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2:00 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Sanford Veteran Hopes To Set Powerlifting World Record, Again.

Greg Stott practices lifts in his training room in Sanford.
Credit Jillian Clark-Ramey

Sanford resident and world champion powerlifter Greg Stott is not your normal weight-lifting competitor. He’s a 50-year-old used car dealer, father of two, and a former Army Ranger whose military career ended in prison.  He’s a piano player and self-identified evangelist. And he’s manic depressive.  In October, he’s slated to compete in the 100% Raw (meaning drug-free and without the use of belts or supports) World Championships in Las Vegas and hopes to set a Master Powerlifting Total World Record. A film production team led by his son, Nicholas Stott, is documenting the endeavor and is currently raising money on Kickstarter to turn their footage into a feature film.

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Sports
7:49 am
Mon July 29, 2013

UNC Suspends Hairston After Traffic Citation

UNC Guard P.J. Hairston
Credit UNC Athletic Communications / goheels.com

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina has suspended leading scorer P.J. Hairston indefinitely after the guard was cited for reckless driving.

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The State of Things
10:28 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Local Promoter Ushers Nascar Into The Modern Era

Humpy Wheeler oversees Charlotte Motor Speedway construction.
Credit The Wheeler Company

Frank Stasio speaks to Humpy Wheeler about his life and NASCAR.

Howard "Humpy" Wheeler has been involved with car racing since it was junkyard vehicles running on old dirt horse tracks. He eventually became the president and general manager of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he became the foremost promoter of Nascar. He was known for his publicity stunts and close affiliation with Nascar and its racers. Host Frank Stasio talks to Humpy Wheeler about his life in Nascar.

Sports
2:07 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Heels Must Survive And Advance Again and Again

UNC will meet UCLA at the College World Series in Omaha, NE on Friday Night.
Credit Jeffrey A. Camarati, UNC

A night after sending rival NC State home, UNC finds itself in another do-or-die scenario. The Tar Heels topped the Wolfpack 7-0 on Thursday. Their reward for that victory: a date with UCLA (Friday 8pm, ESPN).

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Sports
6:11 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Tar Heels Win Rematch With Wolfpack, Still Alive In College World Series

North Carolina advances in the College World Series after defeating N.C. State in a rematch.
Credit Greg Echlin

Top-seeded North Carolina is still alive at the College World Series after shutting out North Carolina State Thursday night, 7-0.  After losing to the Wolfpack last Sunday, the Heels bounced back to beat their rival's ace pitcher.

As Tar Heel and Wolfpack supporters mixed in with the fans who entered the the stadium behind home plate, they immediately felt the 22 mile-an-hour breeze in their face.  Tar Heels coach Mike Fox also noticed it.

"Yeah, you can see the flags.  There was no doubt it was going to be a pitcher’s night," Fox said.

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Sports
4:37 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

UNC-Chapel Hill Faces NC State In College World Series Tonight

College World Series in Omaha
Credit Greg Echlin

UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State will both try to avoid elimination tonight when they meet in the College World Series.

This is the fifth match-up of the season between these two rivals and the stakes don’t get much higher. UNC and State split a pair of regular season match-ups. The Tar Heels then won a classic 18-inning affair last month during the ACC Tournament. And the Wolfpack got the latest laugh with an 8-1 victory in the College World Series this past weekend.

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The State of Things
11:59 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Bull City Summer Documents Departure Of Wil Myers

Sunset at Durham Bulls Stadium
Credit Kate Joyce / bullcitysummer.org

The brainchild of documentarian Sam Stephenson continues as the Durham Bulls season goes on. He and a group of artists, writers and others are trying to document all 72 home games of the Durham Bulls.

Host Frank Stasio talks with contributors Adam Sobsey and Kate Joyce about Bull City Summer and the departure from the Bulls of star Wil Myers.

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Sports
7:30 am
Wed June 19, 2013

UNC Win And NCSU Loss Set Up Rivalry Rematch

North Carolina and NC State are set for a rematch in the College World Series.
Credit Greg Echlin

Another rivalry game between North Carolina and North Carolina State is on the horizon at the College World Series in Omaha.  This time, the loser will go home.  

No team has been hotter down the stretch than North Carolina State. UCLA’s 2-1 victory over the Wolfpack on Tuesday was only the fifth loss for State since March 31, and no one except for Florida State and the North Carolina Tar Heels had beaten the Pack.  So Wolfpack coach Elliott Avent was in no mood to talk about the Tar Heel rematch Thursday night.

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Sports
7:22 am
Mon June 17, 2013

NC State Dominates UNC To Open College World Series

TD Ameritrade Stadium, the site of the College World Series in Omaha
Credit Jimmy Emerson / Flickr Creative Commons

North Carolina and N.C. State have played each other 285 times in baseball, but they met for their first College World Series matchup Sunday with the Wolfpack coming out on top.

This marks the sixth time in eight years the Tar Heels have earned a trip to Omaha. As the top-seeded team in the championship, the only thing missing from their point of view is a national championship.

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Sports
2:00 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

VIDEO: Wolfpack Ball Players' Pickup Game With 11-Year-Olds

Wolfpack players Logan Ratledge (gray shirt) and Jake Armstrong (red shirt) playing with Little Leaguers.
Credit NC State

NC State's Wolfpack has had the entire season to prepare for its World Series shot this weekend, but when they arrived at the hotel in Omaha this week, a couple players managed to get in a last minute pickup game with a Little League team on the lawn of their hotel.  NC State communications caught players Logan Ratledge and Jake Armstrong on film batting with an 11-and-under team from Colorado Thursday afternoon. Nearby hotel and car windows were spared –they used a wiffle ball.

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