The North American Wrestling Alliance’s charity show for Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care is Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Melanie’s Hometown Pharmacy in Hudson. There is no admission, but donations for hospice will be accepted. Read more


Caldwell pitchers Cy Smith and Landon Biddix combined to throw a no-hitter as Post 29 claimed an 8-0 victory over Gastonia Post 23 in game one of the Area IV semifinals at M.S. Deal Stadium. Read more


Stop by a local recreation center in many small towns in western North Carolina on a weekday during the summer and you may see a swim meet in progress. From Granite Falls to Lenoir to Elkin to Murphy and beyond, there are teams competing against one another in small leagues across the state.…

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Football is like a chess game. The offense has the ball and wants to get that odd-shaped thing all the way down the field to score points. The defense is there to stop them. Eleven guys on each side, usually giants who can run really fast and absorb incredible amounts of punishment.

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