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When Derek Torres, a filmmaker, activist and musician from Burlington, North Carolina, was 11, he went on a road trip with his father and sisters. On the way, they stopped at South of the Border, a roadside attraction located off Interstate 95 in Dillon County, South Carolina.
With four weeks to go until Election Day, over one million North Carolina voters have requested absentee ballots and nearly 390,000 voters have returned them.
When Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Provost Bob Blouin announced UNC’s shift to entirely remote instruction for undergraduates in mid-August, they outlined de-densification efforts for on-campus housing and urged off-campus students to follow health guidelines.
When UNC notified students of the first on-campus COVID-19 clusters and the shift to fully remote learning, sophomore Ben Jaeger was not surprised.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly attributed the number of COVID-19 cases present in Orange County to the town of Carrboro. The article has been updated to attribute the correct case load with the proper area. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for this error.
Last year, students and faculty at UNC-Charlotte called for the removal of John Bogdan from his position as the university’s associate vice chancellor for safety and security. Supporters of the effort cited Bogdan’s tenure as brigade commander at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, accusing him of violating detainees’ human rights.
Editor's note: This story includes references to racial violence and sexual harassment.
When Russell Pierce, executive director of Housing for New Hope, checked in with clients and tenants before shelter-in-place regulations went into effect, he said things generally seemed OK.
When Virginia Barbee came to Chapel Hill’s historically Black Pine Knolls neighborhood in 1955, she said there was only one white family.
When Lou Lipsitz, a former professor at UNC, recalls his involvement in anti-Vietnam War activism, he remembers a frenzy of activity and energy.
The Chapel Hill Public Library may soon be moving to a fine-free library model.
Calls to defeat President Donald Trump and ensure representation for minority groups took center stage at the Raleigh Women’s March Sunday.
When Irving Joyner, a professor of law at North Carolina Central University, was a child, he saw his grandparents, dressed in their finest clothes, leaving to register to vote.
Narivi Roblero, a sophomore at UNC, came to the United States from Guatemala when she was six months old.
Earlier this year at UNC-Charlotte, the opinion editor at The Niner Times, Nikolai Mather, received a tip: the associate vice chancellor for safety and security, John Bogdan, was accused of overseeing multiple human rights violations during his tenure as brigade commander at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.
As Election Day approaches, candidates for local office in Chapel Hill and Carrboro are entering the home stretch of campaigning. For the Next Action Fund and Chapel Hill Leadership Political Action Committee, that means that in just a few days, they will know if the candidates they endorsed have secured seats.
Over one year ago on Sept. 17, 2018, N.C. Central University student DeAndre Ballard was killed by Lavar Mitchell, a security guard at Campus Crossings, an off-campus housing complex in Durham. Ballard was 23 years old. For family and activists, many questions are left unanswered.
Chapel Hill may be a college town, but government officials and owners of restaurants and bars are working to prevent underage drinking at off-campus establishments.
The Orange County Board of County Commissioners discussed options for firearm discharge regulations in densely-populated areas of the county on Tuesday and disagreed on various fronts.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article made a broad statement about medication management appointments not being covered by a campus health fee. For UNC-Charlotte, the fee covers the appointment but may not cover the medication or supplemental tests, depending on insurance. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for this error.