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The closing of the Horace Williams Airport marks the end of an era

It sits empty now, but this long stretch of asphalt on the northern edge of Chapel Hill remains full of history. With its closing on May 15, Horace Williams Airport became part of history, too. It started in 1928 when Charlie Lee Martindale bought a 50-acre plot of land from Horace Williams, a professor of philosophy at Carolina from 1890 to 1935.

Athlon Sports' 2018 Preseason All-ACC Football Team

It's time to recognize the top football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2018. North Carolina: Anthony Ratliff-Williams, 1st Team Kick Returner, 3rd Team All-Purpose Offense; Malik Carney, 3rd Team Defensive Line; Cole Holcomb, 3rd Team Linebacker; Charlie Heck, 4th Team Offensive Line;

UNC's Offensive Line Searching For Leadership

Former North Carolina offensive linemen Bentley Spain and Cam Dillard both are gone, so a unit that must have strong leadership as part of its chemistry building process is searching for a vocal front man or two. And with William Sweet still rehabilitating from a knee injury last September, fast-improving Charlie Heck might be stepping into that role for the Tar Heels.

Charlie Heck Taking Confident Step into Leadership Role

Charlie Heck is your stereotypical offensive tackle. He favors coach-speak, but is smart, friendly, and massive. Heck has grown from the 6-7, 250-pound tight end that arrived in Chapel Hill to a 6-8, 300-pound-plus behemoth. Heck wasn't a big-time recruit, but with starting experience under his belt, the junior is now tasked with helping lead UNC's young offensive line.

Days with Woody: Favorite memories from the Tar Heel Sports Network

It was great Sunday to see so many of the folks who worked alongside Woody Durham through the years on the Tar Heel Sports Network. The late Bob Quincy was the first, followed by Charlie Justice, the football legend who also left us too soon. Choo Choo teamed with Woody in football at a time my boss and mentor Jim Heavner joined the airwaves in basketball.

Celtics notebook: Cedric Maxwell happy for Charlie Scott’s Hall call

Cedric Maxwell first saw Charlie Scott at North Carolina. “He was one of the first black players to play in the ACC,” Maxwell said. “I saw him play at Chapel Hill and was in love with his game. He was radical, different, watching him from afar. Not a great shooter, but could get hot. He could carry you for stretches. When his jump shot was on, he was unreal."

It’s time to retire Charlie Scott’s jersey

This isn’t just about him being in the Hall of Fame. As the first African-American to play on the varsity at UNC, Charlie Scott helped solidify Dean Smith’s status as coach of the Tar Heels and helped Carolina enter the modern age of college basketball. Charlie Scott was so important to UNC that he deserves to be given the ultimate honor: retirement in the Smith Center rafters.

Charlie Scott 10th Tar Heel elected to Naismith Hall of Fame

Former University of North Carolina basketball star Charlie Scott, a first-team All-America in 1969 and 1970, an Academic All-America, ACC Athlete of the Year and NBA world champion, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Scott, the first black scholarship athlete to attend UNC, was elected by the veteran’s committee.

Charlie Scott set his sights on Rucker League and reached Hall of Fame

When Charlie Scott was growing up in Harlem, he never gave a thought to becoming a Basketball Hall of Famer. His goal was to get a spot on the playground in the fabled Rucker League. He got both. Scott was in the Hall of Fame class announced Saturday and introduced as part of Final Four weekend. “When I grew up, New York was the pinnacle,” said Scott.

Charlie Scott Included as Part of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 were revealed Saturday morning, with UNC legend Charlie Scott among those selected. Scott made history in 1966 when he became the first black scholarship athlete to attend UNC. He rewarded Dean Smith’s faith in him by posting career averages of 22.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Charlie Heck Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Charlie Heck has been named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Team for football. The honor recognizes student-athletes from ACC schools who excel academically and athletically. To be considered, ACC student-athletes must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the fall semester, as well as a cumulative 3.0 over the course of their college careers.

A Look Back At The Roasting of Charlie Justice

Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80 on January 25, 2017, but she will always be remembered in Charlotte for what she did to make the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Celebrity Roast of Tar Heel football legend Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice a success thirty-three years ago. Morton collection volunteer Jack Hilliard looks back to Monday, April 30, 1984.

Al’s Burger Shack helps fundraise for Puerto Rico

Al’s Burger Shack offered Puerto Rican delicacies and live music Sunday to fundraise for those affected by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Al Bowers, owner of Al’s Burger Shack, said UNC student Charlie Carpenter sent him an email asking to do a charitable event. “He knew we did some charitable events before and I said, ‘Absolutely, let’s do it,’" he said.

Remembering Charlie Adams’ legacy on NC high school sports

Charlie Adams, 81, who built the N.C. High School Athletic Association into one of the nation’s best high school athletic associations, died Sunday morning at his home in Chapel Hill after a long fight with a lung condition. Adams’ imprint on the NCHSAA and national high school athletics continues. Adams was an innovator. Adams never avoided hard decisions or unpopular ones.

UNC's Charlie Heck Adjusting to Key Offensive Line Role

The 2017 season has been a whirlwind for offensive lineman Charlie Heck. The redshirt sophomore quickly went from being the backup tackle on North Carolina’s depth chart to playing every offensive snap in the Tar Heels’ 53-23 win over Old Dominion on Saturday. Luckily, he has two two immediate family members who can provide guidance through experience.

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