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Chapel Hill sports bar Bailey's closing following owner's bankruptcy filing

The Bailey’s Pub & Grille at Rams Plaza in Chapel Hill has been shut down as part of an effort by its parent company to cull costs after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-August.

Never forget

On the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored the victims with a remembrance ceremony and by planting of thousands of American flags. Chancellor Carol L. Folt attended the solemn remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial Garden near George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

Video: Feature on Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar

There's more to this story than Dr. Aziz Sancar's monumental achievement of winning the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry. This is also a story about the early dreams that lead him there. Growing up in rural Turkey in the 1950s, Aziz Sancar imagined himself playing on the Turkish national soccer team.

UNC Honored for Fundraising Efforts

UNC has been awarded the sustained excellence award in fundraising by the Council for Advancement and Support Education, the university announced Wednesday. Carolina is one of nine public universities recognized for the award.

‘A poignant reminder’

With each stair they climbed inside Kenan Stadium on Friday morning, Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue and Fire Chief Matt Sullivan reflected on every first responder who didn’t go home after their shift on September 11, 2001. Blue and Sullivan joined Chancellor Carol L. Folt and more than 150 participants from the Carolina community at the annual Stairs to Remember run.

The Strange History of the Old East Plaque

Old East, with a cornerstone laid in 1793, was the first state university building in the United States and is one of the oldest continually used academic buildings in the country. Today it serves as a dormitory, but in years past it has also housed classrooms. Its long history and central location on campus makes it one of best-known and most beloved buildings at UNC.

Carolina ranked on Sierra Club ‘Cool Schools’ list

UNC ranks 39th among colleges and universities nationwide, according to the Sierra Club “Cool Schools” annual sustainability report. The “Cool Schools” ranking serves as a guide for prospective students to compare schools’ commitment to sustainability. Carolina was recognized with high scores in innovation, co-curricular activities, planning, food and water.

4 years later, Faith Hedgepeth’s family still no closer to closure

The family of Faith Hedgepeth is still no closer to having closure nearly four years after the UNC student was murdered. The 19-year-old was found beaten to death inside of her Chapel Hill apartment on Sept. 7, 2012. And to this day, her murder remains unsolved. Every September brings a somber reminder to the Warren County family.

How UNC Business Journalism Students Created Their Own Wire Service

A group of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill journalism students have started a wire service to cover companies that often go uncovered by professional media in the state.

Video: UNC with me

McCorkle Place isn’t the only place to find the Old Well anymore. From South America’s most active volcano to the African plains of Malawi, the University’s most iconic structure has been making its rounds around the world for the UNC-Chapel Hill’s new advertising campaign, which launched Sept. 3.

UNC professor is the brains behind robots that advance in-home medical assistance

Computer science professor Ron Alterovitz is using robots to solve problems in health care. “Originally, I was interested in computer science and using computers and software to solve problems,” Alterovitz said. “I was very interested in medical and health care applications, and from there sort of working more on medical robotics.”

At UNC Chapel Hill, The Clothes Make the Fan

Eventually we all end up in an oxford and khakis at Kenan Stadium. I don’t wear jerseys or cheap crew-neck T-shirts anymore. At my last UNC football game, I wore a relatively expensive blue V-neck. “As you mature,” Alexander Julian says, “T-shirts don’t look as good.” He’s right, of course. What I wear to the next home game will be out of my control.

UNC housing rebrands dorms to have more school spirit

The UNC Department of Housing and Residential Education has taken a new approach to interior decor. UNC dorms have stepped away from pirate- and jungle-themed halls and are now embracing UNC pride more than ever.

Chapel Hill favorites are officially coming to Kenan Stadium

It’s happening. One of our writers, Daniel Bayer, wrote a while ago about his desire to see Kenan Stadium introduce local restaurants to the concession stands. Well, Daniel’s wishes, along with many other Tar Heel fans, have been fulfilled. The rich and vibrant Southern culinary scene of Chapel Hill is going to find itself a place amongst the stands of Kenan in time for the 2016 season.

Comedian, UNC alum Lewis Black keeps the rage fresh

Lewis Black, 67, after years as a comic, actor, playwright and producer of off-Broadway shows, rose to national fame thanks to his Back in Black segments on The Daily Show, offering choleric riffs on current events (as he’s always introduced, when a news item falls through the cracks, Black catches it).

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