News & Sports Archive
Report: Chapel Hill Daycare Worker Leaves Toddler In Hot Van
The worker has reportedly been fired; the toddler was in good condition.
Pre-K - 12 Education
Appeals Over Use of King & King in 3rd-Grade Class Dropped
Both appeals challenging the use of the fairy tale “King & King” in a third-grade class at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School have been dropped, ...
Senate Proposes to Scrap Driver’s Ed
The state Senate’s proposed budget would scrap the requirement that 15-to-17-year-olds have to complete driver’s education in order to get a l...
News Around Town
UNC Grad Offers Free Appalachian Hike in Crowdfunding for New App
A recent UNC graduate is creating an app to help travelers connect in faraway, unfamiliar places – and he’s offering an all-expenses-paid hike on ...
Chatham County Officials Agree to Deal with Duke Energy on Coal Ash
Chatham County officials have reached an agreement with Duke Energy on parameters of storing coal ash at a clay mine in the county. A deal was struck ...
Durham Officer Shoots Robbery Suspect in Face
Durham Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at a McDonald’s at 3117 Tower Boulevard. A Durham officer shot a suspect in the face af...
Allisha Gray Granted Release from UNC
Another member of the 2013 recruiting class is leaving the UNC Women’s Basketball program. Allisha Gray has been granted her release to seek a trans...
Former UNC Professor to Receive Back-Pay for Time Spent in Prison
The former UNC physics professor convicted of drug-smuggling will receive back-pay for time he spent in an Argentine prison. The state Court of Appeal...
Bill to Provide Driving Permits to Illegal Immigrants Divides State House
A bill that would allow limited driving privileges for undocumented immigrants in North Carolina recently passed the state House committee 22-to-11.
Orange County Opens Cooling Centers To Help Tackle Extreme Temps
With more dangerously hot weather in the forecast, officials are urging residents to take precautions to stay cool.
Pre-K - 12 Education
Teacher, Assistant Principal Resign from Efland Cheeks
The third-grade teacher who read King and King to his classroom to solve a bullying problem at Efland Cheeks Elementary School has resigned. Omar Curr...
UNC Gets $15M Grant for ‘Heart Health Now!’ Initiative
A recent 15 million health care grant to UNC is just the first step toward promoting healthier, longer lives for North Carolina's heart patients.
Town Approves Obey Creek
Developer Roger Perry has been waiting on approval for Obey Creek for six years. And Monday night, he finally got his payday. The Town Council voted ...
Carjacking Suspect in Custody
A suspect is in custody after a carjacking in Orange County on Friday. Authorities say 45-year-old James Patrick Thompson, of Durham, was arrested on ...
Nine Tar Heels Make US Team
Nine current or former UNC women’s lacrosse players led the way at tryouts for the national team. US Lacrosse announced the 36-player roster for the...
Chapel Hill High Student Off to Build Playground in Haiti
The main priority for many students who just finished up their high school careers will be spending the summer enjoying time with friends before headi...
Controversial UNC Wrestling Coach Mock “Relieved of Duties”
UNC Wrestling Coach C.D. Mock has been relieved of his duties, Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham announced Friday. Mock was thrust into the public ey...
Police Make Arrest in Check Fraud Case
Chapel Hill Police made an arrest after a nearly two-month investigation into a check fraud case. 56-year-old Christian Albert Ball, of Springview Tra...
US Battling Sweden Tonight in World Cup
The US Women’s World Cup team will take the pitch in Canada for their second game of the group-play stage today. The United States will face off wit...
12 Tar Heels Try Out for US National Team
There will be a heavy UNC influence this weekend at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for the US Women’s National Team tryouts. 12 current and f...