NATIONAL-POLITCS


6/13/2019 12:06am

(From left) Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha lost their lives Feb. 10, 2015. (Courtesy of the Abu-Salha family)

Craig Hicks given three life sentences for murders of three Muslim students

Today a small moment of justice was brought to the Durham County Courthouse as Craig Hicks was handed a ruling of three consecutive life sentences in prison for the murders of three Muslim college students in 2015. Family members that were present at the sentencing offered their words and sentiments about the lives that were lost on that February night. The families of Deah, Yusor and Razan also reclaimed the narrative of their murder, with additional evidence being presented that removed false claims and presumptions about the nature of how the crime occurred. 


6/11/2019 10:59am

UNC baseball players celebrate after winning the final game of the regional championship. UNC beat Tennessee 5-2.

'Like your family': One bad inning creates emotional end to UNC baseball season

The last day of a baseball post-season is always filled with emotion, and for the Tar Heels, the type of emotion wasn't in their favor following a loss to Auburn in the Super Regionals. North Carolina saw their season cut short after the team failed to overcome a devastating 13 run first inning by Auburn.  Head coach Mike Fox spoke after the game about the hardest part is seeing a team that he saw as a family break up at the end of the year


6/10/2019 8:22am

Debbie Horwitz, one of PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro's co-founders, is packing lettuce into PORCH’s fresh food bags. Photo courtesy of Mary Solis.

Column: The other side of summer

Later this week, school lets out for over 12,000 students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro. Most of these students eagerly await leisurely summers dotted with s’mores, sprinklers, and sidewalk chalk. But, for the nearly 3,500 CHCCS students receiving free or reduced price meals, there can be a very different anticipation to summer.