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Tailei Qi, the suspect charged with the first-degree murder of UNC professor Zijie Yan on Aug. 28, made his second court appearance and his first in superior court at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday morning. The clerk of the superior court has not yet received an indictment.
Mickel Deonte Harris, the suspect charged in Wednesday afternoon's active gun situation on UNC's campus, made his first appearance virtually at the Orange County Courthouse today.
Updated 9/14 at 8:57 a.m.: Harris is being held in the Orange County Jail on charges of assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, having a gun on educational property and going armed to the terror of the public.
A proposed political action committee to support Adam Searing's mayoral campaign will not form, Julia Grumbles – who initially proposed the PAC – confirmed in an email to The Daily Tar Heel on Tuesday. The PAC would have also supported the four town council candidates endorsed by Searing ahead of this year's municipal elections.
Michael Morgan, a Democrat who stepped down from the N.C. Supreme Court officially last week, is running for governor after publicly mulling a run.
Allison Riggs, a state court of appeals judge and the former co-executive director at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, was appointed to the N.C. Supreme Court by Gov. Roy Cooper this afternoon to replace outgoing justice Michael Morgan.
Anita Earls, an associate justice on the N.C. Supreme Court, sued the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission in federal court on Aug. 29 because it opened an investigation into her comments on diversity in the state court system.
Gov. Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency Tuesday to activate state emergency services for the incoming Hurricane Idalia, which is currently located off the west of Florida.
A message came over the loudspeaker at Guy B. Phillips Middle School around 1:30 p.m. on Monday: the school would be going into "secure mode." No students would be allowed outside.
Michael Morgan, one of the two Democrats on the N.C. Supreme Court, announced Thursday he will be stepping down from his position on the court the week of Sept. 4.
Danita Mason-Hogans was desperate for change.
Updated Aug 16. at 11:16 a.m.: Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard has reopened between Homestead Road and Estes Drive.
Updated Aug. 9, 9:37 a.m.: The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Sedgwick Raynard Barnes Jr., was charged with first-degree murder for the stabbing of Kenneth Michael Moseley.
In an announcement to the district on Friday, Orange County Schools Superintendent Monique Felder said she would be leaving her role on Aug. 2.
The UNC Board of Trustees discussed the June 29 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn affirmative action, as well as updates to the School of Civic Life and Leadership and the School of Data Science and Society, at its July 27 full board meeting at the Carolina Inn. The BOT also passed a non-discrimination resolution.
My first story at The Daily Tar Heel was about the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education working out a way to evaluate its superintendent. I left class in Carolina Hall at 6:15 p.m. on a Thursday and sat down in the Student Union soon after for the virtual meeting at 6:30 — stressed out of my mind.
Students for Fair Admissions v. UNC, a case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in June that struck down affirmative action in higher education, could have wide-ranging impacts on University admissions, athletics and employment for people of color.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Moore v. Harper that the Independent State Legislature Theory did not hold constitutional muster. The case originated from North Carolina Republican leaders' redistricting maps that the N.C. Supreme Court struck down.
Updated Aug. 10, 7:05 p.m.: The Chapel Hill Fire Department's investigation into the cause of the fire confirmed that it started on the roof due to work being done there at the time. They also found the fire was accidental.
Kenan Stadium is temporarily getting a natural grass field for the first time since 2019 in preparation for a July 19 match between British soccer teams Chelsea and Wrexham.