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Barry Jacobs

Remembering Final Fours of Years Past

Final Fours can cause nightmares and daydreams. Just ask Phil Ford. Ford has a unique perspective on these Final Four trips. After a career as one of the best players in Carolina history, Ford was also part of trips deep into the NCAA Tournament as a member of the Tar Heel coaching staff. Ford says that the loss to Marquette in the 1977 national championship game is “the only game in my entire career that I still have nightmares about.” Ford says one moment always sticks out to him when thinking about the ‘77 title game. “I remember having...

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Orange County Commissioners Move Forward with $125 Million Bond

The Orange County Board of Commissioners took another step toward issuing the largest bond in county history Tuesday night. The board unanimously approved a motion to move forward with a bond that would be worth $125 million. The commissioners decided that $120 million of the bond will go toward repairing school buildings in the county and $5 million will go to affordable housing. When the bond was originally discussed, all of the money was expected to go to the schools. But, due to public outcry for funding for affordable housing, some commissioners changed their mind, including Chair Earl McKee....

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