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Chancellors at a dozen UNC system schools are getting pay raises of between 8 and 19 percent. 

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois received one of the biggest raises at $63,000.  His base salary is now $388,000. NC State’s Chancellor Randy Woodson received a $70,000 raise and UNC Chapel Hill’s Chancellor Carol Folt a $50,000 one. 

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UNC Charlotte expects thousands of people to visit a rare flower blooming this weekend at its Botanical Garden. The Amorphophallus titanium, or corpse flower, is native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Most plants bloom only once or twice, and it takes at least 7 years for them to produce a flower. When a plant does bloom, it produces one of the largest flowers in the world. Titans’ deep purple blooms can grow to over 9 feet. They’re also known for the strong smell they produce, which is similar to rotting flesh. Appropriately, UNC Charlotte has nicknamed theirs “Odie.”  It’s about 5' 4" tall and 11 years old.


A sharpshooting former NBA All-Star is UNC Charlotte's new men's basketball coach. Mark Price is leaving his assistant coaching position with the Charlotte Hornets to take over the 49ers program.

If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball, there are very few people with more expertise than Mark Price.

Price won the NBA's 3-point contest in 1993 and 1994. He retired in 1999 as one of the NBA's greatest shooters.  

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Going back to college after taking several years off can be difficult. Work demands, raising a family or finances can make it challenging. Many schools have programs to reach out to students who left before completing their degrees. At UNC Charlotte the program is called 49er Finish.

Major Out As Head Coach Of 49ers Men's Basketball

Mar 16, 2015
Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Alan Major’s five-year run as the Charlotte 49ers’ men’s basketball coach ended Sunday when he and the school agreed to mutually part ways.

The 49ers were 75-81 during the tenure of Major, who has taken two medical leaves of absence over the past year. His second leave began in January, with the 49ers finishing the season 14-18 under interim coach Ryan Odom.

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The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors convenes its monthly meeting Thursday at UNC Charlotte. During the two-day meeting, the board will consider a proposal that would close three academic centers.  

UNC Charlotte has suspended two more students as part of its investigation into hazing by the university's baseball team.

The investigation began in mid November, when UNC Charlotte officials received allegations of hazing within the baseball team. The university is refusing to release details about what happened and even how many total students have been disciplined. A spokesman will only say that five have now been suspended from school, five have been dismissed from the team, and they're not all the same people.

The stories of violins recovered from the Holocaust and the people who played them are the focus of an event this evening at UNC Charlotte. Music professor James Grymes will read from his book, “Violins of Hope.” He was inspired to write the book two years ago when the violins were part of an exhibit on campus.  That exhibit marked the first time the violins were on display in the U.S. His research included a visit to the Israeli violinmaker who restored the violins.

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UNC Charlotte has been on something of a building spree for several years now.  That trend will continue with the approval of some renovations and another new dorm. 

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Since it first opened, UNC Charlotte's football stadium has had a zero-waste initiative. That means almost no trash. Everything that can be … is recycled or composted.

Part of that initiative is a three and a half feet-tall robot called RecycleBot. Ten engineering students worked on the robot this spring.