Steven Norton


Credibility and corrections

I hesitated to publish the column to your left for fear of making a mountain out of a molehill. After all, I deal with calls for corrections on a daily basis.


UNC’s 18th Rameses mascot dies

Rameses, whose unmistakable Carolina blue horns are a staple at football games, died Thursday evening of natural causes. The 18th Rameses will be buried at Hogan’s Magnolia View Farm, where every ram has been taken care of since it became the University’s official mascot in the 1920s.

Defense questions Atwater's absence in closing argument

In closing arguments for the trial of Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. Monday, defense attorneys pointed out a “missing chapter” absent from the state’s presentation of evidence — the man already convicted of Eve Carson’s murder. Demario Atwater, Lovette’s co-defendant, pleaded guilty in 2010 to the murder of former student body president Carson and is now serving two life sentences in federal prison.

Opening arguments begin in Lovette trial

Attorneys defending Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., a 21-year-old Durham man charged with the murder of former UNC Student Body President Eve Carson, urged jurors to question the reliability of witnesses who may have had personal interests at stake when they gave their original testimonies.

The DTH is out to keep you informed

The Daily Tar Heel didn’t out Will Thomason. In the past 24 hours, some have refuted that fact. What those responders didn’t know was that before the story was published, Thomason was already out to the people who mattered — his friends and family.