By Hampton Dellinger
  • The Kitchen is Open and the Menu is Politics

    August 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

    As North Carolina readies for four momentous political events — local elections this Fall, statewide and federal primary elections next May, Charlotte’s hosting of the Democratic National Convention in September 2012, and the General Election two months later — “Beyond the Headlines” host Hampton Dellinger talks with political and policy experts about what might happen […]

  • Seven Lessons from the Davis Firing

    August 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    1. The internet and airwaves are filled with sports pundits and fans lambasting UNC for firing Butch Davis on the eve of the football season.   But once it became apparent what key Davis hire John Blake was doing while a Tar Heel coach (essentially acting as an agent’s agent), there was no “wrong time” […]


    June 27, 2011 at 1:43 am

    When it comes to winning international team sport competitions, Dean Smith unveiled the secret 35 years ago: Tarheels, lots of Tarheels. It is a strategy for success I wish the US Women’s National Soccer Team — with only two UNC alums on its 21 player roster — was utilizing in the 2011 World Cup that […]


    June 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    BUY THIS BOOK    Local lawyer John Stanley was recognized recently by Lawyers’ Weekly as one of North Carolina’s best attorneys. He’s also written one of the best books to come from the Tarheel state in a long time: Mickey Price: Journey to Oblivion. Its an action-adventure for readers 7-13 about kids in space (and on the […]

  • UNC Greats Heath and O'Reilly, Plus Coach Dorrance, on 2011 Women's World Cup

    May 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    The United States Women’s National Soccer Team is in the Triangle training for the 2011 World Cup which kicks off next month in Germany. Beyond the Headlines host Hampton Dellinger joined the team during its training session at Wake Med Soccer Complex in Cary. Former UNC greats Heather O’Reilly and Tobin Heath took time out […]

  • CH Case Before US Supreme Court Raises Tough Questions

    May 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    If you are the parent of a 13 year old suspected by the police of criminal activity, would you expect to be notified before your child is questioned? And, before the interview takes place, would you want your teenager to know that he or she could chose between answering questions or remaining silent? These questions […]

  • Let's Go Beyond Civil War Markers at Town-Gown Border

    May 3, 2011 at 3:02 am

    On either side of downtown Franklin Street’s stonewall are not one but two Confederate markers. If we are what we remember, it is long past time for UNC and Chapel Hill to recognize similarly the town’s first African-American mayor: Howard Lee. The monument known as “Silent Sam” sits on the “gown” side. It was erected […]