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Old East, as pictured on June 6, 2021, is the oldest state university building in the nation.

A walkthrough of the history of UNC and Chapel Hill

As the oldest public university in the nation, UNC — and the town that was created because of it — has a rich history that spans over two centuries. From the founding to the civil rights movement to recent tragedies, here's a timeline of some major events that have happened at the University and in Chapel Hill in the past 232 years that students should know about.

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The Library sits on Franklin Street on Wednesday June 23, 2021.

The Library closes on Franklin Street to make room for national brand

The Library, a bar and club on Franklin Street, was denied a lease renewal and announced it will be closing after 18 years in order to make space for a national brand. "It is very difficult to own a business on Franklin Street," owner AJ Tama said. "It's very hard to maintain a high overhead and high rental rate. All these people who've had their businesses close, it's disappointing."

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Protestors gather outside the Peace and Justice Plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020 to protest against police brutality after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans.

Carrboro's new Community Safety Task Force aims to offer policing alternatives

The Town of Carrboro announced its plans to create a Community Safety Task Force, which will explore alternatives to public and community safety beyond traditional policing. Council member Susan Romaine said these alternatives to traditional policing could include non-violence and de-escalation training, domestic violence intervention and prevention, youth programs and an on-call crisis response team.

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