Obama to nominate Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014, U.S. officials said.


UNC’s Anson Dorrance leads thrice-weekly soccer scrimmages

It’s a thrice-weekly soccer scrimmage of Tar Heels coaches, former players and skilled locals. The games, held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, are informal but competitive. They are played at the field house, Hooker Fields or Finley Fields, depending on the weather and number of players. They have been a midday soccer staple for the last 10 years, said Chris Rich, one of Noon Ball’s primary organizers.

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Triangle summer camps rely on donations to help kids

Thousands of children in the Triangle will attend some kind of summer camp this year with the fees paid in part or in full by donations. Thousands more will miss out because camp organizers can’t raise enough money, or because families can’t afford the transportation needed to get their children to the camps.

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