Fuquay-Varina’s North Carolina-bound star rises above brush with police

The newspaper industry provided me a four-decade career experiencing inspiration, dedication and just plain fun. The start of my career covering the Chargers, college, high school sports and Olympic athletes came full circle with Don Coryell’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction on August 5 in Canton, Ohio. I helped Hall of Famer Dan Fouts with research on Coryell’s remarkable record of first-time Pro Bowlers with the SAN DIEGO Chargers and Cardinal for Fouts’ presentation to the voters PHOTO (News…

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Cunningham’s commitment as a future veteran is uncommon but at the same time familiar

PHOTO (Army Athletics): Cedrick Cunningham celebrates with teammates. By TOM SHANAHAN Cedrick Cunningham explained how West Point recruited a guy that knew little about service academy football. In exchange for a chance to play Division I college football, he committed to serve as a future officer during an endless war on terrorism. It's not your stereotypical West Point story of son or daughter following their father into the military. But it is a familiar one among players, I’ve…

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