These Trojans exchange a few seconds of fame for 32 minutes of team ball.
No. 1-seeded Orange had more flair, both in the introductions and after the ball was tipped, throwing down dunks and offering some pizzazz in a 69-56 win in the East Regional 3-A boys’ basketball semifinals at Crown Coliseum here late Wednesday.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski experienced dizziness during a timeout early in the second half of Wednesday night’s game at Wake Forest and did not conduct a his usual post-game press conference.
North Carolina held its first spring practice Wednesday, hoping to keep the momentum from last season’s 6-1 finish that including a Belk Bowl win over Cincinnati.
With a laugh, Durham resident Darryl Williams said his strategy before was to try not to get sick. As a self-employed musician, he did not have health insurance. But he’s getting older and said he’s seeing more things happening with his health.
So on a Thursday last month, he was sitting in an office at the Durham County Department of Social Services checking out his options for insurance on the federal online health insurance website.
DUKE WATCHES LEAD EVAPORATE DOWN STRETCH IN 10-POINT LOSS
Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and Wake Forest pulled away to upset No. 4 Duke 82-72 on Wednesday night.
Travis McKie added 19 points in his final scheduled home game for the Demon Deacons (16-14, 6-11 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Coming off a home loss to sub-.500 Boston College, they shot 46 percent from the field and overcame their largest deficit of the game by scoring 17 straight points and holding Duke without a field goal for 5 critical minutes down the stretch.
Codi Miller-McIntyre had 13 points to help Wake Forest claim its first win over Duke since 2009 and its biggest win since an upset of No. 2 Miami last February.
UNC (22-8, 10-6) enters the ACC Tournament Thursday, March 6 with a No. 13 national ranking in the AP poll but only a No. 6 seed in the ACC and will face an incredibly difficult task if they hope to win their first ACC title since 2008.
The Durham Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday voted unanimously to join a lawsuit opposing a new state law that, in four years, will end tenure or “career status” for North Carolina teachers.
In a statement read by board member Natalie Beyer, the board directed Chairwoman Heidi Carter and the school district’s attorney to take “any and all action necessary” to join a lawsuit the Guilford County school board plans to file seeking a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief. They’re opposed to a law that requires school districts to identify 25 percent of their teachers for four-year contracts and to offer bonuses to those who voluntarily give up “career status” before 2018.
NCCU took back seat to Norfolk State by one game in MEAC regular-season a year ago, but the teams didn't play. This time around, NCCU has clinched the No. 1 spot and meets No. 3 Norfolk State for the first time in two years Thursday, March 6.
Two former Durham Police Department detectives say a 2013 N.C. Supreme Court decision should trigger the dismissal of a malicious-prosecution lawsuit against them in the Duke lacrosse case.
The next opponent to face No. 5-seeded Hillside’s pressure is top-seeded Millbrook (24-3) when the two teams battle in the Eastern Regional semifinals Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville..
Southeast Raleigh is the No. 2 seed in the East, carrying a gaudy 24-2 record into the Thursday, March 6 8:30 p.m. game against No. 19 Riverside. Both losses came against out-of-state teams, and the Bulldogs dominated the Greater Neuse River Conference.
The resident of an apartment above Pizzeria Toro has sued the pizza shop as well as a kitchen equipment cleaning company for punitive damages related to a fire that damaged the apartment in early November.
The business and two others nearby were forced to close by the fire, which was the second at the shop in the year. The two other businesses have since re-opened, while Pizzeria Toro has not.
The school board could decide as early as today whether to join litigation challenging a new state law that requires school districts to offer four-year contracts to 25 percent of their teachers in exchange for a waiver of tenure rights.
The Durham Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday narrowed the list of potential superintendent search firms to four.
Board members voted 5-2 during a committee meeting to consider McPherson & Jacobson LLC of Omaha, Neb., Ray and Associates Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Ia., BWP & Associates of Libertyville, Ill. and the Raleigh-based North Carolina School Board Association.
They must finalize the vote in a special meeting next week. If confirmed, it means the board won’t invite PROACT Search of Wilmette, Ill., to town for an interview.