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    NCAA: UNC’s Response to Amended NOA “Without Merit”

    October 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    The NCAA says North Carolina’s argument that the governing body lacks jurisdiction in the school’s ongoing multi-year academic case is “without merit.” In a Sept. 19 filing released by the school Tuesday, the NCAA enforcement staff pushed back against the school’s procedural arguments in response to five serious charges by saying they lacked merit. UNC […]

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    UNC Linebacker Refutes Rape Claim

    September 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    A North Carolina football player facing charges of sexual battery and assault on a female student says the two had consensual sex and that he did not rape nor drug her. In his first public comments, Allen Artis said Tuesday he isn’t a rapist and is eager to get the case behind him. One of […]

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    Efland Woman Dies in Police Custody in New Jersey

    August 31, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a North Carolina woman who was in police custody in New Jersey. Neptune Township police had charged 21-year-old Katie Thomas of Efland, North Carolina, on Aug. 17 with possession of drug paraphernalia. Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Charles Webster tells the Asbury Park Press she […]

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    Michael Jordan Pledges $5 Million to African-American Museum

    August 9, 2016 at 8:31 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Jordan has made another major donation, pledging $5 million to the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum on the National Mall. Officials at the National Museum of African American History and Culture announced the gift from the basketball great Monday. The museum is set to open Sept. 24. In recognition of the […]

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    Chapel Hill Infant Drowns in Myrtle Beach Pond

    July 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    A 6-week-old child from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has drowned in a pond near a mall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Horry County Coroner Michelle McSpadden tells local news outlets that the baby’s body was recovered from a pond near Tanger Outlets. McSpadden says the child died Saturday night. Additional details haven’t been released. The […]

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    US Supreme Court to Review Ruling on NC Congressional Districts

    June 27, 2016 at 10:15 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider North Carolina’s appeal of a court ruling that said state lawmakers relied too heavily on race in drawing congressional districts. The justices on Monday added the case to their calendar for the fall. A panel of three judges struck down two majority black congressional districts and ordered […]

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    NBA Awaiting Changes to HB2 Before Final Decision on Charlotte All-Star Game

    June 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Adam Silver has steadfastly refused to set any deadlines for when the NBA would decide on moving the 2017 All-Game in Charlotte if a hotly debated North Carolina law hasn’t been changed. In a way, he did before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, even as he said he’s been pleased by […]

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    Judge Dismisses Student-Athlete Lawsuit Against UNC

    February 19, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    A Mecklenburg County judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of North Carolina athletes alleged the school failed to provide them and other athletes a quality education by directing them toward sham classes. Superior Court Judge Richard Ervin cited arguments by attorneys representing UNC that said both the statute of limitations and […]

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    Remembering Harper Lee’s Impact on the South

    February 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Harper Lee, the elusive author whose “To Kill a Mockingbird” became an enduring best-seller and classic film with its child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, has died. She was 89. HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis confirmed the author’s death to The Associated Press on Friday. For most of her life, Lee divided […]

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    UNC Football Reserve Arrested in Raleigh

    November 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    A reserve football player for North Carolina has been arrested on an assault charge hours after the Tar Heels beat North Carolina State. Police in Raleigh say cornerback Tyreece Jiles got into a fight with an employee at a nightclub near downtown at about 3 a.m. Sunday. He was charged with simple assault and released […]

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