College football report: Appalachian State becomes bowl eligible; Caldwell suspended due to incident at Ole Miss

Terry Caldwell. Photo courtesy- Ole Miss Football

Heading into the final month of the regular season, college football players from the area are chipping in for their respective programs, while injuries and other incidents have kept certain athletes off the field. Oklahoma State offensive lineman Larry Williams missed his second straight week due to injury. Laney alum Mike Sheehan is done for […]

New Hanover’s Ramone Simpson carries N.C. Central; Laney’s Elijah Wilson receives preseason honors at Coastal Carolina

Elijah Wilson. Photo courtesy-

College standouts from across the area continue to contribute this fall and New Hanover alum Ramone Simpson leads the list this week as the redshirt sophomore carried N.C. Central to a 21-17 victory on Saturday. The college basketball season is also right around the corner and one of our local products received preseason praise this […]

College report: Local standouts hitting stride on baseball diamond

Collin Thacker. Photo courtesy- Gardner Webb Athletics

With just a few weeks to go in the regular season for Division I college baseball teams across the country, local standouts remain consistent and among the nation’s best. Listed at No. 6 in this week’s Top 25 poll, according to, N.C. State took two of three from Duke over the weekend to remain […]

College report: Local ballplayers continue to represent this spring

Steven Linkous. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

College baseball players from the area continue to represent Southeastern North Carolina in a big way this spring. Below are updated stats and highlights from the last two weeks as Collin Thacker (New Hanover) is among the nation’s leaders in doubles while playing for Gardner Webb. Mason Berne (Topsail) launched his 19th round tripper of […]