NATIONAL-POLTICS


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.


4/17/2020 10:19am

Duke first-year forward Zion Williamson (1) attempts to block a layup by UNC first-year forward Nassir Little (5) during the semifinals of the ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, March 15, 2019. UNC fell to Duke 73-74.

Three UNC students on what it's like to compete against star athletes before college

High school mixtapes are popular for a reason. As fun as it is to watch two dominant athletes go head to head, it’s just as entertaining — if not more —to watch future stars wreak havoc against, well, lesser competition in their conferences and states. But what about those on the other end of the equation? The Daily Tar Heel spoke with three current UNC students who competed against elite athletes at the preps level to find out.


4/16/2020 9:59pm

Opinion writer Michael Beauregard.

Old North State stories: April 1865

In April, the Confederacy lost its capital, its two largest armies, its last hopes for legitimacy and President Abraham Lincoln, who was arguably the only Republican in Washington who didn’t want to wreak complete hellfire upon them. 


4/16/2020 9:34pm

The Lumbee Tribe's tribal government office, pictured here on Thursday, April 16, 2020, is located in Pembroke, North Carolina. The Lumbee Tribe is a state-recognized tribe in North Carolina numbering approximately 60,000 enrolled members. Most of them live primarily Robeson County.  

Natural gas plant construction causes concerns for Native American landowners

Piedmont Natural Gas aims to connect a 685-acre development site to existing natural gas infrastructure via pipelines. Many of the affected landowners, however, are affiliated with tribes such as the Lumbee Tribe or the Tuscarora Nation and have deep familial and cultural ties to the land.  One landowner said Piedmont has dismissed his concerns about the pipeline's effects on his property, while other activists have raised concerns about its effects on the health of those who live nearby.


4/16/2020 6:52pm

Members of Company Carolina perform in its 2019 production of "Sweet Charity," co-directed by Bradley Barefoot and Kayley Carpenter, assistant directed by Kathryn Brown. Photo courtesy of Kathryn Brown.

Kenan Theatre Company, Company Carolina look ahead to fall 2020 season

Despite the disruption to their scheduled spring season, theater organizations at UNC, like Kenan Theatre Company and Company Carolina, are looking forward to the fall with shows like "Kemps" and "Iphigenia 2.0." Other student-run companies, such as The LAB! Theatre and UNC Pauper Players, are reviewing proposals for next season.