Twelve-year-old Kennedy Goodwin has been busy the last couple of years. She met Michelle Obama, represented North Carolina as a “champion,” became a certified scuba diver and pretty much mastered middle school. Oh yeah, and she got an ear.
Duke’s office of student conduct opened an investigation into claims against former men’s basketball player Rasheed Sulamion last year and closed it when the claims could not be substantiated, Bob Ekstrand, Sulaimon’s lawyer, confirmed Thursday night.
Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled his proposed $21.5 billion budget Thursday, describing it as a conservative approach that makes cuts where needed in order to put money where it will have the most impact. The governor tried to keep the spotlight on education, emphasizing that more than $1 billion will have been spent on teacher pay during his first term in office, if the budget is adopted by the General Assembly. He said 56 percent of the budget would go to education.
Nearly 20 years and more than 100 pounds ago, this panhandler in the yellow knit cap, Ryan Hoffman, was a hulking offensive lineman for a North Carolina Tar Heels football team ranked in the top 10, a starting player renowned for his toughness and durability. Now his old Levis are so big that even a belt on its ninth notch can’t keep them from sagging below his hips.
Chimerix, the Durham developer of antivirals, posted a significantly larger financial loss for the 2014 fourth quarter as the drug maker ramped up expenses for clinical trials and other drug development activities.
Now comes the test for the Carolina Hurricanes. With 20 games left in the season, coach Bill Peters wants to see a high compete level but also will be working some inexperienced players into the lineup as the Canes look to next year.
The phone customer service reps are so friendly! I mean, seriously, freakishly, tail-waggin' friendly. The first thing they do is greet you at the door, and it's all very "first names only." And then the script starts.