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      Mayors accept challenge to find out who's 'the real Carolina'

      Mayors place bet on USC vs. UNC football game

      COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, SC and Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt of Chapel Hill, NC have accepted a challenge based on a football game to see who â??the real Carolinaâ?? is.

      The UNC General Alumni Associationâ??s Columbia Carolina Club has posed a bet on the mayors based on the outcome of the Aug.29 football game between the University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina.

      The winning team will determine which mayor must wear the opposing teamâ??s jersey at their next council meeting.

      Sam Johnson, special assistant to Mayor Benjamin, and Mark McCurry, special assistant to Mayor Kleinschmidt, have also decided to participate.

      The mayors, on behalf of the communities they represent, wish all the players the best of luck.