11/24/2015 2:22pm

Mr. James Sills, CEO of Farmers and Mechanics Bank, poses outside of Farmers and Mechanics Bank on Monday. Sills started his career as a statistician.

Black entrepreneurship in Chapel Hill

With UNC’s prestigious entrepreneurship program and the numerous resources in the area available for business startups, entrepreneurship in Chapel Hill is thriving but the question remains as to whether opportunity is available to all residents.

11/16/2015 11:12pm

CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, the original caption of this photo misrepresented the title of Elijah Wald's book. The book is called "Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties." The caption has been updated to reflect these changes.
Elijah Wald presents his book on Bob Dylan, "Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties," in Wilson Library.

Bob Dylan’s legacy replayed in lecture

Before the lecture, Bob Dylan’s infamous performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival played on the screen ahead. Nearly everyone mouthed the words to their favorite hits like “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “Like a Rolling Stone.” 

11/16/2015 12:11am

(From Left) Talia Lombardo and Carina Lombardo dress up for the Comic-Con hosted by the Durham Convention Center on Sunday.

NC Comicon unites fans and artists

The sixth annual N.C. Comicon brought more than 8,500 cosplayers, artists and entrepreneurs to the Durham Convention Center and the Armory to celebrate the sci-fi/fantasy multiverse this weekend.

11/10/2015 8:14pm

Orange County unanimously rejects the development of a party barn in rural county outside Chapel Hill

“I agree” and “I disagree” signs waved in Orange County’s West Campus Office Building in Hillsborough Monday in response to the testimonies and statements delivered to approve or reject a proposed party barn in the town. After almost five hours of hearing testimonies and reviewing evidence, the Orange County Board of Adjustment rejected Kara Brewer’s application to a Class B Special Use Permit (SUP) for the development of an event barn in an agricultural residential zone.

11/5/2015 11:55pm

The UNC Moonlight Hip Hop Dance Crew frequently performs on Friday evenings in the Pit. Courtesy of Kaitlin Barker. 

Moonlight Hip Hop Dance Crew gets down in the Pit

Students know that when in doubt, there is always something going on in the Pit. Friday night is no exception: the UNC Moonlight Hip Hop Dance Crew usually kicks off the weekend with a live performance for anyone who happens to be around.

10/21/2015 3:49pm

Chapel Hill police postpone "good ticket" initiative

Getting pulled aside by a police officer normally spells bad news, but Chapel Hill’s upcoming “good ticket” initiative might make it a good thing. “It’s a good opportunity to thank those for following the law,” Chapel Hill Police Lt. Celisa Lehew said.

10/19/2015 10:20pm

Hazmat, a local smoking accessory, apparel, and alternative goods store, hosts a large selection of personal hookah sets.

Hookah bars are a thing of Chapel Hill’s past

After Hookah Bliss closed in 2010, hookah bars have all but died in Chapel Hill — and this is likely to remain so. The Orange County Smoke-Free Public Places Rule passed in 2012 effectively prohibited smoking in any indoor premises where the public is allowed. The rule came at the heels of a statewide smoking ban in public places that was passed in 2010.