Tim Beckman is gone from UNC, but many questions linger — DeCock

Even though the entirely avoidable situation was resolved Thursday night when Tim Beckman resigned from his volunteer assistant position, apparently at chancellor Carol Folt’s instigation, the misstep raises serious questions about Larry Fedora’s judgment and whether anyone at North Carolina is paying attention to what’s going on in athletics.

Conservative? Want to work at collaboratory? What you should know

The campus in Chapel Hill is all in a tizzy over Sen. Phil Berger’s proposed N.C. Policy Collaboratory, whose intended mission is to inject academic thought diversity and economic considerations into the discussion of environmental policies. Since this initiative might result in some academics with conservative views showing up on campus, I feel responsible as one of the few Republicans on the faculty at UNC who have come out of the closet for providing guidance to potential new hires in how to communicate on a college campus.

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Mayberry's Thelma Lou turns 90

Actress Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show', will celebrate her 90th birthday with friends and fans in Mount Airy, N.C.
Mark Washburn and Todd Sumlin charlotteobserver.com
Mayberry's Thelma Lou turns 90 2:27

Mayberry's Thelma Lou turns 90

Trump and Clinton go after each other for racism - Election Rewind 1:22

Trump and Clinton go after each other for racism - Election Rewind

Heartfelt talk with crowd at standoff brings police officer to tears 3:21

Heartfelt talk with crowd at standoff brings police officer to tears

UNC's Larry Fedora on fired Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining his staff 1:15

UNC's Larry Fedora on fired Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining his staff