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Hometown hero innovates to revive rural NC town

On any given summer day in southern Moore County, North Carolina, you’ll find some of the world’s best athletes teeing it up at Pinehurst Resort. With picturesque courses nestled into a charming historic village, it’s easy to see why Pinehurst has become a vibrant tourist town that’s heralded as the golf capital of the world.…

Back to school 2016: A look back

Thousands of Tar Heels —  including nearly 5,000 new students — arrived in Chapel Hill over the last week as the University kicked off the new semester. With the school year underway, take a look back unc.edu’s coverage of some of Carolina’s new students and the back to school festivities. First Welcome: ‘Believe you can…

A week of welcome

From Carolina Kickoff to move-in day to Convocation to the first day of class, there were plenty of welcoming moments around campus.   By Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs Published August 25, 2016

With LiveSafe, phones become safety tools

The Carolina campus stays active around the clock. Students are up at all hours. Many employees are on the job well into the night. And research projects often demand attention from faculty members and graduate students before the sun comes up or long after it sets. On a campus this size, with 40,000 students and…

FDOC 2016: Welcome back

For thousands of Carolina students, Tuesday was their FIRST first-day-of-classes (FDOC).  For thousands more, it was the final time they hopped on a bus and joined fellow Tar Heels on their way to FDOC. Welcome back…. Video by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Published August 24, 2016. 

Well Said: Bradley Opere

With the new school year underway, we’re talking with Carolina’s Student Body President Bradley Opere. Born and raised in Kenya, Opere was first thrown into a leadership role as a high schooler in an effort to keep peace at his boarding school where students were staging strikes, and then honed his skills at the prestigious…

‘A force for good’

They’re musicians at the highest level and scientists researching bone marrow transplants and genetics. They’re community activists fighting for LGTBQ issues and veterans with active-duty tours under their belts. The incoming class of first-years and transfer students is not only the largest class in the history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,…

‘Call me every day’

As Carolina students unpacked boxes and bags to move into their new homes for the 2016-17 school year, family members shared words of wisdom.  The most popular advice: “Study hard and focus.”  That was followed closely by, “Have a lot of fun!” And one 5-year-old offered this tidbit to her student-dad: “Make sure you don’t…

Tar Heels on the move

This week, more than 3,800 first-year and transfer students moved into their new dorms at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joining the thousands of returning Tar Heels making their way to campus. Watch as thousand of students — and their parents — start the new school year by moving in to Carolina.…