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NCAA Champion Jackie Manuel Talks Coming Home, Women’s Hoops and Almost Transferring

Welcome to Season 3:Episode 2 of ‘The Player And The Fan’ featuring David Noel III and Quierra Luck. We are excited to bring you an official podcast highlighting both, equally important, sporting elements, the player and the fan. They will bring you their viewpoints weekly, featuring various sporting topics and games around the ACC, and specifically, North Carolina. 

Welcome to the new season! 

David and Quierra are happy to welcome you back with more hot topics, debates, and of course, featured guests. This year has been incredibly difficult for all of us. As we try and navigate our way through elections, racial injustice, and political division, the duo hopes to provide you with a short escape full of laughs, David’s dramatic storytelling, and of course, analysis of the upcoming basketball season. 

On episode two, 2005 NCAA Champion Jackie Manuel joins the podcast to discuss his return home to Chapel Hill.

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Tesla Model S Price Cuts Keep on Coming

Photo credit: Tesla
Photo credit: Tesla

From Autoweek

Tesla has slashed the Model S’ price $3,000 this month, with the least expensive version now starting at $71,990, prior to any local incentives. This means the Model S Long Range Plus is reduced in price from $74,990 to $71,990, while the Performance version is cut from $94,990 to $91,990. These are the only two Model S versions available for order in the U.S., after a Standard Range Model S had been removed from the lineup in Summer, 2019.

This is the second time this year the automaker has reduced the Model S price. They were cut $5,000 back in May. The Model X also received a $5,000 price cut in May, while the Model 3 price was cut $2,000. The only vehicle not receiving a price cut this spring was the Model Y, being the latest addition to the lineup.

Back in March, 2019

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The beauty of Butler vs. LeBron is that there’s an encore coming

The beauty of basketball comes often from its flow and form, with offensive players moving in unison to create a good shot, the ball zipping from one side to the other until it somehow finds the open shooter, the players on both sides seemingly attached by a string.

It can be a dance and, at its best, it can be a gorgeous thing.

But sometimes it’s boiled down to a basic form, me against you, my best against your best, stop me if you can.

That may be the enduring image of the NBA Finals, now headed to a Game 6 on Sunday night.

Jimmy Butler vs. LeBron James, with a bunch of other guys on the court. Stars being stars, big shots followed by bigger shots and, as James said after Butler and the Miami Heat beat him and the Lakers on Friday, “that’s the beauty of the game.”

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Retailers, restaurants line up for new shopping center coming to Nexton in Berkeley County | Real Estate

SUMMERVILLE — The $30 million first phase of development for a new retail center in Berkeley County is underway.

Charleston developer Eddie Buck has begun construction on North Creek Market at Nexton along U.S. Highway 176 and on both sides of North Creek Drive, directly across from the massive Cane Bay community.

The two parcels on North Creek Drive, acquired by affiliates of Buck Management Inc. in 2018 for $12.7 million, total 53 acres.

The larger, 28-acre tract directly across from Publix supermarket will include McDonald’s restaurant as well auto parts store Auto Zone and Time To Shine Car Wash.



Blue Water gas station at North Creek Market at Nexton

A Blue Water gas station and convenience store will anchor the corner of a new retail development called North Creek Market at Nexton at U.S. Highway 176 and North Creek Drive in Berkeley County. Rendering/Coast Architects


On the backside of the parcel near a retention pond, a 500-unit, 70,000-square-foot Extra

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‘Supermarket Sweep’ is coming to Houston. Or at least a giant shopping cart is

You can see this giant shopping cart at Yale Street Market on Oct. 12.

You can see this giant shopping cart at Yale Street Market on Oct. 12.

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There are a few giant vehicles us Americans view upon with reverence. Monster trucks. The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. That one “Rick and Morty” car thing.

Add a giant shopping cart to that list, because “Supermarket Sweep” is headed to Houston with its Shopper Chopper.

SPOOKY: The 12-foot-tall skeletons from Home Depot are the new heroes of Halloween

The “larger-than-life, branded, 18-foot street-legal shopping cart” is making an appearance at Yale Street Market on October 12 in celebration of the game show getting rebooted on ABC October 18.

