By Rachel Nash
  • Pat McCrory

    NC Gov. McCrory’s Popularity Remains Positive, State Government Drops

    April 23, 2013 at 11:38 am

    CHAPEL HILL – A new poll shows that NC Governor Pat McCrory continues to be popular with an approval rating is sitting at 49 percent right now, according to data collected by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh. “49 percent is a very good number for a politician these, especially these days when voters are really […]

  • Marcus Paige (UNC Athletics)

    Pay For Play In College Sports Gaining Momentum

    April 23, 2013 at 11:22 am

    “It has created an underground economy. It has created scandals that really don’t need to be scandals.”

  • Jay Bilas Rawlings Panel

    Pay For Play In College Sports Gaining Momentum

    April 23, 2013 at 11:22 am

    CHAPEL HILL – The idea of paying collegiate athletes—it’s an idea that used to seem outrageous but may be a reality in the near future. ESPN Broadcaster and Duke basketball alum Jay Bilas spoke at UNC last week during a college athletics roundtable discussion commissioned by Chancellor Holden Thorp. Bilas says that the concept of […]

  • News Around Town: Orange County EMS To Receive $83,000 Grant; CHCCS Teachers Of The Year; “Mayors For Meals”

    April 19, 2013 at 10:36 am

    CHAPEL HILL – The Orange County Emergency Services announced Thursday it will receive an $83,000 FEMA grant to support emergency medical services. It’s called the “Assistance for Firefighters Grant” (AFG) which state Rep. David Price supported. The grant allows the County to purchase advanced equipment that will keep first responders safe while transporting patients. The […]

  • Location Change For UNC’s Round Table Discussion On Athletics And Higher Education

    April 19, 2013 at 10:34 am

    CHAPEL HILL – Hunter Rawlings, the president of the Association of the American Universities, will lead a panel of experts on student athletics and higher education Friday. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will be a panelist. UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp, UNC director of athletics Bubba Cunnigham, and ESPN broadcaster Jay Bilas are slated to speak. […]


    UNC Great Rasheed Wallace Retires From NBA For A Second Time

    April 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Additional Reporting by Jordan Rogers CHAPEL HILL – Former Carolina star and veteran forward Rasheed Wallace, 38, has retired from pro basketball for the second time — due to a foot injury he sustained last fall. ‘Sheed, making the announcement Wednesday, registered four All-Star appearances, played in three NBA Finals, and won one NBA title […]

  • Students For Education Reform Rally In Raleigh This Saturday

    April 19, 2013 at 10:27 am

    CHAPEL HILL – UNC students, joined by others from colleges across the state, are rallying to improve education at a local, state, and national level. The Students for Education Reform (SFER) is happening this Saturday in Raleigh at the Halifax Mall from 2- 5 p.m. “We are a group of undergraduates that want to generate an honest […]

  • Child Measles Case Reported In Orange County, Seven Total Cases in NC

    April 19, 2013 at 10:26 am

    CHAPEL HILL – Thursday the state Department of Health reported an outbreak of measles in North Carolina—one case here in Orange County. “We do have an understanding of where this originated; it was not in Orange County. The case we do have here has been moving back and forth between counties and was exposed else […]

  • Photo Courtesy: Tar Heel 10 Miler

    In Wake Of Boston Marathon Bombings, Local Law Enforcement Amp Up Security For Tar Heel 10 Miler

    April 17, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The Tar Heel 10 Miler is bringing 5000 runners to Chapel Hill this Saturday morning. But in aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings and the Duke University Bomb threat on Tuesday, people now question how safe they really are at public events. Since the first running of the event in 2008, race director Thÿs Wind […]

  • Courtesy: Dancing with the Stars of Carolina

    Dancing With the Stars of Carolina Gear Up For Competition

    April 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – It’s almost time for local figures in the community to lace-up their dancing shoes for a good cause. Dancing With the Stars of Carolina is happening May 4 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. The competition is taking place in the Kenan Stadium Blue Zone at 7 p.m. One of the star competitors is Chapel Hill […]