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Local Wrestling Last month besides the cheering and chants, one sound rang out loud and clear, the YON sealing their doom. Joe King and Sterling Williams, under orders from Marshall Bently attacked former AHL-Anit Hero League member and current ring announcer “The Velvet Voiced Viking” Vax in the middle of the ring. Vax stood his ground by choke slamming both men into the mat. Things turned bad when YON revealed they had a new member, Oynx Adams, and with his help, Vax was overpowered and YON cut his trademark hair and beard. It is unclear what retribution Vax is planning or if his former brothers from the AHL will step in to help, but one thing is certain, September 6th the YON will face more than what they bargained for. In ring action also included a ladder match between U.S Champion Johnny Liberty and Joe King. Although Johnny put up a great fight, in the end Joe King with the help of Marshall law, cheated his way to the win to become a two time U.S Champion. Current Evolution Heavyweight Champion William Huckaby called out pretty boy Beau Crockett. It seems Mr. Huckaby feels Beau is taking the attention away from him and challenged him to a non-title main event match. After a hard fight Beau Crockett came up the winner only adding fuel to Huckaby’s anger. Trucks In The 252 9/6/14 at the ECSU Gym, witness the action and drama of these great wrestlers plus Buff Bagwell, Ricky Morton, Lodi and a 20 man battle Royal. Special thanks to Biggs Cadillac, Sawyers Furniture, Plaza Azteca, Chick fil a, The Board Room, WRVS 89.9, Albemarle Tradewinds and Checkmates. Proceeds to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. Go to for more information. Young Guns Of Mud By: Robert Heikens Justin (Bubba) Keeter, Nick York, and Nathan Leach are all avid mud racers that compete at every local race. Justin and Nick share the driving duties of a ‘79 Ford F-150 longbed truck with a 460 c.I. motor named “Higher Education”! Competing in street and super street classes , these two 12 year old, 6th graders are students at Camden Intermediate School and have no problem mashing the gas pedal and winning trophies ! Nathan Leach, a 13 year old 8th grade student at Moyock Middle school races an ‘83 Chevrolet S-10 powered by a 496 c.I. motor and competes in the Unlimited, Iron X and tough truck classes. Nathan’s truck called “ Can’t Hurt It” also races at both local tracks and has the trophies to prove it ! All three of these boys love to race but also enjoy getting dirty and greasy working on their trucks to keep them ready to race at the next event . These three young men have a passion for mud racing but also have other hobbies and interests ! Justin and Nick like to hunt, fish, play football and baseball. Nathan likes to fish, go crabbing, and run track at school. The competition in the classes these boys run in had better keep an eye out for these three! Mud racing in the 252 is growing bigger each year and these three boys are one of the reasons why! Get out to races and watch these boys rip it up at Muddy Motorsports Park or Morgan’s Corner Proving Grounds!

Joe Forbes can be reached at 252-335-5568 Or at Phone # : 337-5730 Low-Boy with Ginger jars, lamp, and scarf $375. Call 337-5730 for a appointment to view Your DA by Andy Womble As we say farewell to the all-too-brief summer vacation and our schools re-open their doors, high school football season is upon us. I had the pleasure of stopping by Currituck High School last week for a round of scrimmage games and the excitement of high school football was certainly in the air. The smell of hot dogs and popcorn drifted from the concession stand and the familiar sights and sounds of school spirit and community pride were prevalent.I grew up just across the Albemarle Sound in Plymouth, NC, and played varsity football at Plymouth High School for Coach Robert Cody. When Coach Cody arrived at Plymouth High School he was early in his coaching career and his high-strung personality, spirit and enthusiasm quickly earned the nickname “Wild Bill” Cody or Coach, as he was referred to by his players unless you desired to run the bleachers after practice. Coach was one-hundred percent football one-hundred percent of the time. I can remember numerous occasions when Coach would interrupt my lunch and draw plays using the lunchroom food with assistance from the salt and pepper shakers. Coach was demanding yet fair and taught me many lessons about the value of hard work, dedication and teamwork. We were very successful during my high school career reaching the playoffs each year and were the very first team from Plymouth to host a playoff game. Coach’s leadership was instrumental in our success and I will always remember fondly those days, as well as the many teammates with whom I played.One of those teammates who deserves special recognition is Elizabeth City State University’s very own Coach Shawn Walker. I have known Shawn since junior high school and we played football, baseball and basketball together through our graduation from PHS in 1990. Shawn is an alumnus of ECSU and was the university’s basketball coach for the last eleven seasons before recently accepting the head coaching position at Grambling State University in Louisiana. Congratulations to Coach Shawn Walker. I am sure the life-lessons we learned growing up in a small town in Eastern North Carolina will serve you well in the future. Plymouth was, and still is, a rural eastern NC town whose fortunes rise and fall with the economic tides of Domtar Paper Company (formerly Weyerhaeuser Paper Company). My family has always been family heavily invested in the community, a lesson taught by my grandfather who started Womble’s Drug Company in Plymouth in 1940. My father served as a local business owner, a volunteer firefighter, a civic and church leader, a county commissioner including a term as Chairman. My mother, a local business owner, served on church circle groups and local boards including a term on the Washington County Board of Education. Public service is the way of life in the Womble household; it seems only logical that I would gravitate to a profession and a station in life as the District Attorney whose core function is to serve the public. Northeastern North Carolina is a special place to live, work and raise a family. You cannot put a value on the real life education you receive in our rural communities. Values such as a strong work ethic, serving those in need and loving your neighbor are the backbone of our community and helped make me who I am today. I am a person who recognizes the challenges small communities face and I am proud to serve the citizens of the 1st District Attorney.