Currituck’s Robert Woodley retires

After a 43-year career in education, Robert Woodley retired as athletic director and boys basketball coach at Currituck on Friday. His time included work at Edenton, Pasquotank, Princess Anne (Va.) and two different stints with the Knights.

A story on his retirement is in Sunday’s The Daily Advance.

Here’s photos and video of his final day in Barco.





Track and Field Rewind — Northeastern Coastal Conference Championship

Below are some highlights from the 2016 Northeastern Coastal Conference track and field Championships at Pasquotank High School on Thursday.

Currituck won the girls championship for the eight straight year, while Northeastern took the boys title for the second consecutive season.

Softball Rewind — Perquimans at Camden (Video)

The Perquimans softball team took a major step towards a possible Coastal 10 Conference regular season championship with a 5-2 road victory against Camden on Tuesday.

Kaitlyn Christian pitched a complete game along with two RBIs at the plate for Perquimans in the victory.

Both teams could finish the season with 13-1 marks in the Coastal 10.

Perquimans (14-2, 10-1 Coastal 10) has three league games remaining (vs. Columbia, April 28; at Gates, May 3; vs. Creswell, May 5).

Camden (14-3, 12-1 Coastal 10) completes Coastal 10 play with a matchup at Mattamuskeet on April 28.

Boxing Rewind — The Big Event at Elizabeth City PAL Gym

Boxing returned to the PAL Gym on Saturday.

Five professional and one amateur fight were held.

First Flight’s Jeremiah Derby — a state champion in wrestling — went three rounds against Khalil Olverson — a Silver Gloves fighter — out of Virginia in the amateur bout.

In the main event, Roger Belch III earned a first round victory to improve to 5-0 in his professional career.


Panthers LB visits Elizabeth City

Thomas Davis, who has played 12 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, was on hand Tuesday at JC Sawyer Elementary as part of the NFL’s Fuel Up To Play 60 field day. The school was one of six chosen in the country and was also awarded $5,000 to build up its nutrition program.

Davis answered questions from students, worked with them on catching, throwing and running drills and got everyone to do the dab. #nencsports