Are you reading Grantland, the ESPN.com spinoff run by Bill Simmons? It’s a very good sports and entertainment site–lots of great stuff. Too much, really. it can be a real time suck. (E.g. the series of You tube Halls of Fame, and “Rembert explains the ’80s.”) Good writing, too, usually.
Anyway, here’s a terrific piece about the greatest college basketball player of all time with a nice flavor of rural North Carolina. (Don’t know why they didn’t find a better picure, unless, like these, they’re all from arch-rival SI.)