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Gov. Roy Cooper stands before members of the media following a press conference introducing Well Dot Inc. to the Chapel Hill area on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.

Battle to overturn 2016 limitations on governor’s power moves to N.C. Supreme Court

In Dec. 2016, a month before Roy Cooper took office, two laws were passed by Republicans that limited the governor's powers. By the end, the number of positions that worked directly for the governor was cut from 1,500 to 300, meaning those appointed to these positions by former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory would remain.  Now, a group of plaintiffs led by advocacy group Common Cause N.C. has appealed to the N.C. Supreme Court to overturn those laws.  But some experts say this claim is a long shot and would require a landmark ruling.

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This Saturday, Feb. 29 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., VibeHouse405 will be hosting its reopening and invites all artists, creatives and cultural enthusiasts to come find their people. VibeHouse405 underwent renovations for 8 months to make it into an approximately 2200 square foot space, and now features exposed wood beams, exposed brick, an outdoor patio, a bar for events and a recording studio. VibeHouse 405 is located at at 405 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill.Photo courtesy of Kevin "Kaze" Thomas. 

Calling all creatives: VibeHouse405 reopens with newly renovated artistic hub

After eight months of renovation, VibeHouse405 will host its reopening on Saturday, Feb. 29. The night will feature Alo Ver, a UNC student musician, and Sonny Miles, an artist from Raleigh who was named number 29 on INDY Week’s “50 Local Albums and Songs We Loved in 2019” and was featured on Obama’s year-end list. 

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Vennela Medapati, a senior media and journalism major, is photographed in Davis Library on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. 

UNC Student artist discovers her culture by living in another one

“I think it’s important to share my art because I want people to know that it doesn’t have to mean anything. My art doesn't necessarily have to represent something and be life changing and world changing. I just think it’s nice to have a pretty image show up on your feed, and a lot of the art I see is not Indian art, so I also want to be somebody that exposes people around me to an Indian style of art.”  Meet the UNC student blending her personality with traditional Indian art techniques to create a unique style.

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Volunteers at the Chapel of the Cross assist voters with registration for the upcoming primary election on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.

Meet the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor

In addition to serving on the Governor's Council of State, the lieutenant governor’s responsibilities include presiding over the state senate with a tie-breaking vote and serving on the State Board of Education, N.C. Board of Community Colleges, State Economic Development Board and the Military Affairs Commission.