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"Family Vacation"

July 5, 2016 by Leon Dickens (Register to contact)

I was privileged this year to vacation with family in Ghana, West Africa! We spent two weeks there visiting my son and his family.
Great experience; but there is No Place like home.

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A true thriller: Comets edge Person HS 59-58 in OT

ROXBORO, N.C. — A trio of key baskets by Michael Spraggins and a key steal by MyQuan Williams in the final two minutes helped lift Halifax County High ...

How we can give rural students a tour of NC universities  The News & Observer

The first time that Nyah visited the UNC-Greensboro for a campus tour, there wasn't much of a chance to see what takes place inside the classrooms. “We just ...

Virtual reality tours give rural students a glimpse of college life  The Conversation - US

A new virtual campus tour project in North Carolina could change the way students in rural or otherwise remote areas are able to 'see' prospective colleges ...

The magic of virtual reality university tours  Study International News

The first time that Nyah visited the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for a campus tour, there wasn't much of a chance to see what takes place inside ...

Person's Harris to make college commitment on Monday  HighSchoolOT

Person High School defensive tackle Joshua Harris will make his college commitment on Monday evening.

Comets travel to Person High School for clash of the rivals

One of the more highly anticipated games of Halifax County High School's football season looms ahead Friday night, with the Comets traveling to Roxboro, ...

4-star DT Joshua Harris sets commitment date  HighSchoolOT

Person High School defensive tackle Joshua Harris will make his college commitment next month.

Person's Joshua Harris commits to NC State  HighSchoolOT

Person High School defensive tackle Josh Harris is the latest in-state prospect from the Class of 2019 to commit to NC State.

Ex-Person High point guard, 19, fighting for his life at Duke Hospital after drive-by  The Herald-Sun

Teen critically wounded by several gunshots Wednesday night in Roxboro. Was later transported to Duke.

Homegrown talent Joshua Harris wants to match success of NC State’s star defensive lines  News & Observer

Joshua Harris decided to play close to home and hopefully leave his stamp on the NC State defensive line. Harris committed to the Wolfpack on Monday, July 9, ...

July 10: NC State's big recruiting day; rules changes; schools name coaches  HighSchoolOT

Monday was a busy day in high school sports, especially when it comes to in-state recruiting by NC State.

Person High School apologizes for punishing students with unpaid cafeteria bills

Some parents were outraged when Person High School sent home a note with students stating students with unpaid balances would be punished.

VIDEO: Charlotte-signee Dravon Mangum threw down the dunk of the year  USA TODAY High School Sports

Look, there are terrific dunks throughout the course of the year. Few, if any, can compare to the one thrown down by Person High (N.C.) small forward Dravon ...

Person HS cruises to 71-39 win over Comets | Prep Sports

ROXBORO, N.C. — One night after having played its best basketball game of the season, the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team played its ...

Turnovers costly as Comets JVs fall to Rockets

Turnovers often prove costly, and that was the case for the Halifax County High School junior varsity football team Thursday night in its season opener against ...

Top 15 senior football prospects in eastern NC  HighSchoolOT

High school football in North Carolina has had some exceptional talent in previous years and the class of 2019 is no different. The eastern region of the state is ...

Student charged in sex assault at Person High

A 15-year-old student was sexually assaulted at Person High School last week, Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones said Wednesday.

Second-half rally dooms Lady Comets | Prep Sports

The Halifax County High School girls' basketball team dominated the first half to the point that even a weird sequence that cost it a late basket didn't really feel ...

Person HS snaps Comets' G-V Holiday Classic title win streak at four with 70-53 win in Friday's title game

Halifax County High School had won a record four consecutive Gazette-Virginian Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament titles entering Friday night's ...

Top players, ACC recruits selected to Shrine Bowl roster  HighSchoolOT

The North Carolina roster includes a number of players from eastern North Carolina, including three from Wake County.

ABC11's Tim Pulliam, visits his former high school and teachers  WTVD-TV

This week, ABC11's Tim Pulliam returned to his hometown of Roxboro, North Carolina, to reunite with teachers from his high school. In 2001, Pulliam graduated ...

Tennessee offers North Carolina DT  247Sports

A defensive tackle from North Carolina picked up an offer from Tennessee on Tuesday.

NC State finds in-state recruiting success with 2019 class  HighSchoolOT

Coaches have talked about it for decades - keeping North Carolina's high school talent at home in college. Dave Doeren and his staff appear to be figuring out a ...

Tennessee among top five for four-star North Carolina DT  247Sports

One of the nation's top defensive tackles says Tennessee is among his current favorites.

NC State lands 4-star safety from East Forsyth  HighSchoolOT

East Forsyth safety Khalid Martin made a verbal commitment to NC State during a press conference at his school on Tuesday evening.

Father's Day: ABC11 staff share photos of dad  WTVD-TV

On this Father's Day, ABC11 staff shared their favorite photos of dad.

July 11: Panthers want state finals; lots of new hires; more NCSU commits  HighSchoolOT

New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper raised eyebrows Tuesday when he expressed interest in hosting the football state championships, several new ...

