Topics: Research and Development

UNC is one of the leading public research universities in the nation, according to the Carnegie Foundation’s classification of colleges and universities. The University’s research funding for the fiscal year of 2014 totaled more than $790 million. There are 80 research centers and institutes at UNC. Some of them are currently undergoing scrutiny by the UNC-system Board of Governors in order to cut the budget.

Demonstrators at Raleigh March for Science call for bipartisan support of science's role in public policy


Scientists and supporters gathered for the March for Science in Raleigh to advocate for science and its role in public policy.

Research roundup for Jan. 12, 2017

UNC researchers have developed a medicine delivery technique using light that can target specific parts of the body.

The future of American Legion land is uncertain

The Chapel Hill Town Council is still considering the future for 36.2 acres of land near Ephesus Park in Chapel Hill.

Local businesses react to construction on Rosemary Street


Jacqueline Britton, owner of Glenn’s Tailor Shop on East Rosemary Street, still has pictures on her phone of water flooding from the street and into her shop the week before Thanksgiving

Carolina Square kick-starts apartment leasing

Although it seems the construction in Chapel Hill has no end, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

Wegmans approved to open in Chapel Hill

Cafes and pharmacies and food, oh my!

Wegmans Food Markets is coming to Chapel Hill, bringing with it an abundance of products and wholesome service.

Residents against construction of event space in southwest Orange County

Monday night, Orange County residents gathered in Hillsborough to hear an appeal of a building permit for Kara Brewer and Southeast Property Group, LLC. 

Brewer and SPG are seeking Special Use Permits to construct the Barn of Chapel Hill, a $735,000 event space for weddings and corporate events.

Temporary installments test what will come to 140 West Franklin Street in the future

Temporary outdoor installments were assembled and swapped out near Old Chicago as part of the 140 West Activation Experiment, conducted from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.

Plans for development and parking heard at Chapel Hill Town Council meeting


The Chapel Hill Town Council discussed additional downtown parking structures, and concept plans were heard for multiple developments at a public hearing on Monday.

Retail development coming to South Greensboro Street in Carrboro


While it may look like a stalled project, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes at South Green, a new retail development on South Greensboro Street in Carrboro.

Despite new development, Orange County struggles to provide affordable housing

Residential affordability in Orange County is faltering as tourism and commercial development boom.

Construction set to begin on Rosemary Street May 16

If you plan on hitting up Rosemary Street during the summer, be prepared to face a construction zone.

Chapel Hill Town Council takes proactive approach to American Legion

The American Legion lot on Legion Road could become home to a luxury apartment complex.

Confederate blockade found off coast of Wilmington

By Hari Chittilla

Staff Writer

North Carolina archaeologists may soon be making a new addition to the history of Civil War maritime warfare.

Researchers recently discovered what appears to be wreckage from a Confederate blockade runner.

Proposed renovations to Rosemary Street begin to take shape

Renovations to Rosemary Street and its uneven sections of sidewalk are planned to begin this spring.

A year out, Northside Neighborhood Initiative is making strides


Northside has seen its share of gentrification in the past 30 years.

Genetics chairperson appointed vice chancellor for research

On Tuesday, Chancellor Carol Folt announced that UNC’s next vice chancellor for research will be Terry Magnuson, chairperson of the department of genetics.

Psychotic disorders linked to marijuana

The American Psychological Association now recognizes links between frequent adolescent marijuana use and the development of psychotic disorders.

600 apartments proposed to replace Chapel Hill American Legion

The American Legion Post 6 District 12 Division 3, located on a scenic 36 acre property, is subject to be bought by Woodfield Acquisitions LLC and changed into 600 apartments.

Woodfield Acquisitions LLC is a developer and operator of multi-family and mixed-use assets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

Year in Review: CHALT's impact felt on its first election cycle

Chapel Hill’s first political action committee, Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town, has made its mark after just one election cycle.