Jul. 28, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Shot at redemption

For the past five years, Oxford’s Gene Christian has been motocross racing.

Yet when he received his first dirt bike at the age of 10, he admits he wasn’t overly thrilled.

“At first, I didn’t really like it,” Christian said earlier this week. “My dad even wanted to sell my first dirt bike because I wasn’t into it at first. Then, once I turned 11, and I started racing, that’s really when everything clicked.”

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

Bowen: Thankful for good fortune

How lucky can one man be? All my life situations have arisen where a tragedy was avoided through pure luck or by being in the right place at the right time.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 02:29 PM

Back in her element

Brittany West missed it.

She missed her home away from home.

For quite some time, West, a 2016 University of North Carolina softball commit, saw her comfort level at its best on the mound. The mound is where she regularly struck out opposing batters throughout her first two seasons at Southern Vance High School.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Special season

The 2015 A.M. Newsom 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team from the Warren County Recreation League was victorious capturing three titles this season.

They won the local Warren County title as well as both the Henderson-Vance regular season and tournament titles, finishing with a 13-1 overall record.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Providing an outlet

Although it has been a long-awaited process, the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department finally has a tennis skills & drills clinic being offered to youth and teens.

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Poised to excel

For Noah Pendergrass, the 2015 summer hasn’t been like any he’s previously experienced.

Having already competed in several golf tournaments in just the last month alone, Pendergrass, a rising freshman at Crossroads Christian School, is currently in Pinehurst gearing up for the prestigious U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship, which runs July 23-25. 

Jul. 18, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

On the Water Weekly: Enjoying the simple things in life

Oh how I long to be on one of Kerr Lakes sandy beaches watching eagles soar and swimming in the cool water. Instead I’m in a conference room doing several things at once — sending emails to work associates in Central America to help address some computer problems we’re having there, listening to a conference call where a person in Sri Lanka is describing computer software that we’ll be implementing in Hong Kong, eating my lunch, writing a column for my hometown newspaper, and daydreaming about last weekend and the one coming up.

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 07:19 PM

Fresh perspective

It certainly was a unique week for David Hogan as well as close to 20 campers who attended Challenger British Soccer Camp at the Henderson Family YMCA.

Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Making forward strides

Engaging in 7-on-7 for the third consecutive day on Friday, Northern Vance first-year head football coach Cory Lea said that he wanted his team to become accustomed to the grind. 

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

Business trip ready

The Carolina Mash 02 12U softball squad has forever labeled themselves a family.