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In a role reversal from recent seasons, it’s the ACC’s Atlantic Division facing a bit of chaos heading into the final weekend, while the Coastal is all neatly wrapped up.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Paul Pierce and Antawn Jamison forged a lasting friendship when they arrived in St. Louis in April 1995 for the McDonald's All-American Game, the traditional showcase for the best high school basketball players in the country.

Wake Forest and Pittsburgh are the clear choices as the top two teams again in this week’s ACC Power Poll.

The top three teams in the league have begun to separate themselves from the pack in the Lee Enterprises ACC power poll. And just like nobody expected, they are Wake Forest, Pittsburgh and Virginia.

How strange have ACC football results been this fall? This week's power poll has three teams receiving first-place votes.

Wake Forest, N.C. State and Pittsburgh sit atop the ACC power poll, while preseason Coastal favorites North Carolina and Miami are near the bottom.

"Clint, you're sideways." "Well, I either have to be sideways or upside down. What's better?" "Sideways," says Ron Howard, steady helmsman of about 30 features and documentaries. Brother Clint Howard, five years his junior and proud owner of more than 250 acting credits, nods with something like satisfaction. His image on the screen remains sideways, and his older sibling allows the slightest ...

"Voices From the Pandemic: Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience" by Eli Saslow; Doubleday (240 pages, $27) ——— "Voices From the Pandemic" is an eerie reading experience: It seems both painfully immediate and an account of a past we’ve already started to forget. The book’s 27 interviews with a wide range of Americans were conducted during the first year of the ...

Let's face it, some states are more evocative than others — take North Carolina. So many Americans of all ethnicities have ties to its cities and natural areas — the Appalachians, the Piedmont area, the coastal marshes and beaches. Wiley Cash, writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, has written three exceptionally fine novels set in his home state ("The Last Ballad," ...

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