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No. 1 UNC Baseball Hosts Boston College After Winter-Weather Changeup

CHAPEL HILL – After a severe winter-weather storm pushed this weekend’s series back a day and to Chapel Hill, the No. 1 North Carolina baseball team prepares for a double header Saturday against a struggling Boston College team. The Tar Heels are now 19-1, 5-1 and tied with Georgia Tech for first in the ACC Coastal Division. The Eagles are bringing up the rear in the Atlantic Division at 0-6 and a 3-15 overall mark. Despite its consistently dominant performances, UNC is not the highest scoring team in the land. Carolina is third in the NCAA with 9.2 runs scored per...

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Eric Montross: “(Villanova Has) The Ability To Be Inconsistent In A Positive Way”

CHAPEL HILL – Former North Carolina basketball standout and current Tar Heel Sports Network analyst Eric Montross says UNC has to bring its A game Friday night, just as it did down the stretch in ACC play and in the conference tournament. “For sure, it needs to be the team that really played for the latter half of the ACC, and that would obviously include the lineup with Hairston,” Montross says. “Since that time, they really have started to play much better. We’ve seen so much growth out of Marcus Paige.” In 14 meetings with Villanova, North Carolina has...

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UNC’s Weekend Baseball Series With Boston College Moved To Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL – Due to unplayable field conditions after a snow storm in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, this weekend’s North Carolina-Boston College baseball series has been moved to Chapel Hill. The last day of winter sent in a winter weather storm that dropped ice and snow closing some schools and creating hazardous travel conditions. The storm is expected to last into Thursday night which doesn’t allow enough time for the field to be ready for Friday. The series has been moved to Saturday and Sunday with a double header on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. with the...

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UNC Provost Still To Step Down This Summer Amidst Admin Restructuring

CHAPEL HILL – It was rumored that UNC Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney might delay his stepping down due to the impending administrative changeover, but he says the plan to go back to teaching as of this summer is still in the works. Carney has served as the University’s second in command since July 1, 2009. From that date until March 26, 2010 he held the position on an interim role until taking it on as a permanent role. During his time in that position, the University has been at the center of investigations including the academic scandal of...

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News Around Town: National Humanities; Wilson Park Path; Low-Cost Rabies Clinic

CHAPEL HILL – A local painter will join a New York photographer in an arctic exhibit Wednesday evening at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park. Nerys Levy and Ron Jautz have both visited the north and south arctic regions and through capturing the beauty in their artworks, are speaking to their passion and concern over global climate change. The reception for the works included in the exhibit Polar Worlds: Images of the Arctic and Antarctic is free and open to the public. It will take place at the National Humanities Center Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. XXX The Carrboro Public Works and Planning Departments...

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UNC’s Weekend Baseball Series With Boston College Moved To Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL – Due to unplayable field conditions after a snow storm in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, this weekend’s North Carolina-Boston College baseball series has been moved to Chapel Hill. The last day of winter sent in a winter weather storm that dropped ice and snow closing some schools and creating hazardous travel conditions. The storm is expected to last into Thursday night which doesn’t allow enough time for the field to be ready for Friday. The series has been moved to Saturday and Sunday with a double header on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. with the...

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No. 1 UNC Baseball Piles On The Runs Late Against Princeton

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team breezed past another mid-week opponent with its 16-0 win over Princeton Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Five Tar Heels tallied two or more RBIs, six crossed home play two times or more, and five saw extra-base hits. Carolina got on the board first when sophomore second-baseman Mike Zolk flied out to center scoring senior first-baseman Cody Stubbs in the bottom of the second. The Tar Heels turned on the heat in the fifth, seventh, and eighth innings scoring three, eight, and four runs respectively. Despite the high score, UNC still left...

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Rabid Fox Suspected Of Biting Two People Caught And Undergoing Testing

CHAPEL HILL – Orange County Animal Services director Bob Marotto says officials resumed the search Wednesday for a rabid fox after two people were bit late Tuesday. “A gentleman who was, if I’m not mistaken, trimming some bushes when the fox approached him and apparently scaled the ladder a little bit and bit him,” Marotto says. He says that occurred sometime Tuesday afternoon. Chapel Hill Police Sgt. Josh Mecimore says the second report was that of a fox bite Tuesday night in the area of Southern Village. “Around (8:00 p.m.), a woman who lives in Southern Village went to UNC Hospitals,” Sgt....

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UNC Men Depart For Kansas City Wednesday Night

CHAPEL HILL – All eyes are on Kansas City as the North Carolina men’s basketball team prepares to depart Chapel Hill Wednesday night for second-round action against Villanova on Friday. Head Coach Roy Williams says part of this week’s task is not just preparing for the opponent, but keeping the players’ heads in the game. “The families and friends drive them crazy because everybody wants a ticket, everybody wants this, everybody wants that,” Coach Williams says. “You have to be able to say no, and you have to be very selfish. You’ve got to be selfish with your time, your studies,...

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North Carolina Finds New Director Of Academic Support For Student Athletes

CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina’s Academic Support Program for Student Athletes has a new leader, the University announced Monday. Michelle Brown will take over as director of the program on May 6, a position that’s been held in an interim role by Harold Woodard. Brown will oversee more than ten staff members, including reading and writing specialists, learning specialists, and counselors. The position was formerly held by Robert Mercer for almost a decade until investigation into the University prompted a restructuring in the department. Woodard told the News and Observer that Mercer had not done anything wrong, but that a national...

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