Jessica Seaman


UNC's sexual assault policies lag behind federal standards

The University has yet to implement new sexual assault guidelines prompted by the U.S. Department of Education last spring. While administrators planned to have new policies enacted this fall, the handling of sexual assault cases has instead fallen on the back-burner, leaving the University’s Honor Court in limbo.

National Park Service Ranger Jeff Goad views the destruction to N.C. Hwy 12 on the north edge of Rodanthe, North Carolina due to the storm surge from Hurricane Irene. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

Hurricane Irene hits NC as a category 1 storm

When Samantha Billings looked out the window of her Greenville apartment Saturday, she saw an uprooted pine tree on the roof of her neighbor’s apartment and a nearby pond overflowing — small reflections of the damage in the state caused by Hurricane Irene.

Dean of ECU’s dental school steps down

The dean of East Carolina University’s new dental school resigned last week, leaving its fledgling class of students leaderless. But future funding for the school, which opened its doors just last week, is not expected to be affected, administrators said.

Hilliard, N.C. Senate candidate, concedes

Ryan Hilliard, Republican challenger for the N.C. Senate, gave a positive speech to the crowd gathered at the Big Barn Convention Center in Hillsborough as reported results indicate that incumbent Ellie Kinnaird will keep the 23rd District State Senate seat. “The numbers haven’t turned out exactly as we would have wanted, but we showed the democrats and liberals that there is a large portion of people that are concerned about the economy and the constitution,” Hilliard said.