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Peter Higgs’ Nobel-Winning Research Started at UNC
A little more than a year ago, a physicist named Peter Higgs made startling news with what’s now known as the Higgs boson, the idea...

Autopsy: UNC freshman who fell to death had elevated alcohol level
A UNC freshman who fell to his death last year at a Carrboro concrete plant had an alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit...

Sarah Dessen reflects on being a best-selling author and Tar Heel
Chapel Hill author Sarah Dessen was just like any other UNC student when she was here: she biked across campus, had a part-time job and,...

UNC honored with clean water accessibility award at Clinton Global Initiatve
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was recognized with a Procter & Gamble Sustainability Partner Award for its work bringing clean drinking water...

Police ask SBI for more help in Faith Hedgepeth killing
Police contacted the State Bureau of Investigation last week for more help investigating the death of UNC junior Faith Hedgepeth in her off-campus apartment a...

UNC's pickup basketball culture thrives
UNC alumnus Dan Costello has been playing pickup basketball in Woollen Gym — a court dating back to the 1930s — for 10 years. “Woollen...

UNC alum Susan Murphy wins MacArthur Foundation genius grant
A University of Michigan statistician has won a $625,000 "genius grant" from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Susan Murphy, 55, is...

Mama Dip Knows Best
“Y’all open?” The white man who poked his head in the door of Dip’s Country Kitchen on a November Sunday morning back in 1976 couldn’t...

Avett Brothers, UNC help kids learn music
“Here” was the sanctuary at University United Methodist Church, where Avett, along with cellist Joe Kwon (a UNC alumnus) and bassist Paul DeFiglia, played to...

Former UNC student dies in Navy Yard shooting
A former UNC student from the 1980s was among the 12 employees of the Washington Navy Yard who were shot and killed on Monday. Mary...

UNC ranked 14th among national universities by Washington Monthly
Instead of lauding colleges for closing their doors to all but an elite few, we give high marks to institutions that enroll low-income students, help...

UNC alum Candice Woodcock Cody joined by husband for third trip to CBS's "Survivor"
She's baaaack. Former Fayetteville resident Candice Woodcock Cody is among 20 people competing for $1 million on the 27th season of "Survivor," which premieres Sept...

UNC Ranked 30th Among U.S. News' Best Universities
University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill is a public institution that was founded in 1789. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,503, its setting is...

One year later, hundreds gather to celebrate life of slain UNC student
Saturday marked one year since University of North Carolina student Faith Danielle Hedgepeth was found beaten to death in her Chapel Hill apartment, and her...

Franklin Street at a crossroads
The Rat, Pepper's Pizza, Schoolkids Records, Carolina Pride sportswear, all staples of this waxy-nostalgic college town, are all gone. Since 2008's recession, downtown Chapel Hill...

Remembering Faith Hedgepeth one year later
Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, a UNC junior, was found dead in her off-campus apartment on Sept. 7, 2012, just three weeks shy of her 20th birthday...

Franklin Street staple Time-Out looks for food truck venue, new brick-and-mortar location
Despite the impending demolition of University Square, students won’t have to worry about missing out on their chicken cheddar biscuit from Time-Out. The comfort food...

Wanda Mcclamb: UNC student, mother remembered
For someone who was almost entirely blind, those close to Wanda Mcclamb say she had an impressive ability to see — whether it was seeing...

UNC alum, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch reflects on 1963 march
For the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil Rights historian Taylor Branch on America's progress - and what still needs to...

The Good Die Young: Reflecting On A Year Of Loss At UNC
Andrew Crabtree, one of my best friends, died this past June. He was 19, and he had spent the past two-and-a-half years struggling with a...

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