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Notable successes and closures for Franklin Street restaurants in the past decade

Franklin Street in Chapel Hill today is home to a diverse array of pizza restaurants, boba spots, and places offering every food variety in between. Students’ ever-changing tastes have opened the doors for new and progressive ventures and closed the doors of more traditional staples, and the iconic street has changed considerably over the past decade. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Winter Commencement graduates urged to ‘be heroes’

Beloved Carolina professor Bill Ferris shared words of wisdom with graduating students on Sunday as they prepared to start the next chapter of their lives. “Your Carolina education will help you face both your history and your future,” said Ferris, who earned acclaim on the Grammy stage for his box set of music, stories, film and photographs on Southern folklife. (UNC.edu)

Video: Stuart Scott's daughters remember their dad

's daughters Taelor and Sydni explain how much their father meant to them and how he always had high energy. (ESPN.com)

Carolina awarded $2.91 million to create new ultra-long-acting HIV drug delivery implant

Led by UNC professor of medicine J. Victor Garcia, biomedical researchers have begun a three-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and implement an effective ultra-long-acting antiviral delivery system to combat the spread of HIV. UNC School of Medicine investigators and colleagues were awarded $2.91 million. (UNC.edu)

Video: Stuart Scott brought a fresh energy to SportsCenter

Current and former ESPN personalities describe how 's personality engaged a younger audience and influenced others at ESPN. (ESPN.com)

By the Thinnest of Margins, UNC Student Tai Huynh Made History in Chapel Hill

Twenty-four votes. When everything was tallied, that’s all that separated Tai Huynh from Nancy Oates in the race for the fourth and final spot on the Chapel Hill Town Council. Huynh will become the first Vietnamese-American elected to office in North Carolina. At twenty-two, he’s also only the third UNC undergraduate to sit on the town’s governing body. (Indy Week)

Video: Stuart Scott's 'Boo-Yah' was electrifying

Current and former ESPN personalities describe the impact 's catchphrase, "Boo-Yah," had on SportsCenter over the years. (ESPN.com)

UNC Students Protest System’s Settlement over Silent Sam

The spot where Silent Sam once stood on McCorkle Place is now covered with fallen leaves, making it impossible to tell exactly where the Confederate statue was before being toppled in 2018. Protesters walked over it on their way to the steps of South Building as part of a demonstration to speak out against the UNC System’s decision. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Stuart Scott became legendary

On Day, Scott Van Pelt explains the lasting legacy that Scott left on ESPN, his fans and his family. (ESPN.com)

App created by UNC grad joins growing list of safety connections for young people

According to a national survey released last month, more than one in three undergraduate female students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been sexually assaulted. A UNC-Chapel Hill graduate hopes an app she created will help the school's students and other young people stay safe. Grooop is the latest entry in that space. (WRAL.com)
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