Tag Archives: North Carolina

UNC eyes new names for 3 buildings tied to white supremacy | Charlotte Observer

The Associated Press, April 10, 2021 12:43 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.

The University of North Carolina is eying new names for three buildings on its flagship Chapel Hill campus named for people with white supremacist and racist ties.The News & Observer reports that an advisory committee met Thursday to discuss potential names. The committee will select a list of names for the university’s chancellor to consider recommending to the board of trustees.

Source: UNC eyes new names for 3 buildings tied to white supremacy | Charlotte Observer

Carolina Raptor Center – Huntersville, North Carolina – Atlas Obscura

From golden eagles to peregrine falcons, this rehabilitation and education center is a haven for birds of prey. 

Queen Beatrice, the Eurasian Eagle Owl, with Trainer Colleen Roddick. Photo by William Krumpleman

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In 1975, an injured broad-winged hawk found its way to Dr. Richard Brown, an ornithologist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Along with several biology students, Brown helped the bird back to health and released it into the wild—it would be the first of many rehabilitations.

Over the years that followed, more and more birds were brought into the makeshift clinic in the basement of the university’s biology building.

In 1980, Brown and Deb Sue Griffin, one of his students, decided to make things more official. Together they founded Carolina Raptor Center, which has admitted some 20,000 birds over the last four decades.

Source: Carolina Raptor Center – Huntersville, North Carolina – Atlas Obscura

NC’s Crustaceans, Shellfish Make A Big Splash | Coastal Review Online

Brown shrimp. Photo: NOAA
Brown shrimp. Photo: NOAA

Blue crab in defensive posture raising claws in defense of a perceived intruder. Photo: Robert Michelson


They might be relatively small — even jumbo shrimp — but shellfish and crustaceans are valuable fisheries in North Carolina, worth millions of dollars each year.



North Carolina is home to numerous species of crustaceans and shellfish, in many shapes, sizes and colors.  This is our first installment in an in-depth look at some of the more popular and interesting animals in this category that call coastal North Carolina home.

Crustaceans and shellfish do not put up a fight to catch them like most fish species. You do not need an expensive rod, reel or lures and most of them stay in the same location year-round and do not leave North Carolina waters.

Source: NC’s Crustaceans, Shellfish Make A Big Splash | Coastal Review Online

FAQ City: Fit For A Queen

The name “the Queen City,” the crowns on everything from street signs to trash cans — there are just some common things associated with Charlotte. We look into why these things represent Charlotte and answer questions about the city’s origins.

Source: FAQ City: Fit For A Queen

NC State is home to the library of the future — Quartz

Technologies come and go, but libraries are forever.

Source: NC State is home to the library of the future — Quartz