UNC academic report set for release; Joe Miller & Jack Holley recognized in Chapel Hill


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Monday’s High School Scoreboard

Boys Soccer





Girls 3-A Golf East Regionals
West Brunswick’s Cameryn Smith won the regional title on Monday with a 73 at Carolina National.


Women’s College Soccer
Louisburg defeated Cape Fear 2-0 on Monday afternoon.


2nd Round of State Volleyball Playoffs (Tuesday)
Cedar Ridge at South Brunswick 5pm
Barlett Yancey at South Columbus 5pm
Princeton at Whiteville 5:30
Harnett Central at Hoggard 6pm
Raleigh Charter at Pender6 pm


CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — The former U.S. Justice Department official conducting an investigation into academic misconduct at North Carolina will release his report Wednesday, the university announced Monday.

Kenneth Wainstein has been investigating the causes of fraud in the school’s formerly named Department of African and Afro-American Studies since February, including problems in classes with significant athlete enrollments.

The school said that Wainstein will present his findings to the school’s board of trustees as well as the board that oversees the state’s public university system. Wainstein will then hold a news conference with UNC Chancellor Carol Folt and system president Tom Ross.

In an open letter posted on the school’s web site Monday, Folt said she would also hold a town-hall event to hear from faculty, staff and students Wednesday evening.

“The last few years have been difficult for our community,” she wrote. “I believe this report will allow us to have a complete picture of what happened at Carolina and build on the numerous reforms we have already put in place.”

A probe by former Gov. Jim Martin in 2012 found problems in the department dating to the 1990s, including lecture classes that didn’t meet and were instead treated as independent studies requiring a research paper at semester’s end. There were also reports of unauthorized grade changes and possibly forged signatures on grade rolls.

That report, along with a previous university inquiry, directed blame at former chairman Julius Nyang’oro and retired administrator Deborah Crowder. Neither had cooperated with earlier school investigations but have both met with Wainstein several times.

Nyang’oro was indicted in December on a felony fraud charge for being paid to teach one of the no-show lecture classes. Orange County district attorney Jim Woodall dismissed that charge over the summer because Nyang’oro had cooperated with his investigation as well as the one run by Wainstein.

When the school hired Wainstein, it said he would “take any further steps necessary to address any questions left unanswered” in previous reviews about how irregularities took place. As of June, Wainstein said he and his staff had interviewed 80 people, searched about 1.5 million emails and reviewed records involving thousands of students going as far back to the 1980s.

Wainstein has also shared information with the NCAA, which said in June that it had reopened its earlier investigation into academic misconduct at the school. The NCAA initially was focused on improper benefits within the football program when it launched its probe in summer 2010, though the investigation soon expanded to academic violations involving a tutor providing too much help on research papers.

The NCAA sanctioned the football program in March 2012, including scholarship reductions and a 1-year postseason ban that ultimately kept UNC out of that season’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.


** Note: Click the video icon to see photos from WWAY’s Rodney Williams from Chapel Hill. You can see Rodney’s entire photo gallery from Chapel Hill clicking on SnapShots(located on the top right at wwaytv3.com/sports (then click on UNC-Georgia Tech)

CHAPEL HILL, NC (NCHSAA) — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will be recognized by the University of North Carolina on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

The North Carolina-Georgia Tech football game, which kicks off at 7 pm, has been designated as the 30th annual NCHSAA Day. The university actually spearheaded the founding of the NCHSAA in 1913.

Special halftime activities will highlight NCHSAA Day. The winners of the Wells Fargo Cup for the 2013-14 academic year, symbolic of the best overall interscholastic sports program in the state, will be honored. The winners include Kernersville Bishop McGuinness in the 1-A classification, Carrboro among 2-A schools, Waxhaw Marvin Ridge in the 3-A classification, and Green Hope High School of Cary in the 4-A class.

In addition, the newest members of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame will be recognized. They include:

–the late Jack Holley of Teachey, won more high school football games than any other coach in North Carolina, coaching for 46 years at a variety of stops, including Tabor City, Wallace-Rose Hill, Hallsboro, West Columbus, South Columbus and Harrells Christian Academy. He earned 412 career coaching victories

— Ralph Holloway compiled an impressive slate as a coach as well as an administrator. He coached at Burlington Cummings and at Kinston, guiding the women’s track team at Cummings to a couple of state crowns, followed by a stint at West Carteret as athletic director and then 10 years as East Carteret principal. He’s a former president of the NCHSAA and helped spearhead the NCHSAA’s recent centennial celebration.

–the late Joe Miller of Wilmington was an outstanding coach and athletic director in New Hanover County. He was head football coach at New Hanover for 20 years with a record of 186-56-1, and also coached two state championship slow pitch softball squads. He served on the NCHSAA Board of Directors and was president of the state athletic directors’ association.

–Chris Norman of Shelby was a great head coach in football and an excellent athletic administrator. His coaching mark at Shelby High School was a stellar 147-39-1, with three NCHSAA state championships and a perfect 16-0 mark in 2006. The Golden Lions also won 10 conference titles under Norman. He served on the Boards of Directors of both the NCHSAA and the North Carolina Coaches Association.

–Moyer Smith of Chapel Hill had a stellar career as an athlete, coach, athletic administrator and fund-raiser, with his involvement in the NCHSAA primarily involving sponsorship and the Endowment. He was a standout athlete at Lexington and later played football and then coached at UNC before serving from 1986 to 2002 as president of the UNC Educational Foundation.

–Rick Strunk of Carrboro is associate commissioner of the NCHSAA serving on the staff since 1986. A Morehead Scholar at UNC, he started the Scholar-Athlete program, Hall of Fame, and the NCHSAA Record Book, among other programs. He served eight years as the chairman of the National Records Committee and twice was emcee for the National High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

–Jerry Winterton of Cary compiled an amazing record as a wrestling head coach. He was head coach at Cary High School from 1981 to 2010, where his teams won 11 NCHSAA state tournament titles and eight dual team championships. His overall record at Cary was an astounding 621-16, with 28 straight conference championships and 138 straight dual team wins at one point.

This is the 29th group of inductees to join the prestigious hall, bringing to 163 the number of individuals enshrined.

These seven will formally be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame next spring during the Hall’s annual banquet and induction ceremonies at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

“We appreciate the university’s willingness to recognize the North Carolina High School Athletic Association on this occasion,” says Davis Whitfield, commissioner of the NCHSAA.

** Note: Click the video icon to see photos from WWAY’s Rodney Williams from Chapel Hill. You can see Rodney’s entire photo gallery from Chapel Hill clicking on SnapShots(located on the top right at wwaytv3.com/sports (then click on UNC-Georgia Tech)


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