UNC’s new goals: win the ACC, win the bowl game

For nearly a year Larry Fedora had walked into meetings with his football team at North Carolina and opened them with the same phrase, a reminder of what the team wanted to accomplish: “Coastal Division champs, state champs.”

Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways

Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will test the standing of Republican leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan with the GOP's tea party wing and its anti-establishment presidential candidates.

Silent Sam and the messages in our monuments

Joseph M. Flora: Toppling Silent Sam or the Confederate monuments throughout the South would not be a step forward – those monuments, all of similar birthing, are part of Southern history and should be read in all their complexity. But Sam is in need of company – another impressive statue or monument to tell the story of the first entry of African-Americans into the student body

This week's circulars

NC State beat writer Joe Giglio and UNC beat writer Andrew Carter discuss UNC's win over N.C. State Saturday.
Joe Giglio jgiglio@newsobserver.com