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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)

Williamses Make $10 Million Leadership Gift to UNC Athletics

Ken and Cheryl Williams of Burlington, N.C., have given a $10 million leadership gift to support Tar Heel Athletics. The Rams Club announced the gift Saturday during a presentation at the UNC-Georgia Tech football game at Kenan Stadium. “We see the high level of excellence and commitment demonstrated by our student-athletes and coaches, and we want to support that.” (Rams Club)

Chapel Hill Has Its Own Stonehenge

Located on Old Highway 86 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina's own Stonehenge is a place that usually goes unnoticed by passing travelers and even locals. Hartleyhenge, named after creator John Hartley, is one of the most unique roadside attractions found in North Carolina. (Only In Your State)

From poverty to success, UNC youth program coordinator teaches male parents how it's done

A man who grew up in Fayetteville's poorest neighborhood returned to his roots Thursday to teach other men how to guide their children to success. "If you believe in your ability to become something great, to become something better, then you can," Chris Wallace told the gathering at the second annual celebration to honor the dads, grandfathers and male guardians of children attending Ferguson-Easley Elementary School. (Fayetteville Observer)

Andy Griffith’s career went beyond playing sheriff and attorney

The musical training seemed to bring the young boy out of his shell, and he soon found himself being able to make his classmates laugh with his imaginative stories. He also joined the school’s drama program, but he was so taken by Mickey’s tutelage that Griffith reportedly went to the University of North Carolina intending to become a Moravian minister. (Belleville News-Democrat)

Launch Chapel Hill: A home for entrepreneurs

The first few months — or years — of a startup company is a strenuous time of balancing developing the business with the demands of running the day-to-day operations. Add on the financial commitment of an office lease and making new business connections, the growing pains can quickly become overwhelming for a young company. That’s where Launch Chapel Hill has come in for dozens of local startups. (UNC.edu)

Homegrown Halloween Draws 25,000 to Chapel Hill

Approximately 25,000 revelers took to Franklin Street on Monday night for Halloween, according to Chapel Hill Police. Authorities say one arrest was made in the area closed off for the celebration after a report was made that the suspect groped a victim; officials said more information was not available at the time of the release. (Chapelboro.com)

Halloween fun on Franklin Street to end early Monday night

The annual Halloween celebration on Franklin Street saw a crowd of 40,000 people in 2015, and this year the event could be even bigger as organizers make a few changes in the name of safety. This year, Halloween revelers will see new hours for the event. In the past, authorities allowed the party to run until about 11 p.m. Monday night, the party will wrap up at 10:30 p.m. (WRAL.com)

UNC chemist Bo Li awarded Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Bo Li, a chemist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a 2016 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, awarded to highly creative researchers early in in their careers. Each of the 18 fellows announced by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation on Oct. 14 will receive a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue their research. (UNC.edu)

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