Latest University of North Carolina News

UNC hospital resumes child heart surgeries after review

Sep. 18, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — An advisory board says the University of North Carolina hospital's pediatric cardiology program can resume performing complex heart surgeries following months in review after it was reported patient deaths were increasing during procedures there. The News & Observer reports the...

2 found guilty of vandalizing monument to black workers

Sep. 11, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Two people accused of vandalizing a memorial to enslaved and free black workers who built UNC-Chapel Hill have been ordered to pay fine and perform community service. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 31-year-old Ryan Francis Barnett of Sanford and 50-year-old Nancy...

Suspect charged with strangling woman on NC State campus

Sep. 9, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After an hourslong search, police at North Carolina State University have charged a suspect accused of strangling a woman on campus over the weekend. University Police said in a news release they responded to an academic building's parking lot around 10:30 p.m. Sunday after a domestic...

Police: 1 killed, 3 wounded in shooting near college campus

Aug. 31, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old man was shot and killed and three other people were wounded at an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that two females wounded in the shooting early Saturday are...

Search committee named to find UNC Charlotte chancellor

Aug. 31, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has named a search committee to find a new chancellor. The next chancellor will succeed Philip Dubois, who announced in July that he will retire next June. A news release from the school on Friday says Michael L. Wilson, chair of the UNC...

North Carolina regulators let big users install solar power

Aug. 21, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Big institutions including universities and retail chains can now start moving into getting more of their power from the sun. Duke Energy said Wednesday that it's moving ahead with plans allowed under a 2017 law to let large energy users select and negotiate prices and terms with...

College official resigns in wake of Twitter comments

Aug. 16, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university official has resigned from his post in the wake of complaints by conservative activists about his Twitter posts that made disparaging comments about Republicans. News outlets report N.C. State University confirmed that vice chancellor and dean for student...

Trump nominates law professor for judicial vacancy

Aug. 15, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a law professor who previously worked as a prosecutor, defense attorney and journalist to fill the nation's longest federal judiciary vacancy. Trump nominated Richard E. Myers on Wednesday to be a trial judge in the Eastern District of North...

UWGB chancellor leaving to take post at University of Akron

Aug. 14, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller is leaving to take over as president at the University of Akron. UW-Green Bay announced the move Wednesday. Miller will officially step down from his post at UW-Green Bay at the end of September. Miller took over as chancellor in...

Conversation starters ready to go on 'ReCONNECT NC Day

Aug. 14, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Looking for substantial communication that doesn't involve cellphones or social media? North Carolina State University's Institute for Emerging Issues is offering ways to sit down and converse about weighty topics while building positive relationships. The object of Wednesday's...