If you head to Yale Street Market between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., you’ll come face-to-face with the Shopper Chopper and get a “Supermarket Sweep” shopping bag containing gift cards up to $100 each to help cover your

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Tennis: Surprises keep coming in wild women’s draw

PARIS (Reuters) – It is not unusual for the French Open to throw up surprises in the women’s draw but this year’s re-scheduled tournament has been more wildly unpredictable than ever.

On Sunday Argentina’s 131st-ranked Nadia Podoroska beat Czech Barbora Krejcikova, ranked 114th, to make it two qualifiers into the last eight for the first time since 1978.

Earlier, Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan, ranked 159th, had beaten Dutch fifth seed Kiki Bertens in another huge upset on the day that Polish teenager Iga Swiatek thrashed top seed Simona Halep for the loss of three games.

The draw had already been shredded with only 13 of the top 32 seeds having made it through to the third round — the lowest number in a women’s draw since 32 seeds were introduced in Grand Slams at Wimbledon in 2001.

The heavier than usual balls being used, the relentless cold and rainy conditions

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Women’s Super League: Arsenal 3-1 Bristol City: Gunners back on top after coming from behind

Arsenal shrugged off an early shock to beat Bristol City and return to the top of the Women’s Super League.

Jordan Nobbs brought Arsenal level just before the break with a first-time strike from Caitlin Foord’s cross.

Foord made it two early in the second half and Vivianne Miedema ran through unchallenged late on to seal the win.

Arsenal have a maximum nine points from three games and have moved above Everton, who won 6-0 at Aston Villa on Saturday, on goal difference.

But they found themselves a goal down in the sixth minute as Ella Mastrantonio caught Leah Williamson in possession and fed Harrison, whose shot was not well struck but still crept past keeper Manuela Zinsberger.

Miedema had the chance to equalise immediately but, after rounding Sophie Baggaley, her shot from the angle was blocked by Aimee Palmer at the near the post.

Thereafter Arsenal struggled to find

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Gothic-style windows are a selling point for pricey condos coming to Charleston | Real Estate

Work has begun to transform a historic downtown Charleston building’s upper floors into luxury residences with a seven-figure starting price.

Colorado-based developer East West Partners is redeveloping the iconic three-story structure at King and Wentworth streets into 12 top-end living quarters on the top two floors. The condominiums will be called 71 Wentworth and start at $2.4 million.

Construction won’t be completed until early 2022, but the developer is now offering units for sale.



Shem Creek Bar & Grill, a Mount Pleasant mainstay since 1984, sells for $4.9M

The circa-1872 building, with retail shops on the ground floor, is being renovated for the loft residences as well as undergoing a full exterior restoration to its original Tudor Gothic Revival-style appearance.



71 Wentworth rendering

A rendering shows what the building at the corner of King and Wentworth streets in downtown Charleston will look like after renovations. Provided/East West Partners


Central to its look are its arched windows that span 12 to 18 feet in height.

Designed

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Google takes aim at ‘beauty filters’ with design changes coming to Pixel phones

Google is taking aim at photo face filters and other “beautifying” techniques that mental health experts believe can warp a person’s self-confidence, particularly when they’re introduced to younger users. The company says it will now rely on expert guidance when applying design principles for photos filters used by the Android Camera app on Pixel smartphones. In the Pixel 4a, Google has already turned off face retouching by default, it says, and notes the interface will soon be updated to include what Google describes as “value-free” descriptive icons and labels for the app’s face retouching effects.

That means it won’t use language like “beauty filter” or imply, even in more subtle ways, that face retouching tools can make someone look better. These changes will also roll out to the Android Camera app in other Pixel smartphones through updates.

The changes, though perhaps unnoticed by the end user, can make a difference

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Biden Beauty Is The Intriguing Makeup Line No One Saw Coming

The day after the “dumpster fire” that was the first presidential debate, you might need some cheeky, fun news to cleanse your palate. Today, Biden Beauty is officially out and yes, it’s exactly what you think it is. The product line is inspired by former VP and presidential candidate Joe Biden and 100 percent of the proceeds will support his campaign. But Biden isn’t involved in Biden Beauty. This is a project to spread awareness and get people excited to vote blue on November 3. Because this election is undoubtedly the most important of our lifetimes.

If you saw President Trump refuse to condemn white supremacists last night, you know it’s more important than ever for all of us to rally together to get him the eff out of office. But instead of just focusing on Trump, it’s a good idea to focus on what Biden can do for us,

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