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A day of remembrance — and light

The untimely deaths of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha in February 2015 shook the Carolina and N.C. State campuses, resulting in gatherings at both universities to mourn. But one year later, it was a day to look at the light — not the darkness. (UNC.edu)

Legacy of “Our Three Winners” Lives on One Year Later

Wednesday is a sad anniversary in Chapel Hill. On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Chapel Hill Police responded to a report of a triple shooting at the Finley Forest Condominiums in Chapel Hill. Police found 23-year-old Deah Barakat, of Chapel Hill, his wife 21-year-old Yusor Abu-Salha, of Chapel Hill, and her sister 19-year-old Razan Abu-Salha, of Raleigh, dead at the scene from gunshot wounds. (Chapelboro.com)

Why Chapel Hill Has a Scene-Stealing Food Scene

Our food scene is a profession, an obsession, a conversation starter at a cocktail party. It begins and ends with the relationships our chefs have with farmers. Here, chefs have their favorite farmer on speed dial. The farmer – more rock star than invisible supplier – brings a boxed- up surprise to a chef’s kitchen door, and the contents inspire an outside-of-the-box nightly special. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Southern Living includes Chapel Hill's The Crunkleton among 'South's Best Bars'

The Crunkleton in Chapel Hill has landed on Southern Living's list of the "South's Best Bars." "Smart riffs on classic cocktails mingle with inventive seasonal offerings, beer via bottle or draft, and thoughtfully selected wine pours to keep just about any seasoned drinker smiling," writes the magazine about Chapel Hill's popular bar. (Triangle Business Journal)

UNC School Of Denstistry Classmates Remember Shooting Victim Through Food Drive

The UNC School of Dentistry has been living by one motto – “Live Like Deah.” “Everything since we’ve done since then has been living like Deah,” said his classmate Kaushal Gandhi. “Every time we think about doing a service project we think about what would Deah have done. The obvious answer is Deah would’ve provided service and given himself selflessly.” (Chapelboro.com)

Excerpt from 'Every Day I Fight': Stuart Scott explains the power of his unique use of words

Remember, the roots of Boo-yah! were back in Winston-Salem, when Fred's neighbor, Mr. G, the oldhead who made bamboo chairs, used it once to describe how loud the previous night's thunder had been. From then on, we'd say it when someone brought a different kind of thunder on the field or court. A slam dunk in your face? Boo-yah! A blindside flattening of the QB? Boo-yah! (ESPN.com)

He’s Not Here Pays $15,000 Fine

He’s Not Here paid $15,000 to the ABC Commission Wednesday afternoon. The fine was part of an offer in compromise. The bar was facing three separate charges of serving alcohol to underage customers. He’s Not Here will also have their alcohol permit suspended for 21 days, starting on February 12. (Chapelboro.com)

A Brief History of The Pit

The Pit, the beloved gathering place at the heart of the UNC campus, was once home to the university’s primary athletic field. Emerson Field was completed in 1916 and was used for football, baseball, and track. The football team quickly outgrew the space, moving to Kenan Stadium when it was completed in 1927, and track events moved to Fetzer Field in 1935, but Emerson Field continued to host home baseball games until 1965. (History on the Hill)

New UNC training program helps former military medics transition to civilian health-care jobs

The U.S. military veteran Dave Manning served two combat deployments in Iraq and was the sole medical provider for more than 100 people on a Navy ship. But as he contemplated his post-military job prospects, he struggled....Manning is in the inaugural class of a physician-assistant training program launched this month by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and geared at recruiting nontraditional students—specifically, veterans.... (The Atlantic)

UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School Recognized For Global Innovation

An app created by Kenan-Flagler Business School has been honored by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. AACSB’s “Innovations That Insipre” was awarded the Leadership App, which markets the business school’s leadership program. (Chapelboro.com)

Chapel Hill sees losses in young professionals

There are fewer young professionals between the ages of 20 and 34 in Chapel Hill compared to in Durham and Raleigh, likely because of two major factors — affordable housing and limited job opportunities. According to the last U.S. Census, only 7.5 percent of Chapel Hill’s population is comprised of non-student residents between 25 and 34 years old. (Daily Tar Heel)

Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha Posthumously Given Unsung Hero Award

On Monday, January 18, the late Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha were posthumously honored with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero Award (MLK Unsung Hero Award). The award was presented to the Barakat and Abu-Salha families at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Lecture and Awards Ceremony, hosted by the UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. (UNC.edu)

UNC senior named Churchill Scholar

Blake M. Hauser, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to American students for a year of master’s study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge in England. (UNC.edu)

Q&A with SNL head writer, UNC graduate Bryan Tucker

Thursday night, Carroll Hall will host Saturday Night Live head writer and UNC class of 1993 graduate Bryan Tucker. Staff writer Rachel Jones spoke with him about how to build a career in comedy, what it means to be funny and the hosting abilities of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. (Daily Tar Heel)

What is it that binds us to this speech? Charles Kuralt’s 1993 UNC Bicentennial Address

“What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls..." These words, spoken in Charles Kuralt’s iconic voice, will be familiar to anyone who has watched a UNC sporting event on TV the past few years. This speech was given by Kuralt on October 12, 1993, during the celebration of UNC’s bicentennial. (UNC.edu)

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