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Music Review: Thee Dirtybeats

Thee Dirtybeats’ name promises music that’s edgy and heavily rhythm driven. The Chapel Hill band’s debut self-titled album achieves that in its grungy and aggressive instrumentation, but consists entirely of covers of 1960s songs with more guitar solos.

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Q&A with Bland Simpson of the Red Clay Ramblers

It’s hard to think of a band that better embodies the sound of North Carolina than the Red Clay Ramblers. The bluegrass group celebrates the state in its 2009 album, Old North State, but its fiddle-driven folk and songs about barbecue have been oozing the traditional sound for 40 years.

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Septemberfest unites NC rap

For Felony Fame, it started on the school bus. Riding to school with his headphones on and writing lyrics with a pen and paper, he taught himself to rap.

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Dispute between cyclist, driver leads to fight

Wayne Pein was biking in the right lane Martin Luther King Boulevard Monday when a truck passed him via the right turn lane.It’s unclear who started the altercation — but a few minutes later, he and the driver, Kevin John Mitchell, were yelling at each other on the side of the road.

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Chapel Hill enforces tenant limits for off-campus houses

Living with more than three friends might not be the party it seems — especially when town law requires one of you to move out. Junior Winn Wright said goodbye to three roommates Monday after they moved out as a result of Chapel Hill’s Land Use Management Ordinance.

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Cook attacked in Beta break-in

A stranger knocked on the window of the Beta Theta Pi house basement just after lunch Monday. When he came around to the door, he told the cook he was there to do work on the house. He grabbed her and pulled her into a bathroom before she could confirm his story

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Carrboro names BB&T official town bank

As complications with a federal financial regulations agency thicken, Carrboro will turn to the “next most local” bank as its official depository. After receiving an “Order to Cease and Desist” from the Office of Thrift Supervision on Nov. 23, Chapel Hill-based Harrington Bank likely won’t have the approval from the agency it needs to be chosen as Carrboro’s official town bank by its Dec. 31 deadline.

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