Aaron Keck

Thorp: Be Confident In Future Of Town-Gown Relations

Pat Evans opens Thursday’s meeting of the Friends of the Downtown. CHAPEL HILL – Outgoing UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp has long been recognized for having ushered in a new era of improved town-gown relations in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. With his time at Carolina coming to an end next month, local leaders have expressed some concern about the future—but Thorp says he has every reason to believe that incoming chancellor Carol Folt will pick up right where he left off. “So far Carol Folt and I have not had a conversation where we disagreed about anything,” he said at...

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Jones Angell Play-By-Play For EV Spectrum Skills Camp; NC Symphony Southern Village

CHAPEL HILL – This Friday, Jones Angell, the Voice of the Tar Heels, will be at Carmichael Arena to provide the play-by-play for a truly extraordinary basketball game. Angell will be calling the final basketball game of the EV Spectrum Skills Camp—a wee klong camp for about 20 young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, held by Extraordinary Ventures in Chapel Hill. The game will be at Carmichael Arena on Friday morning, May 31, with an awards banquet afterwards at Extraordinary Ventures on South Elliott Road. XXX This Friday, the North Carolina Symphony will perform a free concert...

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OCAS Reports County’s Sixth Rabies Case In 2013

CHAPEL HILL – Orange County Animal Services is reporting another positive rabies test, the sixth in the county this year. The most recent case originated on May 24, when a resident and her dog encountered an aggressive raccoon while walking on the Eno River Trail. The dog killed the raccoon; Animal Control removed the raccoon for testing and confirmed it was rabid this week. Fortunately the dog was vaccinated for rabies, but it was injured in the attack. This is the sixth confirmed rabies case in Orange County this year, about one per month. That’s on par with last...

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Coach Jenny Levy On WLAX Title: “It’s Been A Great Journey”

CHAPEL HILL – The UNC women’s lacrosse team returned to town in triumph on Monday after winning its first-ever NCAA title with a dramatic triple-overtime victory over Maryland. WCHL’s Aaron Keck caught up with head coach Jenny Levy on Tuesday. LEVY INTERVIEW PART I LEVY INTERVIEW PART II AARON KECK: First of all, congratulations. This is a generic question–but what are you feeling right now? JENNY LEVY: We–you know, it’s been a great journey this season, and to cap it off with winning a national title for our program–my players (have been) just outrageous this past weekend. I will...

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UNC Baseball Coach Fox: “This Has Been A Special Group”

CHAPEL HILL – The Tar Heel baseball team is back on the practice field this week getting ready for the NCAA tournament, which gets underway Friday. For the first time ever, Carolina scored the overall No. 1 seed in the tournament—another milestone in what has already been an historic season. The 2013 Tar Heels won the ACC regular season title and followed that up last weekend with a dramatic victory in the conference tourney—their first ACC tournament championship since 2007 and only their second in 23 years. In the process, the Heels smashed their old record for most wins...

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News Around Town: Pesticide Disposal Collections; Ronald McDonald 25 Year Anniv.

CHAPEL HILL – Orange County Cooperative Extension is hosting a Pesticide Disposal Collection Day on Wednesday, May 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Agriculture Building, 306 Revere Road in Hillsborough. Bring along any pesticides that you need to dispose of and they’ll do it, safely and free. Pesticides must be in their original containers and clearly labeled, though; otherwise they won’t be able to accept it. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension Service at 919-245-2050. XXX The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill celebrated a milestone earlier this month, holding a birthday celebration to mark...

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Dean On Provost Appointment: “I Couldn’t Be More Excited”

CHAPEL HILL – James (Jim) W. Dean, Jr.–currently dean of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School–will take over as UNC’s provost effective July 1, replacing Bruce Carney, who’s returning to the faculty after four years in the position. WCHL’s Aaron Keck caught up with Dean Dean–soon to become Provost Dean–shortly after the announcement on Thursday afternoon. Click below to listen to their conversation. Provost Jim Dean AARON KECK: What was your reaction when you heard the news? JIM DEAN: I was really thrilled–I mean, it’s a tremendously important position for the University, and I knew that there had been a number...

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Tar Heels Rout Miami, 10-0, In ACC Tourney

DURHAM – The top-seeded UNC baseball team rolled over Miami, 10-0, in its opening game of the ACC tournament Thursday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Starting pitcher Kent Emanuel went the distance for the Heels, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning and allowing only four hits in eight innings. The game ended in the bottom of the eighth, as the mercy rule kicked in after Cody Stubbs drove in Colin Moran with a double to give Carolina a 10-run lead. The Tar Heels jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the bottom of the...

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Gunshots Fired Saturday; CHPD Seeking Info

CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill Police are seeking information in a shooting incident that took place on Walnut Street last Saturday evening. Sometime between 5:00 and 7:26 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, an individual fired a single bullet into a residence on Walnut Street. Nobody was in the residence at the time, though, and there were no injuries. If you have any information about the incident, please contact the Chapel Hill PD at 919-968-2760, or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and callers may receive a reward up to $2,000 for information leading...

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