Alexander Central wins 11-inning game to sweep Cleveland in 3A softball  HighSchoolOT

Alexander Central used a seventh inning comeback to force extra innings to defeat Cleveland 6-4 and claim the 3A NC High School Athletic Association softball ...

Seventy-First hands Scotland first conference loss in 2,898 days  HighSchoolOT

Devante Wedlock rushed for two scores, and four late turnovers proved costly, as Scotland County saw its 39-game conference winning streak get snapped at ...

18-year-old killed in Person County crash  WTVD-TV

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old was killed in a crash Sunday evening and then the boyfriend of the man's mother was critically hurt in a ...

WATCH: Exclusive 1-on-1 with 2019 NC State commit Joshua Harris  247Sports

ROXBORO, N.C. -- The 2019 NC State class got even stronger -- and more terrifying for opposing offenses -- with the addition of four-star defensive tackle ...

No. 20 Terry Sanford picks up third straight win, defeats Westover 34-19  HighSchoolOT

Terry Sanford took down Westover on the road, 34-19 to win its third straight game.

Eight games headline first week of 'HighSchoolOT Live,' Garner & Clayton in Game of the Week  HighSchoolOT

High school football season is back and HighSchoolOT Live will kick off the season with commercial-free coverage on Friday night.

Power Five commitment recap: July 7-13  247Sports

The early signing period for college football is still more than seven months away, but the 2019 recruiting cycle is already in full swing as plenty of talented ...

40K votes for high school sports' best. Have you cast your ballot?  HighSchoolOT

Voting ends Sunday night for the 2018 edition of HighSchoolOT Honors. Have you cast your ballot?

Recruiting process 'a blessing' for Clayton's Savion Jackson  HighSchoolOT

Savion Jackson is not only well-known around the Carolinas, but the Clayton junior has quickly become a highly-sought recruit nationwide among the top ...

Holiday Classic Tournament tips off Thursday | Prep Sports

The 24th Annual Gazette-Virginian Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday at Halifax County High School with the Halifax County High School ...

MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for October 1, 2018  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - America's Source for High School Sports and the leading volleyball organization team up to honor the nation's best. (Week of 10/1-10/7)

Illness sends more than 100 kids home from school  WTVD-TV

Person County Schools says about 100 students were sent home from school Wednesday due to illness.

July 5 Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley  Black Mountain News

Obituaries of people with ties to Swannanoa, Black Mountain, Montreat and Ridgecrest.

Princeton D contributes to take win from Lakewood, 37-22  HighSchoolOT

The Princeton Bulldogs got a Carolina (1A) conference win Thursday night powered by a strong defensive performance and a late comeback over Lakewood, ...

Fuquay-Varina edges Wakefield to advance to soccer regional  HighSchoolOT

Fuquay-Varina is one of just four girls soccer teams left after beating Wakefield in the fourth round on Saturday, 1-0.

Taking a look at targets for Georgia football's 2019 recruiting class  Red and Black

Georgia got two commits over the weekend. According to 247sports, the Bulldogs now have the No. 5 recruiting class in the country.

Second-half rally falls short, Comets fall to Person HS 65-62 in opener

Halifax County High School dug itself into a hole in the first half of Tuesday night's game against border rival Person High School. As hard as they tried, the ...

Lions offer three-star DT  247Sports

Penn State offered 2019 three-star defensive tackle Joshua Harris on Thursday night. Harris attends Person High School in Roxboro, N.C.., and is unranked by ...

Green Hope lacrosse stays unbeaten, beats Athens Drive  HighSchoolOT

Green Hope topped Athens Drive, 12-7, in a battle of unbeaten teams to take sole possession of first place in the Tri-6 conference on Friday night.

Southern Nash stomps rival Nash Central, 55-20  HighSchoolOT

Southern Nash posted 42 points in the opening half in a 55-20 victory over Nash Central.

Roxboro honors soldier killed in Afghanistan

Supporters lined Roxboro streets Saturday morning, as the body of Pfc. Richard K. Jones, 21, was brought home. Jones was killed in Afghanistan Aug. 1.

Scotland's Warren Bell wins NCHSAA award  HighSchoolOT

Chapel Hill, N.C. — Emily Loy of Western Alamance High School and Warren Bell from Scotland High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA ...

Class of 2016 future plans reported | www  The Courier=Times

The following students reported their college enrollment and military enlistment plans to the Person High School guidance department. Four-year institutions.

Millbrook's Powell commits to UNC  HighSchoolOT

Millbrook senior Dazia Powell has verbally committed to UNC, according to her high school coach.

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New Hanover edges Eastern Guilford, 32-29  HighSchoolOT

New Hanover edged visiting Eastern Guilford, 32-29 Friday night, rallying from 15 down to advance to the state finals.

Robertson resigns at Person, replaced by Kleine  HighSchoolOT

Person High School will have a new head football coach again this season.

