By Aaron Keck
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    U.S. Labor Sec’y: Funds Needed For Unemployed Vets

    April 17, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The nationwide unemployment rate is slowly dropping but still high, a trend that also applies to specific demographic groups, including America’s veterans. Now, with budget season already upon us, Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris says the Obama administration is calling for more than $350 million in additional federal funding for veterans’ […]

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    News Around Town: Great Art! Great Food! Sidewalk Construction!

    April 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – In downtown Chapel Hill, construction began on Friday, April 12, to put in a new sidewalk on the east side of Henderson Street between Franklin and Rosemary. Traffic won’t be affected and businesses will remain open, but pedestrian access will be unavailable during construction. The $57,000 project will run about three weeks; […]

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    Chapel Hill, Carrboro To Merge In Historic Vote

    April 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    ORANGE COUNTY – The towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro have been separate entities for more than a century, but that’s all going to change this week—as the Town Council and the Board of Aldermen will officially vote to merge the two towns into one.”It’s been about just over a century coming,” says Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton, “and Mayor […]

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    No. 1 Tar Heels Split Two With Clemson

    April 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team split a doubleheader with Clemson on Monday, losing 5-4 in 11 innings in the nightcap after clinching the three-game series with a 6-2 afternoon win. It was a busy Easter Monday for the Tar Heels and Tigers, who played for nearly seven straight hours to wrap up the […]

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    Heels Hoping Nova Doesn’t Go

    March 21, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    KANSAS CITY – The NCAA Tournament begins for Carolina on Friday night, when the eighth-seeded Tar Heels take on ninth-seeded Villanova at 7:20 in Kansas City. Many Carolina fans are already looking ahead to the round of 32—when the Heels would likely take on Kansas—but Andrew Jones of FoxSportsCarolinas.com says the Wildcats present a major challenge of […]

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    Heels Hoping Nova Doesn’t Go

    March 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    KANSAS CITY – The NCAA Tournament begins for Carolina on Friday night, when the eighth-seeded Tar Heels take on ninth-seeded Villanova at 7:20 in Kansas City. Many Carolina fans are already looking ahead to the round of 32—when the Heels would likely take on Kansas—but Andrew Jones of FoxSportsCarolinas.com says the Wildcats present a major challenge of […]

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    March 15, 2013 at 2:12 am

    So my Facebook feed exploded yesterday after they announced the new pope. Most of my Facebook friends are lefties—that’s what comes from seven years in grad school and half a decade in Chapel Hill—and naturally they’re none too happy to hear that Pope Francis has a history of being anti-gay, anti-abortion, and all that. I […]

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    Plans On Hold (For Now) For Park At Chapel Hill Redevelopment

    March 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Plans are on hold—at least temporarily—for the redevelopment of an apartment complex on Ephesus Church Road, as Town officials prepare to discuss rezoning. “The applicant had (seen) that the Town was beginning to move forward,” says Chapel Hill economic development officer Dwight Bassett, “so the client felt that it made sense for […]

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    In Chapel Hill, March Madness Is Big Business

    March 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – March Madness is officially under way in Chapel Hill, with the Tar Heels set to begin ACC Tournament play Friday night—and across town, local restaurants and sports bars are preparing for a big weekend. “We’re definitely looking for a crowd,” says Patrick Cowden, the executive chef at the new Tobacco Road Sports […]

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    Economist: Rosy Picture For NC, US In Next Five Years

    March 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The unemployment rate is still high and the recovery is still slow, but one prominent Triangle economist says the outlook for the next five years is very, very good. “Despite everything that’s going on Washington (and) everything that’s yet to go on…the underlying fundamentals of the economy are dramatically improved,” says Michael […]