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UNC Students: Why Are We Still Honoring A KKK Leader In 2015?

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are renewing a push for the school to change the name of a building named after a 19th-century Ku Klux Klan leader. Saunders Hall is named after William Saunders, a Confederate colonel who later became a chief organizer for the KKK in North Carolina. Show More Summary

Dean Smith's will leaves his players $200 for 'dinner out'

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Among the coach’s last wishes was for the executor of his trust to issue $200 checks to every varsity player he coached over his 36 seasons as the men’s basketball coach in Chapel Hill.

No, the college your kids go to won’t decide their destiny

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, himself a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, thinks it’s time to take much of the anxiety out of the college admittance process.

Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, March 26-April 1, 2015

THU 26Mipso This Chapel Hill, N.C., string band puts an old-timey spin on popular songs. 7:30 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.ampbystrathmore.com. $20-$27.Read full article >>

Triple Homicide Near UNC Campus; All Three Victims Were Muslim

Update, 1:45 p.m.: The father of two of the three victims in Tuesday’s Chapel Hill shooting told the Charlotte Observer that he thinks the killing was a hate crime. Mohammad Abu-Salha, a psychiatrist in Clayton, North Carolina, said...Show More Summary

Wild gourds

5 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Hi everyone. This Monday (23rd) from 5 to 7 in Chapel Hill, SallyMack Home will host an opening reception for her newest vendor... me! It's a grand experiment to see if some my stuff in her wonderful store might add up to something fun and noteworthy. Show More Summary

Running for Re-Election!

Serving on the Chapel Hill Town Council has been an enormous privilege. We’ve accomplished a lot over the past four years, but as residents remind me every day, there’s still a lot we can do to improve and strengthen our community. That’s why I’m announcing the launch of my campaign for re-election to the Chapel Hill Town Council.

Chris Stamey teams with Mitch Easter for new solo album, 'Euphoria' (listen to first single "Invisible")

by Bill Pearis Chris Stamey and Mitch Easter are old pals. Before the dB's and Let's Active, respectively, they were both in late-70s Chapel Hill band The Sneakers, they have played on each others records, are both members in the...

Dr. Anna Spagnoli Appointed as Chairperson of Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center

r. Anna Spagnoli has been appointed as the Women's Board Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Spagnoli joined Rush in late February from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as professor and chief of the Division...Show More Summary

Jay Bilas on his absurd shoe collection, Young Jeezy lyrics, and undying love for college basketball

CHAPEL HILL,  N.C. — Jay Bilas’ side of the closet is larger than his wife Wendy’s. It has to be this way because of the shoes. He has (...)

Primate-Like Aliens & Bright-Colored Creatures

OK folks...I found this unusual report on the MUFON CMS this morning:Chapel Hill, NC - 3/4/2015: My experience has happened numerous times over several years. Latest events have happened every night for the past week or so and have been the most interesting sequence of events. Show More Summary

Duke's Justise Winslow Receives Flagrant Foul After Kicking Leg out vs. UNC

When the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels go head-to-head, things can get a little chippy. That's exactly what happened on Saturday night. In the second half of the teams' matchup in Chapel Hill, Duke's Justise Winslow appeared to kick his leg out in an attempt to keep Justin Jackson from getting to the loose ball. Show More Summary

Would I Be Mourned in the Same Way as the Chapel Hill Shooting Victims?

There's no doubt the Chapel Hill victims were admirable individuals. But the response to their tragic deaths reflects a narrative that Muslims in the West like myself have been taught from a young age: We must become role models in our...Show More Summary

What Drives a Muslim to Leave His/Her Faith?

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Editorial Note: In recent months, we’ve seen more coverage of Islam by the Patheos Atheist channel as well as a growing spotlight on the relationship and interactions between Atheists and Muslims in wake of the Chapel Hill shootings....Show More Summary

Tinder Will Start Requiring Users Over 30 to Pay for Its Services

3 weeks agoLifestyle : xoJane

Also, more information about the Chapel Hill shooter's history of arguing with his neighbors, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Congress.

Seattle Believes in Spirituality

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Architecturally speaking, Seattle University's Chapel of St. Ignatius is, like Seattle, more spiritual than Christian. Charles Mudede Recently, while writing in a Beacon Hill cafe, I overheard a conversation between two women sitting at a table next to mine. Show More Summary

New York Times: The Shooting of Three Muslims in Chapel Hill Was Probably Not Over a Parking Dispute

For weeks now, there have been a couple theories floating around about why Craig Stephen Hicks killed three Muslims (below) in Chapel Hill: One is that he was an atheist killing Muslims in a hate crime, while the other said he was furious over some parking dispute. The New York Times' Jonathan M. Katz reports today that the parking theory seems very unlikely:

Beautiful words of tolerance, captured in Chapel Hill shooting victim’s StoryCorps interview

3 weeks agoNews : TED Blog: News

On Tuesday, college students Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, her husband, Dean Barakat, 23, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, were shot and killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The community is reeling from the news; thousands attended a vigil on the University of North Carolina campus last night, while on social media, the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter has [ … ]

Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt: Chapel Hill Muslim Victims Were Killed for Thinking Like Christians

Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt is no stranger to saying ignorant things, but his latest tirade is incredible. Not only does he accuse Craig Stephen Hicks of killing three innocent Muslim students because he was an atheist -- a claim which is completely unfounded -- he says that Hicks killed the Muslims because they were acting like Christians:

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