Yorick Bites!

Yorick Bites!
'Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him...' David Nields has fun with a prop skull in the spirit of the classic scene from 'Hamlet.' Nields will be teaching an upcoming acting Shakespeare class at the Imperial Centre.

This Guy Was Excited

You've won...A NEW CAR!
William Johnson celebrates after winning a Chevrolet Blazer in a drawing held Tuesday by BHT Inc. for the top workers at its McDonald's restaurants. Johnson has been without transportation for the past two weeks after his previous vehicle broke down.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Natalie Harrison, 9, on right, plays in a fake snowfall Friday during Rocky Mount's winter wonderland event at the Imperial Centre. Children at the event were able to sit on Santa's lap and play in the snow-like foam suds that were released every hour.
Below: Daniel Simon, left, and Ryan Agan, both 5, try to catch the fake snow--Simon in his hands and Agan, perhaps unwisely, in his mouth. Bottom: Victoria Hennessey, 7, plays in a fake snowfall.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

State Champs!

2-A State Champs
Tarboro's Brandon Richardson, above, rallies his team after they defeated Burnsville Mountain Heritage in the 2-A state championship game Friday Dec. 11 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. Burnsville Mountain Heritage defender Clay Parker, below, tackles Tarboro running back Chris Lane Friday.


Offensive player of the game
Tarboro running back Chris Lane, above, was named the offensive player of the game.

Tears of Joy
Shedding tears of joy, Tarboro's Takoby Cofield, right, walks onto the field with teammates Jamias Williams, center, and Darrius Staton after Tarboro's victory. 
Got the trophy
Tarboro's Markell Pettaway shows off the 2-A state championship trophy.

Rocky Mount Christmas Parade

Rocky Mount Christmas Parade

Rocky Mount Christmas Parade

Rocky Mount Christmas Parade

Emotional Rollercoaster


Southern Nash players, above, react as their team takes on South Johnston in overtime during the Eastern Regional final. Only minutes later players try to collect their emotions after losing the game with a blocked extra point attempt.


The Guy with BIG Arms

Meet Mr. Olympia

Brandon Williams, left, has his iphone signed by 2009 Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler on Oct. 19 during an appearance at the Fit 4 Life on Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount. Below: Cutler gets in a workout at Fit 4 Life.

Meet Mr. Olympia

Losing her Home

Losing her home

Ethel Rivera poses at the front door of her home on Hunter Hill Road on Nov. 11. Rivera is in the process of moving out of the home that will be demolished to make way for a widening project for Hunter Hill Road.

Service With a Smile

Two generations

Sgt. Monika King, left, of the U.S. Army 849th Quartermaster Company and Erma Lucas, Retired U.S. Navy, share a laugh on Nov. 10 during a dinner at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Rocky Mount. The Joint Veteran's Committee of Nash and Edgecombe Counties hosted the event as a send off for the 849th, who will be deployed to Afghanistan on February 4 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pharmacy Business Portrait

Northside Pharmacy

Pharmacist and owner Dr. Angela Stokes shows off the compounding lab at Northside Family Pharmacy on Bishop Road. The compounding lab is a facility used to mix custom capsules, creams and ointments--a feature not found in many modern pharmacies.

Victory at the 'Junction'

Victory at the 'Junction'

SouthWest Edgecombe players celebrate following the teams victory over Tarboro in the cross county rivalry game that's become known as the 'Function at the Junction' at SouthWest Edgecombe High School.

N.C. Wesleyan Game Day

N.C. Wesleyan Gameday
Running back L.J. Scott, left, and wide receiver Donte' Mack relax in the locker loom at N.C. Wesleyan on Sept. 12 while waiting on their shuttle bus to Northern Nash High School for a home game against Salisbury. With no football stadium on campus, even the team's home games are on the road.

This fall, I spent a whole Saturday documenting a game day for the N.C. Wesleyan College football team, from breakfast to victory. With a few news assignments squeezed in there for good measure, it was a long day, but a fun project.

You can view the full slideshow of photos here: www.rockymounttelegram.com/sports/nc-wesleyan-football-ga...

N.C. Wesleyan wide receiver Devontae Atkins, below, leaps over Salisbury University defender Phillip Sheppard during game action Saturday at Northern Nash High School.

Wesleyan Football

Football Illustrations

Collision Course

Each Friday this fall we ran a piece of feature art with the prep preview story in the Telegram. For several of the biggest games I did a photo illustration.  This one is for the biggest game of the regular season around here--the cross-county rivalry of Tarboro and SouthWest Edgecombe.

I composited elements from about 9 different pictures to make the train picture below. I still like the concept, but being my first real attempt at such a large scale composite I now look back and see a lot of little things I could have done differently.

Please note: no football players were harmed in the making of these photographs. =)

Use Your Head!

Faith Christian's Zack Roberson, above, makes a header against Shannon Forest's Devon Tyson during an Oct. 27 game at Faith Christian School. Wilson Greenfield's Mark Dandanell, below, makes a header during the NCISAA state soccer championship game Oct. 31 against Faith Christian at the Gillette Soccer Complex in Wilson.

NCISAA State Championship