State Unemployment Rate Hits Five-Year Low In January
In the first month of the new year, the jobless rate fell 0.2 percent compared to the month prior and 2.1 percent from the year before.
Thin Glaze Of Ice Could Coat Trees Monday And Tuesday
Another dose of winter weather is on tap before spring officially arrives, but just how bad with this round be?
Race For House 50: Meyer Says State Democrats Will Make NC “Prosperous” Again
"Some of the things that have happened over the past several years would not have happened if Democrats were in control of the legislature.”
UNC Study: Parental Habits That Can Cause Child Obesity Common Across Racial Lines
A new pediatrics study by UNC found that behaviors thought to lead to childhood obesity are all-too-common among parents in the U.S., regardless of ra...
OC Sheriff Candidates Square Off In First Debate
The Orange County Sheriff’s race got underway in earnest this weekend as the six candidates squared off in their first debate
In NC, Did Cutting Benefits Really Cut Unemployment?
The answer may be yes--but economist Mark Vitner says it's "not a success story" either way.
Art’s Angle: Playing With House Money
If you’re still going off on Carolina’s embarrassing ouster from the ACC Tournament, ask yourself this question: How the hell did this team win 23...
Gender May Be Key To ACA Impact On Small Biz
How has the Affordable Care Act affected local business? The answer may depend on gender.
Remembering Former Rec & Parks Director Richard Kinney, 1952-2014
Friends and colleagues of retired Carrboro Recreation & Parks Director Richard Kinney remember him as a forward thinker who left an indelible stamp on...
UNC Library Celebrates 7 Millionth Book
“It is a very great thing to have such a remarkable library here in the Triangle,” Funke says.
Orange County Rape Crisis Center Marks 40th Year With 2 Events
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center in Chapel Hill marks its 40th anniversary this year with a couple of upcoming community events.
UNC President to Attend Forum on College Athletes
Next week, University of North Carolina President Tom Ross will take part in public discussions about college sports and academic values, at the invit...
Poll: Voters Think Duke Energy Should Pay For Coal Ash Clean-Up, Not Customers
A new poll finds that almost 80 percent of North Carolinians think Duke Energy alone should pay for the clean-up efforts from the recent coal ash spil...
1 Flu Death Reported Last Week, Cases Cont. To Decline
Except for a spike in mid-February, the numbers have steadily declined. The one death reported last week is the lowest weekly total recorded this flu ...
Well-Heeled NBA, Thanks To Ex-UNC Standouts
The Dallas Mavericks? With three former UNC basketball standouts on its roster, perhaps the NBA team should be called the Dallas Tar Heels. Along with...
Economist: Next Three Years Will Be Strong
Economist Mark Vitner says he expects the economy to remain strong with steady growth through at least 2016.
Chapel Hill Man Killed By Wednesday Storm
A Chapel Hill man was killed by a falling tree while standing on his deck during a thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon.
PPP: Obama’s Approval Up 2% From December
President Obama’s approval numbers have improved slightly in a new poll, which could be one reason Democrats have re-taken the lead in a generic con...
CHCCS Works to Get Quicker School Closing Information Out to Parents
School officials are reviewing better ways of getting last-minute alerts out to parents, after last Friday’s freezing rain shut down Chapel Hill-Car...
Meals On Wheels Gears Up For “Community Champions Week”
Seven elected “champion” officials are set to deliver meals to homebound and hungry seniors...