Possum Drop could return The North Carolina Possum Drop tradition — which had comedian John Oliver in fits of laughter during his visit to Durham in December — might be returning this year. A proposal making its way through the legislature would allow a live animal to be part of the Brasstown Possum Drop.
North Carolina college students will soon finish up the spring semester and leave campus for internships, study abroad and beach vacations. One of their professors, John Steen, will be grading his final exams — and then moving into his parents’ basement.
There are the familiar faces of the worker’s rights movement: fast-food workers, health care workers, farmers. And there are the unexpected ones: university professors.
The months-long process to replace UNC-system President Tom Ross is guaranteed to be closely watched across the state — and will likely begin within the next few weeks.
UNC School of Medicine doctors may no longer be able to perform abortions or teach medical students how to perform them, if a new proposal in the N.C. General Assembly becomes law.
Some UNC students know the Association of Student Governments for its advocacy to state lawmakers and the UNC-system Board of Governors — while others know it as an ineffective organization that the University has considered leaving twice since 2012.
A demographic analysis of the UNC student body and the Board of Governors showed slight differences between the two groups, which have often been at odds this year.
The UNC-system Board of Governors continues to face scrutiny at the state and national level — and this week, state lawmakers will elect 16 new members to the board.
The UNC-system Board of Governors is the governing body of North Carolina’s 16 public university campuses and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics.
CHARLOTTE — Public comment isn’t allowed at UNC Board of Governors meetings, but on Friday, UNC geography professor Altha Cravey had something to say.
Democratic lawmakers in North Carolina have been in the minority for the past four years — so when one Democrat from Charlotte apparently had the legislature to himself during Tuesday's snow, he got right to work. Jeff Jackson, D-Mecklenburg, documented his day at the General Assembly on his Facebook page, starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, using the hashtag #JustOneLegislator.
A rundown of the candidates in today's midterm election for Chapel Hill and Carrboro voters.
A new American Insights poll on gay marriage shows that the tide has turned on the issue for North Carolina voters — somewhat.But they don’t want the courts deciding whether legal gay marriage becomes a reality.
As the Veterans Affairs scandal continues to taint President Barack Obama's administration, he knew he had a point to prove to an audience of veterans in a Tuesday speech in Charlotte.
As the campaign to select the 2012 Republican presidential nominee enters its final stages, Newt Gingrich is hoping to get a head start on frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in North Carolina. Gingrich spoke Wednesday to a full house of students in the Lumina Theater at UNC-Wilmington.
Most people can count on one hand the number of New Year’s resolutions they’ve actually ended up sticking to for an extended period of time. And weight loss probably accounts for at least half of the resolutions in any given year. How to spice up your January gym sojourn? Just lose yourself in the music!
Throughout the past few years, software engineers have been devising more ways for people to waste more time in cyber land. As if Facebook wasn’t already addicting enough. Chances are you’ve already played some social game at one time or another. Board games like Monopoly and multiplayer video games like Modern Warfare 3 are two popular options. Now, enter social network gaming.
Although college equals tons of freedom, amazing people, and fun times galore, it also means constant sleep deprivation. With the pre-Thanksgiving exam cram just around the corner, now is a perfect time to learn how to properly take a nap. Don’t let sleep always be the sacrifice. Perfect your power napping by reading on!
The “dark horse” who improbably won the 1844 presidential race and propelled American expansionism to new levels amid the dream of “manifest destiny” celebrated his 216th birthday today. James K. Polk, an 1818 graduate of UNC and the 11th U.S. President, was born on this day in 1795.
Before I got to UNC, I thought Facebook would forever and always be the one website on which I wasted the most time. I stand corrected. Unfortunately, my list of time-wasters is getting longer by the day. Click here for 10 sites to steer clear of. Save yourself from the time-wasting turmoil!