Blake Hodge

Removing a Member of the Board of Governors

Speculation has surrounded the future of a member of the UNC Board of Governors after news of his arrest last month on domestic violence charges. UNC System General Counsel Thomas Shanahan says policy was adopted in April of this year that lays out guidelines for Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations of Board Members. Outside of missing a number of meetings or being appointed to a conflicting board, however, there is no clear policy for criminal charges. 61-year-old R. Doyle Parrish was arrested at his home on Kingsley Road in Raleigh, on May 12, after a report was filed by his...

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UNC Hires Senior Associate AD

Nicki Moore has been hired by UNC as a Senior Associate Athletics Director, the university announced earlier this week. Moore has been an 11-year member of the University of Oklahoma’s athletics leadership team and is currently in her third year serving as the Sooners’ Senior Associate AD for Student Life and Strategic Planning. She is also the Senior Woman Administrator; a role she will also hold at Carolina. Dr. Beth Miller has filled that role during her time with the university over the last 41 years, but Miller announced her retirement in March. Moore was a four-time captain on...

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Tokoto Projected 2nd-Round Selection in Tonight’s Draft

Three Duke Blue Devils are projected to be taken in the first round of tonight’s NBA Draft. The National Basketball Association will welcome 60 new players during the two-round draft tonight in Brooklyn, New York. NBA Draft Express is projecting Center Jahlil Okafor to be selected second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, Guard Justise Winslow to the Orlando Magic at number five, and finally Guard Tyus Jones to the Houston Rockets with the 18th selection. The impressive trio from the reigning national champions may be outnumbered by Kentucky Wildcats in this year’s draft. Kentucky seven footer Karl-Anthony Towns...

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UNC Board of Governors Member Arrested in Alleged Domestic Assault

A member of the UNC Board of Governors was arrested in May for misdemeanor assault of a female, according to police reports. 61-year-old R. Doyle Parrish was arrested at his home on Kingsley Road in Raleigh on May 12 after a report was filed by his wife Nancy Parrish, who was listed as the victim. Parrish was charged with simple assault. Parrish was appointed to a four-year term on the Board of Governors by the North Carolina House in 2013. National Institute for Money in State Politics figures show that Parrish donated to campaigns for Thom Tillis, Pat McCrory,...

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Legacy of Dean Smith to Live On Through Award

The University of North Carolina and the United States Basketball Writers Association announced a new award to honor Dean Smith on Wednesday. USBWA President and Yahoo! Sports writer Pat Forde says that there was one overwhelming feeling he had when approached about the idea of the Dean Smith Award during the Final Four. “My first thought though is, ‘what took us so long?’ he asked. “We should have done this 15 years ago probably, at least.” Past Basketball Writers Association President and Washington Post Columnist John Feinstein says the award will have nothing to do with wins and losses....

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Memorial Service for UNC Dean Emeritus

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 o’clock Wednesday morning honoring UNC School of Journalism Dean Emeritus John “Jack” Adams. Adams, who served as Dean of the UNC School of Journalism from 1969 through 1979, died on Friday after a brief illness at the age of 95. Adams was a member of the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame and served as a professor at UNC from 1958 through 1985. Adams remained in Chapel Hill following his retirement in 1985 with his wife P.B., who died in 2003. Adams is survived by two children and three grandchildren. The memorial...

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Orange County Food Drive on Wednesday

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office food drive is coming up on Wednesday. Sheriff Charles Blackwood says the Sheriff’s Office has worked to make donating food as easy as possible this year. “Citizens can roll in here, make a U-turn, we’ll have deputies standing out to take their contributions,” he says. “They don’t even need to get out of their comfortable air-conditioned cars.” Blackwood says the summertime can be a big burden on area food banks. “Some of the school programs where kids usually have a meal provided for them, they’re not able to get that,” he says. “This is...

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UNC Professor: If Education is Most Important, “You Stay Here”

Allisha Gray is one of three members of last year’s UNC Women’s Basketball team that will be playing for a different university next year. Reports say Gray was concerned about the reputation of her degree amidst the academic scandal at Carolina. Journalism Professor Charlie Tuggle tells WCHL’s Blake Hodge more about the conversation he had with Gray and his feelings on Carolina athletic programs in general....

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Fund Established to Honor Chapel Hill Shooting Victims

A fund has been established to continue the service work and honor the memory of two UNC dental students who were killed earlier this year. UNC and the Dental Foundation of North Carolina have established a new memorial award honoring the late Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha. Barakat, his wife Yusor, and her younger sister Razan were all shot and killed in February of this year in the Finley Forest Condos. Barakat was a student at the UNC School of Dentistry and Abu-Salha was a member of the incoming class to begin this fall and both had a passion...

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UNC Golfer Wins NC Amateur Tournament

A member of the Carolina men’s golf team got a come-from-behind victory over the weekend. Carter Jenkins, who will be a junior at UNC next year, eagled the 17th hole to take the lead in the final round and held on for a come-from-behind victory in the 2015 North Carolina Amateur Golf Championship played at the Country Club of Landfall’s Jack Nicklaus Course. Jenkins finished the four-day event at 11 under par, one shot ahead of Guilford College head coach Justin Tereshko. The win was Jenkins’ seventh Carolinas Golf Association title. He also has won two CGA Amateurs, the...

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