Eddie Caldwell has his blood pressure taken before an appointment at the Inter-Faith Council Community Health Center in Chapel Hill, NC, on Tuesday afternoon.

Community clinics across the country will be forced to cut back next year after Congress failed to pass legislation to extend federal funding to community health centers by a Sept. 30 deadline. Across North Carolina 284,000 patients like Smith could lose access to care, according to estimates from the National Association for Community Health Centers. 

DSI Comedy Theater will close on August 28. 

DSI Comedy closing down Aug. 28

Owner Zach Ward announced on Wednesday morning that Chapel Hill’s DSI Comedy Theater will shut down permanently on August 28. Ward had promised to have a transition plan in place on July 10 following allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination from former employees.

Photo courtesy of Zena Cardman

Q&A with NASA astronaut and UNC alum Zena Cardman

Zena Cardman, a 2010 alum who also got her Master's at UNC, is one of just 12 people in NASA's 2017 Astronaut Class. Features editor Brinley Lowe asked Cardman, who majored in biology and minored in creative writing and marine science, about her career and time at UNC.

North Carolina's historic tobacco industry still carries modern influence.

Tobacco, an industry "addicted to its profits"

Tobacco companies don’t necessarily have the same influence they did decades ago in the North Carolina, but they still have an important voice in legislation and contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to political campaigns, aiding politicians into office and continuing their cycle of influence in public health policy.