By Aaron Keck
  • Photo courtesy of UNC News Services

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

    May 27, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    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 […]

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

    May 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    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 […]

  • Cody Stubbs - Courtesy of GoHeels.com.

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

    May 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    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 […]

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    Gunshots Fired Saturday; CHPD Seeking Info

    May 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    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 […]

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    Strawberries, Jazz, Faculty/Staff Satisfaction

    May 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    CHAPEL HILL/CARRBORO – A majority of UNC faculty and staff say the university is a “highly effective organization” with a strong vision for the future. That’s according to the results of a University-wide organizational effectiveness survey conducted in January. UNC officials say they received more than 3,000 responses, an uptick from the last time they […]

  • Whitman & Me

    May 10, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Beginning Friday and running through May 19, the ArtsCenter in Carrboro is staging the southeastern premiere of “Walt,” a musical play about the life of Walt Whitman–written by one of the poet’s distant relatives, Wm. W. Whitman. Last Saturday, the ArtsCenter held a community reading of Whitman’s classic epic “Song of Myself” on the Weaver […]

  • Mike Fox (Courtesy of GoHeels.com)

    Mike Fox ‘Sets The Record Straight’

    April 30, 2013 at 6:25 am

    UNC Head Coach Mike Fox was fired up Monday night after not being able to complete the weekend series against N.C. State due to rain and TV rights.

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    CH May Hike Prop Taxes This Year; OC And Carrboro May Not

    April 26, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Officials in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County are gearing up for another round of difficult budget talks—and although the economy may be on the rebound, County Manager Frank Clifton says local governments still have no more money to work with than they did five years ago. “We’re at 2008 levels–and actually the county’s budget […]

  • OC Economic Development Director Steve Brantley.

    OC Economic Officials Say Development Key To Social Justice

    April 26, 2013 at 1:41 am

    CHAPEL HILL – Orange County is by many measures the most affluent county in North Carolina, but its poverty rate is also well above the state average—a striking statistic that’s troubling for residents who say they’re committed to progressive values like social and economic justice. It’s a reality that’s existed for years, and there’s no […]

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    “They’re Just Bleating Sheep”: CH Leaders Assail State UNC Cuts

    April 26, 2013 at 1:27 am

    CHAPEL HILL – UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp is stepping down from his post in June after five years on the job—leaving incoming Chancellor Carol Folt with the unenviable task of guiding the university through a time of continued challenges, sparked primarily by ongoing state-level cuts. As the Chapel Hill community prepares for the transition, local […]