By Rachel Nash
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    OC Health Director Defends Smoking Ban

    March 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Additional Reporting by Elizabeth Friend and Ran Northam CHAPEL HILL – The Orange County smoking ban is getting town leaders on all sides of the argument fired up. Last week Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, who says he supports anti-smoking efforts, still had strong words for Health Director Colleen Bridger regarding the smoking ban. It went down at a […]

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    Post Loss To Kansas, What’s Next For The Tar Heels?

    March 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The UNC Men’s Basketball team is done after a 70-58 loss to No. 1 seed Kansas in the Round of 32.  And we’re all trying to move on, but let’s recap briefly. “Whatever kind of shots they are, if you don’t make them then you aren’t going to do very well. When […]

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    Saturday Marks 6th Anniversary Of Former UNC Mascot’s Passing

    March 22, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Saturday is the sixth anniversary of former UNC mascot Jason Ray’s passing. Jason was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in 2007. “It does not get any easier. It feels like when I say he’s been gone six years, it feels like it’s been 60,” said Charlotte Ray, Jason’s mother. Jason was […]

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    ‘Girl Playing Flute’ Artist Reacts To Mural Painted Black

    March 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The beloved mural on Franklin Street depicting a girl playing a flute is gone.  All that’s left is a black wall in its place. “I didn’t know anyone was planning that. I was very disappointed. These things are kind of like my little children,” said artist Michael Brown. He says he was on […]

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    CHCCS Facing Tough Decisions With Projected Budget Shortfalls

    March 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education has to make some tough decisions coming up. The district faces a $5 million shortfall for this next fiscal year in addition to potential cuts in state funding. The Board met Thursday night to take public comment and also held its own discussion on […]

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    UNC Hosting Forum To Reduce Violence

    March 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the UNC campus and community are coming together with a goal to reduce violence. “Our schools are pretty safe places but we have a steady flow of these mass-casualty events,” said UNC Professor Stephen Marshall. Marshall is the director of the Injury Prevention […]

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    Future of Lee Scholars School in Question

    March 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    CHAPEL HILL –The National Heritage Academies released a press release today announcing it has backed-out as the management firm for the Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School. “After much consideration, National Heritage Academies has made the difficult decision not to move forward with the proposed school. ….We have the utmost admiration for Howard and […]

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    Ackland Museum Focuses On More Love For Art Enthusiasts

    March 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    CHAPEL HILL –  If you want some love this weekend check out the Ackland Art Museum. The exhibit, More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s, is open right now through March 31st. “With love, as a theme, as a method, as a strategy to create objects and interactions and participatory events for our audiences,” Amanda Hughes of […]

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