Although Mike's explanation is germane here, I think you bring up a provocative point we should consider.
N.C. Central indeed competes in Division I Football Championship Series, but the Eagles are not at the competitive level of the ACC, nor are they on television much, nor do they draw the crowds of the ACC schools.
I think it's simply an accident that the three non-ACC schools all happen to be HBCUs. If Elon University, for example, were part of our market, we would include them in our discussion of the smaller schools—which would underline the fact that the editorial priorities are based on size and competitiveness, not race.
Thanks for writing.
Here is why that happened. I do regular work for N.C. Central (please go to nccueaglepride.com and follow! :) and it would be a conflict of interest for me to cover the Eagles. That is the ONLY reason it is broken up that way. Donal Ware covers national HBCU sports for a living and is one of the primary experts in that field. Mike
Your last sentence bothered me. You have one reporter doing the area ACC schools and another doing the various HBCUs. Hmm . . . Maybe its just the race based distinction that bothers me about this . . . No definitely its the essentially racist distinction here that bothers me.
In the Triangle, there are now four division one football programs: Duke, NCCU, NCSU, and UNC. Of course, NCCU is also an HBCU. They play Rutgers tonight, a school that UNC has played a couple of times over the last few years. I know their move to Division 1 is new, but why lump the black schools in one pile and the Division 1 white schools in another? I am sure that the HBCU's are proud of their being characterized as historically black, but I doubt that they would appreciate being lumped together and treated like second class simply because they are HBCUs. To keep it simple and make my point let me say that they know that they are black schools, at least historically, but they probably don't want to be treated like "Niggers!" by your paper or anyone else.
Of course, how could I accuse the liberal Indy of a racist move . . . well if it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck then its fair to ask the question as to whether it is, in fact, a duck.
You've been called out . . . officially. Now how you handle the charge may either make my point or make this an isolated and insignificant misstep. Its up to you.
Wow. What a wonderful edition. In the essay "For my boy Toby" I fell to pieces. Although I now have a boy called Toby this rang true for my first dog that was my own dog, Max. Max picked me from the breeder and from that time on we were like a married couple for the next 13 years. We loved the beach, he loved muddy ponds, me not so much.
When it came time to help him with his cancer and pain I did just about everything in the story. Took him for his last walk. A walk that usually takes 15 minutes took 2 hours. We missed 2 appointments with the vet. My partner both times coming to check on me and Max. We always went to the pond at the top of the road.
When it came time to go I thought I had gotten strong and was able to do it. Boy was I wrong. We got to the vet and the vet shaved the leg. I just looked at my boy and said I can't do it. He looked up and licked me on the face as if to say "it's ok, I love you and you can go".
It took me 4 tries to get through the whole story and it's taken me a good while to write this. Maybe this is my ode to my Max.
Angus Barn!?!?!?!?! What the???? Really?????? Overpriced bad food seems to be so popular.
I'm a little surprised that there's a restaurant category for "sushi," but not one for "southern!" Anybody else think that's a glaring omission?
Triangle Pharmacy and True Value has terrible customer service - definitely not the best at all!! They need to take a lesson from the Ace Hardware in Eastgate in Chapel Hill - now they know how to treat their customers well!
Ruth, thanks for asking. We'll have an update in our August 3 Dog Days of Summer issue.
Saxapahaw says 'Hello' to NC.
Thanks, Heather and Tom, for your sweat and tears bringing this project together. When Mac Jordan hired our company, BioQuest, to develop the original banker prospectus for the mill renovation in 1996, we really could have used your talent and vision.
As it turned out, Susan and I found more fun in designing the ZipBoat and starting the children's area for the weekly market, than anything else.
We should not forget to thank Mac, Carter and their family for their perseverance and drive to see this through.
The tornado that ripped off the mill roof in 1994 was not the end but the beginning: I look forward to what the next 20 years will bring, here in "Sxphw, where the Triangle meets the Triad".
I love these lists. They give me great new places to check out every year. Quick question though, here you list REI, Great Outdoor Provision Co. and Townsend Bertram & Co. as best outdoor outfitters. I'm looking to get my hands on a Dakota 20 GPS and I'm wondering where would be the best place to check. Are these the best/only places to check?
What is the current status of this rescue? Has the state followed up on its' last inspection? Was the September deadline met? If not, were their threats enforced? It has been a year since the last inspection was filed and I don't see any updated articles about this anywhere.
Skin Sense?? Really??? The last time I went to the Falls of Neuse Raleigh location for a microderm I left with a swollen, bleeding cheek. Worst experience at a spa EVER! Called to complain, met with a manager who told be I would be OK. No apology, no offer to refund the money I spent on the service OR the bottle of "healing oil" I bought to try and repair the damage. Never again will I go there nor would I recommend that place to anyone.
If you were the mother cow suffering every day, forcibly-impregnated to bear children, having your children stolen to be killed for "veal", hooked up to a milk machine, never allowed freedom to do as you please, only to die an early death in the slaughterhouse, you wouldn't label this "laughable."
Why do you label my words "preaching"? I'm educating. I have no problem judging the injustice done to cows in the milk industry.
what a wonderful article! I remember Dick (and Bill!) from the Aurora days....great restaurant! we waited tables in classy period dresses and worked for such creatives! everything from soup to coffee was beautifully crafted.
I live in California where no one knows from pimento cheese. But I do get to eat it once a year, when I go to a Guyanese event. They just call them "cheese sandwiches" but they are made exactly like the pimento cheese sandwiches of the southern U.S. I wonder if the origins of pimento cheese are English. That would explain the southern/Guyanese connection.
Person St. Pharmacy was not exactly what I envisioned..more of a grilled cheese than pimento cheese. Ooey, gooey cheese dripping down sides of two slices of bread. It was good, however, a bit surprised by lack of chunks of cheese!
Spot On! Shredded cheddar; minced jarred pimentos; salt, lots of papper; and just enough mayo to hold it all together. The most wonderful, nostalgic taste imaginable! At least, to me.
a little cumin is very good in pimento cheese...
Modern cows, much like chickens, horses, and other agricultural animals, evolved hoof-in-hand with human beings. As a species they would not be able to survive without us. While there is much needless cruelty in the agriculture industry today, saying that merely milking a cow causes suffering and death is laughable. There are thousands of responsible farmers out there who treat their animals with dignity and respect. Veganism is a completely valid dietary choice, but you lose me when you start judging and preaching.
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