Mandela Memorials
7:46 am
Fri December 13, 2013

The Triangle And Triad Will Celebrate Mandela With Prayers And Drums

Groups across the Triangle and Triad will celebrate the life of the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
Credit Wikipedia Creative Commons / Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science

Celebrations will commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela this weekend across the Piedmont. The former South African President died last week at the age of 95.

Deborah Blackman is President of the South African Tarheels, one of the groups coordinating the memorials.  She says the respect Mandela earned as a prisoner and as a political leader still resonates across the world.

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State of Things
1:21 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Tar Heels Down

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ousted two leaders of the school's athletic program this week. Football coach Butch Davis was fired and longtime Athletics Director Dick Baddour announced his resignation. It's all fallout from persistent allegations that football players violated NCAA rules regarding academics and gifts.

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5:15 am
Thu April 21, 2011

Voice Of Tarheels Retires

Woody Durham
Credit tarheelblue.com


  "Snap. Spot. Kick away. High enough, long enough... It's good! It's good! Carolina has won the game on a 42-yard field goal by freshman Connor Barth. Good gosh girdy!"

 That's sportscaster Woody Durham calling the game-winning play in North Carolina's 2004 upset win over Miami. Durham announced yesterday he will retire after 40 years of broadcasting Tar Heel football and basketball games. 

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