Chapelboro.com http://chapelboro.com More of what you live here for Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:00:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 More of what you live here for Chapelboro.com no More of what you live here for Chapelboro.com http://chapelboro.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chapelboro.com Carolers Gather for a Cause at Hillsborough’s Colonial Inn http://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-time/carolers-gather-cause-hillsboroughs-colonial-inn/ http://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-time/carolers-gather-cause-hillsboroughs-colonial-inn/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:04:26 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123829 The old-time holiday tradition of caroling was enjoyed by a group of folks gathered for a cause at Hillsborough’s historic Colonial Inn Sunday night.

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The old-time holiday tradition of caroling was enjoyed by a group of folks gathered for a cause at Hillsborough’s historic Colonial Inn Sunday night.

Some of the carolers even dressed up in old-time clothing for the occasion, as they braved the chilly air and stood in front of the 176-year-old Inn at 153 W. King St. It’s in shabby condition, and it’s been closed for more than 10 years.

Bob Johnson, a project manager living in Hillsborough, was a co-organizer of Sunday’s event. He explained the purpose of the citizen caroling group, which came together quickly.

“We’re just trying to draw attention in Hillsborough to the current state and potential fate if the Inn,” said Johnson,” and trying to get people engaged, and aware, so that we can save the Colonial Inn.”

The fate of the Colonial Inn is in limbo. Owner Francis Henry, who bought it at auction in 2001, has been denied permission to tear down his deteriorating building.

He’s reportedly rejected all offers from prospective buyers.

Co-organizer Krista McKinnon grew up just around the corner from the Colonial Inn.

“This used to be the landmark of our town,” said McKinnon. “This used to be what Hillsborough was known for. And it would really be so beautiful around the holidays, with the Christmas tour, and everything that came through.

“And I guess that’s why it made me think of Christmas caroling – just remembering what it used to look like at Christmas.”

Johnson and McKinnon said they hope that more citizen engagement will bring about a positive solution for the Colonial Inn next year.

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Happy Holiday ‘Hardwood’ Season For Tar Heels http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/happy-holiday-hardwood-season-tar-heels/ http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/happy-holiday-hardwood-season-tar-heels/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:07:01 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123821 It was a clean sweep for the Tar Heels on the hardwood over the weekend.

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It was a clean sweep for the Tar Heels on the hardwood over the weekend. The women took full advantage of a pre-Christmas beach vacation, while the men finally earned that signature win they had been hoping for.

***Listen to the story***

A fourth loss wouldn’t have necessarily been devastating for the UNC men’s basketball team, but an 82-74 win was a much better outcome for head coach Roy Williams’ squad Saturday inside the United Center.

No. 24 Carolina came out on fire, knocking down shots and playing with high energy on both sides of the floor to create a quick double-digit lead on No. 12 Ohio State.

JP Tokoto gets a bucket (UNC Athletics)

JP Tokoto lays one in (UNC Athletics)

But it was the way the 8-3 Tar Heels finished, missing nearly all of their free throws down the stretch and turning the ball over with regularity, which is keeping Coach Williams from drinking too much celebratory Egg Nog.

“I’m extremely relieved. I’m not sitting up here saying I’m as happy as I could possibly be. I don’t hear the ‘Happy’ song in my ears right now. We stunk it up down the stretch, and I think we got to get better there,” Coach Williams says.

Junior point guard Marcus Paige says he’s happy with the improved play of the big men this year, but is not using that as an excuse for his dip in production this season.

“Brice [Johnson] and Kennedy [Meeks] have done a great job this year of being an inside presence. We wanted Kennedy to finish a little stronger around the basket today, but Brice was great [18 pts, 9 rbs]. I don’t need to play perfect, but I do need to play better,” Paige says.

Meanwhile in Myrtle Beach, the UNC women’s basketball team picked up a pair of convincing wins over inferior opponents to cure the sour taste of their first loss of the season.

Sophomore guard Allisha Gray continues to provide the most offensive spark for the 11-1 Tar Heels, leading the scoring charge in both contests with 17 points against Maine Friday night and 20 points versus Elon on Sunday.

Allisha Gray (UNC Athletics)

Allisha Gray (UNC Athletics)

Junior forward Xylina McDaniel went down with an apparent ankle injury late in Sunday’s game, but the full extent of her injury remains unknown.

