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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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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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National Heritage Academies Pulls Out Of Lee Scholars Charter School Agreement

CHAPEL HILL – The Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars charter school has come to another bump in the road as the management company behind it has pulled out of the agreement. The Chapel Hill News reports that National Heritage Academies has removed itself from the proposed school that has seen multiple delays with problems finding a building to house its classrooms. Lee Scholars was originally expected to open in August 2012 after receiving approval from the state to fast-track its opening. A 48,000 square-foot building was scheduled to be constructed on a seven-acre parcel of land in Carrboro called Claremont South;...

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No. 24 UNC Softball Faces NCCU In Home Double-Header Tuesday

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 24 UNCsoftball team returns from a long road trip to Kentucky and hosts NC Central Tuesday for a two-game non-conference series. The Tar Heels left Kentucky with a record of 1-4 with key losses to No. 17 Kentucky on Tuesday and No. 11 Louisville on Friday. UNC did close the Louisville Tournament with a 10-2 win in five innings against Eastern Michigan on Saturday. The tough journey dropped Carolina to 19-10 overall, but the Tar Heels are still working on a 3-0 conference mark with a meeting with the only other undefeated team in league play, the...

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UNC Women’s Basketball Receives No. 3 Seed In 2013 NCAA Tournament

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 13 UNCwomen’s basketball team is heading to Newark, Delaware on Sunday as the No. 3 seed of the Bridgeport region in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels finished tied for third with Maryland in the ACC at 14-4 in league play. They fell to the Duke Blue Devils in the ACC title game 92-73. Carolina won five of its last seven games, including two wins in the conference tournament. Key wins throughout the season include a 72-65 decision over No. 10 Maryland in the ACC semifinal, No. 20 Florida State 72-62, and No. 8...

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No. 1 UNC Baseball Welcomes Princeton Tuesday, Listen Live

CHAPEL HILL – With its first loss under its belt, the UNC baseball team held on to the No. 1 spot in the country ahead of Vanderbilt, LSU, Oregon State, and Florida State in the new polls released on Monday. The Tar Heels took the series against the Miami Hurricanes this past weekend 2-1 afterfalling behind early. A 14-2 decision on Saturday and a 4-1 decision with a late homerun by freshman right-fielder Skye Bolt on Sunday improved UNC to 18-1, 5-1 in the ACC. Tuesday, Carolina steps out of league play for a mid-week contest against Princeton. The Tigers are 1-10 this season, including a three-game series sweep...

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Chapel Hill Library Names New Director

CHAPEL HILL – After its first nationwide search for a new director came up short, the Chapel Hill Library has found its new leader. “It was great to meet Roger Stancil and some other folks who are involved with the library and I’m very proud to have been selected,” said newly appointed Susan Brown. Town Manager Roger Stancil announced Monday that Brown will take over as director effective May 20. The library’s dedication ceremony is scheduled for April 20, and Brown has agreed to be in town for the event. Brown is currently the marketing director of the public...

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North Carolina Unemployment Rate Sees First Increase Since June

RALEIGH – For the first time in seven months, the state unemployment rate saw a slight increase, according to a report from the NC Department of Commerce released Monday morning. Compared to the final month of 2012, North Carolina’s January jobless rate rose from 9.4 to 9.5 percent, which is 0.1 better than a year ago. The seasonally adjusted number of people with jobs grew by nearly 3,000 people while those without grew by more than 6,000. The national average saw its first climb in three months after holding steady at 7.8 percent since November. The US jobless rate...

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No. 29 Miami Hands No. 1 UNC Baseball First Loss

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNCbaseball team met its match for the first time this season as No. 29 Miami once against proved too much for the Tar Heels. After four innings, the game remained scoreless, but Miami put three runs on the board in the top of the fifth from two hits. Junior left-handed pitcher Kent Emanuel gave up two of his three walks in the inning, both of which scored. In the bottom of the fifth, freshman designated hitter Landon Lassiter opened the inning with a single to left field. After two wild pitches he landed on...

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No. 1 UNC Baseball Hosts No. 29 Miami Friday; Coach Fox Says Fill The Stands

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team has started the season undefeated at 16-0 for the second time in school history and is five games short of its best start ever. Head Coach Mike Fox says everyone on the team has bought in to this year’s gameplan. “We have a veteran team—a lot of guys back from last year,” Coach Fox says. “Some news guys really stepped in and started playing well right out of the gate. We gained a little bit of confidence and we’re playing pretty well.” Pretty well indeed. Carolina is averaging almost ten runs per...

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