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Halifax accepts process for taking down Clarkton Bridge

Two arrested in connection with attack at Alford home

North Carolina authorities are reporting the arrests of two men in the Friday home invasion in Littleton, N.C. that left Nancy Alford dead and her husband, Brodnax pastor John Alford,…

Bluestone student fatally shot; juvenile suspect in custody


Tennis hopes to keep winning tradition





Hokies focus on football

Sports Today

ATLANTA - Virginia Tech, which wanted ACC membership badly, left the Georgia Dome with many of its faithful questioning the fairness of it all after another bitter basketball loss to North Carolina. The NCAA field was set after the newspaper went to press, but it was widely expected that the Hokies are headed back to the National Invitational Tournament after Friday’s 79-76 quarterfinal loss to North Carolina.

Sports Today

When North Carolina plays defense like this, they are really dangerous. National title dangerous. And even with the post-season awards presented to Ty Lawson and Tyler Hansbrough this week, Danny Green may emerge as a critical Tar Heel performer to watch in the postseason.

ACC preview

Thanksgiving, by law, is observed each year on the fourth Thursday of November. For those who grew up in North Carolina and loved basketball, it was also unofficially celebrated on the second Friday in March. That’s the day when everybody stopped what they were doing, stepped back and gave thanks for the tradition that is the ACC men’s basketball tournament.

Cavs have lock on 11

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —– Virginia is locked into the 11th seed at the ACC men’s basketball tournament in Atlanta, so the Cavaliers play Thursday night in first round action at the Georgia Dome against the sixth seed at 9:30 p.m. The Cavaliers’ first-round opponent was determined yesterday, but Virginia (4-12 ACC, 10-17 overall) hardly looks like an automatic out in the tournament after its 68-63 win over Maryland Saturday.

Sports today for March 9, 2009

Here are some relevant numbers regarding the North Carolina men’s basketball team heading into the postseason. 8-2 on the road this season Successful overall in 21 of their last 23 road dates Winners of 14 of their last 16 Atlantic Coast Conference road dates.

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