Sunday’s 85-67 victory was not settled until the second half. After taking a mere 46-43 advantage into the locker room, the Tar Heels used a 9-0 run to open the final 20 minutes of play to seize control and cruise from there.

The Tar Heels will now get a chance to enjoy their Christmas before returning to action later this month in Chapel Hill.

The men welcome UAB to the Smith Center Saturday for a 4 p.m. tipoff. The women don’t play again until a Dec. 30 meeting with Albany in Carmichael Arena.

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Holiday ‘Booze It & Lose It’ Campaign Kicks It Up a Notch for 20th Anniversary http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/holiday-booze-lose-campaign-kicks-notch-20th-anniversary/ http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/holiday-booze-lose-campaign-kicks-notch-20th-anniversary/#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:09:11 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123813 The year 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of North Carolina’s Booze It & Lose It campaign to keep impaired drivers off the road. To drive its message home, the Governor's Highway Safety Program has released a series of televised PSAs and online videos.

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The year 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of North Carolina’s Booze It & Lose It campaign to keep impaired drivers off the road.

To drive the message home, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program has released a series of televised PSAs and online videos.

“In 2002, Zack was seven years old,” says Angie Bass. “It would have been his third day of second grade. And on the way to school, we were hot by an impaired driver.”

She had just married her second husband a week before the tragic accident that took the life of her son, Zachary Davis. She’d been looking forward to her honeymoon, and to the fresh start with Zack and his new stepdad.

Her story is one of 20 in the “20/20 Hindsight” video series. The videos offer firsthand testimony about the often tragic consequences of drunk driving.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program also released a PSA that’s airing across the state through Jan. 4.

The message is: “If you drink and drive this holiday season, day, or night, you will be caught.”

It shouldn’t take much more than learning the story of Angela Bass and her son Zack to understand why “Booze It & Lose It” is a worthwhile program.

On August 9, 2002, a truck driven by John Spencer Brown drifted into the wrong lane at 85 MPH on Highway 127 in Hickory. The psoted speed limit was 45 MPH.

Brown’s truck hit Bass’s car, causing it to spin out of control. Brown’s truck then hit another vehicle, injuring the driver.

Bass’s son Zack died the next day from his injuries. Brown initially refused a blood alcohol test, but a warrant was served, blood was drawn, and his blood alcohol level was determined to be 0.17.

His blood sample also contained Xanax, as well as a byproduct of cocaine.

Brown was convicted of second degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and driving while impaired.

Now 37, he’s serving a sentence of 22-to-29 years at Mountain View Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine, N.C.

But he got off easy, compared to young Zack Brown and his family. Here’s Angie Bass:

You can view the 20/20 Hindsight series here.

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Study: Chapel Hill Is America’s Third-Best College Town http://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-time/study-chapel-hill-americas-third-best-college-town/ http://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-time/study-chapel-hill-americas-third-best-college-town/#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:38:45 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123811 Oxford, Ohio, ranks as the best college town in the U.S., according to WalletHub's latest ranking.

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We all know that Chapel Hill is a great college town – and now, we’ve got even more national recognition.

The personal finance website WalletHub just named Chapel Hill as the third-best college town in America.

WalletHub compared 280 U.S. cities with major colleges, looking at 23 metrics including the cost of living for young people, the cost and quality of higher education, the number of students per capita, the crime rate, the nightlife, accessibility, and the availability of part-time jobs.

According to WalletHub, Chapel Hill got high marks for educational and job opportunities as well as its “youth-oriented environment.” Chapel Hill’s cost of living is high compared with other towns, but still in the top third overall.

WalletHub’s best college town in America is Oxford, Ohio, home of Miami University. Coming in second is State College, Pennsylvania, home of Penn State. The next-highest-ranking ACC town is Charlottesville, Virginia, which came in 19th.

Four other North Carolina towns made the top 100: Durham ranked 73rd in the WalletHub rankings, followed by Raleigh in 82nd, Wilmington in 88th, and Greenville in 91st.

You can find more numbers from the study here.

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Common Science Comprehensive Index http://chapelboro.com/columns/common-science/common-science-comprehensive-index/ http://chapelboro.com/columns/common-science/common-science-comprehensive-index/#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:53:25 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123806 April 2015 will be the fourth anniversary for Common Science®.  In each of the past three Decembers I have published a hyper-linked index for the columns from that year.  This year I decided to do something different.   Below is an index with links to all 185 columns I have published. I have some new ideas […]

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April 2015 will be the fourth anniversary for Common Science®.  In each of the past three Decembers I have published a hyper-linked index for the columns from that year.  This year I decided to do something different.   Below is an index with links to all 185 columns I have published.

