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The UNC Eshelman Institute makes first funding round

In December, Triangle pharmaceutical magnate Fred Eshelman committed $100 million to UNC-Chapel Hill to fund innovative life sciences projects. On Wednesday, the university announced the inaugural round of investments from that fund. (Triangle Business Journal)

The 50 Best Sandwiches in America: Time Out, "Chicken and Cheddar Biscuit", Chapel Hill, NC

Time Out, a popular stop for UNC Chapel Hill students, has a chicken and cheddar biscuit sandwich that won't crumble in your hands. The chicken is fried with the bone for extra flavor, and the marinade has a Tabasco base for extra spice. Melted cheddar bonds the chicken to the biscuit, and together they make a heavy but delicious combination. (Men's Journal)

Downtown Rosemary Street's future in flux

When Rosemary Street was first established, it gained its name from the names of two of its residents — Rose and Mary, who lived on opposite ends of the street. Since then, Rosemary Street has served as the home for many Chapel Hill staples like Breadmen’s, Mama Dip’s Kitchen and La Residence, all built in the 1970s....Now, many new developments are underway, and plans are in place to further change the downtown area. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina selected as No. 4 best performing university business accelerator

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized among the top five best performing university business accelerators in North America, based on a 2015 benchmark study by UBI Global, a thought leader in performance analysis of business incubators around the world. (UNC.edu)

UNC professor awarded Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Jillian Dempsey, a chemist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a 2015 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, awarded to highly creative researchers early in in their careers. The award from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is for $875,000 over five years. (UNC.edu)

‘The University of the People’

“What is it that binds us to this place?” Charles Kuralt asked at Carolina’s University Day in 1993. Sometimes, the answers can be found in beautiful pictures. (UNC.edu)

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce honors owner John Woodard, owner of Sutton's Drug Store

A place full of character and charm, Sutton’s Drug Store feels like home for Chapel Hill residents and students.Woodard began his career working in a pharmacy. The UNC graduate never thought he would own a store on Franklin Street until he got the opportunity in 1977. “In the pharmacy world, it’s like hitting a home run, so to speak,” Woodard said. “Just the thought of it, whether it worked out or not, was so exciting.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Triangle entrepreneur, UNC grad Steve Malik buys Carolina RailHawks

Triangle tech entrepreneur and local investor Steve Malik bought the Carolina RailHawks, bringing the team under local ownership. The North American Soccer League team that plays in Cary was swept up in the larger FIFA corruption scandal when Aaron Davidson, the president of Traffic Sports USA, the company that owns the team, was connected to bribery accusations. (Triangle Business Journal)

Homegrown Halloween ends early with no arrests or citations

Franklin Street's Homegrown Halloween ended at 11:00 p.m., one hour earlier than last year and saw fewer incidents than in past years. This year's event drew a crowd of approximately 40,000 people—8,000 more than last year— but police conducted no arrests and issued no citations as of 12:30 a.m. Last year, police pressed charges against 13 people. (Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill gears up for Homegrown Halloween

An estimated 30,000 costumed revelers are expected to take to Franklin Street in Chapel Hill Saturday night as part of the annual Homegrown Halloween festivities. In recent years, city officials have tried to curtail Halloween into a smaller and safer celebration. Changes have included restricting parking and traffic, making it more difficult for large groups to travel to the celebration. (WRAL.com)

UNC Men’s Basketball Teamed Up With Alpha Phi Alpha to Honor Stuart Scott

The highlight of the evening came when the men’s basketball team joined forces with Alpha Phi Alpha. Scott pledged UNC’s Mu Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in 1984, and on Friday the fraternity teamed up with the men’s basketball team to honor Scott with a step performance. (The Root)

UNC historic cemetery reaching capacity

George Clarke, a former UNC student, was the first person to be buried in the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery in 1798. Now, all the plots in the nearly 7-acre Old Chapel Hill Cemetery are owned. Some of the people buried in the cemetery include Dean Smith, Paul Green, Charles Kuralt, deans, professors, university presidents, as well as veterans from the Civil War and WWII. (Daily Tar Heel)

Hedge fund 'wizard' donates $3.5M to UNC, his alma mater

Billionaire Julian Robertson, a hedge fund legend in some circles, donated $3.5 million to UNC-Chapel Hill, his alma mater. The university will use the gift to further campus cost savings and reinvest in academics. Robertson, chairman and general partner of Tiger Management of New York, graduated from UNC in 1955 with a degree in business administration. (Triangle Business Journal)

Relationship between UNC and Chapel Hill grows stronger

One thing the Chapel Hill town council members and mayor can agree on is that university relations are the best they have ever been.“The town benefits from a strong university, and the University benefits from a strong school,” Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Sociology professor hits the road to explore NC barbecue

For some years, I’m now prepared to admit, I somehow labored under the impression that Rocky Mount is the line of demarcation that separates the two principal schools of North Carolina barbecue. Wrong. The line of demarcation is, roughly, Raleigh, sixty miles west. The Research Triangle—the area encompassing Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill—is a sort of demilitarized zone. (The New Yorker)

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