UNC filed a permit renewal with the state for the Cameron Avenue co-generation plant and the Manning Drive power plant. Campus won’t be coal-free by 2020, but the Three Zeros initiative is making changes now.
A developer could keep families in their homes while replacing a vacant gas station with a convenience store and a self-storage building. Another works with neighbors to revise a Homestead Road apartment project.
A digital archive of yearbooks from North Carolina colleges and high schools has seen about twice its normal number of visitors in the past week, since the rediscovery of racist photos in UNC’s 1979 Yackety Yack.
The Durham-Orange light-rail transit project planning could be submitted in April for a Federal Transit Administration grant and to meet a state funding deadline. Supporters are petitioning Duke to get on board.
Photos from a 1979 UNC-Chapel Hill college yearbook showing white fraternity members partying in Klan costumes, pretending to lynch a classmate in blackface and dressed in Confederate clothing have caused an internet stir.
Kevin Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and an expert on concussions in sports, will be the interim chancellor, succeeding Carol Folt. The announcement was made Wednesday by UNC system Interim President Dr. Bill Roper.
The state renamed the town of Carrboro in the early 20th century for Civil War veteran and Durham businessman Julian Carr. The town is hanging a plaque to mark Carr’s history of white supremacy and segregation.
Bobby Whitt’s body was found under an Interstate 40-85 billboard near Mebane, North Carolina, in 1998. An Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigator closed his career and the case last week after 20 years chasing DNA evidence.
Fewer North Carolina public school teachers are quitting the profession or relocating to work at other schools in the state. Some teachers dispute that it’s a sign that educators are more satisfied with their working conditions.
Clay Grubb, with Grubb Properties, asked Chapel Hill, Orange County for tax incentive to help build new office space at Glen Lennox. The redevelopment project also adds affordable housing, shops and a hotel.