On Wednesday, as part of National Signing Day, dozens of local athletes across eastern North Carolina signed to play college football at the Division 1 level.
Some classrooms at UNC-Chapel Hill’s medical school resemble a 1970s-era high school chemistry lab – old-fashioned lab stations, chalkboards on the wall, sinks obsolete.
Leaders at the university say this is no place to train roughly half the state’s doctors, and they hope voters will agree on March 15.
Sure, he has put on a few pounds since his playing days at North Carolina. He has lost most of his hair, but that occurred when coaching at Auburn. Still, there are no bags under those sparkling blue eyes, and his laughter often reverberates around his office. Truth be known, there is little physical evidence to show that Jeff Lebo has the toughest job in all of men’s college basketball.
UNC system President Emeritus Tom Ross, who stepped down earlier this month, is going to Duke University.
Ross has been named the first Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He’ll start Feb. 1 and the fellowship will last at least through the spring semester, according to a news release from Duke.