LAURELS — Too often found swimming under the radar, the ECU men’s and women’s swim teams deserve high praise for a second straight American Athletic Conference championship for the men’s team and a solid fifth place finish for the women that included a gold-medal winner. Three men took gold medals, while ECU Coach Rick Kobe was named conference coach of the year. Far too many people will be asking: Who knew? Congratulations!
LAURELS — To incoming ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery’s appearance at this week’s Enriching Minds luncheon in support of Literacy Volunteers-Pitt County. Montgomery nearly upstaged the event’s speaker, author Wiley Cash, with his description of his upbringing in Shelby and his father’s rise from the textile mill to a doctorate and the faculty at Gardner-Webb University. Explaining his resulting dedication to literacy, Montgomery said of the experience: “It changed our outcome.”
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