Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

ACC Players in the NBA Draft

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

The NBA draft is today. Wake Forest, North Carolina, Duke and NC State all have players hoping to land a spot on a team. Eric Hodge spoke with Dave DeWitt from the State of Things about the half dozen players from the ACC who could get picked in the first round today.

Pinehurst Cashes in on the US Open

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Michael Campbell of New Zealand won the US Open in Pinehurst yesterday. He did so by withstanding a late charge from golf’s number one ranked player, Tiger Woods. The weeklong event was expected to pump as much as 125 million dollars into the state’s economy. Unlike the last go round in 1999, more of that money stayed in the village itself. Dave DeWitt reports from Pinehurst.

Surprise Leaders at the US Open

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Round Two of the US Open begins today in Pinehurst North Carolina. Morning Edition host Eric Hodge spoke with reporter Dave DeWitt about a few surprises that came out of the first day of the tournament.

Watching the US Open

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

The US Open tees off this morning in Pinehurst. The golf tournament is expected to draw more than 400,000 fans before the final putt is tapped in on Sunday evening. And for those fans lucky enough to attend, a well thought out plan is essential. Dave DeWitt reports from Pinehurst

The Other Side of the Golf Course

Friday, June 10th, 2005

When golf fans pour into Pinehurst for the U-S-Open next week they’ll see a lavish resort town with top notch golf courses and million dollar homes. But this wealth escapes several nearby unincorporated communities where in some cases, there isn’t even a working water system to irrigate a lawn or golf course. Residents living in these neighborhoods and civil rights lawyers say they hope the golf tournament brings more attention to the situation. Leoneda Inge reports.