It's a busy night for the local and regional baseball teams; the Braves open a huge home series with the Phillies Friday night; will Kemba Walker return next season. For more on those stories, and more local and regional headlines, please click on the link below....

Mason Paradine of Hickory High is named an All-American; HHS senior William Stewart signs with CCC&TI. For more on these stories, and more local, regional and statewide sports headlines, please click on the link below....

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen passes away; John Calipari gets a long-term deal from UK; UVA lands a 4-Star recruit, and a 4-Star recruit spurns the Tar Heels....