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UNC screens NFL players to track brain changes over time
As the NFL becomes more aware of the long-term effects of brain injury and concussions, some former players are coming to Chapel Hill for help. Free safety Colin Branch, who played for the Carolina Panthers from 2003 to 2007, is...

Professor Chuck Stone taught to 'tell it like it is'
During my time at the university, Stone's larger-than-life character filled the corridors of the "J School." His funky, large-framed glasses, convertible cars, motorcycles, opulent bow ties and sharp wit made him a campus icon. He was one of my heroes...

UNC researcher's work helps unfinished Boston Marathon runners find closure
A year after the twin explosions at the Boston Marathon, a local statistics professor is helping the nearly 6,000 runners who never made it to the race's end get some closure. The Boston Athletic Association provided an estimated finish time...

200 people helped Merritt’s Store and Grill celebrate 85th anniversary
She was sitting at Merritt’s Store and Grill when Patricia Fields Neubert, a child at the time, realized what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. Merritt’s was a popular hang out for the astronauts training at...

UNC Journalism School Professor Emeritus Remembers Chuck Stone
There was a consensus when Ron Stutts asked people Monday morning about Chuck Stone: he was kind, smart, and caring. UNC Professor Emeritus Phil Meyer knew Stone before their time together at Carolina, and he shared their early days that...

Chuck Stone, former UNC professor & NABJ co-founder, dies
Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr., a former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill journalism professor and co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, died on Sunday. He was 89...

"Breaking Bad" actor R.J. Mitte visits UNC
R.J. Mitte, who stars on “Breaking Bad” as Walt Jr., was diagnosed with a mild form of cerebral palsy at age three. But he did not let this early diagnosis hinder him. Without any form of physical support, Mitte spoke...

UNC No. 1 public institution in autism research
North Carolina is the No. 1 public institution in the world for autism research, according to a 2012 report from the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, a federal advisory committee. Ranked No. 2 overall, Carolina is just behind Harvard University. One...

UNC Sets Ninth Consecutive Record For Number Of Applicants
UNC received a total of 31,321 first-year applications this admissions cycle, setting a ninth consecutive record. It’s an increase of two percent from last year and an increase of 35 percent compared to five years ago, according to the UNC...

ESPN president, UNC alum John Skipper talks sports, media, leadership
John Skipper became president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks in early 2012 -- a job, he says, that "only 115 million people in this country would like to have." Son of a postal carrier in North Carolina,...

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