Category: Sporting

Outdoors: A peaceful paddle on Beaverdam Lake

by Suzanne M. Wood As my paddle parted the clouds reflected on the water’s surface, I marveled – not for the first time that sunny fall afternoon – at how still it was. My husband and I were paddling our tandem…

Fight Club

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Geoff Wood  In a warehouse across from Meredith College, Wes Caudill is running a fight club. Boxing and fencing, two of the oldest sports on earth, are finding new blood at his NBS Gym. The…

Landing the big one: Kelly Barefoot lures them in

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Geoff Wood The airbrushed colors come at night. The green and orange of an autumn leaf. The silver-blue of darting fish. Soon, the airbrush is out again. Flawless transitions. Scale patterns in geometric perfection. As a…

Kupono Low: Mr. Railhawk

by Bill Krueger It is a familiar ritual after each Carolina RailHawks game at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Win or lose, fans scurry down to the first couple of rows of the stands to get autographs from the players,…

The local who knows: Jim Dodson’s Pinehurst picks

by Liza Roberts When the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open come to Pinehurst June 12-15 and June 19-22, as many as 400,000 fans are expected to converge on the quaint village known as “the cradle of American golf.” They’ll…

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