Author: Hayes Permar

Hayes Permar

What does Hayes like about sports? Walk offs, walkovers, walk ups, walk outs, walks, Ewoks, “Walk Like A Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He is from Wake County and dropped out of Davidson, UNC and NC State, jumps on whatever in-state bandwagon is currently tracking towards a championship and has a favorite team but pretends he doesn’t for journalistic purposes.
Carolina Panthers

A Very Panther Christmas! Vol. 14-0

Articles, Sports, Videos

  Grab your copy of the hottest holiday album hitting the small market this season. Just in time for gift-giving, it’s “A Very Panther Christmas: Vol 14-0” Join other Carolina fans and enjoy these timeless classics and more. “Bene in a Manger” “Beginning To Look A Lot Like Funchess” “Dab The Halls” “I Saw Jerry… Read more »


Dexter Lawrence Chooses Clemson


Some good reporters who cover the recruiting beat way better than we did will tell you a lot more about the details. We just heard people care about this stuff, so we thought we’d pass it along. Word of advice, Dexter–never call your own number on a fake punt. Best of luck on a great… Read more »


College Football Coach Approval Ratings

Articles, Sports

Our friends over at Public Policy Polling have some new numbers out about how the people of North Carolina feel about Gov. Pat McCrory and other public figures, as well as blah blah blah… Ok, but they also asked some questions about sports, specifically what respondents thought about their favorite team’s head coach.  We take… Read more »

Feed The Rivalry

SportsChannel8 Inspires Businesses to #FeedTheRivalry and Help the Food Bank

The following news release was distributed. Thanks to all who supported us and the Food Bank! Raleigh, N.C. (December 4th, 2015)-SportsChannel8, a digital news network covering North Carolina and national sports headlines through a North Carolina lens, orchestrated a Twitter fundraiser to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina on November 28th. The fundraiser,… Read more »

Breaking News

BREAKING: Kobe Bryant To Retire With Charlotte Hornets

[youtube] Kobe Bryant announced Sunday he would retire at the end of the season. His ties to North Carolina run deep and have long been known. SportsChannel8 has learned that Kobe Bryant will sign a one-day contract and retire a Charlotte Hornet. But he might not. We could be wrong. It happens.

What We're Thankful For


Articles, Sports

  There’s not a day that goes by when we don’t wake up being thankful for being a sports fan in North Carolina. This November, the SportsChannel8 team and a panel of peers from NC media will be counting down to Thanksgiving with the top 25 things we have to be thankful for in this… Read more »