Special Olympics athlete Steffie Madden, Orange County program coordinator Colleen Lanigan and her daughter Ila, and athlete Steve Fromberg make the jump into cold water during Saturday's Polar Plunge fundraiser.

Community takes polar plunge for Special Olympics

Orange County residents and UNC students started their Saturday with a cold wake-up call.


LUX at Central Park

LUX at Central Park is a luxury student apartment complex on a 9.13-acre site along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The complex, originally named Bicycle Apartments, broke ground in June 2013. The complex announced in June 2014 that it would not be done on time for students to move in before school started in the fall semester, and residents were moved into hotels.

On Sept. 5, 160 residents were moved into their units at LUX. But more than 200 other LUX residents were moved into empty spaces in on-campus housing, where they would stay until their unit was completed. 

The third section of LUX's building was finally completed Spring 2015.

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 Tabby Horney, a senior political science and English major, lives in the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel because her apartment at LUX is unfinished.

LUX residents in flux off campus

When Tabby Horney sits down to do her first night’s worth of homework, she won’t be in the normal setting of a half-unpacked dorm room or apartment — she’ll be settling in at a desk in a hotel room.