I have some new ideas for Common Science® for 2015.  I’ve been writing for 3.5 years, doing the radio spot (Mondays at 4:32 on 1360 AM/97.9 FM WCHL, Chapel Hill, NC), and have been running a Twitter Feed, @commonscience, for about a year.  Lately, I have been evaluating were to go next.   I’ve written an outline for a book and also started to develop some materials to teach a class or workshop on some of the topics I have covered.  My friend Robert has suggested that I start up a companion website for my columns on Chapelboro.com.  I’m also developing a logo.

This comprehensive index has helped me to sort through my thoughts on possible new directions.   For you, I hope it can serve as a bit of a reference e-book of easy-to-understand science explanations accompanied by my, hopefully interesting, insights and commentaries.

I particularly enjoy receiving correspondence from readers at commonscience@chapelboro.com.  With the rare exceptions, I respond to all of them.  So if you have a comment or question on something I have written about or want to suggest a topic for a future column, shoot me a note.

Common Science Comprehensive Index

 

1              April 25, 2011                     An Introduction to Your Host

2              April 25, 2011                     Photosynthesis Part I: Oxygen Gets All the Press

3              April 27, 2011                     Nothing Matters More than Oil, Nothing              

4              May 5, 2011                        Local Deal: 60% Off Hot Water

5              May 10, 2011                      Dating an Engineer

6              May 16, 2011                      Photosynthesis Part II: Glucose Needs a New Agent

7              May 20, 2011                      Shelter from the Storm

8              June 1, 2011                       Petroleum: 300 Million Years of Sunlight

9              June 5, 2011                       Is Your Cell Phone Trying to Kill You?

10           June 11, 2011                     Farewell to Brood XIX

11           June 18, 2011                     Peak Oil in Five Paragraphs or Less

12           June 27, 2011                     Lessons for Chapelboro from George Washington

13           July 4, 2011                         Gas Prices and the Dow Jones

14           July 10, 2011                       A Science Question for Michele Bachman

15           July 17, 2011                       Fun with Fritz and Carl

16           July 29, 2011                       Welcome to the Greenhouse

17           August 8, 2011                   Electricity Production 101

18           August 14, 2011                To Frack or not to Frack

19           August 22, 2011                The World’s Greatest Cheat Sheet

20           August 24, 2011                Earthquake!

21           September 5, 2011          It’s a Theory that’s Out There

22           September 11, 2011        Everything Comes from Oil, Everything

23           September 19, 2011        Flu Season Primer Part I: The Virus

24           September 25, 2011        Flu Season Primer Part II: The Immune System

25           October 2, 2011                Flu Season Primer Part III: The Flu

26           October 9, 2011                The Flu: Epilogue

27           October 16, 2011              Entropy and the Local Economy

28           October 20, 2011              The Saudi Arabia of Denial

29           October 30, 2011              iPads, Priuses, and Neodymium

30           November 7, 2011           It’s Getting Crowded in Here

31           November 13, 2011         Your Mother the Plant

32           November 21, 2011         Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

33           November 28, 2011         Advice to My Nephew on Whether to Study Science or Engineering

34           December 5, 2011            Biofuels Part I: Biodiesel Basics

35           December 12, 2011         Biofuels Part II: The Secret Life of Vegetable Oil

36           December 18, 2011         Biofuels Part III: Ethanol, It’s not Just for Breakfast Anymore

37           December 27, 2011         “A Year from Now You Will Wish You Had Started Today”

38           January 9, 2012                 Chapelboro 2050 Part I: Life on Two Wheels

39           January 16, 2012               Chapelboro 2050 Part II: A Farewell to Lawns

40           January 22, 2012               Yes, We Have no Bananas

41           January 29, 2012               Chapelboro 2050 Part III: Get into the Zone

42           February 6, 2012               Chapelboro 2050 Part IV: The Good Dirt

43           February 12, 2012            2012 The Year Without Winter

44           February 20, 2012            Keystone Controversy

45           February 27, 2012            What a Fracking Mess

46           March 5, 2012                    Follow the Bouncing Rubber Ball

47           March 12, 2012                  Water Part I: Is God a Mathematician?

48           March 19, 2012                  Lessons from the Explosion in the iPad Factory in China

49           March 26, 2012                  Water Part II: Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink

50           April 1, 2012                        Water Part III: Get the Salt Out

51           April 9, 2012                        Water Part IV: When the Well Runs Dry

52           April 23, 2012                     Another Piece of the Fracking Puzzle

