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Cate Edwards On Today: “He’s My Dad, And I Love Him”

NEW YORK – For the first time since Cate Edwards followed her father to a  courthouse in Greensboro every day for six weeks, she spoke out in an exclusive interview with the Today show’s Savannah Guthrie Friday morning about her life, the time surrounding the trial, and a foundation created in the memory of her mother, Elizabeth. “I love my family and I’m loyal to them and I care about them,” Cate said told Guthrie. “There pain is my pain and that’s as complicated as it gets.” But, life was complicated a year ago when Cate followed her father into the...

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News Around Town: Chapel Hill Teen Week; Summer Road Construction

CHAPLE HILL – During the First Annual Chapel Hill Teen Week the Town of Chapel Hill will celebrate youth identity, youth voices, and youth driven activities April 8-13. Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt formally stated the second week of April as Chapel Hill Teen Week. The goal of Chapel Hill Teen Week is to emphasize the diversity of Chapel Hill’s teenage population. Participants will receive free raffle tickets for an opportunity to win prizes such as UNC-CH gear, gift cards to local restaurants, and a private Bevello shopping experience with up to ten friends. Events will take place at Street Scene...

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News Around Town: Holiday Schedules; Hillsborough Citizens Police Academy

CHAPEL HILL – The Town of Chapel Hill Services will be operating differently this holiday weekend. Most municipal offices will be closed Friday, March 29; there will be no curbside yard waste collection on Friday, March 29; the Orange County landfill will be open for the weekend; and there will be no change in the curbside recycling schedule. The Orange County solid waste convenience centers will be closed Sunday, March 31. Eubanks Road and Walnut Grove Church Road locations will be open Monday, April 1. The Chapel Hill Transit will run on a Saturday schedule. Routes CM, CW, D, FG, JN,...

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UNC Softball Sneaks Out 3-2 Homerun-Fest Win

CHAPEL HILL – Two homeruns powered the UNC softball team past Virginia Tech Friday night,3-2. In fact, all five scores were tallied by homeruns. The Hokies started things off with a solo shot to right-center by junior Amanda Ake. With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Tar Heel junior Amy Nece reached on a walk.; redshirt freshman Jenna Kelly followed her and sent the ball over the left-field fence for the two-RBI homer and the lead. But, Ake answered the shot with a lead-off homerun in the top of the fifth to tie the contest at two. The final...

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No. 1 UNC Baseball Hosts Clemson Beginning Saturday; Fireworks Saturday Night

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team puts the best record in the conference on the line against Clemson for an Easter-weekend series beginning Saturday night. The Tar Heels have only fallen once this season—a loss to then No. 29 Miami Hurricanes 4-1 at the Bosh. That 23-1 record is the best in school history through 24, and even if Carolina loses its next game will have the best record through 25. On Thursday, Head Coach Mike Fox told Ron Stutts on the Morning News that pitching was the tip of the sword for UNC. The Diamond Heels hold a 1.70 team earned...

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UNC Softball Returns Home To Host VT Friday, Saturday

CHAPEL HILL – The UNCsoftball team returns home Friday night for the start of its three-game conference series against Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels are coming off a shutout win over the Campbell Camels on Wednesday. Carolina did all its scoring in the first inning and the defense held for the 3-0 win. That snapped a two-game skid for the Tar Heels. UNC fell to Florida State in a double-header on Sunday which allowed the Seminoles to take over second place in the ACC and dropped the Tar Heels to fourth. Friday’s contest begins a ten-game home stand in which Carolina will...

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Cate Edwards Opens Up To Today Show Friday Morning

CHAPEL HILL – Former U.S. Senator John Edwards’ eldest daughter, Cate will speak out on Friday morning on the Today show about her reaction to her father’s affair and alleged cover-up that resulted in a federal investigation and lengthy trial. Cate has recently been promoting the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation, created in memory of her mother who died of breast cancer in December 2010. Since John’s trial in April and May of 2012, the media has been in search of Cate’s reaction to the extramarital affair and the trial. John’s mistress, Rielle Hunter, didn’t take long to explain her side of...

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February 2013 Unemployment Rate Returns To Lowest Mark In 2012

CHAPEL HILL – State unemployment numbers in February returned to where they were in the final month of 2012, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Thursday morning’s release showed North Carolina’s February 2013 jobless rate fell back to 9.4 percent (seasonally adjusted) from 9.5 in January. That once again ties the lowest mark from 2012 and the lowest since before February 2009. Professional & Business Services saw the largest gain of 2,600 jobs followed by Education and Health Services with 2,100. National numbers also fell from 7.9 to 7.7 percent. To see a complete breakdown of the numbers, click...

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Mayor Bell Cashes In On UNC-Duke Bet With Mayor Kleinschmidt

CHAPEL HILL- Monday night, Durham’s mayor Bill Bellstopped by the Chapel Hill Town Council Meeting to tend to some very serious business. Chapel Hill’s Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt weighed in on the topic. “Several weeks ago I received a phone call from the Mayor of Durham, that’s the suburb just to our east, offering a wager,” says Kleinschmidt. Durham’s Mayor Bill Bell addressed the Council on the wager that dates back to March 9 in a little building called the Dean Smith Center. “We had a slight basketball game a few weeks ago and Duke came out on top,” says Bell. “As Mark indicated, he...

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News Around Town: Fight Cancer, Eating Out Wednesday; Central West Focus Area

CHAPEL HILL – Buy a sub at Jersey Mike’s Wednesday and you’ll help fight cancer. Jersey Mike’s kicks off its “Month of Giving” by a day of giving in which 100 percent of the proceeds go to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundation was formed by the late NC State basketball coach Jimmy Valvano just months before he lost his battle with cancer in 1993. All Triangle locations of Jersey Mike’s are participating in the event, including the Elliot Road location in Chapel Hill. Since ’93, The V Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to more than 100...

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