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Correction: Wilmington Coup Marker story

Nov. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a historic marker recounting the overthrow of a city government, The Associated Press erroneously omitted the first name of someone involved in the 1898 events and only identified the person by his surname. His name is William Rand Kenan Sr. A corrected version...

Report: Ex-ECU leader "probably consumed" multiple drinks

Nov. 9, 2019 4:24 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A University of North Carolina system investigation about the former interim chancellor of East Carolina University determined he "probably consumed" between seven and 10 drinks over several hours while visiting popular student bars in Greenville. The system released late Friday a...

Logo covers UNC stadium plaque honoring man with racist ties

Nov. 8, 2019 9:55 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A temporary logo has been placed over one of the plaques at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stadium that's dedicated to a man who was a leader of a violent coup d'etat in 1898. News outlets report that photos this week showing the logo covering the name of William...

Activists dispute review of 'Silent Sam' protest arrests

Nov. 7, 2019 11:44 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A group of students and faculty at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have protested a review of campus police that says officers mostly acted appropriately when arresting students and other anti-racist activists. The News & Observer reports the review released...

Former UNC Board chairman to step off board entirely

Nov. 4, 2019 4:49 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The former chair of the governing panel for the University of North Carolina system says he's leaving his spot on the board. News outlets report Harry Smith announced on Monday that he was leaving the UNC Board of Governors in February 2020. Smith said he doesn't have time to be on the...

Fake news? No jobs? Prospective journalists soldier on

Nov. 4, 2019 1:52 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Daily Orange isn't daily anymore. The student-run newspaper that has covered Syracuse University since 1903, and trained generations of journalists, now prints three issues per week. Editor-in-chief Haley Robertson wonders where she'll find advertisers, worries about firing...

Acting chancellor named to interim post at East Carolina

Oct. 31, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Mitchelson, the acting chancellor at East Carolina University in the wake of resignation of interim chancellor Dan Gerlach, has been appointed to the interim position. Bill Roper, interim president of the University of North Carolina system, announced the appointment on...

NC House: In-state for athletic scholarship students OK

Oct. 29, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Restoration of an old state law allowing University of North Carolina system campuses to treat out-of-state students with full athletic scholarships like in-state students has cleared one legislative chamber. The House voted 88-19 on Monday night for the measure to repeal a 2010 state...

Interim East Carolina University chancellor resigns

Oct. 26, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The interim chancellor of East Carolina University is resigning after photos were published of him at a bar with students. University of North Carolina Interim President Bill Roper announced Saturday that Dan Gerlach had resigned. Gerlach, who was appointed in April, previously said...

Experience-based increases for NC teachers in Senate bill

Oct. 23, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina teachers would get their usual experience-based pay increase but little else in legislation that Senate Republicans are now advancing as the GOP and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper remain at odds over the state budget. A Senate committee approved a measure on Wednesday that...