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UNC President Margaret Spellings joined Charlotte Talks Monday, March 19, 2018.
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Margaret Spellings, the former secretary of education and current president of the UNC system, says after two years on the job there is still more work to be done to lower the cost of a UNC education and she needs the legislature's help to keep the momentum going.  

Duke, UNC Conspired To Not Hire Each Other's Medical Workers, Lawsuit Claims

Jan 2, 2018

The basketball rivalry between Duke University and the University of North Carolina battle is legendary, but a federal lawsuit says the two elite institutions have agreed not to compete in another prestigious area: the market for highly skilled medical workers.

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UNC-Chapel Hill will pay a $1 million penalty for exceeding the system’s cap on out-of-state students. The Board of Governors approved the fine at its meeting Friday.

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The Vice Chairman of the UNC Board of Governors says it was an error to vote last month on salary increases for chancellors in closed session and not disclose the amounts immediately.  

"I believe it would’ve been in the best interest of our board to have returned to open session after that closed meeting and voted in public on the final chancellor salary adjustments," said Lou Bissette, speaking to state lawmakers at a joint legislative commission meeting Wednesday.

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The search to find a new president of the UNC system is just starting. Members of the board of governors met in Charlotte Thursday to come up with names of people to oversee the search to replace Tom Ross.  The board forced him to leave his job early next year.   

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The UNC Board of Governors had to temporarily suspend its meeting this morning as protestors interrupted discussions on whether to close an anti-poverty center at UNC Chapel Hill and two other policy centers at North Carolina Central and East Carolina University.

Chapel Hill Mourns Muslim Students Shot And Killed

Feb 12, 2015
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People in Chapel Hill and across the Triangle are grieving. Wednesday night was the first public gathering to honor the three Muslim students who were shot and killed this week - Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan  Abu-Salha. Their neighbor has been charged with their murders. As Jorge Valencia of North Carolina Public Radio reports, those mourning included friends, family and many who never got to meet them.


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Kenneth Wainstein says academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill began more than 20 years ago. The former federal prosecutor detailed the findings of his eight month investigation Wednesday. It’s the latest in a series of investigations that marks one of the worst scandals in the school’s 225-year history. Jeff Tiberii of WUNC reports that for the first time, the school conceded this is an academic and an athletic issue.


Governor Pat McCrory rolled out his proposed budget today as the General Assembly’s short session got underway. 

"This is a very serious budget. It’s a tough budget, but it’s a budget that's concentrating on our priorities," said McCrory.   

As promised, it includes pay raises for all state employees, additional money for pre-kindergarten, and hiring back a few environmental inspectors. But all of that comes with a cost. 

New Details On NC House Budget

Jun 10, 2013

North Carolina House Republicans presented Monday afternoon their proposed budget for the next two years. In total, the budget spends $20.6 billion.

“In the first year we spend around $12 million less than the Senate and around $188 million less than the governor,” said Rep. Nelson Dollar, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

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