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4/20/2020 8:34pm

Durham Public Schools volunteers help distribute food at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability. Durham FEAST distributes free breakfast and lunch prepared by Durham restaurants to 24 pickup sites nearly every weekday, according to a news release. Photo courtesy of Durham Public Schools.

Durham Public Schools resumes feeding program after coronavirus-related shutdown

More than 60 percent of the district’s students receive free or reduced-price lunches, he said. That’s why Durham Public Schools launched a daily meal support program on March 23 after closing schools a week before. For two weeks, district employees distributed meals to students at 81 sites across the county.  But on April 6, the district stopped the program after an on-site employee tested positive for COVID-19 and most of its staff applied for state emergency paid leave through April 30. 


4/20/2020 8:13pm

Senior defensive lineman Jason Strowbridge (55) tackles USC’s quarterback during the Belk College Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, August 31, 2019.  

Former UNC football players Heck and Strowbridge prepare for a virtual NFL Draft

There won’t be war rooms, a live crowd or even a chorus of boos for commissioner Roger Goodell as the NFL Draft gets started on Thursday. Instead, the draft will be done virtually with all team personnel in separate locations. For two former UNC football players who will have their names called, the new coronavirus world has changed the way they are experiencing the draft process.


4/19/2020 10:19pm

The Old Well pictured on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Editorial: Thank you, UNC professors, faculty and staff

There is always time to hold the University accountable for its missteps, but right now the Editorial Board wants to express our gratitude to everyone involved with supporting students and the greater UNC community. In these unprecedented times, it is comforting to know that our community will still be the same resilient, supportive community until we (eventually) return.


4/19/2020 8:58pm

Campus-goers approach the Old Well and South Building on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

'Harder to justify': Students consider taking time off if fall semester goes remote

Spring 2020 unexpectedly went remote due to the spread of COVID-19. University Media Relations said in a statement that UNC is working with the UNC System to determine how to move forward in fall 2020.  Some students are considering taking a semester off if fall 2020 continues with online instruction.  One student, sophomore Luke Zhou, decided to take the next semester off for a variety of reasons, including the potential impact of COVID-19 on his parents' income. Sophomore Erin Lee said she is considering taking a gap semester if UNC goes online next semester because the things she likes about college are mostly gone. 


4/18/2020 9:06pm

Head Coach Roy Williams prepares to toss t-shirts into the crowd ahead of a game against Duke in the Smith Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The Tar Heels lost to the Blue Devils 98-96.

Dontrez Styles, the No. 1 junior in North Carolina, commits to play for UNC basketball

The No. 1 junior in North Carolina, Dontrez Styles, has committed to play for UNC, he announced via Instagram Live on Saturday. Styles, a Kinston, North Carolina native, is labeled as a four-star power forward, according to 247Sports, and is the No. 57 recruit in the 2021 class. He picked the Tar Heels over the likes of N.C. State, Georgetown and Maryland, who also offered him.