RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The former chair of the governing panel for the University of North Carolina system says he's leaving his spot on the board.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The governing body of the University of North Carolina system has two new top officers.
UNC officials said in a news release that the Board of Governors elected...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chair of the governing panel for the University of North Carolina system says he's stepping down early from his position but will remain on the board.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The board governing North Carolina's public universities is giving itself more time to decide the fate of a Confederate statue toppled by protesters.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's public university system rejected a proposal Friday to build a $5 million structure to house a toppled Confederate statue, opting instead to "go back to the drawing board" to figure out what to do with the monument.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Trustees at North Carolina's flagship university will have more time to propose what to do with a torn-down Confederate statue.
News outlets report that the University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors agreed Friday to postpone the Nov. 15 deadline for UNC-Chapel Hill's leaders to develop a plan for the "Silent Sam" statue. Protesters toppled the 105-year-old bronze statue of a Confederate soldier in August. It is stored at a secret location.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a shooting death last year.
The Natchez Democrat reported Tuesday's plea by 20-year-old Harry Smith Jr. of Natchez came as he was about to stand trial for attempted murder in another shooting last year.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A group of former University of North Carolina Board of Governors has criticized the current board for what they deem "clearly bad governance."
The News & Observer reports 10 former members signed an opinion published Wednesday on bipartisan advocacy group Higher Education Works Foundation's website. The statement said the current board has become "increasingly politicized" and "conflicted."
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will do nothing, for now, about an embattled Confederate monument on the public university system's flagship campus.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina university system's Board of Governors asked members Friday to unite behind the system's president amid ongoing disagreements among leadership.
In his first meeting as chairman of the board, Harry Smith urged members at the mid-year meeting to set aside political differences and support President Margaret Spellings.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The panel that oversees North Carolina's public universities is changing leadership.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors on Thursday elected Greenville businessman Harry Smith as chairman. Smith is replacing Asheville attorney W. Louis Bissette Jr., who headed the board for almost three years.
Smith is a graduate of East Carolina University, a member of the school's athletic booster club and a notable contributor to Republican politicians.
FAIRVIEW, Ore. (AP) — Police detectives have determined that a man found dead east of Portland died by suicide.
The man's body was found Thursday morning near railroad tracks in the city of Fairview. Investigators initially thought the man had been stabbed to death in a homicide.
Fairview police Chief Harry Smith said Friday that a further examination found the man died from a self-inflicted injury. The man's name hasn't been released.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate has elected a recent colleague and a former state Republican Party chairman to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
Former Sen. Bob Rucho of Matthews and Tom Fetzer of Wilmington were among six elected Wednesday to four-year terms on the panel, which oversees the UNC system's 17 campuses.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A retired Australian army officer on Wednesday won a 50-year struggle to gain official recognition for the bravery of 10 soldiers who fought under his command during Australia's most costly battle of the Vietnam War.
Harry Smith, 83, was presented at Parliament House with a recommendation by a review tribunal for nine soldiers to be decorated for the first time and a 10th soldier to have his medal upgraded for courage shown during the Battle of...
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