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North Carolina's $25 reward helped boost COVID vaccinations

Oct. 25, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — What works and what doesn’t when it comes to encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19? A new study in North Carolina shows that offering $25 to people getting their first shot was an important factor, while long odds at a big lottery prize made little...

Hannah-Jones returning to UNC for 1619 Project discussion

Oct. 23, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is returning to North Carolina as a keynote speaker for the annual Writers Week event at UNC Wilmington in November. Hannah-Jones will discuss her award-winning work on The 1619 Project, a New...

UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

Oct. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group's argument that affirmative action disadvantages white and Asian students. ...

NC government, constitution expert John Sanders dies at 94

Sep. 30, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — John Sanders. an expert on North Carolina government and higher education who helped revise the state constitution into its current form, has died at age 94. Sanders died Sept. 22 in Chapel Hill, according to Walker’s Funeral Home and the...

UNC-Wilmington chancellor announces he will retire in 2022

Sep. 25, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Jose Sartarelli has announced that he plans to retire next year. The university issued a news release Friday saying that Sartarelli's retirement will be effective June 30, 2022. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. September XX, 2021. Editorial: The time is now: $5B of the $3.5T budget bill must go to completing Everglades restoration Everglades restoration has been one of Florida’s longest-running bipartisan issues. Getting the...

Feds settle with two N. Carolina schools, agency over funds

Sep. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — AmeriCorps has announced settlements with two North Carolina universities and a service agency which requires a payment of more than $800,000 to the U.S. to resolved allegations of false claims for grant money, a federal prosecutor says. Acting U.S....

Man charged in 2012 beating death of UNC-Chapel Hill student

Sep. 16, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the 2012 beating death of a North Carolina college student, police said Thursday. Chapel Hill police announced at a news conference on Thursday that Miguel Enrique Olivares, 28, of Durham was arrested in...

Smoky Mountains park to hold town halls on Black history

Sep. 16, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials with Great Smoky Mountains National Park have scheduled three town hall events to introduce the public to the history of Blacks within and around the park. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Blacks in...

Cluster of COVID-19 cases reported at UNC dormitory

Aug. 21, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Some students at University of North Carolina dormitory have been placed in isolation after officials identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases. The university said Saturday that a cluster of at least five cases has been identified at Avery...