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Hatchell Makes History: Selected For Naismith Hall Of Fame

CHAPEL HILL – UNC women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell will be a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The announcement of the 2013 class was made Monday. Hatchell is the first woman with UNC ties to earn an induction. She’s now a part of an elite club of nine other Tar Heels in the Naismith Hall of Fame – including coaches Frank McGuire, Dean Smith and Larry Brown, player/coach Billy Cunningham and players James Worthy, Robert McAdoo and Michael Jordan. Hatchell will attend the Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September...

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Old Big East’s New Name: American Athletic Conference

CHAPEL HILL – What’s left of the old Big East Conference announced Wednesday that it will be renamed the American Athletic Conference or    the AAC. The conference “will rebrand as such across all platforms, associations and media at the conclusion of the 2012-13 sports seasons,” according to a press release. The announcement was made by Commissioner Mike Aresco with unanimous approval by the conference’s Board of Directors. There’s been mixed reaction on the internet and social media sights about the AAC name. Some people (mostly ACC people) say the resemblance to the ACC might cause some confusion. But imitation is...

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Affordable Housing Options Questioned in Chapel Hill/Carrboro

CHAPEL HILL – There’s been some controversy surrounding the topic of affordable housing in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area recently.  And some local groups say it’s time to tackle those issues head-on. Tish Galu is a member of the Orange County Justice United—a group dedicated to making change on social justice issues affecting the lives of low and middle-income residents in Orange County. “Affordable housing is diminishing rapidly with in the entire county but specifically with in Chapel Hill and Carrboro,” said Galu. Justice United has been involved in improving affordable housing in the area for the past two years....

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UNC Softball Stomps Appalachian State 9-2

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 25 Heels handled Appalachian State 9-2 Tuesday evening at Anderson Stadium. Constance Orr led Carolina with 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Elisha Elliott headed-off the first inning with a single; she then stole second before advancing to third on a ground out. Orr doubled to center sending Elliott home to put the Heels on the board first. Kristen Brown drew a walk loading the bases for UNC, and Kati Causey drew another walk bringing Amber Parrish home. Jenna Kelly reached first on an error, driving-in Orr for the score; this also advanced Amy Nece and Brown. A...

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Art Exhibition Making A Difference In Global Water Crisis

CHAPEL HILL – The Global Education Center is hosting an exhibition called The Water of Life: Artistic Expressions, and proceeds from the project will make a difference in the global water crisis.  It’s a part of the UNC campus-wide theme for this year, Water in Our World. UNC freshman Caroline Orr has 14 paintings featured in the multimedia exhibition which also includes music, photography and film. “The theme of water, it’s just everywhere saturating campus,” Orr said.  “I decided to compose this body of work all focused on water and that’s where it began. It grew into this initiative over the following months.” Orr partnered with the...

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Rain Delays UNC Baseball Match-Up Against Clemson

CHAPEL HILL – It was a short night for the No. 1 Diamond Heels Sunday against Clemson at Boshamer Stadium. Rains rolled through just before 8 p.m. in the second game between the Tigers and the Heels. Play is scheduled to resume 2:45 p.m. on Monday. The Tar Heels held a 2-0 lead over the Tigers with two outs in the top of the third inning. UNC registered its two runs in the second inning. Matt Roberts set-up a safety squeeze bunt to score Brian Holberton. And two batters later, Landon Lassiter sent a double inside third base to left field, scoring Mike...

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NC Gas Prices Down Going Into Easter Weekend

CHAPEL HILL – If you’re taking a road trip this Easter Weekend you can rejoice! Since peaking at $3.80 on Feb. 22, the average cost of a gallon of gas in North Carolina has fallen to $3.64. “Fuel prices are down about 25 cents this Easter Weekend compared to last year,” said Janeane Flow of AAA. Flow says more people will be on the roads this weekend because the weather forecast calls for pleasant conditions. As we head into the summer travel season, Flow explains we can expect gas prices to remain lower than last year barring any supply...

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Lee Charter School Opening Remains Unclear

CHAPEL HILL – The confusion surrounding the status of the Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School continues to grow. Friday was the deadline set by the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools for the school’s board members to answer questions asked about its recent split from its managing firm, the National Heritage Academies. On March 19, the day the NHA announced it was pulling out of the project, the state Office of Charter Schools sent a letter to board members asking for clarification about the separation, setting the deadline for March 29.   Being that the deadline was on Good...

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Catholics Celebrate First Easter With New Pope

CHAPEL HILL – Good Friday marks a special time for Catholics as they celebrate Easter Weekend with their new leader, Pope Francis. Father Scott McCue, of the Saint Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill, says Catholics around the world are united during the Holy Week as many of the ceremonies are televised. “But in general I’d say there’s lots of excitement in the Catholic world these days as Pope Francis is doing everything for the first time,” Father McCue said. “He’ll celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Mass. People will be able to see it around the world...

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21st Century Vision Plan Pushing Ahead To Advance UNC

CHAPEL HILL –  The 21st Century Vision project is continuing to push research and entrepreneurship to advance UNC in years to come. And it’s just one of the many items on Board of Trustees’ agenda for this week. “The focus of today was commercialization of technology. What we had here was a preliminary report of a task force that was charged last fall by the Chancellor’s recommendations about how the university can do a better job on the commercialization of technology,” said Barbara Entwisle, UNC Vice Chancellor of Research. The committee, Using Research to Solve the World’s Problems, is one of the committees under...

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