NATIONAL-POLITCS


7/1/2019 2:22pm

NC Governor Roy Cooper attends the UNC versus Duke game UNC at the Smith Center on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The Tar Heels defeated Duke 70-79 to become ACC regular season champions.

Beer and wine sales now legal at UNC system sporting events

Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law on Wednesday allowing legal beer and wine sales at sporting events throughout the UNC system. Should the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees vote in favor of the law, the purchase of certain forms of alcohol will be legal at UNC-CH sporting events.


7/1/2019 12:08am

Local Google employees clean toys at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill as part of GoogleServe, a month-long volunteer program.

Google's sweetest service? A trip to trick out Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

Employees from the Chapel Hill, Durham and Lenoir, North Carolina Google offices participated in the annual GoogleServe event, with this year's focus being a revamp of a space in the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. After weeks of planning, the team decided to take on the House's video game room, which was in need of new technology. The volunteers donated thousands of dollars worth of TVs, gaming consoles and Google electronics, as well as new toys and bean bag chairs for the play rooms. After hours of cleaning, building and baking, the House was decked out and ready for families who need a clean, fun space to relax after long days at the hospital. For the RMH, which fundraises 93 percent of its yearly operating budget, this donation was important — and the day of service cemented a partnership between RMH Chapel Hill and the local Google offices that will continue into the future. 


6/30/2019 11:04pm

UNC sophomore Marin Wolf is city editor during summer 2019.

Column: Register to run for your local government

One of my favorite parts of this county is how involved its residents are in local government. They write letters, they speak up, they show up week after week and fight for what they believe. It’s inspiring, and it’s the only way Orange County will continue to become a more inclusive place. 


6/25/2019 12:37am

Part one of "Same difference: The mural," completed by students at Scroggs Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Sarah Cornette. 

CHCCS teacher wins Fulbright Award, creates art with students around the world

Sarah Cornette, an art teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district received a grant from the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for a semester research program. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX, allows for applicants who receive the award to participate in either a short term or semester long research program. Cornette spent her semester split between three places, gathering perspectives from different children in different parts of the world. With the objective to gather the answer to what kids think is important to their community, Cornette collaborated with children in two parts of Greece and in Chapel Hill. Despite language and cultural barriers and some expectations that did not meet reality at first, Cornette produced a three-panel work of art that, according to her, won't be complete without some additional voices.