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Hinton James News & Bio


Name:Hinton James
Hometown:Wilmington, NC
Born:September 20, 1776
Died:August 22, 1847
Notes:UNC's First Student, 1795

225 years of Tar Heels: Hinton James
First-year students living in Hinton James Residence Hall are no strangers to long walks to campus. Neither was the namesake of that building, Hinton James,...

Did Hinton James Really Walk all the way to UNC?
It’s one of the most enduring legends of UNC history: a lone student, Hinton James, walking all the way from his home in Wilmington and...

Local Lore: Hinton James
Hinton James Hall is one of the three original student buildings at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The building, traditionally home to...

How UNC-Chapel Hill Became the Nation’s First Public University
When 18-year-old Hinton James left his home in Wilmington to attend college, he thought his biggest accomplishment would be the 170-mile walk he’d made from...

UNC student found dead in dorm
A UNC-Chapel Hill student has been found dead in a dormitory. Foul play is not suspected, UNC officials say. The student died in Hinton James...

Hinton James leaves a legend and a legacy in UNC's most-populated dorm
Hinton James Residence Hall will turn 50 years old this fall. Built in 1967, the dormitory houses 964 freshmen and has 10 floors. The building,...

Did Hinton James Really Walk all the way to UNC?
It’s one of the most enduring legends of UNC history: a lone student, Hinton James, walking all the way from his home in Wilmington and...

Student rappels from 10th floor of Hinton James dorm
Late Monday night, a student in a ski mask rappelled down Hinton James Residence Hall using his personal climbing gear. He lowered himself down the...

Hinton James first to enroll at UNC
The name Hinton James might ring a bell to anyone who is on the campus of the UNC-Wilmington. The campus is home to Hinton James...

UNC Football's Summer Challenge
Members of the North Carolina football program faced UNC's nationally-ranked women's volleyball team in Chapel Hill's version of beach volleyball Wednesday. The results were...


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