CITY & COUNTY


12/4/2017 9:02pm

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WOTS: Where do you go to relax after exams?

With finals looming overhead, more students are hitting the town after long study sessions. Staff writer Kari Larsen asked people on campus, “Where do students go in town to relax after studying or exams?”


12/4/2017 7:22pm

Photo illustration. Local bartenders and bouncers are cracking down on fake IDs as ALE presence is rising. 

State and local ALE departments play different roles within the community

Only 109 agents of the State Bureau of Investigation are tasked with enforcing alcohol law in the 100 counties that make up North Carolina. Yet the presence of Alcohol Law Enforcement is strongly felt in Chapel Hill.  The state agency makes up for its relatively small size by forming partnerships with local police departments, sheriffs and district attorney's offices, ALE Special Agent in Charge Bryan House said.  “We work with stakeholders of all kinds to try and solve problems as they relate to alcohol and places that sell alcohol specifically whether they be legal or illegal,” he said. “Typically, what that looks like for us is we take an all-crimes approach as it relates to enforcement and that is at places that sell alcohol, specifically.”


11/30/2017 7:42pm

Perennial Coffee and Pastries barista Anna Kasibhatla creates a new brew: a grapefruit infused spiced maple latte.

Review: Chapel Hill's best coffee shops for studying

With exam season upon us, students might want to get away from campus and study in a more inviting atmosphere. Staff writer Grant Allen ventured to three local coffee shops to review their atmospheres, menus and accessibility. 


11/19/2017 9:23pm

Officer Pete McEwen works night shifts at the Chapel Hill Police Department. 

Midnight lunches and Chapel Hill's third shift

When Jessica Toney texts her boyfriend during her "lunch break," he's often going to sleep.  Toney, a UNC senior who works midnight shifts in a lab at the UNC Medical Center every other weekend, has her routine down to a science. After a full day of classes, she eats a large bowl of pasta and takes a nap for five hours before heading into work.   “I'm suddenly left alone in the world,” she said. “Everyone's asleep or getting back from their parties and I'm still going strong at work — sometimes I just post to my Snapchat story just to feel like I'm not alone, even though I know none of them will see it until the morning.”