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The Tar Heels landed another addition from the transfer portal on Thursday.
Daniel Johnson, who is part of the Roy H. Park Fellowship Program at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, partnered with Dave Philipps of the New York Times to publish a story examining the ties between recent long-range artillery crews, a high rate of deaths by suicide, and PTSD symptoms. The pair of reporters found an old report confirming these soldiers suffered traumatic brain injuries from the constant blasts of their guns, called blast overpressure — and saw their work nominated as a finalist for the 2024 National Reporting Pulitzer.
For 50 years, the Chapel Hill Police Department’s Crisis Unit has been working to provide a different type of response during emergency calls than traditional law enforcement. Now, the program has expanded its footprint into a different local government.
Following his team’s ACC regular-season title, UNC baseball head coach Scott Forbes has been named the ACC Coach of the Year. He’s the third coach in program history to earn the honor, after Mike Fox in 2018 and Mike Roberts in 1989.
Hope Renovations has earned widespread recognition for its efforts to help women and nonbinary community members earn training for jobs in the trades — but Thursday marked the nonprofit’s most high-profile visit to its headquarters.
After months of assessment and discussion among administrators, a focus group of students, and community members, the district is weighing whether to adopt a block schedule format instead of its current seven-period day.
After falling short by more than 400 votes in March, Bonnie Hauser is projected to win a second term on the Orange County Schools Board of Education.
Ahead of the consideration of the university’s proposed budget for 2024-25, the UNC Board of Trustees voted on Monday to move all funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion-specific programs to the campus’ public safety efforts.
Three different Diamond Heels hit home runs on Sunday as Carolina completed a three-game sweep of Louisville with a 16-7 win. The victory also clinched UNC’s first ACC Coastal Division crown since 2018.

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This Morning with Aaron Keck

Local news, sports, trivia, trends, music, issues and more: start your day with This Morning with Aaron Keck, your home for all things Orange County! Tune in every weekday morning from 6-9 a.m.

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Tune in for local news stories from around our community each weekday from 3 to 6 p.m.! Interviews, features, traffic updates and in-depth reporting from the Chapelboro news team.


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Chatham County Roundup: Maia Fulton-Black and Kyle Chambers from the Chatham County Public Health Department

Population Health Data Scientist Maia Fulton-Black and Public Information Officer Kyle Chambers from the Chatham County Public Health Department spoke with 97.9 The Hill's Andrew Stuckey on Wednesday, May 22. They discussed the annual State of the County Health report, sharing takeaways and other important data points. They discussed the continued population growth in Chatham County, the increase in health coverage due to Medicaid expansion, the new heat action plan for the county, and more.