Dean Smith left each of the varsity letterman he coached at North Carolina $200 for a “dinner out,” according to a letter one of his attorneys sent to his former players that was posted to Twitter on Thursday.
In the realm of power rankings and probabilities, it's just about a 50-50 shot Duke, North Carolina or N.C. State makes the Final Four. Statistically speaking, it's a coin flip. Practically speaking, it's going to happen. It has to happen.
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The House overwhelmingly approves sweeping changes to the Medicare system. The measure would establish a new formula for paying doctors and end a problem that has bedeviled the nation’s health care system for more than a decade. It would also increase premiums for some higher income beneficiaries and extend a popular health insurance program for children.
Perhaps nothing about UNC’s game against Wisconsin on Thursday in an NCAA tournament West Regional semifinal will be as challenging as defending Frank Kaminsky, who’s among the front-runners for national player of the year.
Easter’s still more than a week away, but lots of places are holding Easter egg hunts this weekend. There’s also a great “Nature for Sprouts” program at Duke Gardens and an open house at the N.C. State Vet School.
Chef Andy Perno, formerly sous chef at Piedmont teamed up with Andy Magowan to open The Boot in Durham’s Rockwood Shopping Center. They make no bones about their intent to focus on the Italian-American interpretation of Italy’s cuisine.
Small fests in Chapel Hill and Durham will both offer great live music, while the Beer & Bacon Festival happens in Cary, special events for Vietnam Veterans Day take place in Raleigh, and Lemur Week kicks off in Durham.
With airstrikes, Saudi Arabia is targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country’s south and had driven the embattled president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee by sea. Saudi state TV reports Hadi has arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he is expected to attend a summit Saturday.