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How to Beat the Line at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Some of the most notable people to pull up to the drive-thru: Michael Jordan, Dean Smith and some of the UNC basketball players. Julius Peppers would come by a few times a week. The line is longest on… Sunday mornings and football gamedays. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Mama Dip celebrates 40 years in the restaurant business

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, Mama Dip’s Kitchen is a Chapel Hill institution and so is its founder, Mildred “Mama Dip” Council, 87. The granddaughter of a slave, Council cooked for others – in the Carolina dining hall, in fraternities, in the homes of faculty members, in the hospital and in restaurants – for decades before getting the opportunity to open her own place. (UNC.edu)

Video: Operation Coming Home

U.S. Marine Corps Purple Heart recipient Recon Sergeant Brandon Temple and his wife, Eloni, were surprised with keys to their new home thanks to Operation Coming Home. View Video...

UNC trustees learn about the power of discovery

Over the past two days, UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees members were treated to the full sweep of Carolina’s research enterprise and its power to transform – and save – lives. That process began Wednesday afternoon with a field trip to the 3,500-square-foot BeAM (Be A Maker) space in Murray Hall. (UNC.edu)

Hortense McClinton: Carolina’s First African American Faculty Member

In July 1966, Hortense McClinton accepted an offer to teach in the UNC School of Social Work. She was the first African American faculty member hired at UNC. McClinton grew up in Boley, Oklahoma. She attended Howard University and earned a master’s degree in social work at the University of Pennsylvania. McClinton’s work at UNC ranged far beyond her classes. (UNC.edu)

Tar Heel meaning evolved from derogatory to proud

UNC’s identity and symbol — the Tar Heel — originated before the University was even founded. Before it became what UNC students called themselves, it was what North Carolinians called themselves. The term has evolved since its creation — and it wasn’t always shouted proudly. (Daily Tar Heel)

Mildred "Mama Dip" Council honored as community leader

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Mildred "Mama Dip" Council, creator and owner of Mama Dip’s restaurant in Chapel Hill, received the POWER award, presented by UNC basketball coach Roy Williams, for her community work. Council, who has eight children, said she started organizing community dinners to feed young children who might not get a full meal at home. (Daily Tar Heel)

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Oliver Smithies gives notes to Wilson Library

Oliver Smithies, professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, started the notebooks when he was an undergraduate and kept them throughout his life as he continued his research, which would eventually lead to him winning The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2007. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC students respond to Hurricane Matthew flooding

They turned the car around after they saw pictures of the flooding. The trip to Charlotte could wait — their house and belongings could not. Jane Violette, a senior media and journalism major from Fayetteville, said the first floor of her house was ruined. (Daily Tar Heel)

Student veteran transitions to life in college at UNC

For first-year Allen Hughes, waking up in the morning before class does not consist of a stroll to Rams Head Dining Hall for breakfast; instead, he greets his wife and walks his dogs before getting on the bus for a 30-minute ride to campus. Currently a veteran and linguistics major, he served eight years in the army as a sergeant and operations manger. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina commemorates Veterans Day

From the beginning of their military careers, service members are trained to be strong leaders, not just on the battlefield, but in everything they do. Even when they put away their uniform and leave the military, leadership remains at the core of every veteran — making an impact wherever they go. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated those leaders. (UNC.edu)

An ear for Carolina’s soldiers

Mere months after graduating from UNC, Curtis F. Crissman didn’t have the luxury of celebrating Carolina’s 125th anniversary at his alma mater. Instead, the Siloam, North Carolina native was “somewhere in France” as a private in the 316th Field Artillery, reminiscing about his college years along with dozens of other UNC graduates fighting in World War I. (UNC.edu)

UNC students come together to protest political system

Students gathered on the steps of the South Building Wednesday to express their emotions after Donald Trump’s election. “Loads of people were just shocked, dismayed, disgusted, angered, upset, et cetera,” event organizer Lauren Eaves said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Chansky’s Notebook: The Carolina Anthem

Wonderfully, James Taylor was back on the UNC athletic fields. When President Obama came to Chapel Hill to stump for Hillary Clinton, his speech was preceded by one of our town’s favorite adopted sons, James Taylor, singing his signature Carolina In My Mind on a stage next to Carmichael Arena. It reminded me of the first time I saw J.T. at UNC. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC rock climber becomes the second woman to complete difficult route

Junior Kerry Scott became just the second female rock climber to complete the rock climb route Proper Soul at New River Gorge in West Virginia on Sunday. Proper Soul is ranked 5.14a in difficulty. The hardest climbing route completed in the world is a 5.15c. “A lot of climbers dream of climbing a 5.12, and a 5.14 is something I never would’ve imagined." (Daily Tar Heel)

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