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'A Carolina love story': UNC sweethearts recreate proposal at the Old Well

Nancy and Tucker Stevens, who met through mutual friends while attending UNC, are the definition of college sweethearts. Their love story began with Nancy Stevens asking her now-husband on a date to a sorority mixer in fall of 1986, and they say it's only gotten sweeter in the decades since their wedding reception at the Old Well room in the Carolina Inn in 1991. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Almost Game Week, Bubba Cunningham, David Routh

The 2022 UNC Football season is almost here and, unfortunately, the Tar Heels received some more negative injury news (11:02). Audio from the video podcast interview with Tar Heel AD Bubba Cunningham on NIL and realignment (27:48). UNC's Vice Chancellor for Development, David Routh, discusses fundraising at UNC (37:08). (Listen To Podcast)

Rooftop Bar Still Life Set for Chapel Hill Grand Opening

After months of construction above Franklin Street and a soft opening earlier this summer, the Still Life nightclub and rooftop bar is set to fully open its doors in Chapel Hill. The business, located at 159 East Franklin Street, said it is on track for its grand opening on Friday, August 19. Still Life is leasing the space previously used by the Players club. (

Stymied by COVID’s changes, a UNC scientist accepts that it will be a long fight

The website at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health provides this description of scientist Timothy Sheahan: “An expert virologist whose research is focused on understanding emerging viral diseases and developing new means to stop them.” In 2019, those words would be enough. Now, Sheahan’s work description needs a rewrite. (

UNC Class of 2026 celebrates at New Student Convocation

The night before the fall of 2022 semester began, members of the Class of 2026 and transfer and graduate students gathered in the Dean E. Smith Center for New Student Convocation and heard from campus leaders, who urged them to build community during their years at Chapel Hill. Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz welcomed the students back. (

As summer comes to a close, UNC students reflect on what they missed about campus

Ahead of the fall semester, The Daily Tar Heel asked North Carolina students to reflect on what they missed most about campus life over the summer and what makes the University a true home away from home. Torin O’Brien is a rising junior. O’Brien says she misses the beautiful pine trees on campus because she doesn’t have them where she’s from. (Daily Tar Heel)

Meet the newest Tar Heels

A new school year is about to start, which means the UNC community is about to grow as thousands of new first-year, transfer, and grad students become Tar Heels. From public servants, devoted family members and teachers to taekwondo champions, veterans and pilots, each one brings unique experiences, talents, and passions to Chapel Hill. (

James Cates Memorial To Be Installed On UNC Campus

The University of North Carolina will honor the life of James Lewis Cates Jr. with a permanent memorial in the Pit. Cates was a 22-year-old Black man from the Chapel Hill community who was stabbed outside of the Student Union in 1970 and died as a victim of racial violence. For 50 years, many in our community were not even aware of his death. (

'It all becomes magical': UNC students offer advice to the class of 2026

As a new class of UNC students prepares to step onto campus for the first time, some rising juniors and seniors offered their advice to the incoming Tar Heel freshmen. Rising senior Cameron Bailey said that although the first couple of weeks of college can be tough, it is important to push through and take in as much of the college experience as possible. (Daily Tar Heel)

Honoring Henry Owl, the first American Indian student at Carolina

Henry McClain Owl was born on the Cherokee Indian reservation, formally known as the Qualla Boundary, in western North Carolina on Aug. 1, 1896. In 1928, he enrolled at UNC as a graduate student in history, becoming the first American Indian and the first person of color to attend Carolina. Owl received a master of arts degree in history in 1929. (
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