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View from the Hill | Last updated: 09/16 RSS

Raleigh and Washington Politics from a Tar Heel Perspective. Email tips and comments to

Town Talk | Last updated: 09/16 RSS

Town Talk covers people, events, businesses and local government in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. Check out our two weekly series: Humans of Chapel Hill and Live from Franklin Tweet. Email questions, concerns or comments to

Through the Lens | Last updated: 09/16 RSS

Through the Lens is the photojournalism blog of the Daily Tar Heel, showcasing the best in photography by DTH staff photographers and photo editors.

Canvas | Last updated: 09/16 RSS

Your DTH dose of all things artistic! Canvas covers the flourishing culture of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area, providing event previews, show reviews and in-depth looks at local artists. For more information, questions or comments, contact ""

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From the Press Box | Last updated: 09/08 RSS

From the Press Box presents a collection of in-game and post-game recaps for weekend sports action in addition to notes from practices and other entertaining stories throughout the week.

Returning this year, From the Press Box presents a daily, "Tracking the Tar Heels" post that provides links to the important UNC sports news of the day. On Tuesdays you can find the best tweets from UNC athletes in "Hark the Tweets" and on Thursdays we highlight Tar Heel athletes use of Instagram in "InstaHeels." Assistant Sports Editor Aaron Dodson is in charge of day-to-day operations for From the Press Box.

Pit Talk | Last updated: 09/02 RSS

Campus news and happenings. If you have questions or comments, e-mail Opinions expressed in blog posts are those of the authors, and not of The Daily Tar Heel.

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Alaska's Senate candidate under fire for linking opponent to crime

It takes a lot to cross the line in political campaigns — which makes it notable that Mark Begich, the Democratic candidate for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat, took down a controversial ad that attempted to paint his opponent as soft on sexual assault.

No return to Raleigh for state lawmakers, but business incentives might suffer

After facing pressure from business and economic leaders across the state to expand the Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG)as funds begin to run dry, Gov. Pat McCrory has decided not to call the N.C. General Assembly back to Raleigh for a special session.

“It would be counterproductive ...

Local government meeting roundup: Sept. 15 through Sept. 19

It can be hard to keep up with what local government is working on and when they’re meeting. The Orange County Board of Commissioners, Carrboro Board of Aldermen and Chapel Hill Town Council meet regularly throughout the week. Town Talk’s weekly meeting roundup will keep readers in the know.


Live from Franklin Tweet, Sept. 8 through Sept. 14

Tweets related to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area from Sept. 8 through Sept. 14 — keep up with your town leaders and neighbors. 

How to: Long exposure photo

Setting up a studio in a dorm bathroom is always fun. Turn off the lights, add some glow sticks and you’ve got the front pack for The Daily Tar Heel from Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Proposed Senate debate set to go on without Kay Hagan

An Oct. 21 debate hosted by some of the biggest names in North Carolina media might consist of U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis standing in the spotlight — alone.

Q&A with Starpoint Brewing's Tim Harper

The popularity of craft breweries is on the rise in North Carolina, and Chapel Hill and Carrboro ...