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Victory Sports to begin 12th season

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Victory Sports will begin its 12th season next week and memories will again be made that will last a lifetime. Victory is a program my parents would love to attend games to cheer for these adults with mental and/or physical challenges....
WILLIAMSPORT, PA
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Look Back: Cross town rivalry for ‘Old Bunty’

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Long before rivalries among high school sports teams began to take shape in the 1920s and 1930s, there was one faction between the boys of Forty Fort, Wyoming and Wilkesbarre involving a 1779 cannon. Known as “Old Bunty,” the four-pound cannon...
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Leckey’s next chapter

High-energy local broadcaster makes transition into entrepreneurship. Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Though he may be from Johnstown, Ryan Leckey is NEPA through and through. And while many may have been disappointed after he announced his departure from WNEP-TV last month, Leckey has nothing but gratitude...
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Remembering region’s ‘First to Fall’

New event commemorates brothers killed days before Battle of Wyoming. Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. WEST PITTSTON — Benjamin and Stuckley Harding, a pair of brothers killed just days before the onset of the Battle of Wyoming, are laid to rest in a small cemetery right in the middle of West Pittston, where Linden Street and Wyoming Avenue converge.
WYOMING, PA

Editorial: Focus on the shared values of being American

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. We wish you a happy, inspired and, dare we suggest, introspective Fourth of July weekend. Happy because, well, odds are high you are enjoying a three-day weekend. Inspired because once you strip away the partisan filters that dominate our national discussions,...
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Nanticoke celebrates with another ‘Big Bang’

NANTICOKE — In lieu of the typical red, white and blue attire worn by most everybody else at Saturday’s “Big Bang” holiday celebration, Hunter Walts had a getup that symbolized America just as much as the colors of the flag. Walts, 12 but about to turn...
NANTICOKE, PA
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Beyond the Byline: Time to wear our red, white and blue

WILKES-BARRE — This is the time to display our American flags — to show our true patriotism. It’s time to wear our red, white and blue. It’s time to pause and remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us and to say thank you to those who served, defended and returned — many returning less than when they left for war.
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Community Champion: Summer of Change

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Summer has arrived in Northeastern Pennsylvania and we find ourselves with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, take a vacation, host backyard events and spend time with family and friends in the beautiful weather. Summer has always been time to refresh and grow with the kids being home from school and our neighborhoods full of activity.
LUZERNE COUNTY, PA

Around Town: Connor McGovern giving back to NEPA

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. If you’ve lived around here for a while, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Connor McGovern, the Lake-Lehman High School and Penn State alumnus who is now an offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys. Throughout his collegiate and professional career, he’s...
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RailRiders register sixth straight win

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (35-42) defeated the Buffalo Bisons 4-3 in a rain-shortened game on Saturday evening for their sixth consecutive victory. Estevan Florial hit two solo home runs and has now gone yard four times in this series. After an 18-minute...
SCRANTON, PA

AP sources: Williamson agrees to 5-year, $193M extension

NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson’s lost season to injury and unusual absence from the New Orleans Pelicans during his recovery didn’t stop the club from betting big on their long-term future together. Williamson agreed Saturday to a five-year, $193 million extension with New Orleans that has the...
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Matthews just a stroke back at Korn Ferry event

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Brandon Matthews has left himself in prime position for his second career victory. The former Pittston Area and Temple star is tied for fourth at The Ascendant on the Korn Ferry Tour, just one stroke off the lead. Matthews shot a...
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Kings of the city

WILKES-BARRE — The Negron twins are no strangers to downtown. For about a decade, they ran the very popular King of Kings Gyros at 37 Public Square as well as The Cheesesteak Factory at 17 E. Market Street before merging the two into a one-stop-shop at the East Market location back in January of 2020.
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Globetrotter Mia Hopkins thrills campers

KINGSTON – Mia Hopkins, aka Mighty, while on hiatus from the rigors of world travel as a member of the internationally known Harlem Globetrotters, held a two-day basketball camp at the Friedman Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Friday and Saturday. Named the 2022 Pressure Makes Diamonds camp, Hopkins held...
KINGSTON, PA