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John Edwards To Open New Raleigh Law Firm, CNN Reports

CHAPEL HILL – Former Sen. John Edwards plans to open a new law firm this September, CNN reported Wednesday morning. Edwards was unavailable for comment. The firm will be based in Raleigh and will focus on plaintiff work, according to a source of CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Edwards, who currently lives in Chapel Hill and attending UNC’s School of Law, was a 2004 candidate for vice president who went on to make a bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Prior to that, he was a nationally known attorney, specializing in plaintiffs’ representation for medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability lawsuits....

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Shearon Harris Crack Repaired, Says NRC Reps

CHAPEL HILL – The nuclear reactor at Shearon Harris “can be operated safely” after a quarter-inch crack in a reactor sensor was repaired. WRAL reports that a Nuclear Regulatory Commission official confirmed the repair on Tuesday. The unexpected shutdown of the nuclear plant— just more than 25 miles southeast of Chapel Hill—sparked an on-going investigation by the NRC. Duke Energy had to take the plant offline on May 15 because of the crack. No radioactive material leaked from the plant, and public health and safety was never in danger, company officials said. Duke Energy spokesperson Valerie Patterson told WCHL...

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Sugarland Hosts Benefit For Okla. Tornado Victims

CHAPEL HILL – Sugarland on Franklin Street is holding a benefit Wednesday to raise funds for victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, last month. One of the company’s employees is from Moore—some of her family members lost everything in the tornado last month. The dessertery will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from both the Chapel Hill and Raleigh locations to the relief effort. “It’s amazing how we can come together for people in our community, and also people who are thousands of miles away. We’ve been amazed by the outpouring of support so far and we...

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UNC Basektball’s Joe Holladay Announces Retirement

Picture Courtesy: GoHeels.com CHAPEL HILL – A staple of the UNC Basketball program—Joe Holladay— is retiring after 20 years and 594 wins as a member of Roy Williams‘ staff with Carolina and Kansas. Holladay recently finished his fourth season as Director of Basketball Operations after a 16-year stint as assistant coach. Former Vanderbilt assistant coach Brad Frederick, who played for the Tar Heels from 1996-99, is Carolina’s new Director of Basketball Operations. Holladay, 65, came to Chapel Hill in April 2003 and was part of the Tar Heel staff for 10 seasons, during which time UNC won two NCAA championships, played in three Final Fours, won six Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championships and two ACC Tournament titles. The Tar Heels amassed an overall record of 282-78 over the last 10 years, finishing in the Top 10 in the final AP poll seven...

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BoC’s Mark Dorosin Praises Fellow Elected Officials Arrested During NAACP Protest

CHAPEL HILL – Orange County Commissioner and Civil Rights Lawyer Mark Dorosin attended the Mega Moral Monday protest outside the General Assembly in Raleigh.  Though he was not arrested,  he stands by his fellow elected officials that were.  That list includes Chapel Hill Town Council member Donna Bell, and Carrboro Aldermen Damon Seils, Michelle Johnson and Sammy Slade. WCHL’s Ron Stutts caught up with Dorosin this morning to give his take on this “wave of civil disobedience.” Here’s their conversation: http://chapelboro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Mark-Dorosin-Interview-Complete.mp3...

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Clash Of The Carolinas Set For Chapel Hill Super Regional

Picture Courtesy: GoHeels.com CHAPEL HILL – After the Diamond Heels, in dramatic fashion, escaped their Regional Final against Florida Atlantic Monday, it’s on to a clash of the Carolinas in the Super Regional. No. 1 overall seed UNC will take on South Carolina, the No. 1 seed and winner of Columbia Regional.  The Gamecocks defeated Saint Louis  and then Liberty twice to make it to the Super Regional. The match-up is best two-out-of-three. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. Friday, then Saturday at noon, and if necessary—Sunday at 1 p.m.   Chapel Hill Super Regional Schedule:  FRIDAY Baseball...

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