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Local News
3:04 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Death Of The Apostrophe?

We’ve all done it:  written a sentence and misplaced or just forgotten to use an apostrophe.  Take the word “its” for example.  If it has an apostrophe, "it's" is a contraction for “it is” or “it has.”  Well, there’s a movement of sorts to rid the English language of the apostrophe all together.  You can find out more at a site called Killtheapostrophe.com  We decided to find out more from UNC Chapel Hill English Professor and Linguist Connie Eble.  She says everything will be just fine if the apostrophe dies.


Sunday Headlines
12:25 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Folt installed as UNC's new chancellor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill installed its 11th chancellor on Saturday, the first woman to hold the position. Carol Folt is the former interim president at Dartmouth College. Folt said during the ceremony she was overwhelmed by "Carolina warmth and a Tar Heel welcome." She replaces Holden Thorp, UNC-Chapel Hill’s leader since 2008.

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Local News
11:36 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Report Gives Teacher Training Programs Low Marks

A new rating of programs which train teachers is creating a stir.  The review by the National Council on Teacher Quality finds most college and university education departments have become what it calls “an industry of mediocrity.”  U.S. News and World Report published the ratings this week.   They’re generating a lot of criticism and not just from schools which scored poorly. 

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