News from UNC, as school gets set to resume: pending approval by the administration, UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will change its name to the “School of Media and Journalism,” effective next year.

No word yet if we’ll have to stop calling it the “J-School” and start calling it the “M-School.”

Do you have a close family member who’s struggling with mental illness?

Beginning Thursday, September 4, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free 12-week “Family-to-Family Education Program” to provide information for family members of people living with mental illness, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and OCD.

Classes run on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Seymour Senior Center, for 12 weeks beginning September 4. For more information or to register, contact Dana Greenwood at 919-622-3795.

The Town of Carrboro has a new fire engine! And they’re holding a ceremony to celebrate on Wednesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Fire Station 1 on West Main Street.

Fire Chief Travis Crabtree and Mayor Lydia Lavelle will be on hand to deliver remarks – and it’s a tradition for members of the public to help Carrboro firefighters push the truck into the bay for the first time.

Fire Station 1 is located at 301 West Main Street in Carrboro, near Town Hall and the Town Commons. Everyone’s welcome to attend.