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North Carolina Softball Shuts Out Strong Campbell Team On The Road

BUIES CREEK – The UNCsoftball team bounced back from two weekend conference losses with a shutout at Campbell Wednesday night. The Tar Heels put all three runs up in the top of the first. Sophomore catcher Amber Parrish batted the first runner in with a double to left. Freshman second-baseman Erin Satterfield was followed in by Parrish and senior third-baseman Haleigh Dickey with a single up the middle by senior first-baseman Constance Orr. Junior right-hander Lori Spingola improved to 14-9 on the season throwing the complete game and only giving up four hits and a walk while striking out five....

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Three-Run Homer In The Seventh Pads Carolina Baseball’s Lead Over Winthrop

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team continued its dominance over non-conference teams Wednesday night with a 6-3 win over Winthrop in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels got on the board quickly with two runs in the bottom of the first. On the second pitch to a player in Carolina Blue, sophomore shortstop Michael Russell doubled to left field. Two pitches later, freshman designated hitter Landon Lassiter singled to left. After a fielding error, Lassiter reached second and Russell made it home. Later in the inning, freshman right-fielder Skye Bolt batted Lassiter in on a sacrifice fly to center to give...

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Students Rally In Raleigh Over UNC System Budget Cuts

GREENSBORO – Students from the 17 UNC systems campuses are gathering Wednesday morning to speak out against the budget cuts that could shut down a number of the universities. Governor Pat McCrory released his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. The proposal cuts $140 million from the UNC system. Talks of a cut that large have put people on alert that the school system may have to close down one to two campuses. “The potential school closings would unfairly target H.B.C.U.s and other campuses which historically serve many poor and working class students and...

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UNC To Suspend Honor Court Hearing Of UNC Student Pending External Review

CHAPEL HILL – UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp announced Tuesday that he has asked the Honor Court to suspend its hearing involving Landen Gambill. The hearing was scheduled to take place some time in the next couple weeks and centers around complaints made by Gambill’s ex-boyfriend that she engaged in disruptive or intimidating behavior by continually referencing the fact that she was sexually assaulted. Gambill claims she never publicly announced her ex-boyfriend’s name. Early this week, Gambill’s lawyer Henry Clay Turner, wrote a letter to Chancellor Thorp asking that the proceedings be dismissed. It also announced that Gambill filed a...

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No. 1 UNC Baseball Hosts Mid-Week Contests Tuesday And Wednesday

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team steps out of conference play for two mid-week contests at home Tuesday and Wednesday. The VCU Rams travel to the Hill on Tuesday for an early evening game. Due to the expectation of very cold night-time temperatures, Tuesday’s game was moved up to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday’s was moved to 4:00 p.m. The Rams are 12-8 and opened Atlantic-10 conference play last weekend with three losses to Butler. VCU has dropped five of its last six contests. The Tar Heels are 21-1, 7-1 in the ACC and have won five straight since their lone...

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Landen Gambill Adds To Complaints Filed With DoE-OCR Against UNC

CHAPEL HILL – The UNC student who has been at the forefront of rallies on campussupporting sexual assault victims and a change in how the University handles the cases has filed a federal complaint against the University. According to multiple sources, Landen Gambill’s lawyer Henry Clay Turner told UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp in a letter that Gambill has filed the complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The letter asks that the Honor Court charges against Gambill be dropped. This is the third complaint filed with the OCR; it’s also investigating UNC for the handling of sexual assault cases after...

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East Chapel Hill Hosts Transition Fair Tuesday Evening

CHAPEL HILL – More than fifty businesses, organizations, and places of higher education are taking part in a fair to help students in need of special accommodations prepare for life outside of school. “This in an opportunity for our families to come to East Chapel Hill High School and meet with many different representatives from a variety of area resources,” says Susan Lombardo, Transition Facilitator at East Chapel Hill High School. “The transition facilitator is most concerned about the students’ transition from school life to adulthood,” Lombardo says. Tuesday’s fair at East Chapel Hill presents students and young adults...

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News Around Town: OCPL Strategic Plan; Love 2.0; Annual Passover Seder

CHAPEL HILL – The Orange County Public Library is seeking feedback from the public for its strategic plan that will guide it through the next three to five years. A series of focus groups will take place on Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. centering on older adults and members of the County’s Latino and refugee communities. Each session will last about an hour. The first begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Seymour Senior Center on Homestead Road in Chapel Hill with the focus on older adults. The second revolves around the same topic and begins at 11:00 a.m. at...

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Orange County’s Unemployment Rate Still NC’s Best Despite Increase

RALEIGH – County unemployment rates across the state rose in the first month of the new year, but Orange County remains the state leader. The North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security announced Friday that Orange County’s seasonally unadjusted rate of 6.6 percent is still the best in the state, almost a full point ahead of Chatham County that came in at number two. However, compared to a year ago, numbers rose slightly. In January 2012, Orange County saw a jobless rate of 6.2 percent. The biggest jump came between December 2012 and January 2013 in which the county saw...

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North Carolina And Florida State Battle For ACC Softball’s First Place

CHAPEL HILL – After dropping out of the top 25 and responding with two run-rule wins earlier in the week, the Carolina softball team heads back into conference play for a weekend series with Florida State. UNC and FSU are the only two teams left unbeaten in league play. Both are receiving a single vote in the polls. Before the mid-week series against the North Carolina Central Eagles, the Tar Heels dropped three out of four contests in the Louisville Tournament in Kentucky. Prior to that Spring Break weekend tournament, they fell to Kentucky and have only won three of their...

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