Williams goes awry, and Tar Heels’ chances go with him

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams threw three interceptions – all in the red zone, two in the end zone – as Thursday night’s 17-13 loss put a serious damper on any ambitions the Tar Heels might have had of a breakthrough season.

Jobless in NC and not even lapping up that lavish $350 yet

Bobby Parker: Legislative leaders are aching to get tougher on those of us who have been so brash as to seek unemployment benefits at a time when we need a little help. Now, they want to make sure that you’re not sitting on your duff lapping up that $350 to lavish on, say, utilities to power your Internet job search, gas to get you to an interview or ... food?

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Southeast Raleigh quarterback Dylan Parham talks about the tough schedule and how that will prepare him for play on the college level at NC State. Video by Clay Best, cbest@newsobserver.com