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Tar Heel Baseball Holds 11 Panthers On Base For 7-2 Win

CHAPEL HILL – In preparation of its second conference weekend, the No. 1 UNC baseball team took down its second Big South opponent in as many days. The Tar Heels tallied seven runs in the first four innings and coasted to the 7-2 victory over the High Point Panthers. With a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, junior third-baseman Colin Moran hit his tied-for-team-leading third homerun batting another man in and giving the Heels four in the fourth. Moran led the way batting 2-3 with one run scored and three RBIs in all. Senior first-baseman Cody Stubbs also had a strong night batting...

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UNC Chancellor Search Drawing To A Close?

CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina Board of Trustees will meet on Monday for an emergency meeting via conference call. With the search for the University’s next leader still underway, all thoughts lead to the Chancellor Search Committee. Opening and closing remarks will be conducted in open session, but per the North Carolina Open Meetings Law, the Board has decided to conduct the meeting in closed session. While the search committee has been interviewing potential candidates for the position, the committee only makes a recommendation to University System President Tom Ross who will then make the final decision on...

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Walmart Opens Temporary Hiring Center In North Chatham

CHAPEL HILL – Walmart has opened a temporary hiring center in Chatham County and is looking for employees for their store which is scheduled to open this summer just over the Chatham County line. “What we’re looking for is just people that want to come on board with Wal-Mart and get a great career,” says store manager, Chris Smith. “Walmart has a lot to offer, and hopefully people can benefit from that.” A lot of people in Orange County were sad to see that the store is being built just over the County line and taking the sales taxes...

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News Around Town: Last Chance To Vote For Franklin Street; Library Closes Sat

CHAPEL HILL – Friday is the last day to vote for Franklin Street as North Carolina’s best main street. The North Carolina American Planning Association (APA) annually celebrates great places across the state and the communities that sustain them. Earlier this year, people from all over the state submitted their nominations and Franklin Street was chosen as one of six finalists. Chapel Hill’s main street is still in fourth and Friday is the final day to submit your vote. To do so, click here. XXX Don’t forget the Chapel Hill Public Library at University Mall will shut its doors on...

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ECH Creates Social Media Constitution To Combat Inappropriate/Harmful Behavior

CHAPEL HILL – With advancements in technology have come additional methods of bullying in schools and one local high school is working to deter the misuse of social media. “Students are always going to find new and unique ways of finding power,” says Rob Frescoln, administrative intern at East Chapel Hill High School. “Bullying is just that, somebody who might previously had not had power expressing that, trying to find out who they are.” Frescoln says bullying isn’t the only concern those advancements have brought on. “If you post it, it’s permanent,” Frescoln says. “Applications such as SnapChat where...

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Carrboro Special Election Scheduled For March 19 May Be The Last

RALEIGH – With the special election to fill the vacant seat on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen less than a week away, early voting has only produced one vote in more than a week, and the North Carolina Legislature is working to make sure the unnecessary cost doesn’t happen again. “(It’s) for one person,” North Carolina Senator and former Carrboro mayor Ellie Kinnaird says. “It’s not as though there (is a) contested election even.” The one person who filed for the empty seat is former Carrboro Planning Board chair and current member, Damon Seils. The special election is costing...

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Study Finds No Conclusion Of Link With Sludge-Based Fertilizer And Human Illness

CHAPEL HILL – After residents living near sludge-based fertilizer applications reported feeling ill, a recent study shows that more research is needed to determine whether or not it’s causing heath issues. “This research is reporting on perspectives and the experience of people who live near where treated sewage sludge is applied to land,” says Amy Lowman, research associate at the UNC Department of Epidemiology. The sludge-based fertilizer application is part of OWASA’s biosolids recycling program. They are produced through a high temperature anaerobic digestion process applied to untreated wastewater sludge according to Federal and State requirements that allow their...

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CH Personnel Appeals Committee: Fired CHPD Officer Should Be Reinstated

CHAPEL HILL – After being fired for taking sick days and using them as vacation, a Personnel Appeals Committee says a Chapel Hill Police Officer was wrongly terminated, according to WRAL. Cpl. Chris King was fired in August for taking sick days during a family vacation in April. Upon discovery, his supervisor suggested King be suspended for a day or two, but Chief Chris Blue made the decision to fire him stating his credibility as an officer was unclear after that action. Last month, a hearing was held where King, with his lawyer Travis Payne present, admitted to the misuse of...

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Trip To The Big Dance Is Likely, But ACC Championship Would Sweeten The Deal

CHAPEL HILL – The 60th ACC men’s basketball tournament tips off Thursday night in Greensboro and for the third time since 2010, North Carolina gets to take day one off. The Tar Heels finished the season 22-9, 12-6 in the first 18-game conference schedule and in third place. That seeding is good enough for a bye for UNC into Friday evening’s 9:30 p.m. tipoff. Carolina is coming off a 69-53 loss to rival Duke on Senior Night in the Dean Smith Center. The first time the Tar Heels and Blue Devils met, UNC followed that loss with a 6-1 run...

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Listen Live: No. 1 UNC Baseball Hosts Gardner-Webb Tuesday

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team steps outside the ACC for two one-game mid-week contests beginning Tuesday night against Gardner-Webb. UNC breezed past its first ACC opponent this past weekend with a sweep over Wake Forest on the road. In the series, the Tar Heels tallied 30 runs compared to the eight they gave up. That number is in line with UNC’s season average of ten runs to three per game. Gardner-Webb is coming off a strong home stand including a sweep of Air Force Academy. The Runnin’ Bulldogs are struggling at the plate this year batting .266...

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