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Hillsborough Gears Up For Good Times At Hogg Day

CHAPEL HILL – More than 12,000 people are expected to gather for 31st Annual Hillsborough Hogg Day coming up this weekend—WCHL’s Ron Stutts will emcee part of the day Saturday. And there are some new surprises in store this year. The festival is happening Friday from 6  – 10 p.m., and Saturday  from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., at the River Park at 140 E. Margaret Lane behind the Courthouse in downtown Hillsborough.  Admission is free. ‘There are good days when you go to Hillsborough just to walk around and experience a town—but then there are those days when it’s...

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Fitzgerald’s Opens, Owner Seeks Separate Identity From Kildare’s

CHAPEL HILL – Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub is the newest restaurant to open on Franklin Street—the grand opening was Friday night. “We want to attract the people that live here 365 days a year because we want to build on that local community. We want to be here in 20-30 years. That was our goal in opening up for the summertime,” said owner and operator James Jackson. Jackson says he wants the community to know the pub is not just for college kids. Fitzgerald’s is an independent company based out of Charlotte—where their sister restaurant is located. Jackson and friend...

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Four Tar Heels Named All-America in Women’s Lacrosse

CHAPEL HILL – Four UNC women’s lacrosse players nabbed All-America honors in the Synapse Sports 2013 postseason awards Tuesday. Attacker Aly Messinger was named to the All-Rookie Team—while Midfielder Kara Cannizzaro took first-team All-America honors. Attacker Abbey Friend, midfielder Emily Garrity and defender Sloane Serpe were named to the second team. The Heels are back in action in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fetzer Field against...

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NAACP To Protest Monday Night, Following 30 Arrests Last Week

RALEIGH – After nearly 50 arrests so far— the North Carolina NAACP plans to risk it again Monday evening at the General Assembly with its third consecutive week of protests. Members of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, joined by other community members, have been protesting and even arrested in recent rallies. State Chapter President Rev. William Barber is now calling the event “Moral Mondays.” It’s happening at 5:30 outside the State Legislative Building. Thirty people were arrested last Monday, a week after 17 protesters were taken into custody. The NAACP and other activists say the Republican majorities in the legislature are...

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Waiting On Wiggins: Where Will The No. 1 Recruit Go?

CHAPEL HILL – After months of guessing games, No. 1 basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins is set to announce his college choice Tuesday at 12:15 during small event at his high school—according to a tweet by his coach at Huntington Prep, Rob Fulford. Fulford tweeted the news on Sunday night saying that Wiggins will not hold a press conference but will instead sign in front of classmates, family and friends. The 6-foot-7 small forward is the only uncommitted ESPN 100 prospect. Wiggins, who will decide between UNC, Florida State, Kentucky and Kansas, was named the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year. He averaged 23.4...

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Obey Creek Walking Tour; Improve Pritchard Park Trails; Advisory Board Review

The public is invited to a developer-led tour of the Obey Creek property at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22. The walking tour is an opportunity for people to see the property up-close. The group is meeting at Ascension Hall in Christ Methodist Church—that’s next to Weaver Street Market and across the street from Harrington Bank. Obey Creek is a 124-acre property under consideration for a mixed use development proposed for the area across South 15-501 from Southern Village. It is one of two potential developments using the new Development Agreement process approved by Council in March 2013.  In the...

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Carolina Falls To Georgia Tech In Extra Innings, First Series Loss Of The Season

CHAPEL HILL – No. 1 UNC dropped its first series of the year against Georgia Tech Sunday. The Heels took it to 11 innings in Atlanta, but ultimately fell 9-8. The series loss is the first since Georgia Tech claimed a 2-1 series win in Chapel Hill last season. Carolina jumped out to a 7-1 lead after five and a half innings but the Yellow Jackets would fight back with two runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to climb within three at 8-5. In the bottom of the ninth the Heels were three outs away...

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