UNC trustees vote to rename Saunders Hall

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted 10-3 Thursday to rename Saunders Hall “Carolina Hall,” stripping the name of William Saunders, a UNC graduate and trustee who was purported to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 19th Century.


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Under the Dome

Justices could face retention votes

In what would be a major change, voters in North Carolina would give state Supreme Court justices a thumbs-up or thumbs-down rather than choose between candidates, under a bill advanced in the Senate on Thursday.

Wake Ed

Two Wake County high schools holding small graduations

Two of the smallest graduations this year in the Wake County school system will be held Thursday at the Vernon Malone College & Career Academy and the Wake STEM Early College High School. Both Raleigh schools are graduating their first class of students with five from Vernon Malone and 14 from Wake STEM Early College.

State Politics

Protests mount on NC workplace bill

NC Gov. Pat McCrory has until the end of this week to decide whether to sign into law, veto or let a controversial bill now on his desk that has attracted opposition from state and national animal welfare advocates become law without his signature.

Wake County

Shaw University will add murals to Blount Street in downtown Raleigh

Hundreds of feet of concrete walls along the Shaw University campus soon will be painted with murals that explore the history of the university and its relationship with the city. The goal is to highlight the successes of the university, both past and present, and strengthen the school’s relationship with the Southeast Raleigh community.

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