlico County Athletic Club launches fourth year

GRANTSBORO – Maurice King, executive director of the Pamlico County Athletic Club, and three of the store’s staffers, are seen here in the ‘Trophy Corner’ of the Grantsboro Piggly Wiggly. The spot is a showcase for awards, medals, and other recognition received by local youth basketball teams. The teams, which play and practice almost year-round, are open to students in Grades 3 through 12. In addition to Piggly Wiggly, the other sponsors for Pamlico County Athletic Club include Beasley’s Bail Bonds, Garland Fulcher Seafood, Big M Equipment, and Bojangles’. King and his vol…

Local man wins shooting medals at World Senior Games

FLORENCE – Pamlico County resident Nicholas Cipollino recently participated for the third year at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. The veteran marksman competed in seven events, which comprise the Shooting Category: Skeet, Sporting Clays, 5 Stand, Trap-Singles, Trap-Doubles, Trap-Wobble, and Trap-Handicap. Netting at least a Silver or Bronze Metal in each of the seven events, Cipollino said this year’s competition was more challenging than ever before. For example, shotgun competition increased from 94 participants last year to 145 in 2014. Cipollino grew…

City of New Bern to Host Celebration Honoring the 4A State Champions – The New Bern High School Bears!

This Friday, the City of New Bern invites you to a celebratory parade honoring the New Bern High School Bears on their State Championship victory. Everyone is encouraged to line the streets for a processional that begins at Lawson Creek Park and ends at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center with a lunch for students and coaches. The New Bern High School football players, coaches, cheerleaders, and dance team will be featured in the parade. Lineup is at 12:15 p.m. this Friday, December 19 at Lawson Creek Park. The parade begins immediately after the lineup is organized, and winds down First…

Undefeated season subject of new movie

NEW BERN – A documentary featuring the 2012 New Bern High School football team and its journey to an undefeated state championship season makes its world premiere Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Bear Town Cinema. Not only is a documentary of this type unprecedented, it is now being developed even further with the goal of becoming a featured HBO Documentary and/or an ESPN Film. The film’s Executive Producer, Terry Barnes, is a New Bern native who returned to the area for the sole purpose of producing this documentary having no idea at the time that history was unfolding. The film “Bear Country &#…
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