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    Justin Goodson learned to fish at an early age. For a large portion of his childhood, the Catawba County native and his father fished multiple days a week. A budding passion for the sport developed into a business venture.

      Google me this: Just exactly how many different episodes of the familiar game show “Family Feud” are there available to be broadcast?

      The high school wrestling season in Iredell County produced another great crop of wrestlers, none better than North Iredell’s Eddie Flores and Bray Trivette, and Mooresville’s Davis Freeze and Greg Merriman, the R&L County Co-Wrestlers of the Year.

      CHAPEL HILL — Kelsey Rhyne sat on the bench after the final buzzer, waiting for her name to be announced. When it was, she quickly got up and walked to center court. A silver medal was placed around her neck, but before she had gotten back to the bench, the medal was in her hands.


      The Dallas Cowboys have acquired receiver Brandin Cooks in a trade with the Houston Texans. The deal adds a speedy veteran to play alongside CeeDee Lamb. Houston gets a fifth-round pick this year and a 2024 sixth-rounder. The trade is reminiscent of a year ago when Dallas sent No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper to Cleveland for two late-round picks. 

      ARLINGTON, Texas — Marquette King never looked the part, which was never really the problem. Marquette King refused to play the part, which ultimately was the problem. The irony isn’t lost on him. He was the rarest of NFL creatures: He was a punter, and there was a demand to buy his jersey. He was a punter with fans. “I remember when (the Raiders) came to me and told me that they had to make ...

      PHILADELPHIA — What the Eagles are trying to do next season is not unheard of in the NFL, but it’s pretty damn close. What they’re trying to do is win a Super Bowl the year after they lost a Super Bowl. Just three teams in the league’s history have managed to pull off that trick, and only one, the 2018 New England Patriots, has done it in the last half-century. If, once he finishes signing ...

      CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With the first pick in the 2023 NFL draft, the Carolina Panthers will select one of four quarterbacks. Bryce Young (Alabama), C.J. Stroud (Ohio State) Anthony Richardson (Florida) and Will Levis (Kentucky) all have a case to be the top pick. Over the next four weeks, The Charlotte Observer is breaking down the top four quarterback prospects to analyze which of the four might ...