53           April 30, 2012                     Water Part V: When Oil and Water Mix

54           May 7, 2012                        Getting Ready for Summer with SPF

55           May 14, 2012                      Yes This Really is a Column about Phosphorous

56           May 21, 2012                      Fracking, What NPR Left Out

57           May 28, 2012                      Gravity, Still a Mystery

58           June 4, 2012                       The Transit of Venus

59           June 11, 2012                     Bronze Age Part I: Intelligence versus Accumulated Knowledge

60           June 18, 2012                     Bronze Age Part II: The Case of the Missing Copper

61           June 24, 2012                     High Fructose Corn Syrup, One Lump or Two?

62           July 2, 2012                         Don’t Know Much Biology

63           July 9, 2012                         The God Particle

64           July 16, 2012                       Don’t Sweat It

65           July 22, 2012                       Welcome to the Greenhouse: Reprise

66           July 29, 2012                       To Frack or not to Frack: Reprise

67           August 6, 2012                   When the Lights Go Out

68           August 12, 2012                Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

69           August 20, 2012                Marriage Advice from Common Science

70           August 26, 2012                The Science Behind WCHL, Your News, Talk, and FM Station

71           September 3, 2012          West Nile Virus

72           September 10, 2012        If We Mine it or Drill It, We’re Going to Burn it

73           September 17, 2012        Nuclear Power Part I: The Science

74           September 24, 2012        Nuclear Power Part II: Waste, No Solution So Far

75           September 30, 2012        Nuclear Power Part III: Safety and Conclusion

76           October 8, 2012                Why This is an Important Year to Get Your Flu Shot

77           October 15, 2012              Deep Sea Vents, The Key to the Biggest Question in the Universe?

78           October 22, 2012              Political Non-Science Part I

79           October 28, 2012              Political Non-Science Part II: Calling Dr. Holdren

80           November 4, 2012           Nanotechnology

81           November 6, 2012           Why Ohio is not Close

82           November 12, 2012         Risky Business

83           November 19, 2012         Methane Hydrate Part I: The Science

84           November 26, 2012         Methane Hydrate Part II: All You Really Need to Know About Global Warming

85           November 30, 2012         Common Science Flash Post: Flu Season Update

86           December 3, 2012            The Greatest Invention of the 21st Century

87           December 10, 2012         An Ode to President Carter

88           December 16, 2012         The Lesson of Nylons

89           December 31, 2012         Common Science: The Year in Review

90           January 7, 2013                 A Follow-Up Question for Mr. Skvarla

91           January 14, 2013               Hemp, George Washington Grew It

92           January 20, 2013               In Which I Reveal Myself to be a Luddite, At Least Partly

93           January 27, 2013               Perils of a Hyper Hygienic Existence

94           February 4, 2013               Bananas Will Never Grow in Barrow

95           February 10, 2013            Dear God What is that Smell?

96           February 18, 2013            Food Part I: Three Book Recommendations

97           February 24, 2013            Food Part II: The Science of the Stomach

98           March 4, 2013                    Food Part IIIA: Wonder Bread is not Wonderful

99           March 11, 2013                  Food Part IIIB: An Apple a Day Really Did Used to Keep the Doctor Away

100         March 18, 2013                  Common Science Column 100

101         March 24, 2013                  Food Part IV: The Chicken and the Egg

102         March 31, 2013                  Food Part V: Conclusion and Some Politics

103         April 15, 2013                     National Helium Shortage

104         April 21, 2013                     Want to Grow the Local Economy? Hire More Engineers

105         April 29, 2013                     Advice for Opponents to the Keystone XL Pipeline

106         May 6, 2013                        Depleted Uranium

107         May 12, 2013                      Cougars in Chapel Hill in 2035?

108         May 19, 2013                      Ten Things You Should Know about CO2 Topping 400 PPM

109         May 26, 2013                      Mentors

110         June 3, 2013                       Hurricanes Part I: Hurricane Barry

111         June 10, 2013                     Hurricanes Part II: Storm Surge

112         June 16, 2013                     Hurricanes Part III: Frequency and Global Warming

113         June 23, 2013                     Voyager I: Off to Interstellar Space

114         July 1, 2013                         Empire of the Ants

115         July 8, 2013                         No Where Else for the Rain to Go

116         July 21, 2013                       The Power of Backpacking

117         July 29, 2013                       Monkey Pox . . . Seriously?

118         August 5, 2013                   Something is Rotten in the Province of Alberta

