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Top-Ranked UNC Baseball Team Opens ACC Schedule Against Wake Forest Friday

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team opens conference play Friday evening with the first of a three-game series on the road against Wake Forest. The Tar Heels closed out pre-conference action with another dominant win against the Davidson Wildcats on Wednesday, 10-2. In the first 11 games which Carolina completed undefeated, UNC outscored its opponents 107-29. Wake Forest is 9-5 on the season and coming off two losses to New Mexico State 4-0 and Charlotte 5-4. Freshman outfielder Skye Bolt continues to lead the team with a .487 batting average. Junior left-hander Kent Emanuel will...

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Kleinschmidt Vs. Bell: The Bet Is On

CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill’s and Durham’s mayors understand just how much Saturday’s game means not only to its fans but for the municipalities as well. “(It will bring) excitement as always,” Durham’s Bill Bell says. “It takes on sort of an atmosphere of its own. I’m looking forward to it. Looking forward to Duke winning, that’s what I’m looking forward to.” “It’s been such a great experience watching the team grow over the course of the season,” Chapel Hill’s Mark Kleinschmidt says. “When we played at Cameron, it was unfortunate that we weren’t able to come back with...

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Larry Fedora: Successful First Day Of Spring Practice Wednesday

CHAPEL HILL – The second season under the leadership ofLarry Fedora is underway as the UNC football team kicked off spring practice Wednesday afternoon. “We wanted to come out here and get everything we possibly could out of the day, and I thought the guys did that,” Coach Fedora says. “I thought they moved around well; the energy was great; our tempo was good throughout the entire practice.” Coach Fedora started the season with a blank slate last year as far as knowing the team and the team knowing him. He says this year started on a more productive note for one...

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News Around Town: Carrboro Citizen; Roger Goodell On Campus; CHT Forum

CHAPEL HILL – The Carrboro Citizen is gone but not forgotten. Visitors to CarrboroCitizen.com can view an archive edition of the paper. Each week an image of the front page will be displayed from the paper from that day five years ago. You can see the full paper just by clicking on the image. The paper ended production in early October after six years. Publisher Robert Dickson said his search for a new owner came up unsuccessful. XXX NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visits UNC’s campus Wednesday to talk about safety in the sport of football. Goodell is scheduled to deliver the...

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Collins Crossing Management To Vote On Steep Assessment Fee Wednesday

CARRBORO – Property management at Collins Crossing (formerly Abbey Court) will vote on a repair assessment that has the owners of the apartment complex searching for an answer. The $5,000 assessment comes after the complex was sold to Aspen Square Management of Massachusetts and required major upgrades to outside stairwells and minor repairs inside the buildings. The assessment would be an all-at-once fee. emPOWERment manages 33 units and owns three units—including one at Collins Crossing—and is one of the area companies that provides to low income families in Orange County. As these companies are non-profits and don’t have major...

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Carolina Football Takes Early Kickoff Opening Night On ESPN

GREENSBORO – The North Carolina football team will play in part one of a double-header for the Thursday night of opening weekend of the 2013 football season at South Carolina. ESPN announced Tuesday that the August 29th contest will kick off at 6:00 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. That marks the first of two Thursday night games for Carolina this season. The Tar Heels will host a mid-week game against Miami on October 17—also on ESPN. That game will be just the second time in school history that UNC has hosted a Thursday night game. Ole Miss and Vanderbilt will kick...

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Planning Board Chair Responds To Call For Resignation

CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill Planning Board Chair Del Snow says she’s not going anywhere despite a second call for her resignation. “Quite honestly, I don’t want to get into a battle of words with Mr. Pease over this,” Snow says. “So, I guess I’m not going to go through it like a teacher correcting an essay. If other people want to point out his errors, he can discuss it with them.” She says the errors can be found in a letter Town Council member Gene Pease wrote to Snow in response to a letter she previously wrote to...

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UNC Nausea Outbreak Linked To Norovirus, Limited To Students

CHAPEL HILL – Results are in for the cause of the outbreak of nausea on UNC’s campus late last week that affected more than 80 students. “Of the five samples we sent in, three of them did come back positive for norovirus,” Orange County Health Department’s Public Information Officer Stacy Shelp says. Norovirus is fecal-based but can be transferred through touch as well as food. Shelp says symptoms are often like those of the flu. “It does call gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc.,” Shelp says. And despite investigation into the source of the cause, Shelp...

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Five Years Later, The Pain Is Fading But The Memories Are Still Strong

CHAPEL HILL – Five years have come and gone since UNC Student Body President Eve Carson was killed, and the University’s former Chancellor James Moeser says though the pain is still there, it gets easier each year to focus more on the good things rather than the loss. “I think for most of us, and especially for the students that didn’t really know her, there’s not that kind of visceral, emotional reaction so mush as there is a recognition of what a beautiful person she was and how much she contributed,” Moeser says. Hardly any of the students who...

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Landen Gambill’s Ex-Boyfriend Speaks Out

CHAPEl HILL – Landen Gambill’s ex-boyfriend has spoken out about the accusations he has faced and says UNC “forced (him) out.” Gambill’s ex remained anonymous when he spoke to the Daily Tar Heel in an article that was posted on Monday, but told the University newspaper that the school did not give him a chance to present his case against the accusations before he was forced to leave the school. He says he received a letter from the University saying he was suspended indefinitely. In the Spring of 2012, Gambill accused her ex-boyfriend of sexually assaulting her. He was...

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