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Judge declines to punish student who poured ink on statue

Oct. 15, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge declined Monday to punish a black University of North Carolina graduate student who admitted to pouring red ink and her own blood on a Confederate statue in a headline-grabbing protest that preceded the statue's toppling months later. After a day of impassioned testimony,...

The Latest: Judge withholds Confederate vandalism punishment

Oct. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a University of North Carolina student accused of vandalizing a Confederate monument (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A judge has declined to punish a University of North Carolina graduate student who admitted to splashing red ink on a Confederate statue on...

UNC leader apologizes for school's history of slavery

Oct. 12, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chancellor of North Carolina's flagship public university apologized Friday for the school's history of slavery, adding that words alone are not enough to atone for using enslaved people to build and maintain the campus. "As chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

The Latest: UNC faculty oppose returning Confederate statue

Oct. 12, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina's oldest public university responding to its history involving Confederate landmarks and slavery (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Faculty members at North Carolina's flagship public university say a statue of a Confederate soldier torn down from its...

UNC stadium plate swaps father for son, citing 1898 massacre

Oct. 4, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will remove references to William Kenan on a plaque at Kenan Memorial Stadium, replacing him with another William Kenan — his son. The university is distancing itself from William Rand Kenan Sr.'s involvement in an 1898...

8 arrested at Confederate statue protest blame officers

Sep. 10, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Eight people arrested at the University of North Carolina say "police broke the peace" after another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument. The News & Observer reported that about 100 anti-statue protesters gathered Saturday for the "Nazis Suck Potluck and Food...

8 arrested in protest over toppled Confederate statue

Sep. 8, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Eight people were arrested Saturday following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina. The university confirmed the evening arrests in a statement. Officials did not immediately say who was arrested or what charges were being...

New charges for former North Carolina basketball player

Sep. 7, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police have filed charges against former NBA and University of North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston, the latest in legal problems dating back to his college career. The News & Record of Greensboro reports Guilford County Chief Assistant District Attorney Howard Neumann...

UNC head: Confederate doesn't belong at campus 'front door'

Aug. 31, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chancellor of North Carolina's flagship university strongly indicated Friday that the school won't return a torn-down Confederate statue to the main quad where it used to stand, but stopped short of confirming its former spot has been ruled out. In a campus-wide statement ,...

Protester: Toppling UNC Confederate statue was 'righteous'

Aug. 31, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — The protesters who brought down a Confederate statue at North Carolina's flagship university acted with "a righteous show of people power" after university leaders refused to remove it, one of those accused in the demonstration said Thursday. Raul Jimenez, who was previously...