Sammy Batten, Tallahassee Democrat

Sammy Batten

Tallahassee Democrat

Fayetteville, NC, United States

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  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • FayObserver.com
  • USA TODAY
  • Burlington TimesNews
  • Herald-Journal
  • StarNewsOnline
  • Govtech.com

Past articles by Sammy:

ACC Week 11 preview: Clemson loss puts Notre Dame atop power rankings heading into potential trap game

The Irish dealt Clemson its first regular-season loss since 2017 last week, but they'll need to focus on a dangerous BC squad on the road this week → Read More

Incumbent Ben Clark poised to retain N.C. Senate District 21 seat

Democratic incumbent Ben Clark leads in the N.C. Senate District 21 race. → Read More

Incumbent Marvin Lucas leads Jon Blake in state House District 42

Democratic incumbent Marvin Lucas Jr. is expected to earn an 11th term in N.C. House District 42. → Read More

ACC football Week 6 preview: Game of the week, player to watch, power rankings, TV info, stat leaders and more

GAME OF THE WEEK NO. 7 MIAMI (3-0, 2-0) AT NO. 1 CLEMSON (3-0, 2-0) When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C. TV: ABC Keys for Miami Feed playmakers, strike early: Let’s face it. Getting behind early against Clemson is the kiss of death. The Hurricanes know that all too well since they’ve been outscored 96-3 in the last two outings against the Tigers. So, to avoid a… → Read More

How did the USGA decide on moving to Pinehurst? It started last summer at the U.S. Am

The move was a team effort that began last August while the USGA was sponsoring the 119th U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort. → Read More

USGA moving museum, offices to Pinehurst; additional US Open dates announced

USGA, governing body for golf, is moving part of its organization to the Village of Pinehurst and has committed to using the Pinehurst Resort's No. 2 Course as an anchor for the U.S. Open Championship. → Read More

NC State football seeing double with latest commitments

Twins Dave and Don Buckey carved themselves a place in N.C. State football history in the 1970s by fueling the Wolfpack passing attack.Dave, at → Read More

UNC snares nation’s No. 1-rated cornerback prospect, Tony Grimes

North Carolina added the highest-ranked football prospect yet to its nationally ranked recruiting Class of 2021 on Tuesday evening.The nation’s No. → Read More

Column: John Swofford’s legacy is one of growth for the ACC

Calling someone the best at their job is a compliment probably shared too often in this day and age. But when it comes to John Swofford, the results of → Read More

ECU athletics confirms positive coronavirus test

East Carolina athletics reported one positive result Thursday from 192 tests conducted among student-athletes, coaches and staff as part of its return-to- → Read More

Here’s where to find masks in the Fayetteville area

Finding face masks in the Fayetteville area in order to comply with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s mandate requiring they be worn in all public spaces starting at 5 p.m. Friday shouldn’t be difficult.Cooper issued the executive order Wednesday as the number of COVID-19 cases continued to climb in the state. Wearing the masks in public places is now part of the Safer-At-Home Phase 2 order that… → Read More

South View’s Emery Simmons set for bigger role at UNC

Simmons spent his freshman season in Chapel Hill as an understudy behind the starting trio of Dazz Newsome, Dyami Brown and Beau Corrales → Read More

Robeson to hold virtual meeting on traffic deaths

Robeson County residents are invited to participate in a virtual community discussion June 18 regarding traffic deaths in the county.Robeson County has → Read More

Fayetteville police to limit downtown traffic over weekend

The Fayetteville Police Department has issued a traffic alert to residents limiting access for vehicles downtown starting Friday at 5 p.m. and lasting → Read More

Business as usual for many Fayetteville home services amid shutdown

Bill McMillan feels blessed.Blessed that the nonprofit retail outlet Re-Store Warehouse, for which he serves as executive director, has been able to remain open during the COVID-19 shutdown. Blessed that he’s been able to keep his employees working and safe. And blessed that many aspects of his business have actually been profitable.That’s not been the case for many local businesses, which… → Read More

UNC basketball rounds out recruiting class with Kerwin Walton

North Carolina added what should be the final piece to its 2020 basketball recruiting class Thursday when 6-foot-5 guard Kerwin Walton signed a National → Read More

Harnett company Saab stepping up to make medical gowns in midst of coronavirus outbreak

The Saab Defense & Security USA announced Tuesday the addition of production lines at its Lillington operation to produce nonsurgical gowns. → Read More

Harnett company stepping up to make medical gowns in midst of coronavirus outbreak

The Saab Defense & Security USA announced Thursday the addition of production lines at its Lillington operation to produce nonsurgical gowns. → Read More

The essentials: ‘Sometimes you’re the only person these seniors see all day’

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced cancellation or rescheduling of many activities and caused Brian Gaskell and his staff to find other ways to serve the → Read More

FirstHealth: 2 of 16 employees who tested positive for COVID-19 are back at work

A spokeswoman said the majority of employees who tested positive for the coronavirus work at the Moore County facility in Pinehurst. → Read More