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Fatal Crash Kills PlayMakers Marketing Director

Thursday night, a head-on collision on Raleigh Road killed a beloved member of the Chapel Hill community. Connie Mahan was the longtime marketing and press director at UNC’s PlayMakers Repertory Company. She was 62 years old.

Dr. Bruce Cairns: Second Chances and Serving Others

On Friday, September 18, 2015, as the sun rose on another beautiful Chapel Hill morning, I was on the treadmill at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont, when out of the blue, I suddenly collapsed and died. To be more precise, I suffered cardiac arrest (also known as “clinical death”). As a result, I have had an opportunity to deeply reflect on my life and career.

Back to school 2016: A look back

Thousands of Tar Heels — including nearly 5,000 new students — arrived in Chapel Hill over the last week as the University kicked off the new semester. With the school year underway, take a look back’s coverage of some of Carolina’s new students and the back to school festivities.

Daily Tar Heel Attempts To Solve Financial Difficulty

The clock is ticking for the Daily Tar Heel, as the 123-year-old newspaper attempts to solve the biggest problem facing modern journalism – finances. “We have about two years of money in our savings account, if we didn’t save anything, before we run out of money,” new general manager Betsy O’Donovan said.

Advice for UNC’s class of 2020

According to UNC, this class is made up of students from 96 counties in North Carolina, 41 different states, and 18 countries. As a graduate from the class of 2005, I look back on my four (OK, maybe five) years at UNC as some of the best years of my life, and wish I wouldn’t have taken that time for granted.

UNC journalism students cover Rio Olympics and have cool stories to prove it

As a child, Paul Beam dreamt of being an Olympic swimmer. So when he got the opportunity to cover water polo at the Rio Olympics, he was excited to see the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in person. He did more than just see the venue — he swam in it, a longstanding tradition for staff at the Olympics.

Poster sale brings in traffic and money to Chapel Hill Street Scene Teen Center

UNC students flock to the poster sale at the Chapel Hill Street Scene Teen Center every year to decorate their residence halls and apartment walls. The poster sale will run until Sept. 2 at Street Scene, below the U.S. Post Office on Franklin Street. The sale has been taking place at Street Scene for over 20 years, said Samathryn Witham, the Street Scene supervisor.

Video: FDOC 2016 - Welcome back

For thousands of Carolina students Tuesday was their first first-day-of-classes (FDOC). For thousands more, it was the final time they hopped on a bus and joined fellow Tar Heels on their way to FDOC.

New management, same brand: Barnes & Noble College takes over Student Stores

Although the Student Stores retained its brand under the new management, changes can be seen below the surface. For the first time in the history of the Student Stores, its director is an employee of a private company. Also for the first time, the director, Michele Gretch Carter, is a woman. Gretch Carter said she hopes the stores become a gathering place for students.

Construction on three projects in downtown Chapel Hill continues into school year

Carolina Square is a $120 million mixed-used development project that includes three buildings, a public square and more than 200,000 square feet of office, retail and residential space. “We have made great progress this summer,” said Jeff Furman, vice president of development at Northwood Ravin, the construction company working on the project.

James Taylor home in Chapel Hill sells for $1.66M, higher than asking price

A Manhattan couple known as major art benefactors in both the Northeast and in North Carolina has emerged as the highest bidders for the boyhood home of Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter James Taylor in Chapel Hill.

Carolina welcomes 4,254 new undergraduate students

The 4,254 first-year students expected to start classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week were chosen from 35,875 applicants. An additional 779 students are joining the Carolina community as transfer students. The new first-year class includes 3,523 North Carolinians, an increase of 7.6 percent over last year’s class.

UNC alum, Indiegogo founder Danae Ringelmann was rejected 90 times—here's how she bounced back

According to Danae Ringelmann, the co-founder and chief development officer of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we live in a world that loves to say "no." "The key to thriving and to making it all happen is to turn those obstacles ... into challenges," she told CNBC in a recent interview.

Southern Season Sold at Auction

Chapel Hill-based Southern Season was sold at auction on Friday. The gourmet-food retailer went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this summer..The Triangle Business Journal is reporting that Delaware-based kitchen retailer Calvert Retail put in the winning bid in bankruptcy court of $3.5 million.

UNC Pharmacy Dean Receives National Award

Dean of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Robert Blouin received high honor for his work within the field. Blouin was named the 2016 Parker Medalist presented as the College’s Paul F. Parker Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Pharmacy.

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