CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 05: General view of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray garnered the most headlines, but he wasn’t the only college football player selected in the first round of the MLB Draft tonight. A four-star wide receiver is off the board as well.Jordyn Adams, a four-star wide receiver prospect slated to suit up for North Carolina this fall, was picked 17th overall by the Los Angeles Angels. That is eight picks after Murray went to the Oakland Athletics.Adams is a top-60 football recruit with a bright future on the gridiron. He is committed to UNC to play both sports.However, it might be tough for him not to sign with the Angels.The signing bonus for the 17th pick is over $3 million.Big time UNC football recruit Jordyn Adams of Green Hope HS goes 17th overall to the Angels in the MLB draft. That puts him in line for a roughly $3.5M signing bonus and a tough decision about his athletic future.— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) June 5, 2018Adams could potentially play both sports, but that’s up to the Angels if they are comfortable letting him do that.Otherwise it will have to be one or the other.The 2018 MLB Draft will continue tomorrow.
A well-travelled route along the Eastern Shore will have newpavement this fall. A $1.4-million contract has recently been awarded to repave morethan 10 kilometres of Trunk 7. “The province is fulfilling its commitment to upgrade Trunk 7 tohandle heavy commercial trucks,” said Ron Russell, Minister ofTransportation and Public Works. “Improvements to this popularroute will provide a smoother ride for motorists travelling onNova Scotia’s Eastern Shore.” The contract is for repaving two sections of Trunk 7 in HalifaxRegional Municipality — from the Highway 107 access road to thewest end of Pinehill Drive; and from 5.5 kilometres east of UpperLakeville Road, easterly towards Ship Harbour. The contract was awarded to S.W. Weeks Construction. Work isexpected to be completed by Oct. 31. Once Trunk 7 is repaved and strengthened, commercial trucks willbe able to carry full loads along the entire length of thehighway, boosting the economic strength of the local community. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincialferries. Staff provide services from district offices inBridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Contracts Awarded for Road Work onthe Eastern Shore