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View From a Hotel Window, 8/28/14: Raleigh

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Overlooking a mall. There are worse views. Event tonight at 7:30 at Quail Ridge Books, here in Raleigh; if you’re in the Raleigh area I hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, tomorrow I am in Chapel Hill, just down the road, at Flyleaf Books. Come to either. Or both!

Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.

RTI International Develops Novel Lung-on-a-Chip

Researchers at RTI International, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have developed a new lung-on-chip microdevice for laboratory studies of respiratory challenges and therapeutics. The microdevice includes multiple vertically stacked cellular layers that mimic the structure of the airway tissue.

Album Review: Spider Bags – Frozen Letter

Chapel Hill garage rockers seize the moment on their Merge debut.

Stream: Spider Bags’ new album Frozen Letter

Chapel Hill rockers release their fourth LP with new label Merge Records.

Kennedy Meeks shows off dramatic weight loss for North Carolina

Meeks has lost close to 50 pounds since coming to Chapel Hill a year ago, and now he looks ready to be a force in the ACC. When James Michael McAdoo decided to forgo his senior season, it became clear that North Carolina would rely more on rising sophomore Kennedy Meeks to anchor the frontcourt in 2014-15. Show More Summary

Two North Carolina men charged with killing UNC professor

A mugging near the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina went horribly wrong and left a beloved professor dying in the street in broad daylight, police said.

Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most other cells. In neurons, long-term survival allows for proper brain function as we age. Show More Summary

Spring Barn Wedding in Chapel Hill

Sweet tea and Southern weddings go together like PB & J. And while this Fearrington House soiree had the tea situation fully covered, that's only the beginning. From the pint-sized succulent favors to the Bride's gorgeous lace gown, the whole day was a nod to Southern grace from beginning to end. Get ready for photo goodness…

Please Go Read Rob Clough's Interview With Andrew Neal And Attend The Big Signing On Saturday

I totally punted on my own opportunity to do a proper story on Andrew Neal selling Chapel Hill Comics to Ryan Kulikowski and getting out of the retailing business after I think 20 years, 11 as owner of the store. That's one of the good...Show More Summary

Tuesday Twitter roundup

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Since I'm in the mood for a distraction from politics: Eastern or Western N.C. barbecue? Moreton Neal says give peach barbecue a chance: — Chapel Hill Magazine (@chapelhillmag) July 7, 2014 You know, unless you...Show More Summary

Monday morning feel good story

Will sends us this morning’s feel good story, this time it’s from North Carolina; An employee told officers that a man walked into Tobacco Plus, 2017 Chapel Hill Road, at 7:23 a.m. armed with a long gun and demanded money. The man fled after the employee pulled out a gun, police said. The employee then […]

The fine line between liberty and tyranny

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

As many reading this already know, the NC Supreme Court flexed its muscles against Chapel Hill a few days ago, lifting the ban on cell phone use while driving and modifying the Town's towing restrictions. We'll leave off the cell phone thing for now, and discuss the issue of the Court lifting the cap on towing fees. Show More Summary

Mandolin Orange playing Hudson Sq Music & Wine Fest, then touring w/ Jonah Tolchin (whose new LP is out & streaming)

by Andrew Sacher Mandolin Orange We already knew that Chapel Hill folk duo Mandolin Orange would be in NYC for next week's installment of the free Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival happening outside City Winery (7/8), and they've since...

Andrew Neal Sells Chapel Hill Comics

This story of Chapel Hill Comics being sold to Ryan Kulikowki doesn't seem to have a hidden element on first glance, but it's enough to know that that's long been a highly-regarded, top 50 retail establishment and we should all thank longtime proprietor Andrew Neal for the excellence of the work he's done over the years on behalf of the comics medium.

Spider Bags releasing a new LP on Merge, touring (dates and two song streams)

by Andrew Sacher Spider Bags at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by PSquared) Chapel Hill garage rockers Spider Bags have signed with hometown heavyweight label Merge Records (after opening for Merge heads Superchunk last year), who will release their fourth...

Chapel Hill, N.C., becomes latest AT&T 1 gig market

The North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative served as a catalyst for AT&T's expanded 1 gigabit Internet delivery, which now will include residents and businesses in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Obama's great-aunt dies at 87

President Obama’s 87-year-old great-aunt, Margaret Arlene Payne, has passed away in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Open teaching stacks help us teach at scale

Elliott Hauser is CEO of Trinket, a startup focused on creating open sourced teaching materials. He is also a Python instructor at UNC Chapel Hill. Well-developed tools for teaching are crucial to the spread of open source software and programming …

Tony Gwynn: An Appreciation

2 months agoNews : News Desk

When I finally outgrew baseball cards, at the embarrassingly advanced age of fifteen, I switched over to baseball books. This was in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a town lousy with used-book stores and migrant academics who, at some point, had given up the Red Sox or the Yankees for the all-consuming mania of Tar Heels basketball. Show More Summary

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