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    ACC Excitement Runs High On Franklin Street

    March 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Downtown Partnership Executive Director Meg McGurk says the energy level is high on Franklin Street during the ACC tournament. “I think that the biggest thing that happens is that people want to be out and celebrating when the Heels are playing in the Tournament,” says McGurk. “In the evening people want to go […]

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    CH-C YMCA Board Responds To Petition

    March 12, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Earlier this year, more than 270 local residents signed a petitionobjecting to the closing of the racquetball courts at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA—as well as the procedure by which that decision was made. Now, the YMCA’s Board of Directors may be thinking twice, at least to an extent: last Friday, the Board passed […]

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    Chapel Hill Towing Ordinance Receives Court Of Appeals Hearing Monday

    March 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The issue of towing is once again back in the spotlight in Chapel Hill as George’s Towing will appear before the State Court of Appeals Monday in regards to a town towing ordinance. According to the News and Observer, George’s Towing will appear before a three-judge panel to express that the Town […]

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    AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

    March 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    RALEIGH — The Durham Police Department is searching for a missing child:   Christopher Anthony Rojas. Christopher Anthony Rojas is a 5-year-old Hispanic male, approximately 3 feet  6 inches tall, weighing 50 pounds.   He has black hair, and brown eyes.   Wearing a dark and light blue t-shirt and dark and light blue plaid shorts. Allegedly, there is 1 abductor:   Santos Reynaldo.   Santos Reynaldo is […]

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    Duke-Carolina Documentary On TWC On-Demand

    March 8, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – A new documentary on the Duke-Carolina basketball rivalry will premiere on Time-Warner Cable On-Demand Friday. The documentary, entitled Duke-Carolina, the Blue Blood Rivalry, is adapted from the hard cover and eBook, Blue Blood, by Art Chansky, and had private showings in Durham and Raleigh this week. After its TV run, it will be available […]

  • Chancellor Holden Thorp, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp Addresses Sexual Assault Investigation

    March 8, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: The conversation on campus surrounding sexual assault is growing louder and more passionate. Let’s talk about it. To make meaningful changes that will improve how sexual assault is addressed at Carolina, we must have an open and honest dialogue. Those conversations are taking place across campus. Informally and formally. In […]

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    Chapel Hill Mayor Denounces Daily Tar Heel Article, Sings Durham’s Praises

    March 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill’s relationship with our neighboring community was misportrayed in “Durham crime crosses over into Chapel Hill,” published March 6 in The Daily Tar Heel. Although I recognize that this UNC student newspaper is a laboratory for student journalism, the article reflected poor editorial judgment.   The article perpetuated an old and […]

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    OCR Will Investigate UNC Over Sexual Assault Cases

    March 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has decided to go ahead with an investigation of UNC’s handling of sexual assault cases on campus. That investigation is in response to a complaint filed with the office by four current and former UNC students and one former assistant dean, Melinda Manning. […]

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    Mellow Mushroom Opens, Pepper’s Closes On Franklin Street

    March 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Bittersweet news for Chapel Hill pizza fanatics: Mellow Mushroom opens Monday at 310 W. Franklin Street—but just down the road at 107 E. Franklin, Pepper’s Pizza is closing its doors. It’s the second try in Chapel Hill for Mellow Mushroom, whose previous location near University Mall closed in 2005. The new downtown […]

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    UNC WBB To End Regular Season In Marquee Matchup Against Duke

    March 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- The No. 15 The UNC women’s basketball team will end its regular season schedule on Sunday with a road match against No. 5 Duke. While both teams are fairly guaranteed a spot in the NCAA tournament, the Blue Devils might prove a tall task for the Heels—the last time these two teams met […]