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Art Chansky

Chansky’s Notebook: Regain The Rhythm

The bad week ended up worse. When the Tar Heels walked off the field a one-point loser at Duke last Thursday, it was an embarrassing defeat but did not seem like the end of the world. Until two days later, when Virginia Tech got whipped decisively at home by Georgia Tech. Thus, wins at Duke and over N.C. State would have given Carolina a second straight Coastal Division title and ACC championship game appearance. Now, the only chance is for the Hokies to lose at home again, this time to Virginia, and UNC still having to beat the Wolfpack....

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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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