Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Dixon, CIAA head to speak at Vaughan memorial Saturday

Elizabeth City State University Chancellor Karrie Dixon and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams will be among those offering their memories of Coach R.L. “Bobby” Vaughan at a memorial service for the legendary men’s basketball coach on Saturday. Vaughan, the winningest coach in ECSU history, died May 5 at...
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Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Brown's tragic death a consequence of his actions

Referring to the letter in your June 11th edition, “Treating Brown as a celebrity creates more division,” someone finally had the guts to state the real truth about this tragedy. Mr. Bradley Duncan’s letter highlighted the situation in a precise way. Each individual has a choice in the actions they...
Ahoskie, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Cobbs ends 50-year career

AHOSKIE – Ridgecroft School has had hundreds of students walk up and down its halls over the past few decades, and a good majority of those have had Doug Cobbs as their teacher at least once. But after 50 years of teaching—the last 36 of which were at Ridgecroft—Cobbs is...
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Barnes recalls low and high points at ECSU

After hosting so many difficult conversations that he’s lost count of them, Harold Barnes has reached the end of his service as a trustee at Elizabeth City State University. Barnes, a civil rights and personal injury attorney and 1977 graduate of ECSU, served on the university’s Board of Trustees from 2015 to 2021 and was board chairman during 2017 and 2018. He also served as vice chairman for a year before that.
Plymouth, NCroanokebeacon.com

Where are they now? Jerry Webb

Roper native Jerry Webb makes his living as an information technology professional, having spent well over a decade using his skills to support a number of businesses and customers in solving technological challenges. Webb says that during his formative years he had a talent for problem solving and working with...
Sunbury, NCDaily Advance

J. Robert Hendrix

James Robert Hendrix, 93, of 3332 Virginia Road, died Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Vidant Chowan Hospital, Edenton. Mr. Hendrix was born in Chowan County on September 18, 1927, and was youngest of three sons born to the late Julian “June” and Mattie Hobbs Hendrix. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Iconius and Mack Hendrix; and by his wife of 65 years, Marvis Hobbs Hendrix. Receiving his Master’s Degree from East Carolina University, he worked at both the Suffolk, VA and Sunbury, NC high schools, teaching World History and Physical Education. At Suffolk he coached basketball and was an assistant football coach, and while in Sunbury coached baseball. Later he served as the Director of the Chowan County Department of Social Services, and retired as the Director of Juvenile Court Counselors for the northeastern district of NC, covering six counties. A member of Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church, and the Edward G. Bond Post #40 of The American Legion, he was a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are two daughters, Robin Hendrix Small (husband, Chuck) of Zionville, and Jill Hendrix King (husband, Woody) of Hobbsville; two grandchildren, Natalie King Lusk (husband, Gray) of Los Angeles, CA, and Chase Hamilton Small (wife, Taylor) of Kannapolis; and two great-grandchildren, Georgia Grace Lusk and Hudson Oliver Small. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 5th, at 2:00 p.m. in Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church and will be conducted by the Rev. Junior White and the Rev. Ron Parr. A private burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family in the social hall of the church immediately following the service, or all other times at Jill and Woody’s home, 4301 Virginia Road, Hobbsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church, 3025 Virginia Road, Tyner, NC 27980. Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.
Darlington, SCSCNow

Trinity's Hayes signs with Elizabeth City basketball

DARLINGTON, S.C. – It was a long journey, and one complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, but Chase Hayes is certainly pleased with the destination. The Trinity Collegiate School standout wing player signed with Elizabeth City State University on Friday, joining the CIAA squad out of North Carolina. Hayes averaged almost...
Milwaukee, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Steven H. Bazemore

MILWAUKEE – Steven Howard Bazemore, age 55, of Milwaukee, NC, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Steven was born on December 29, 1965 to Virgil “Buddy” and Frances Vaughan Bazemore in Ahoskie, NC. To most people a tree is a tall brown trunk with leaves, but not to Steven. He could classify just about any tree in Eastern North Carolina. He spent 20 years in the logging industry until he began working at Enviva Pellets in Ahoskie as a scale operator in 2011. His comedic personality and contagious laugh will be missed by all who knew him. Steven was an avid hunter, fisherman and grill master but his greatest passion was his family. He coached multiple basketball and baseball teams over the years in Northampton County and developed many lifelong friendships from the families of those he coached. If he weren’t outside enjoying the wildlife and reeling in the redfins, he could be found indoors yelling at the Redskins. His life was short lived, but he left a lifelong impression on all who knew him. He was a simple man, who lived a simple life, loving God, family, friends, and his country.
Ahoskie, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Joshua L. Wolverton

AHOSKIE – Joshua Lee Wolverton, better known as “Wolverine” and “Josh”, 20, of Ahoskie, died on Sunday May 16th, 2021. Josh was a graduate of Hertford County High School, class of 2018. He attended East Carolina University. He was very involved in JROTC as he was The Hertford County Bear Battalion Command Sergeant Major and enjoyed competing at competitions.
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

MACU men's basketball earns commitment from Geoffrey Wellons, Jr.

At first glimpse, Geoffrey Wellons, Jr. looks the part of a college basketball player. Wellons, listed at 6-foot-11, 215 pounds, had the tools to be noticed by the Mid-Atlantic Christian University men’s basketball program. With family in attendance, Wellons signed to join the Mustangs men’s basketball program during a signing...
Milwaukee, NCRaleigh News & Observer

Patrick Baldwin Jr., nation’s 4th-ranked prospect, will play for his father at Milwaukee — shunning Duke and Georgetown

Patrick Baldwin Jr., one of the nation’s top recruits, announced Wednesday that he will stay in his home state and play for his father at Milwaukee. The 6-foot-9 small forward is the son of Milwaukee coach Patrick Baldwin Sr., who was a three-time captain at Northwestern in the early 1990s. The Wildcats were on Baldwin Jr.’s list, but he ultimately chose Milwaukee over Duke and Georgetown.
Elizabeth City, NChbcugameday.com

CIAA legend Robert “Bobby” Vaughan passes away

Robert L. “Bobby” Vaughan, a CIAA and HBCU basketball legend, has passed away. The longtime Elizabeth City State University head basketball coach has passed away at the age of 93. “Coach Vaughan was the ultimate Viking, a legend, and this is a devastating loss,” ECSU Athletic Director George Bright said...
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Legendary ECSU coach Vaughan dead at 93

Robert L. “Bobby” Vaughan, Elizabeth City State University’s first-ever men’s basketball coach and the winningest coach in school history, has died, the university announced Wednesday. He was 93. During his 37 years as the Vikings head coach, Vaughan became one of the most celebrated basketball coaches in Central Intercollegiate Athletic...
Ahoskie, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Farewell, congratulations, and welcome back

There’s a lot of movement going on locally, so let’s get right to it!. First is a bit of bittersweet news to report. After nearly 60 years of making men and boys look their very best, Johnny Barnes is retiring. Johnny is the last of the line in his family...