Educators and supporters from across the state assembled in Raleigh on Wednesday for a March for Students and Rally for Respect. Due to the massive expected teacher absences, dozens of school districts across the state closed on May 16, leaving about 68 percent of North Carolina’s public school students out of class for the day. Their absence from work was certainly noted, but educators wanted their appeals to N.C. legislators to be just as affecting. A few shared their signs, their stories and their desired results of the rally with us.
Everything that combines fun and science, from liquid nitrogen ice cream to lessons on aliens and snot, could be found in Phillips Hall on Tuesday during the first-ever Science is Awesome Outreach Day. Over 300 fourth-grade students from Carrboro Elementary School, Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe School and Northside Elementary School came to campus to participate in the event that was hosted by the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy. The event was geared toward encouraging students at these three Title I schools to consider careers in STEM fields and to get them excited about science.
Silent Sam was painted red around 2:30 p.m. Monday. The person has been identified as Maya Little, a UNC doctoral student, on Twitter. Little was arrested by UNC Police following the incident.
"Sissies," "drunks," "witches" and "the Pope" are among those told to repent by a group of religious protesters on campus Tuesday afternoon.
A new type of daycare center will be opening on Franklin Street on July 1.
Calavera Empanada & Tequila Bar’s location in Carrboro has changed its name to Esperanza.
Babalu Tacos & Tapas is opening a new location at Eastgate Crossing in Chapel Hill.
The Children’s Store in Chapel Hill announced they will be closing in the summer of 2017 after 40 years of business.
Usually when someone is referred to as a member, it’s because they are part of an exclusive group. The Community Empowerment Fund, however, uses the term in a more welcoming manner.
UNC System Body President Margaret Spellings speaks at February's annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Meeting.