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‘Service to the state’ theme threads through University Day

An assistant county manager in Cumberland County whose efforts to stem the opioid crisis had stalled. A student who needed an affordable ride home for fall break. The mayor of a coastal town threatened by climate change and rising sea levels. They all came to UNC's birthday celebration to talk about the life-changing help provided by the University. (

UNC Students Carry on Volunteer Legacy with DEAH DAY

UNC students and other members of the campus community gathered last weekend to do some good across the community and remember the life of a former student known for volunteering and helping others. The annual day of service began after Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha and her sister Razan Abu-Salha were murdered in Chapel Hill. (

UNC Athletics Makes Mental Health A Priority

From the moment she began providing performance enhancement and psychological services to UNC student-athletes in 2014 until now, Dr. Jeni Shannon, the director of the Carolina Athletics Mental Health and Performance Psychology Program, has noticed how people across the country and at UNC are becoming more open about mental health. (

Chansky’s Notebook: ‘BlueDevilicious’

The Athletic exposé on UNC smells in so many ways. You may have read the story produced by The Athletic website, which took its first foray into hard-core investigative journalism — and it failed miserably. Nobody involved in this story has a fraction of the expertise UNC Interim Chancellor Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz has built as a brain trauma expert. (

225 years of Carolina architecture

The well-worn, 1986 copy of John Allcott’s seminal book on UNC architecture was so popular that UNC Visitors Center staff had to practically hide it and keep it chained to a desk. It’s the only book devoted exclusively to the architecture of the nation’s first public university. The Chapel Hill Historical Society decided to do something about the short supply. (

Blue fire trucks connect UNC to the Town

It was UNC's homecoming game in 1996. was the football coach, and the Tar Heels were 2-0. Before the team took the field to defeat Georgia Tech, fans and Chapel Hill residents were treated to a surprise that would change the community. It was at this game, Sept. 21, 1996, that the first Carolina blue fire truck was introduced to Chapel Hill. (Daily Tar Heel)

Even Though Television Is Everything In Sports, There Once Was Marty Brennaman

The Marty Party spent Thursday rocking the airways, along with everywhere else, from Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati to the farthest corner of Reds country to the soul of the baseball universe to those who just are into radio, sentimentality or all of the above. , the voice of the Cincinnati Reds for 46 of his 77 years, just retired. (Forbes)

Morehead Planetarium wins multi-year $2.86 million grant for new exhibits, programs

As Morehead Planetarium and Science Center undergoes a major renovation and expansion, it's also celebrating a big infusion of money that will help it build new exhibits for visitors and participants in its traveling programs. Morehead recently won a five-year $2.86 million grant, one of the biggest it's ever received, from the National Science Foundation. (

UNC’s Morehead-Cain Foundation Receives $10 Million Gift

The Morehead-Cain Foundation received its largest ever single donation from an alumnus in September. The $10 million gift from an anonymous donor will help the foundation keep providing scholarships to more UNC students for years to come. The gift did not come with any conditions or requests to alter the scholarship program in any way. (

Reunion in Chapel Hill

My story in Chapel Hill began in the fall of 1989, when I moved into the Morrison dormitory on the southern UNC campus. For a country boy born and raised in Wilkes County, it was an eye-opening experience. The first friendships I formed at Carolina were, naturally, with the fellow freshmen who lived with me in our eight-man suite at Morrison. (Wilkes Journal-Patriot)
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