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No. 1 UNC Baseball Handily Defeats Clemson In Game One

CHAPEL HILL- The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team defeated Clemson Saturday 10-3 in the first of its three-game series at Boshamer Stadium. Junior pitcher Kent Emanuel led the Tar Heels with nine hits in eight innings. Junior catcherMatt Roberts hit his first home run of his career. Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs added to the win with four hits. North Carolina took the lead early with four straight runs in the first inning, credited mainly to Stubbs, freshman outfielder Skye Bolt, and sophomore outfielder Michael Russell who each charted run-scoring singles. The Tar Heels gained four more runs in the bottom of the third to give them a solid lead. North...

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Three Tar Heels Inducted into Golden Fleece

CHAPEL HILL- Three Tar Heel student-athletes were inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece Friday, the University’s oldest honorary society on Friday. Senior offensive football guard Jonathon Cooper, senior women’s basketball guard Krista Gross, and senor field hockey forward Meghan Lyons were among 29 inductees of the Golden Fleece. Each member is chosen upon his or her service to Carolina, as revealed in scholarship, motivation, creativity, loyalty, and leadership in academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Cooper is a communications studies major and will graduate from North Carolina as memorable offensive lineman. He was a senior team captain, he won the 2012 ACC Jacobs...

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UNC Softball Travels To Face Campbell

CHAPEL HILL- The North Carolina softball team is set to travel for a mid-week game against Campbell on Wednesday. Coming in, the Tar Heels are 22-12 overall and 4-2 in the ACC. The Camels are 20-11, 4-2 in the Big South. In recent play, North Carolina won a doubleheader 3-2 over N.C. Central last Tuesday, and fell to Florida State 2-1 over the weekend. Campbell also won a doubleheader over N.C. Central on Monday. Overall in the series, the Tar Heels are 57-14 against Campbell. Last season the Tar Heels defeated the Camels 9-0 in five innings at home. North Carolina offense is led by Senior first baseman Constance Orr hitting...

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UNC Men’s Basketball Focuses On One Tournament Game At A Time

CHAPEL HILL- The North Carolina men’s basketball team is looking no further than its first game in the NCAA Tournamenton Friday against the Big East’s Villanova. Despite an arguably under seed, the No. 8 Tar Heels have been gearing up for a tough post season road ahead. Head Coach Roy Williams feels like he and his staff are prepared for tough competition. “I’ve been in the eight-nine game at least once,” says Williams. “I’ve been on the one end when you had to play eight and nine and even lost, so there are not a lot of scenarios that our staff has not been through, and...

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Orange County Solid Waste To Host Compost Events

CHAPEL HILL- The Orange County Solid Waste Department is holding a number of different events and classes coming up all related to composting. The first opportunity is a worm bin make-and-take workshop at the Scrap Exchange Centerin Durham on Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A worm bin is a small 12-15 gallon container that allows people to easily and efficiently compost indoors. Education and Outreach Coordinator of Orange County Solid Waste Muriel Williman will lead the event and talks about it entails. “You can learn how to harvest the compost so you can use it in your house plants...

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UNC Men’s Basketball Focuses On One Tournament Game At A Time

CHAPEL HILL- The North Carolina men’s basketball team is looking no further than its first game in the NCAA Tournamenton Friday against the Big East’s Villanova. Despite an arguably under seed, the No. 8 Tar Heels have been gearing up for a tough post season road ahead. Head Coach Roy Williams feels like he and his staff are prepared for tough competition. “I’ve been in the eight-nine game at least once,” says Williams. “I’ve been on the one end when you had to play eight and nine and even lost, so there are not a lot of scenarios that our staff has not been through, and...

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Despite No. 8 Seed, UNC Men’s Basketball Prepares For NCAA Play

CHAPEL HILL- Despite the recently assigned No. 8 seed, the North Carolina men’s basketball team has high goals to set aside its bracket placement and fight through the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The ACC didn’t receive a whole lot of respect from the NCAA Tournament committee, asDuke and Miami got a two-seed and North Carolina and N.C. State. Virginia and Marylandwere right on the edge and got left out of the tournament. Miami is the first team ever to win the ACC regular season and conference tournament and not receive a one-seed in the tournament. Here is Tar Heel Head Coach Roy Williams on the seeds. “It was disappointing,” says Williams....

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UNC Women’s Basketball Advances To ACC Final

GREENSBORO- The No. 15 North Carolina women’s basketball team upset No. 10 and ACC defending tournament championsMaryland in the conference tournament semifinal Saturday, 72-65 to advance to the championship against No. 6 rival Duke. Redshirt sophomore guard Latifah Coleman scored a career high of 17 points, 15 of which she collected with just over six minutes remaining in the game. The Tar Heels made a comeback after a 14-point halftime deficit. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt led the Tar Heels with 20 points. Senior forward Waltiea Rolle also reached double digits adding 19 points. ACC rookie of the year forward Xylina McDaniel had 12 rebounds for the Tar Heels. Carolina outrebounded the Terps by...

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News Around Town: Teen Tech Week; Il Palio’s Chef Serves The Sick

CHAPEL HILL – The Orange County Library is hosting Teen Tech Week March 10-17 and will involve a meme contest and a special gaming event. Participants in the meme contest are asked to design a funny, catchy image that says something about the library and are to submit memes between March 1 and March 17. The winner will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card. The special gaming event is an invitation for everyone ranging from ages 11-18 to come play Wii, Xbox 360 Kinect, board games, cards, and more on Wednesday March, 13 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m....

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UNC Baseball Improves to 11-0 With Win Over Davidson, 10-2

CHAPEL HILL- The No. 1 North Carolina baseball teamcontinued its winning streak Tuesday as they defeated Davidson 10-2 and improved to 11-0 on the season. The 11-0 start is the first time the Tar Heels have achieved this mark to start the season since 2000 when the team won their first 21 games. Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs led North Carolina with three RBIs and a two-run home run. Sophomore second baseman Mike Zolk added three hits and freshman outfielder Skye Bolt reached a team-high of three runs. Sophomore pitchers Trevor Kelley and Mason McCullough helped carry the Tar Heels and threw 3.1 hitless innings. North Carolina competes in its ACC opener...

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