Rachel Nash

NAACP Protests Pause For Memorial Day

RALEIGH – The North Carolina NAACP is taking a break on Memorial Day from its weekly protesting outside the General Assembly. The NAACP is now calling for a mass rally June 3. The civil rights group says next Monday it will introduce the new wave of protestors who will risk arrest. Chapel Hillians have been making the commute to Raleigh to protest against what they call “regressive policies.” So far more than 150 people have been arrested. The number of protesters and supporters has grown each week. The NAACP also plans to release more details on a 25-county summer tour...

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UNC Students Bike Across USA, Build Houses

CHAPEL HILL – Six UNC students along with young people from across the county are biking 4,000 miles this summer. They’re making stops along the way to raise awareness for affordable housing. It’s a program called Bike and Build and their first stop was in Chapel Hill. Route leader Ryan Smith is one of the 28 cyclists. They have about 14 build sites set during their journey from Nags Head, North Carolina, to San Diego, California. “It really does make a huge impact on people’s lives—especially the lives of the families we are helping out,” Smith said. The group...

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UNC Lacrosse To Face Northwestern in NCAA Quarterfinals

CHAPEL HILL – The UNC women’s lacrosse team is gearing up to face Northwestern for NCAA semifinal Friday in Philadelphia. The match up is the fourth meeting between the HeelS and Northwestern in the NCAA Tournament in the last five years (2009 national title game, 2010 semifinal, 2011 semifinal, 2013 semifinal). Carolina beat unseeded Loyola, 19-9, and Virginia, 13-9, to advance to Friday’s semifinals.  The Wildcats beat Stanford and PennState at home to advance to Villanova. UNC beat Northwestern 11-8 earlier this season in Chapel Hill. Northwestern leads the all-time series with North Carolina, 10-3.  The teams have played...

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UNC BoT Nominates Next Chair

CHAPEL HILL – The UNC Board Trustees announced Thursday that current trustee,  Lowry Caudill, will serve as its next chair. Wade Hargrove currently holds the position—his term is up this summer. Alston Gardner will be the vice chair. The board will formally vote on the nominations at its next meeting. Hargrove said it was a “day of massive departures” as trustees Barbara Hyde, Felicia Washington, and Kel Landis sat at their final meeting with the board. It was also the last for Chancellor Holden Thorp. Dr. Carol Folt, who currently serves as interim president of Dartmouth College, will officially assume...

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UNC Financial Update

CHAPEL HILL – UNC is almost certain to face steep cuts coming from the state after the budget is finalized. Though the general fund revenues through the first 3 quarters of this fiscal year were about $110 million, or 8 percent, above what was projected—Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Karol Kain Gray says there’s still cause for concern. “And even though that indicates that the state is doing well, we are still concerned about what type of budget cuts we will receive for next fiscal year,” Gray said. Gray gave an update of the UNC’s finances Wednesday during the...

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