Spotlight

Century-old photo album shows Chapel Hill’s history

There is only one known existing image of the iconic Old Well that dates back past the pillars and marble to when a wooden structure was simply known as “the well.” Taken for former University of North Carolina President Kemp Plummer Battle, and wedged between the pages of a 120-year-old photo album, the faded photo…

Free legal help for those who need it most

Chanda Holst of Autryville, a part-time special needs teacher, wife and mother of two, has enough to worry about. The cancer diagnosed in her breast two years ago spread to her lymph nodes and then to her bones and her brain. She comes to Chapel Hill every two weeks for life-saving therapy at the UNC Lineberger…

Passion defined Scott

Every single time Stuart Scott hosted Late Night with Roy Williams, you knew it was coming. You didn’t know exactly when, or exactly what might prompt it, but at some point, you knew the ESPN anchor would walk to center court at the Smith Center, and that’s when you would see exactly who he really was.

Lee advocates treating the whole patient, not just the injury

When your father is a surgeon and your mother is an internist, odds are that you will be a medical professional, too. The only real question is what your specialty will be. Michael Lee chose physiatry, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation – and a very new field 30 years ago. He knew that…

Seeking a safer way to cook in developing countries

Public policy professors Ashu Handa and Pam Jagger in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences have received a $2.5 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences grant to fight a very serious, but understudied health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Exposure to cookstove smoke from burning fuels such as wood and charcoal is the largest risk…

Folt receives copy of Carolina’s first book

More than eight years before the first brick was laid for Old East, the initial building block of Carolina was already in the hands of the university’s earliest backers. Donated a decade prior to the first students roaming Chapel Hill, a 1782 edition of Clement Crutwell’s book, “The Works of the Right Reverend Father in…

CommuniGift: giving in the digital age

The long days and stressful workloads for most Carolina students ended with final exams on December 12, but that hasn’t been the case for juniors Thomas Doochin and Taylor Sharp. In addition to being full-time students in Chapel Hill, they’re entrepreneurs, and their business doesn’t let up much until later in the month. December 25,…

Top 10 videos of 2014

We’ve climbed catwalks, attached cameras to car hoods and captured images of everything from canines to caps and gowns. We’ve sped up, we’ve slowed down and had a blast telling Carolina’s stories all year. Take another look at 2014’s top 10 most popular produced videos on the UNCChapelHill youtube channel*: A rush to victory (UNC-Duke…

No. 1 — again

When it comes to value, Carolina is still number one. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks once again – and for the 14th time in a row – as the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The new ranking appears in the February 2015 issue and was posted December 17 online.