Voice of the Tar Heels

Article Published: Jan. 26, 2012 | Modified: Feb. 16, 2012
Voice of the Tar Heels

Woody Durham, the ‘Voice of the Tar Heels,’ will appear at BRAHM Feb. 16 to share his ‘Stories Along the Way.’

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The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum welcomes all Tar Heel fans and sports enthusiasts to visit Thursday, Feb. 16, as Woody Durham shares his “Stories Along the Way,” accumulated over his 40-year tenure as the play-by-play radio announcer for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

“So many UNC alumni call the High Country home, so we are honored that this North Carolina legend agreed to be our guest for the evening,” BRAHM executive director Joann Mitchell said. “We look forward to having many new visitors to the museum for this exciting event.”

Admission to the event is $20, which includes refreshments and Durham’s talk. Raffle tickets for a UNC goody basket will be available. Seating is limited, and individuals interested in reserving a seat may call (828) 295-9099, ext. 3001. Prepayment is required.

Durham, an Albemarle native and UNC graduate, became the “Voice of the Tar Heels” in 1971, retiring in 2011 at the age of 70.

Over the course of his career, he called more than 1,800 football and men’s basketball games, including six NCAA men’s basketball championship games (four of them resulting in UNC national championships), 13 Final Fours and 23 football bowl games.

He called games that featured some of the school’s biggest stars, including Phil Ford, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison, Tyler Hansbrough and Julius Peppers.

He is a member of the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and his many honors include being a 13-time recipient of the North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year award.

For more information on BRAHM, call (828) 295-9099 or visit http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org.

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