Morinaga, a Japanese candy making company, is making progress on its new factory in Mebane, NC. The company will be recruiting employees this week and will hopefully provide jobs to rural Orange County residents.

Morinaga candy factory will bring up to 100 jobs to the county

As Japanese company Morinaga America Foods Inc. prepares to open its candy factory in Mebane, the company is trying to recruit workers who could start as early as April.

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.

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UNC receives largest donation ever

Six weeks after the release of the Wainstein report, the University has reached another historic moment — this time, a positive one. On Wednesday, philanthropist and UNC alumnus Fred Eshelman made a $100 million dollar commitment to the Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Student group unveils new UNC app

CarolinaGO, a mobile application designed to inform students of everything they need to know at UNC, has been in the making since 2012, and students' partnership with UNC's Information Technology Services has finally brought the app to fruition.