Art Chansky

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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Chansky’s Notebook: Cubs Still Favorites?

The Indians had to win Game One, and they did. While it looks more and more like Cleveland may be just as destined to win the World Series as the Cubs, the Indians really won what was a must game Tuesday night. The pitching rotation still favors the Cubbies, and had John Lester beaten Corey Kluber in the opener the Cubs would have become a prohibitive favorite to bring home their first Series crown since 1908. And if the Cubs can manage to win Game Two in Cleveland and take a 1-1 split home to Wrigley Field for three straight,...

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