Bell delivers hoodie, and birthday cheer

Mar. 25, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

Durham mayor Bill Bell won the annual Duke vs. Carolina basketball bet, thanks to a couple of losses by UNC this season to highly-ranked Duke.

So, Bell traveled the 11 or so miles to Chapel Hill to pay up.

Yep, you heard that right. Pay up.

You see, the winner buys the loser a piece of his team’s athletic gear, which the loser must wear during the entire length of a council meeting.

Bell bought Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt a Duke Blue Devil hoodie, which Kleinschmidt, a UNC alumnus, wore throughout Monday’s meeting, which coincidentally some observers believe broke a record for ending early.

Kleinschmidt also got a bonus gift from his Durham counterpart when Bell led the Town Council in singing happy birthday to Kleinschmidt.