Monthly Archives: March 2016

UNCP names new dean for School of Business

Dr. Barry O’Brien has been named dean of the UNCP School of Business. Dr. O’Brien has been working in higher education for more than 38 years. He graduated from UNC Pembroke (then Pembroke State University) in 1975. Chancellor Robin Cummings … Continue reading

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Gas pipeline in Pembroke to be inspected

The Piedmont Natural Gas pipeline located in Pembroke is being inspected in the next three weeks. The company is warning that these inspections may cause the pipeline to flare up, accompanied by a loud noise and the smell of natural … Continue reading

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Foot traffic prohibited in construction zone

Construction is under way for the new Student Health Services building. The area is located on the service road between Braves Drive and University Road, near Courtyard Apartments. The university is asking for all pedestrian traffic to stay on the … Continue reading

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UC renovations continue to impress

This month we’ve been talking a lot about renovations happening to the University Center, and the completion of the outdoor patio is the newest addition. This public space is designed to be like an outdoor version of the UC mall. … Continue reading

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Private colleges in NC oppose HB2 discrimination

Across the state, a number of private colleges have released statements about how the passing of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act will impact their campuses. The trend in the statements they provided to the organization Campus Pride is … Continue reading

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NC attorney general says he won’t defend HB2

North Carolina’s Attorney General says his office will not defend the constitutionality of a bill on transgender use of bathrooms. House Bill 2 blocks transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. Instead, the law requires … Continue reading

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PayPal to move global operations to Charlotte

PayPal will be opening a global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina. This facility will bring 400 jobs to the area. The center’s payroll is expected to be about $20.4 million dollars per year for Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties. … Continue reading

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