119         August 11, 2013                The Caterpillar Effect

120         August 19, 2013                Could Caesar Eat Peanuts?

121         August 25, 2013                The Rise and Fall of U.S. Infrastructure Part I: The Rise

122         September 1, 2013          The Rise and Fall of U.S. Infrastructure Part II: The Fall

123         September 8, 2013          The Rise and Fall of U.S. Infrastructure Part III: Conclusion

124         September 16, 2013        The Butterfly Effect

125         September 23, 2013        A World without Fossil Fuels

126         September 29, 2013        Bacteria and Obesity, A Surprising Link

127         October 6, 2013                Your Sister the Mushroom

128         October 13, 2013              Fungi of the Future

129         October 20, 2013              How Engineers Spend Their Spare Time

130         October 27, 2013              The Uncommon Core of the New Math

131         November 3, 2013           The Physics of Your Fireplace

132         November 10, 2013         Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part I: The Heart

133         November 17, 2013         Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part II: Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest

134         November 24, 2013         Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part III: First Aid

135         December 1, 2013            It’s the Extraction, Not the Emissions, That Matter

136         December 8, 2013            Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part IV: The Frozen Man

137         December 15, 2013         Smog, The Desolation of Shanghai

138         December 22, 2013         Common Science 2013 Index

139         January 5, 2014                 2014 Predictions Part I: The Positive

140         January 12, 2014               2014 Predictions Part II: The Negative

141         January 19, 2014               We Can Afford More Math Textbooks

142         January 26, 2014               West Virginia Chemical Spill

143         February 2, 2014               My First PC Weighed 25 Pounds

144         February 10, 2014            Keystone Pipeline Update

145         February 16, 2014            A Tale of Two Spills

146         February 23, 2014            The Case of the Missing Propane

147         March 3, 2014                    Checking In on Peak Oil

148         March 16, 2014                  China, The Canary in the Coal Mine

149         March 23, 2014                  3D Printing Part I: The Technology

150         March 31, 2014                  The Birthday Problem

151         April 6, 2014                        3D Printing Part II: The Future

152         April 13, 2014                     3D Printing Part III: A UNC Connection

153         April 20, 2014                     The Vanishing of the Bees Part I: Psychology

154         April 27, 2014                     The Vanishing of the Bees Part II: Local Efforts

155         May 4, 2014                        My Conflicting Thoughts on Beekeeping

156         May 12, 2014                      Meanwhile, In the War on Science

157         May 18, 2014                      Renewable Energy is Sort of like the Internet

158         May 26, 2014                      Fracking Gag Rule Part I: Trade Secret?

159         June 1, 2014                       Fracking Gag Rule Part II: The Real Reasons

160         June 8, 2014                       Fracking Gag Rule Part III: Wastewater

161         June 29, 2014                     Brazil and BBQ

162         July 6, 2014                         Hello, Arthur

163         July 13, 2014                       Chikungunya is Coming: Part I

164         July 20, 2014                       Chikungunya is Coming: Part II

165         July 27, 2014                       Soil Part I: Seaweed Fertilizer

166         August 3, 2014                   Meanwhile in the Arctic

167         August 10, 2014                Soil Part II: An Optimistic Global Warming Column

168         August 17, 2014                Methane in the Water Part I: Toxicity

169         August 24, 2014                Methane in the Water Part II: Fires and Explosions

170         August 31, 2014                Why Solar Roads Are a Bad Idea

171         September 7, 2014          How to Teach an Engineer to Play Guitar

172         September 14, 2014        All About Electricity

173         September 21, 2014        Chikungunya Part III: The Epidemic Continues

174         September 28, 2014        Of Minerals and Men

175         October 5, 2014                Mercury Rising

176         October 12, 2014              The Case of the Disappearing Lakes

177         October 20, 2014              How Chemical Engineering is Like Calculus

178         October 26, 2014              Common Science Grab Bag

179         November 2, 2014           Spinal Cord Miracle?

180         November 9, 2014           Is the Toilet the Greatest Public Health Invention Ever?

181         November 16, 2014         Why are the Norwegians Burning Trash?

182         November 23, 2014         An Engineer on a Diet: Part I

183         November 30, 2014         An Engineer on a Diet: Part II

184         December 7, 2014            Fracking: A Raleigh-Riyadh Connection

185         December 14, 2014         Results of My 2014 Predictions

 

