Canton’s Museum Photos Depict WWI Homecoming

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These photos from the Canton Area Historical Museum show scenes from Haywood after the end of WWI. They depict a celebration held May 3, 1919, honoring those returning from Europe after fighting in “The War to End All Wars.” The men were part of the Ambulance Company that was originally formed in Canton during 1914. The company in 1917 became … Read More

NC State’s Ruben Carbonell Receives UNC System’s O. Max Gardner Award

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Ruben Carbonell, Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been honored with the O. Max Gardner Award, the most significant universitywide honor given to faculty by the University of North Carolina System, for his contributions in engineering, health care, education and public policy. Read Article See Ruben Carbonell Receive his award at 14:36!

550 GWU STUDENTS GET THEIR DEGREES

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By Staff May 13, 2018 More than 550 graduates were honored during two separate ceremonies as Gardner-Webb University hosted its Spring Commencement on Saturday in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center. Several university milestones were achieved during the exercises. The Hunt School of Nursing awarded its 4,000th overall degree and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in … Read More

Outsiders Help North Carolina Politicians Think Outside the Box

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By Rob Christensen Democratic Gov. Terry Sanford was named one of the 10 best American governors of the 20th century by a 1990 Harvard University study. Such lists are obviously arbitrary, but if Sanford (governor from 1961-65) belongs in such an exalted circle, he can thank, in part, his unorthodox decision to hire a novelist from Asheville to be his … Read More

How North Carolina failed its #MeToo moment – 100 years ago

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The #MeToo movement of a century ago did not have a hashtag and did not involve sexual harassment in its narrowest sense. But it did involve women’s fight for dignity and equality. And it faced considerable opposition from men who found the idea of women involved in politics ludicrous, threatening, socialistic or against God’s plan. One hundred years ago, voting … Read More

Professor, Wife Make Largest Deferred Estate Gift To UNCP

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PEMBROKE — The largest donation in the history of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has come from one of the campus’ own. Ben Bahr, UNCP’s William C. Friday chair and distinguished professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and his wife, Alyson, an accomplished artist, have made a deferred estate gift that is the largest in UNCP’s history to … Read More

UNC-PEMBROKE’S BAHR NAMED 2017 O. MAX GARDNER WINNER

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CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina announced that Ben Bahr, the William C. Friday Chair and Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is the recipient of the 2017 Oliver Max Gardner Award. The award, established by the will of former North Carolina Governor O. Max Gardner, recognizes faculty who have “made the … Read More

Running UNC has long been a numbers game – Christensen

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The first bill Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed was a measure reducing the UNC board from 32 members to 24 members – a change pushed by the Republican-controlled legislature, who argued the larger board was unwieldy. If you think the 32-member board was large, consider this: The old Consolidated University system had a 100-member board… Read Article