Grayson Allen most interesting Blue Devil entering next season

The Blue Devils will arguably be as talented as they’ve ever been going into the 2016-17 season. Duke has four projected first-round picks in the 2017 Draft —Harry Giles (1), Jayson Tatum (3), Marques Bolden (8) and Grayson Allen (23), according to Draft Express. The only other time the Blue Devils had four first-round picks? The otherworldly 1998-99 squad of Elton Brand (1), Trajan Langdon (11), Corey Maggette (13) and William Avery (14).

From Wolfpack football to a foothold in business

The concept of “Gryppers,” a startup company founded by Jamelle Eugene and DaJuan Morgan, was sketched out on that napkin. It has been a long road for Eugene, 29, and Morgan, 30, to turn the concept into reality, but after a year with N.C. State’s College of Textiles and the Poole Entrepreneurship Clinic, the pair can finally see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

Gov race starts with a flurry

If Pat McCrory hadn’t fully realized what a heavyweight bout he is in, he does now after Roy Cooper delivered a series of hooks and uppercuts in the first round of their championship fight in Charlotte on Friday.

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Pentagon ready to lift ban on transgender people serving in military

The action, expected within weeks, would end what has widely been seen as one of the last barriers to service

Under the plan, each branch will put in place new policies covering recruiting, housing and uniforms for transgender troops

A study found that letting transgender members openly serve would cost little and have no significant impact on unit readiness

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