Katie Barbee


UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Greensboro evaluate and test alert systems

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.

Hillsborough Town Board pushes for rail station

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 Hog Day Festival will take place the third weekend of May this year. Last year’s festival is pictured above.

Hillsborough to move annual Hog Day festival

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.

Obama unveils the American Jobs Act

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.”