Oct 12, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack runningback Shadrach Thornton (10) gets blocking help from fullback Tyler Purvis (47) against the Syracuse Orange at Carter Finley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

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Welcome to Old North Banter, the North Carolina news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Old North Banter is dedicated to providing top-notch North Carolina Sports news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

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Michael Owens, Staff Writer

Michael is currently a Mass Communication major at Winthrop University and also serves as Managing Editor for the campus newspaper, The Johnsonian. He spends most of his time covering Winthrop Eagles athletics, but also finds time to watch and cover local teams for Old North Banter, including the Panthers, Hornets and Hurricanes.

A. Zach Williams, Staff Writer

A N.C. State graduate, lifelong ACC fan and Fayetteville native, AZ is an avid sports junkie, video gamer and outdoorsman. He promises to bring enthusiasm and historical perspective to Old North Banter along with a plethora of local interest stories.

Les Bailey, Staff Writer

Les is a retired engineer who has a passion for sports. He started with FanSided as a Staff Writer at Stock Car Spin and Beyond The Flag. He is the Editor of Pro Golf Now, and continues to contribute at Old North Banter. He is a Member of The Golf Community on Google+ and is also a regular on The Friday Foursome. You can find Les on Twitter @Spin_47 and FaceBook.

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