 

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Carolina Conquers Ohio State In Chi-Town http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/carolina-conquers-ohio-state-chi-town/ http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/carolina-conquers-ohio-state-chi-town/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:22:37 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123728 CHICAGO -- Carolina won a must game on its non-conference schedule, but almost gave the dad-gum thing away to Ohio State for Christmas before holding on for 82-74 win Saturday at The House Jordan Built (United Center).

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CHICAGO — Carolina won a must game on its non-conference schedule, but almost gave the dad-gum thing away to Ohio State for Christmas before holding on for 82-74 win Saturday at The House Jordan Built (United Center).

After their best first half of the season, leading 43-31 when it should have been a bigger spread, the Tar Heels were still up a dozen with seven minutes to play. Then two hallmarks of a legendary program that have failed the last couple of seasons returned – scary bad foul shooting and the lack of confidence to close out a game.

Over 45 seconds, Carolina missed seven of eight free throws (the usually deadly Marcus Paige three of them), but poor shooting by Ohio State or good defense by the Tar Heels (or both) kept the Big Ten Buckeyes scoreless for most of the last minute when they had cut the deficit to seven points and were in position to steal the win.

Roy Williams called it a “weird, weird game” and finished both halves mad at his team that for about 32 minutes played the kind of basketball Tar Heel fans have been hoping for since the season began.

Brice Johnson with the dunk (UNC Athletics)

Brice Johnson with the dunk (UNC Athletics)

They led by as many as 16 points in the first half with balanced scoring and an eight-rebound margin but let the lead slip to 12, giving up two baskets to the Buckeyes around what was supposed to be the last shot of the half.

“I was really ticked off at halftime,” Williams said. “If I want the last shot, you know what I want? The last shot. Not shoot with six seconds left and give them a layup on the other end.”

Making it worse was Carolina had two fouls to give but let the Buckeyes score at the buzzer on a pass by Shannon Scott, the son of former UNC All-American Charles Scott who is currently second in the nation in assists.

Ohio State stayed relatively close in the first half on six three-pointers, three by Marc Loving, the game’s high scorer with 19. The Buckeyes shot 50 percent from the arc but only 30 percent from closer where Carolina’s size inside bothered them and led to the rebounding mismatch.

For most of the game, the Heels handled Ohio State’s aggressive zone, staying patient and getting good looks. Brice Johnson had 18 points, making eight of his 10 shots,

Paige finished with 16, Justin Jackson with 11 and three other players had eight each. Joel James, Nate Britt and freshman Joel Berry came off the bench to contribute and, for certain segments, the Tar Heels resembled a top 10 team, outplaying the No. 12 Buckeyes, now 9-2.

Then the helter-skelter returned, free throws wouldn’t fall, panicky passes resulted in turnovers and the confidence disappeared.

“We missed some shots and made some turnovers, and those kinds of things are contagious,” said Paige, who continued to struggle from the field and be less than perfect from the foul line.

Paige did get started earlier than usual, drilling two three-pointers (one for a four-point play) in the first half but finished the game shooting 4 for 12.

The Tar Heels wore retro jerseys from Michael Jordan’s era and posed for a picture in front of Jordan’s statue after Friday’s practice. And for much of the game they looked like some of the fluid teams Jordan played on. They go home for Christmas with an 8-3 record and with home games left in 2014 against UAB and Williams & Mary, they should start ACC play in January with the 10 wins needed to position themselves for an NCAA Tournament run.

Clearly, it remains a work in progress for the frustrated Williams, but the first game of the first CBS Sports Classic doubleheader was much better than the second. Top-ranked Kentucky scored the first 24 points against UCLA and blew out the Bruins.

