Ned Barnett

Ned Barnett

UNC vs. NCAA could be college sports’ biggest contest

UNC-CH’s decision to challenge the NCAA’s authority in academic matters could undermine the governing body or further expose the university’s academic-athletics scandal.

Ned Barnett

From atop Raleigh’s SkyHouse, a view of tomorrow

In a large city, the apartment building in the center of downtown Raleigh would be just another sleek, glass box with high floors, high ceilings and high rents. But in medium-sized Raleigh, the 23-story SkyHouse tower is both a striking symbol of change and a window into the city of tomorrow.

Ned Barnett

A tangled plan ensnared McCrory in HB2

The fallout from House Bill 2, with its usurpation of local powers and its codification of discrimination, is broad and ongoing. But one aspect of this legislative disaster remains mysterious and unexplored: How did a bill packed with so many profoundly divisive provisions get swept through the legislature in a one-day special session and signed into law within hours of its passage?

Ned Barnett

In today’s politics, voters don’t rule

It’s impressive that Donald Trump could bring out 10,000 people in Fayetteville on Wednesday night. And it’s remarkable that the once-marginal Bernie Sanders drew an overflow crowd of several thousand at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium on Friday afternoon.

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Clayton's Devin Carter has big night for Comets

Clayton wide receiver Devin Carter talks about his huge night including his 67-yard touchdown reception in the 4th quarter, which paved the way for a Comets victory. Carter had 15 catches for 211 yards and three touchdowns.
Michael Held newsobserver.com
Clayton's Devin Carter has big night for Comets 0:44

Clayton's Devin Carter has big night for Comets

Garner's Djimon Harris talks win over Cleveland 1:34

Garner's Djimon Harris talks win over Cleveland

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Remember Ruby Lair, the first girl in a family of six boys? She just turned 1

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Textbook prices soar, college students try to save by renting, buying online