Pine Forest football player charged in shooting  HighSchoolOT

Willis Anthony, the leading rusher on the Pine Forest football team, faces two charges in connection with a July shooting.

I-Team: School zones or danger zones?  WTVD-TV

We've all seen it: cars speeding recklessly through school zones, drivers distracted by cell phones, makeup or even kids on their way to their own schools.

ABSS’ new principals are no strangers to their schools  Burlington Times News

Five Alamance-Burlington schools are under new leadership this year, but while the roles are new, the faces are not.Each of the district's new principals was ...

Garner throttles Wake Christian, 89-40  HighSchoolOT

The Garner Trojans hammered Wake Christian Saturday evening at the inaugural HighSchoolOT Garner Showcase, 89-40, Saturday night at South Garner High ...

Cardinal Gibbons shuts out Hoggard, advances to 4A title game  HighSchoolOT

Cardinal Gibbons defeated Hoggard with ease, 2-0, Tuesday night in Raleigh to claim a berth in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A girls soccer ...

West takes down East, 4-1, in men's soccer all-star match  HighSchoolOT

The West squad was victorious for the second time in the last three years, downing the East, 3-0, with two goals apiece from Reed Hunnicutt of South ...

Evans' Apex career reaches climax in state championship  HighSchoolOT

After one of the most successful careers ever at Apex High School, T.J. Evans has one game left as a Cougar - and he can win a state championship.

Orange comes back to beat Southern Durham, 66-60  HighSchoolOT

Southern Durham's boys basketball team led much of the game, but Orange came from behind in the second half to claim a 66-60 win.

Hillside crowned champions of Holiday Invitational  HighSchoolOT

Hillside stormed back from a 12-point first half deficit to defeat Southeast Raleigh and claim the USports Consulting bracket of the Holiday ...

'Los Jets' documentary follows Jordan-Matthews soccer team  HighSchoolOT

Journalist Paul Cuadros traveled to North Carolina in 1999 seeking to report on immigrant poultry industry workers in the South. He stayed as a high school ...

Green Hope, South Granville series set for baseball finals  HighSchoolOT

Game times and locations have been released by the N.C. High School Athletic Association for the baseball state championships.

Late conversions sends Richmond Senior over Jack Britt 29-28 in playoffs  HighSchoolOT

Richmond Senior coach Mike Castellano's decision to go for 2 points to take the lead Friday at Jack Britt paid off, giving the Raiders a 29-28 win and a ticket to ...

Parkwood girls basketball player makes record book for rebounds  HighSchoolOT

A Parkwood High School women's basketball standout has made the North Carolina High School Athletic Association record book for career rebounding.

"Little Shop of Horrors" Brought Its Black Comedy to the Kirby Theater in Roxboro Nov. 1-3  Triangle A&E

When one of the major characters is not out of high school and some of the others are retired, you know you are attending a performance by a local theater ...

Animal Medical Clinic welcomes new doctor | Society

Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston welcomed Dr. Barbara Carver Harris to its team in October.

Fuquay-Varina promotes Hall to head football coach  HighSchoolOT

Jeb Hall has been at Fuquay-Varina for nine seasons, coming to the school in 2004.

Wake Forest upset by Page, 30-21  HighSchoolOT

Wake Forest's perfect season came to an end Friday as they lost to Page 30-21 in the second round of the 4AA state football playoffs.

Lake Norman QB sets touchdown record  HighSchoolOT

Josh Ladowski of Lake Norman High School had an outstanding football career and a performance during the 2014 season that has enabled him to earn ...

South Granville comes alive, ties 2-A baseball series  HighSchoolOT

The Vikings scored nine runs on 18 hits to tie the best-of-three state championship series against East Rutherford.

Enka softball team named MaxPreps Medium Team of the Year  HighSchoolOT

MaxPreps has recognized several NCHSAA softball teams for great 2015 seasons, including naming Enka High School as the MaxPreps Medium Schools Team ...

Clayton stuns South Johnston on final play, 20-14  HighSchoolOT

Clayton used closing-second heroics to beat South Johnston on the final play of the game Friday, 20-14.

New Bern blanks Hillside, 12-0  HighSchoolOT

New Bern's defense showed up in a season-opening shutout Friday as they blanked Hillside 12-0.

No. 1 Halep calls self 'unprofessional' after Wimbledon loss

Simona Halep was ready for a vacation. It's going to start a week earlier than she wanted after she gave away a big lead, wasted a match point and lost at ...

Cape Fear QB receives NCHSAA Performance of the Week Award  HighSchoolOT

Justice Galloway-Velazquez of Fayetteville Cape Fear High School and Reva Locklear of Fairmont High School have been named winners of the NCHSAA ...

Panther Creek comes back, knocks out Green Hope in five-game thriller  HighSchoolOT

The Catamounts advance to the third round of the volleyball state playoffs for the first time in school history.

Orbin steps down at Holly Springs  HighSchoolOT

Will Orbin has resigned as the head football coach at Holly Springs after two seasons, according to Athletic Director Andy Wheeler.

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