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Thursday May 6th

Swimming And Diving

UNC junior Erin Boone, seinor Artistea Tontai, and Isiuwa Oghagbon chat after enjoying an outdoor meal at Mediterranenan Deli on Franklin Street on Monday, April 26.

Restaurants ask for permanent sidewalk space as COVID-19 regulations loosen

Although social distancing and capacity guidelines are being lifted, businesses on Franklin Street have advocated for some of these new policies to stick around, like allowances for outdoor seating space. For the past year, local restaurants have benefitted from curbside parking spots, extended sidewalks, outdoor seating and other temporary allowances approved by the Town of Chapel Hill. Robert Poitras, the owner of Carolina Brewery on West Franklin, has advocated to make patio extensions on West Franklin Street — like the one at Carolina Brewery — permanent to both the Town and the NCDOT.

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UNC junior quarterback Sam Howell (7) awaits a snap during Carolina's rainy spring game on April 24th in Kenan Stadium.

UNC football makes the most of spring game despite rain

Saturday’s UNC football spring game was a culmination of both. UNC had all spring to train and for the first time since 2019 and was planning to play in front of more than 11,000 fans. While the forecast reduced that number, it still provided a small glimpse of a more normalized 2021 season. 

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On April 24th, UNC football took the Kenan Stadium field for the first time in 2021 for its annual Spring exhibition game.

After key departures, UNC football's offense begins to answer questions at spring game

There will be heavy expectations on the Tar Heels this fall, and particularly on Sam Howell — who will be playing for the chance to be next year’s No. 1 pick and for a trip to New York for the Heisman ceremony. After earning a spot in the New Year’s Six, making it back to a major bowl will be the least of the expectations, and dethroning Clemson atop the ACC will be the most of them. 

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Hiroyuki Sanada, left, as Scorpion/Hanzo Hasashi and Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero/Bi-Han in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “Mortal Kombat." Photo courtesy of Warner Bros./TNS

Column: New 'Mortal Kombat' film adapts the games faithfully

When you think of Mortal Kombat, what comes to mind for many are the grotesque fatalities that made the series famous. Now adapted as a film once again, the movie shows a series of battles in the infamous tournament. From Sub-Zero to Scorpion, the film takes views on a nostalgic ride as if they were in front of their screens playing their friends.

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