By Hampton Dellinger
  • Band of Three Seeks to Lead UNC to Soccer Title

    November 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Most women’s college soccer teams deploy a back line of four defenders, sometimes even five.  Not UNC.  There may be safety in numbers but, as far as Carolina is concerned, there are no national championships.  So as the Tar Heels (10-5-2) seek a 21st NCAA title beginning with today’s opening round game against Radford (14-2-4) in […]

  • Let's Fill Up Fetzer

    September 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    250 out of 5,000: That is how many Fetzer Field seats were filled the last time Florida State played UNC in women’s soccer in Chapel Hill.  The lack of fan support was a disappointment and may have contributed to the disappointing final score: Florida State 2 – UNC 1.   Fast forward eleven months to […]

  • Ban the Chancellor's Box at Kenan Stadium

    September 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Let’s hope that everyone involved with the search and selection of UNC Chapel Hill’s next chancellor insists that she (hint, hint) or he puts substantial and visible distance between the head university administrator’s office and the athletic department, particularly football and men’s basketball.  I’m not saying future chancellors have to boycott Kenan Stadium and the […]

  • All Eyes on Charlotte as Dems Gather

    August 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    With the Democratic National Convention kicking off, Charlotte’s week in the sun has come.  Of course, the illumination of the host city may be more artificial than natural as broadcasters from around the world come to town with their high intensity tv lights in tow.  The thousands of reporters, delegates and convention-related visitors will all […]

  • Closing Arguments Against Amendment One

    April 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    When it comes to public life, there is a concept I learned from great North Carolinians such as the late Terry Sanford and former Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Dickson Phillips, as well as from my parents: being right when it matters.  Because members of the General Assembly failed the test of being right […]

  • U.S. Senator D.G. Martin: What Might Have Been

    January 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve been thinking about John Edwards a lot lately as I author the John Edwards Trial Blog for ABC 11 News.  And the more I think about Edwards the more I think about Chapelboro’s own D.G. Martin.     Before he became a media star, D.G. was a rising political star.  And to my mind, […]

  • UNC Women's Soccer: NCAA Tourney Preview

    November 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Hampton Dellinger interviews famed UNC soccer alum Nikki Washington (a member of Carolina’s NCAA Championship Teams in 2006, 2008, and 2009) on the eve of the Tarheels’ opening round match against William & Mary. The game — which takes place Saturday, November 12th at UNC’s Fetzer Field — will likely be Carolina’s last home game […]

  • Big Game. Big, Big, Big Game.

    October 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    UNC and Duke have played each other 36 times in women’s soccer.  The most important regular season match ever will be the one they play on Thursday night at Fetzer Field.  Here’s why….For decades, the outcome wasn’t in doubt (UNC would win) nor the principal reason for the result (superior talent).   Both “givens” are […]

  • Last in Flight….at First

    September 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Want to help the Outer Banks recover financially post-Irene while recovering your own lost youth post-childhood?  Go hang glide on Jockey’s Ridge.   I tried hang gliding for the first time this summer. It was awesome.  Actually, I tried it five times; five “attempted” flights that is, which is what you get when you sign […]

  • Back in the Kitchen

    August 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    The second episode of KITCHEN POLITICS, an occasional public affairs video broadcast hosted by Hampton Dellinger, is ready for viewing (just click on the screen below). In this episode, Public Policy Polling director Tom Jensen joins Ruth Sheehan, Zack Hawkins, and Ken Lewis for a discussion of the 2011 local elections, plus a look at […]