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Bomani Jones Has a Funny Joke for You

Bomani Babatunde Jones was born in Atlanta to an economist mother and a political scientist father. Following in his mother’s footsteps, after college he earned a master’s degree in politics, economics, and business from Claremont Graduate University, and a master’s in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (GQ)

UNC wins 2018 USA Ultimate national championship

UNC lost only once en route to their 33-1 regular-season record, an impressive run that had some wondering if they shouldn’t have come into the USA Ultimate College Championships as the overall No. 1 seed. On the game's final play against Pitt, Elijah Long pivoted with the disc then found an open Colin Smith for the goal, the win, and the National Championship. (USA Ultimate)

Video: Former Army captain Haley Uthlaut (UNC MBA '11) turns husband’s death into positive action

After her husband died in action, former army captain Haley Uthlaut (UNC MBA 2011) made the decision to go back into combat to the very place where her husband was killed, Iraq. Uthlaut has since remarried to LTC David Uthlaut (UNC MA 2011) and founded a nonprofit with a group of women called the Military Spouse Professional Network. (Today.com)

Remembering Our Military

On Memorial Day, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remembers all the men and women who lost their lives during military service to the country. The more than 700 Carolina graduates who died in battle or in training accidents during time of war are honored on campus with the Carolina Alumni Memorial located next to Memorial Hall. (UNC.edu)

Walking, singing through Chapel Hill in memory of 'Mama Dip'

Mildred Council, better known as "Mama Dip," gained a national reputation for her Southern cooking from a homey kitchen on West Rosemary Street. She passed away last week at the age of 89, and a funeral service is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. at Chapel Hill Bible Church. On Saturday, they were singing and walking through the college town where she made her name. (WRAL.com)

Remembering Mildred Council

Mildred Council wasn’t supposed to surprise anyone. She was down-home. She was hard-working. She could cook good country food. She was an African-American woman born at a time and place, rural North Carolina in 1929, when not much more was expected of a black woman than to be down-home, hard-working, and a good country cook. (Garden & Gun)

'Mama Dip' is remembered for helping the community. That community is returning the kindness.

A memorial walk will be held Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill to honor Mildred Council, the owner of Mama Dip's Kitchen who died Sunday. The walk will begin at 12 noon at Mama Dip's Kitchen, 408 W. Rosemary St., in Chapel Hill and will proceed to the Hargraves Community Center, at 216 N. Roberson St., a distance of about a quarter-mile. (Durham Herald-Sun)

A great year to be a Tar Heel

Take a look back at some of the biggest stories and events that shaped this academic year. By the numbers: $1 billion in annual research activity. 43,384 first-year applicants — a record number. No. 1 best value in American public higher education. $2.06 billion raised through the For All Kind campaign. (UNC.edu)

Chapel Hill Revamping its Downtown Parking

Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue is aware of the reputation of a parking problem the town has faced. “We’ve had this perception – and it’s somewhat reality based – that there’s no parking downtown, and it’s inconvenient, so let’s just go someplace else,” said Blue. That is precisely why the town is looking to “change the narrative” on parking in downtown Chapel Hill. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina hosts Valor Games for military athletes with disabilities

The Valor Games, an introductory Paralympic sports competition for veterans and active-duty service members with disabilities, came to UNC on Tuesday for a day of competition in the Dean Smith Center. Nearly 125 athletes from around the country are competing in this year’s games, which includes archery, wheelchair basketball, powerlifting and more. (UNC.edu)

The legacy of 'Mama Dip,' of great Southern food and hard work, lives on in her family

People most often think of amazing food when they think about Mildred “Mama Dip” Council — that succulent fried chicken and those tender biscuits. Council’s skills as a business person have been less recognized, and how she passed down that drive to succeed to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren — especially to the women of her family. (Raleigh News & Observer)

North Carolina food icon 'Mama Dip' passes away

One of North Carolina's most beloved chefs and restaurant owners, Mildred Cotton Council aka "Mama Dip," has died. Council, who turned 89 last month, was known for her southern cooking and boisterous, warm laugh. Council opened Mama Dip's in November 1976 on West Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill with the help of local real estate agent George Tate. (WRAL.com)

In 1943 in Chapel Hill, the boys of summer readied for war

75 years ago, a train carrying Boston Red Sox slugger and future Hall of Famer Ted Williams screeched into Durham. For the next three months Williams bunked at the University of North Carolina, where the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School housed the most difficult and dangerous physical training program in the world for fighter pilots—the Top Guns of their generation. (Raleigh News & Observer)

UNC Medical Center Recognized as One of “100 Great Hospitals in America”

UNC Medical Center is among the best healthcare providers in the country. Now, it is being recognized for the care that it provides its patients. Becker’s Hospital Review is an annual list that recognizes hospitals for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction. UNC Medical Center has been included on this list for the past several years. (Chapelboro.com)

Al's Burger Shack owners to open pub in Chapel Hill

The owners of Al's Burger Shack plan to open a neighborhood pub in Chapel Hill this summer at 50050 Governors Village. Al's Pub Shack will serve sandwiches, seafood, soups, salad and nightly entree specials. The menu will also include the burgers and hot dogs from Al's Burger Shack and some of the lunch favorites from Mel's Commissary. (WRAL.com)

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