Campus memorial service held for slain UNC leader


    CHAPEL HILL (AP) — University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson is being remembered as a committed and caring student leader whose life ended tragically, and too early.

    Students, faculty and others attended a memorial service Tuesday at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill.

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    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Peggy Jablonski told the crowd that Carson was "very verbal" when the two first met after Carson was elected student body president. The 22-year-old Carson was fatally shot earlier this month.

    Murder charges have been filed against 17-year-old Laurence Lovette and 21-year-old Demario Atwater, both of Durham.

    Lovette is also charged with murder in the death of a Duke University graduate student.

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