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Arts Everywhere celebration is today

The name of the event — “Arts Everywhere Day” — carries with it separate definitions that planners hope will operate at two different levels. The first is immediate: Today, from noon to 9 p.m., the campus will hold its first campus-wide arts celebration, with more than 50 performances, installations and hands-on activities that will take…

Right where we want to be

More than 10,000 fans cheered and celebrated as the North Carolina men’s basketball team returned home to the Dean E. Smith Center Tuesday evening, a day after beating Gonzaga 71-65 to win the National Championship. Coach Roy Williams, who became just the sixth head basketball coach in the country with at least three national titles,…

A Franklin Street celebration

As the buzzer sounded and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill men’s basketball team won its sixth national championship, Carolina fans were already rushing onto Franklin Street to celebrate. The Town of Chapel Hill estimated that 55,000 fans crowded into the street following Carolina’s 71-65 victory over Gonzaga on April 3. The town…

National Champions

What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Tar Heels lost a heartbreaker in the final seconds to Villanova. This year, the Tar Heels fought their way back to the championship game – another back and forth battle till the last ticks of the game clock. But this time, “the confetti was falling on…

National Champions!

National champions again! Congratulations to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill men’s basketball team. The Tar Heels beat Gonzaga 71-65 Monday evening to win its sixth national championship. This story will be updated. Posted April 3, 2017

Home the theme of this year’s TEDxUNC

During a busy weekend of musical performances and athletic events, over 500 members of the Carolina community also attended the sixth-annual TEDxUNC on Sunday in Memorial Hall. TEDxUNC is a student-run conference held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that brings together innovative thinkers from across Carolina and the larger community to discuss…

‘It just feels like home has followed us’

As the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team prepares for Monday’s National Championship game against Gonzaga, Carolina fans in Phoenix are ready to cheer them on. Many of them have been in Arizona all weekend to support the Tar Heels. “My husband and I are die-hard fans and we just had…

Tar Heels headed to the National Championship

It was so close. Some would say too close. But in the end, the Tar Heels came through with a 77-76 win over the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA Final Four to advance to the National Championship. To the nearly 3,000 fans gathered at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill and Tar Heels around the…

‘If they make it, we’re going to be there’

For years, Don Weathers and his wife, Pat, have driven more than 300 miles to be in the Smith Center each time the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team has taken the court. When the NCAA tournament rolls around, the distance may be farther from their home in Newton, North Carolina,…

Rallying together

More than 2,000 miles away from Chapel Hill, Carolina Blue is taking over the Arizona desert. Multiple generations of Tar Heels, from recent graduates to members of the Class of 1966, are gathering in Phoenix this week to cheer on their alma mater in the Final Four. But in the days leading up to the…