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First year Ashley Boldt says Uber is helpful for out-of-state students like herself who don’t always have access to a car on campus.

Uber everywhere: ridesharing companies used for a variety for a reasons

UNC first-year Ashley Boldt typically uses Uber several times a week. Without a car on campus, the service lets her go to the supermarket, the airport and to destinations off-campus with her friends.   A good Uber driver is on time, doesn’t scare her with their driving and is generally a nice person, Boldt said. Occasionally, she said she has had drivers that have made her feel uncomfortable. “A few times I’ve seen my drivers go off the route of the GPS and I always get nervous for a second, even if nothing has ever come of it,” she said. 


Beer Month

Warmer weather signals the start of NC Beer Month

 Steel String Brewery Co-owner Andrew Scharfenberg said the brewery focuses most on holding beer tastings during April, which can drive future sales by exposing customers to new beers. Steel String recently unveiled “Up On the Hill,” a new IPA that Scharfenberg said will be in six packs later this year.