Art Chansky

Chansky’s Notebook: The Carolina Anthem

Wonderfully, JT was back on the UNC athletic fields. When President Obama came to Chapel Hill to stump for Hillary Clinton, his 44-minute speech was preceded by one of our town’s favorite adopted sons, James Taylor, singing his signature Carolina In My Mind on a stage erected on the intramural fields next to Carmichael Arena. It reminded me of the first time I saw JT at UNC. It was one of those fabulous Jubilee spring weeks when world-class entertainers performed for two days and nights. Taylor was just 22 when he returned to Chapel Hill to sing the song...

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Chansky’s Notebook: A New Maye Breaks In

It was a glorious Homecoming weekend in so many ways. Old grads and young grads must have had a marvelous time on a sun-splashed Homecoming weekend that began with an informative basketball exhibition Friday night and continued with a pleasing football blowout of Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon. My biggest takeaway from the hoops warm-up was Luke Maye’s retooled body and outstanding play in the one-sided practice game against UNC-Pembroke; and how his father, Mark Maye, was in the news Saturday after Mitch Trubisky equaled or broke some of his 30-year-old passing records at Kenan Stadium, as the Heels beat...

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