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U.S. Marshals Arrest Chapel Hill Man http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/u-s-marshals-arrest-chapel-hill-man/ http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/u-s-marshals-arrest-chapel-hill-man/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:24:16 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123726 The arrest was made in Durham following a domestic incident in Chapel Hill.

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On Thursday, U.S. Marshals in Durham arrested a Chapel Hill man following a domestic violence incident that took place last Saturday.

32-year-old Jermond Mon’ya Freeman of Chapel Hill has been charged with assault by strangulation and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force made the arrest in conjunction with Durham Police after Chapel Hill Police issued a warrant.

The arrest took place on Thursday afternoon, in an apartment in eastern Durham. Police found Freeman hiding in the bathroom.

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December 20, 2014 http://chapelboro.com/wchl/lifestyle-weekly/art-of-potential/december-20-2014/ http://chapelboro.com/wchl/lifestyle-weekly/art-of-potential/december-20-2014/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:26:32 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123465 Mid-life career transitions are a challenge. Leveraging your experience into another career field takes a great deal of finesse and the ability to do some significant shape-shifting. Are you up to the challenge? Of course you are! In this informative show Chapel Hill native Clark Troy, of DWM Advisors, talks about how to go from […]

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Mid-life career transitions are a challenge. Leveraging your experience into another career field takes a great deal of finesse and the ability to do some significant shape-shifting. Are you up to the challenge? Of course you are! In this informative show Chapel Hill native Clark Troy, of DWM Advisors, talks about how to go from academia into the private sector. Using real examples from his own life, he discusses what it takes to repurpose your career tool kit and engage in the marketplace a whole new way.

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http://chapelboro.com/wchl/lifestyle-weekly/art-of-potential/december-20-2014/feed/ 0 Mid-life career transitions are a challenge. Leveraging your experience into another career field takes a great deal of finesse and the ability to do some significant shape-shifting. Are you up to the challenge? Of course you are! Mid-life career transitions are a challenge. Leveraging your experience into another career field takes a great deal of finesse and the ability to do some significant shape-shifting. Are you up to the challenge? Of course you are! In this informative show Chapel Hill native Clark Troy, of DWM Advisors, talks about how to go from academia into the private sector. Using real examples from his own life, he discusses what it takes to repurpose your career tool kit and engage in the marketplace a whole new way. Chapelboro.com no 39:56
December 20, 2014 http://chapelboro.com/wchl/lifestyle-weekly/todays-business/december-20-2014-2/ http://chapelboro.com/wchl/lifestyle-weekly/todays-business/december-20-2014-2/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:34:02 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123581 Do you know how to protect yourself if you’re involved in an auto accident with an uninsured driver? Gary Poole, personal injury attorney, can sure tell you. Tune in to hear some do and don’ts regarding personal injury and the statistic in North Carolina regarding uninsured motorists.

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Do you know how to protect yourself if you’re involved in an auto accident with an uninsured driver? Gary Poole, personal injury attorney, can sure tell you. Tune in to hear some do and don’ts regarding personal injury and the statistic in North Carolina regarding uninsured motorists.

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Tar Heel Women Rebound, Crush Black Bears http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/tar-heel-women-rebound-crush-black-bears/ http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/tar-heel-women-rebound-crush-black-bears/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:11:56 +0000 http://chapelboro.com/?p=123719 Allisha Gray tallied 17 points to help the No. 6 North Carolina women's basketball team bounce back from its first loss of the season with a 65-36 victory over Maine at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Friday night.

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Allisha Gray tallied 17 points to help the No. 6 North Carolina women’s basketball team bounce back from its first loss of the season with a 65-36 victory over Maine at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Friday night.

The Tar Heels improved to 10-1 on the season, but suffered a setback to No. 16 Oregon State 70-55 on Tuesday night. With the loss, the Black Bears dropped to 7-4 overall.

Friday night, UNC stamped its authority early, opening a 14-0 lead. But a three-point play by the Black Bears drew Maine to 24-21 with 18 minutes to go. Gray quickly responded and helped spur the Tar Heels on a 20-3 run over the next six minutes to take control.

UNC has won 18 of its last 19 games played on the Palmetto State’s Grand Strand resort area. It’s only loss in that span was to South Carolina, currently the country’s No. 1 team, in the 2011-12 season.

The Tar Heels finish their beach trip by facing Elon on Sunday.

FINAL BOX SCORE

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