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Fourth & Long with David Friedman

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I typically avoid discussing the NFL on these pages because it gets talked about plenty elsewhere, but after the games this past weekend, they have earned it.

The San Francisco 49ers have surprised everyone with two playoff victories, and face their rival the Los Angeles Rams this weekend with the winner going to the Super Bowl. A major reason for the team’s success has been the big plays from third year wideout/running back Deebo Samuel. The elus…

CHARLOTTE — The Elizabeth City State women’s basketball team lost its second game in a row with a 69-63 defeat to Johnson C. Smith University, Monday.

Northeastern High School (10-1, 5-0) built a substantial first-half lead, and then held off a competitive Pasquotank County squad (4-10, 0-6) to earn a Northeastern Coastal Conference victory Wednesday by the final score of 65-48.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

Full disclosure, I am writing this Tuesday morning. That’s important because North Carolina has yet to play Miami and the question this column is set to ask, I don’t yet know the answer to but you may.

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Full disclosure, I am writing this Tuesday morning. That’s important because North Carolina has yet to play Miami and the question this column is set to ask, I don’t yet know the answer to but you may.

Los Angeles loves its stars, and the city certainly has its share on its pro football team. There is former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, and outspoken All-Pro defensive back Jalen Ramsey. The Rams have former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, and controversial wide receiver Odell …

HERTFORD — One look at the teams’ records for anyone attending the Bertie and Perquimans boys’ basketball game might’ve given the impression that Perquimans should have a run-of-the-mill conference victory by the end of the night.

The world is saying it’s goodbyes to Betty White, John Madden and Dan Reeves, but I’d like to use this space to tell you about another accomplished individual we just lost. His name is Sam Jones, he’s from right here in North Carolina and his story is an incredible one.

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Elizabeth City State University’s men’s basketball team didn’t have to do anything Sunday — except show up — to claim the trophy for winning the inaugural YES U.S. Virgin Islands Basketball Classic tournament.

Happy Holidays everyone. I genuinely appreciate you supporting your local newspaper and taking the time to read our publication.

WILLIAMSTON — Camden High School’s varsity boys basketball team relied on solid defense, clutch free throws and three players in double figures to defeat Riverside 50-44 and win the Wash House Laundromat Christmas Classic at Riverside High School Tuesday.

WILLIAMSTON — Camden’s varsity boys basketball team made nine 3-pointers but needed four big free throws in the final 15.7 seconds to seal a 56-52 victory over SouthWest Edgecombe in the first round of the annual Wash House Invitational Christmas Tournament Monday night at Riverside High School.

Basketball players who find it difficult to hit a jump shot or drive in for a layup while wearing a face covering will be relieved to know that Elizabeth City-Pasquotank school officials have relaxed the mask mandate for student athletes.

I heard the following question asked this week and I wanted to pose the question to you as well: Who won the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship last season?