Crook’s Corner, a Southern Institution, Embarks on a New Era

After 35 years running one of the most iconic restaurants in the South, the two men at the helm of Crook’s Corner are handing their Chapel Hill institution over to capable hands. Owner Gene Hamer and executive chef , who took over Crook’s Corner in 1982, announced their retirement on Wednesday, naming Gary Crunkleton and Shannon Healy as new owners. (Food & Wine)


DTH defeats Duke's Chronicle 2-1 in Rivalry Challenge basketball series
The UNC-Duke rivalry hasn’t been the same in three years. Since 2020, The Daily Tar Heel and The Chronicle, Duke’s student newspaper, have been unable...

Tar Heel veteran prepares for career in Air Force public affairs
Caitlin Russell spent the past six years working on public affairs in the Air Force, flying in Black Hawks and documenting military training exercises. Now...

Several new small businesses open on Franklin Street and in downtown Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill and Franklin Street recently have welcomed new businesses selling goods ranging from crystals and locally-made art to men's clothing and home goods. Above...

How Carolina helped prepare one alumna to launch her own fashion brand
After struggling to find clothes for a traditional wedding in India, UNC alumna Niki Shamdasani and her sister launched their own South Asian-inspired fashion brand...

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