It's hard to say when I actually met William Newton Howard Jr., known to everyone, including his mother, as Busta. I do know he was sitting at the bar at the Hibernian, on Glenwood, with a pint of Harp in his hand. It must have been 2001 or so.
Columnist Luke DeCock re-examines the Carolina Hurricanes' big weekend at the NHL draft, taking Andrei Svechnikov with the second overall pick while swinging the weekend's biggest trade, bringing Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland from the Calgary Flames.
A year after the ACC had a record-breaking 10 players selected in the first round of the NBA draft, the league has the potential for another strong draft class, and perhaps more players drafted overall Thursday night, June 21, 2018.
North Carolina's Theo Pinson is the first winner of the Caulton Tudor Award honoring cooperation with the Triangle media in memory of the former News & Observer columnist. He's joined by three retroactive winners, one from each school