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NC universities head Margaret Spellings quits amid turmoil

Margaret Spellings resigned Friday as president of the University of North Carolina at what was described as an emergency session of the governing board.

Top UNC leaders condemn Confederate statue toppling

North Carolina university officials and a former governor condemned the toppling of a century-old Confederate memorial on the state's flagship campus by protesters who said its presence on campus was rooted in racism.

UNC system board approves $95,000 bonus for president

Board Chairman Lou Bissette says the amount was reached after a board committee decided Spellings had met or exceeded expectations.

North Carolina legislators back to work after Easter break

The North Carolina General Assembly is diving back into work following an Easter break and ahead of a key self-imposed deadline designed to separate what lawmakers consider the best policy measures from the duds.

Bill would force schools to leave leagues that boycott state

Some lawmakers want to make North Carolina's public colleges leave their athletic conferences if those leagues boycott the state.

Cooper to consider bill that cuts UNC Board of Govs. by 25%

Bill supporters say the measure would promote board effectiveness and efficiency. UNC system President Margaret Spellings has suggested a 32-member board is unwieldy.

$500 tuition to apply to Elizabeth City State students

A proposed tuition cut for some University of North Carolina campuses will include one historically black university after weeks of push and pull from educators, students and lawmakers.

UNC-Chapel Hill removed from academic probation

Chancellor Carol Folt announced in a video Thursday that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been removed from academic probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS).

Senate committees back tuition cuts for 5 UNC campuses

A proposal to dramatically reduce tuition at five University of North Carolina system campuses is inching forward in the General Assembly.

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Kidder Street Shooting: Multiple people fired 20+ shots as partygoers celebrated birthday

The Wilmington Police Department has released more details on a shooting that left three people dead and four others hurt in early April.

Gov. Cooper lifts capacity & social distancing rules, and most mask mandates

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced that the state is completely lifting all mandatory capacity, gathering limits and social distancing requirements, effective immediately.

Vandenberg Air Force Base to be renamed Space Force Base

California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base will be renamed as a U.S. Space Force Base.