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UNC alumnus becomes NASA telescope namesake
In the spring of 1928, James Webb had just finished his senior year at UNC, earning a degree in education, but Webb never became a...

Family celebrates life of former UNC professor, NC historian William S. Powell
Sonny Powell knew how influential his grandfather was in the state of North Carolina, but even he is occasionally surprised at how much his grandfather's...

Franklin Street business owners fear panhandlers deter customers
As panhandling persists on Franklin Street, businesses are worried about the effects the practice will have on customers and sales. “If there are two dining...

UNC Alumni Bike from Florida to Alaska
About 2,500 miles into a 9,000 mile bike tour from the Florida Keys to northern Alaska, UNC alumni Rachel Burns, Brady Lawrence and Reese Wells...

UNC grads provide college counseling to underserved communities
The dedication Simpson and advisers like her have shown has produced results, as college enrollment rates in the program’s partner schools are 10-11% higher than...

Hugh Morton and the NCAA tournament (photos)
Here’s an interesting factoid from Obscurityville: photographer Hugh Morton was a UNC freshman when the NCAA held its very first men’s basketball tournament in March...

Thrill City will close its doors in May
Thrill City, a Chapel Hill-based clothing brand, will soon be selling the last of its original merchandise to the community that provided the inspiration for...

UNC joins forces with world’s premier pharmacy schools in landmark alliance
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is joining forces with two of the world’s premier universities to advance research, education and practice in...

Chapel Hill veteran memorial in need of funding
Nearly two years after the town of Chapel Hill approved the building of a veterans memorial, plans and funding for the structure are still not...

UNC alum Bobby Evans named San Francisco Giants general manager
Evans has been Sabean's top assistant the past several seasons and has worked with San Francisco in a variety of capacities since 1994. Now he'll...

Stuart Scott Tribute: His Story of Love and Triumph (video)
ABC News' Robin Roberts remembers the beloved ESPN anchor who died at the age of 49...

Photos: Franklin Street Then and Now
A look at how the Chapel Hill landmark Franklin Street has changed over the years. Modern-day photos by Chris Conway. Historical photos compiled from Wilson...

A tribute in black and white
The recent passing of Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith hit groundskeeper Lance Long hard. He had always admired Smith not just as a coach,...

Tim Durbin: Running the world
Tim Durbin wants to run the world – literally. The San Francisco-based consultant set a goal to walk and run the length of the equator...

Donations pour in after Chapel Hill shooting
Muslims across America and abroad have generated hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of food to aid those in need since the...

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