Category: News

Hayes Permar

What does Hayes like about sports? Walk offs, walkovers, walk ups, walk outs, walks, Ewoks, “Walk Like A Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He is from Wake County and dropped out of Davidson, UNC and NC State, jumps on whatever in-state bandwagon is currently tracking towards a championship and has a favorite team but pretends he doesn’t for journalistic purposes.

Media Musings: Alexander, Don’t Forget To Write


written by R.L. Bynum Alexander’s plan to ascend to an NFL beat comes together quicker than he expected Among the most coveted beats for any sports writer with North Carolina roots are Duke men’s basketball, North Carolina men’s basketball and the Carolina Panthers. Some sports writers routinely cover all three teams. But no newspaper writer… Read more »

Media Musings: Covering The Protests


written by R. L. Bynum A look at two experiences covering protests: A sports writer and a photojournalist who frequently shoots sports Across the country, many journalists you’re used to seeing at sports venues have been covering the protests of racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. There were plenty… Read more »

Media Musings: Sports Media Pivot to Pandemic


written by R.L. Bynum   Pandemic has presented challenges for sports writers, reasons for anxiety It’s a difficult time for many sports journalists. Until NASCAR restarted its season May 17, there were no live sports to cover and plenty of uncertainty to trigger anxiety. Even with robust online traffic at many newspapers, the digital revenue… Read more »

Media Musings: Bob Sutton made Burlington better.

written by R.L. Bynum   Gannett laid off one of the best in Bob Sutton It would be natural for some people to let up on the accelerator in their last week after being laid off.  But that never would be natural for Bob Sutton, whose work ethic over his nearly 25 years as sports… Read more »

Is College Basketball Going to Die

Big news hit the college basketball off-season last week as two 5-star recruits decided to spend their “one and done” season in a new program developed by the NBA’s G League. The news was big enough on its own, but because of the current barren desert of a sports world we’re living in right now,… Read more »