BEAUFORT — Alex “Red” O’Neal fulfilled a longtime goal recently by committing to play college softball at William Peace. The recent East Carteret graduate has wanted to play at the next level for almost as long as she can remember.

MOREHEAD CITY — The Marlins captured back-to-back wins over the Sharks on Tuesday and Wednesday to improve to 6-0 versus Wilmington this season and become the first team in the Coastal Plain League’s East Division to reach the 10-win mark.

The New Orleans Pelicans’ blockbuster trade of Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers was merely a taste of what will go down as the most exciting offseason in NBA history.

MOREHEAD CITY — The 61st annual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament leaderboard  saw two blue marlin brought to the scales Saturday, but no shakeup of the leaderboard at the time this issue was published.

While covering the Big Rock Marlin Tournament this week and dealing with those who seek to know more about life in ocean depths, some as fishermen, others as scientists, it brings to mind in my own life the artistry that exists there and those who bring it to the surface. I am fortunate to b…

MOREHEAD CITY — The 22nd annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament produced a record 167 boats Saturday as the kickoff competition for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

MOREHEAD CITY — The Carteret County News-Times sports department announces top athletes in high school spring sports, including East Carteret's Breah Taylor and Croatan's Brendon Hodge in girls and boys track and field, West Carteret's Josh Plisko and Brie Caldwell in baseball and softball, …

MOREHEAD CITY — Excitement is building as the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Board of Directors prepare for its 61st annual event that begins festivities Friday and extends through Saturday, June 15 with the awards ceremony, both events being at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.

The last few weeks, I mentioned that I have noticed “Oreo” calico crabs, juvenile calico crab snacks for hungry reds. So, I have been on a drum watch, hoping that one of my favorite fish will start to show in the Bogue Banks surf.