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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)

UNC law school alum gains fan base after starring in Netflix’s 'Making a Murderer'

If UNC’s School of Law creates a course on how to deal with being an internet sensation, Jerry Buting might be the perfect professor. The UNC law class of 1981 graduate defended Steven Avery in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The documentary follows the trial of Steven Avery, who was accused, and eventually convicted, of murdering Teresa Halbach. (Daily Tar Heel)

The 50 Best College Hotels - Carolina Inn

8. The Carolina Inn: Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, this inn has received a Four-Star rating from Forbes and the Four-Diamond Dining Award from AAA for its Crossroads Chapel Hill restaurant. Nearby, visitors can check out Franklin Street’s dining, nightlife and shopping. (CollegeRank.net)

Two UNC professors honored for lifetime achievement by American Geophysical Union

Carolina’s Hans Paerl, a renowned marine and environmental scientist known for his work on the ecological causes and impacts of toxic algae blooms in aquatic ecosystems, was honored Dec. 16 at an award ceremony for his election to the American Geophysical Union....The distinguished award was presented at the AGU’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco, where Paerl and colleague, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Larry Band, were among 60 new fellows honored.... (UNC.edu)

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