Month: April 2013

A few seats available for grand reopening ceremony of historic Chatham County courthouse

Thanks to some special efforts by various groups to reduce guest lists, about 30 seats are available in the courtroom for the Grand Reopening Ceremony of the 1881 Chatham County Courthouse at 1:30 pm on April 20, 2013. Any residents interested in these…

UNC Tar Heels spring game set for April 13

North Carolina will hold its annual Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. The Bell Tower Park adjacent to Kenan Football Center kicks off the day’s events at 11 a.m. and feature live music from GrooveTown, the premier …

Siler City Relay for Life loses a long-term corporate sponsor

My mom, Lynne Marley, has tied the Relay for Life purple bows for the past ten years (since 2003) to honor the memory of her brother, Edward Tilley, who died from bone cancer May 24, 2002. Over the years, a lovely woman named Betty Terry carefully collected the bows and gently delivered them to the volunteers, who sold them to the public. The bows have always been of top quality and absolutely beautiful. Anyone who knows my mom’s work knows she puts her heart and soul into making every bow.

Carol Folt: An undistinguished choice

UNC has made a curious choice for its next Chancellor, one that has people in New Hampshire wondering just how the school came to its decision. Carol Folt was passed over twice for Dartmouth’s Presidency, first when Jim Yong Kim was picked for the position in 2009, and then again in 2012 after Kim precipitously left the College to lead the World Bank, at which point the University of Michigan’s Provost Philip Hanlon was chosen.


Miami’s Larrañaga AP Coach of the Year

Jim Larrañaga, who led Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles and a No. 2 ranking, has been selected The Associated Press’ coach of the year. Larranaga received 29 votes Thursday from the same 65-member natio…

NIT ACCtion: Tuesday, April 2

Devyn Marble had 21 points and nine rebounds to help Iowa reach the NIT championship for the first time with a 71-60 win over Maryland on Tuesday night.