Local film professionals and tourism officials say the state’s active role in the film industry in recent years has contributed to a significant boost in economic development and tourism.
As Chapel Hill prepares to limit the number of ghouls and goblins roaming Franklin Street this Halloween, other campuses are expecting large crowds of revelers both on and off campus.
Steven Leath, UNC-system vice president for research, has been named the 15th president of Iowa State University.
UNC-CH is not the only school reviewing its campus alert system. Officials at UNC-Wilmington are also investigating their alert system after it failed to notify students of a July 29 shooting. Investigators are working to issue a full report detailing the source of the failure by the end of this week, said Cindy Lawson, a spokeswoman for UNC-W in an email.
Board of education members from two area school systems emphasized the importance of local funding to county officials Tuesday night as major federal and state budget cuts loom for the upcoming school year.
The Orange County Board of Commissioners discussed the most efficient ways to carry out a recently adopted development ordinance, emphasizing the importance of preventing delays at its Tuesday meeting.
Hillsborough could get a train station if the state approves a request for funding.The town Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to send a letter to the North Carolina Department of Transportation requesting a portion of newly available federal funds for a rail station to be constructed at Orange Grove Street.
The Hillsborough-Orange County Chamber of Commerce has moved its annual Hog Day festival to the third weekend in May — a month earlier than in previous years — to avoid hot summer temperatures at the town’s primary fundraising event.
Orange County voters who struck down a quarter-cent sales tax increase in November may have won the battle but not the war. The Orange County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss reintroducing the sales tax referendum in this year’s election.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night against giving the community and University unrestrained access to water supplies located in Jordan Lake.
In an address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress Thursday night, President Barack Obama unveiled his proposal for an economic growth package that would cost nearly $450 billion — a package he claims will “provide a jolt to an economy that has stalled.”