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Courtney Banghart, the newly hired UNC women's basketball head coach, spoke at a small press conference in Carmichael Arena about her hopes for the program on May 1, 2019.

Meet Courtney Banghart, new head coach of UNC women's basketball

To understand Courtney Banghart – Ivy League graduate, Dartmouth College Hall of Famer, Naismith Coach of the Year – and how she got to North Carolina, you’ll have to understand her past. Banghart was a basketball player and neuroscience major at Dartmouth, but said that coaching "wasn't a vocation in my eyes." It took three years of coaching high school basketball – while also teaching and serving as athletic director – for her to change her tune. Banghart then returned to Dartmouth, where she served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator while working toward her master's in writing and leadership development. In 2007, Banghart was named the head coach of Princeton women's basketball, and quickly turned the program around. In her third season, the Tigers made their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. In 2015, Banghart's team went undefeated in the regular season, and Banghart was named one of the Women's 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine. Now, Courtney Banghart is in Chapel Hill. Click to read more about her journey.


7/12/2019 12:08am

The sign for Cosmic Cantina hangs above Franklin St. on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

'We're a part of the campus:' UNC's long-term plan for Cosmic Cantina

Cosmic Cantina has been serving up low-cost, high-quality burritos for 20 years in Chapel Hill. Although a recent UNC plan proposes replacing it and other businesses with a welcoming gateway to campus, changes are years down the road.  Part of the UNC Master Plan proposes using an entire section of buildings surrounding Porthole Alley for a number of projects. This plan left students and store owners confused about the future of Cosmic Cantina, a beloved Mexican restaurant on Franklin Street. 


7/22/2019 2:09pm

Renuka Soll is a candidate for Chapel Hill Town Council. Photo courtesy of Renuka Soll.

Column: Revitalizing downtown

Our downtown can grow while still maintaining the historical character and uniqueness of our town.


7/17/2019 10:26pm

Graphic of UNC's campus in the Master Plan, courtesy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Inside UNC's long term plan to reinvent campus, the 'Master Plan'

UNC last released a Master Plan in 2006 that saw the creation of the Caudill Laboratories and the Arts Common area, among other developments. The latest version of the Master Plan seeks to transform some elements of Carolina Housing, recreate the look and feel of Porthole Alley, and much more. 


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. 


7/15/2019 12:23am

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Column: Chapel Hill's role in combating climate change

"The social and health benefits of walkable neighborhoods, the green spaces that we will create, and the greenways that will be constructed will all promote a much higher quality of life for our residents."