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November 13, 2018

TARBORO — In a Sept. 7 game against North Edgecombe, one the Tarboro football team would go on to win, 62-0, Kimani McDaniels was a nervous wreck.

At one point during the contest, while on the sidelines after fumbling his second snap of the game, the junior quarterback, fighting for a…


Dogs take center stage at festival

November 11, 2018

TARBORO — Dog owners came out on a sunny but cool and windy Saturday to check out the first-time Tar River Pet Fest on the Tarboro Town Common.

Sponsored by the Edgecombe County Tourism Authority, the Tar River Pet Fest was highlighted by attendees being able to watch three shows by the…


Playoff football has arrived: Here's what you need to know

November 10, 2018

The NCHSAA on Saturday released its prep football playoff pairings.

Five local teams advanced to the postseason, and all five will either host a first-round game or enjoy a bye week.

Left out of the playoffs were Northern Nash (3-7), Nash Central (4-6) and Rocky Mount Prep (2-9).

The Knights…


Prep takeaways: Lewis the first SWE QB to throw for more than 1,000 yards

November 10, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe quarterback Jayden Lewis used his unique skillset to take the Cougars’ offense to the air in 2018. In doing so, the senior now finds himself as the program’s most prolific passer.

With his 209 passing yards in a loss to Tarboro on Friday, Lewis became the first SWE…