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The UNCP wrestling team welcomed a newcomer to the program. Redshirt junior Rodney Shepard transferred in from the Division I institution North Carolina State University, which is about two hours away in Raleigh, N.C.

The Durham native had a rather impressive first sea...

Braves baseball put together strong performances en route to a 2-1 record during their three-game home-stand against USC Aiken.

The pacers entered the three-day series against the Braves started on March 29 at Sammy Cox Field ranked 15th in the nation. Despite a lopside...

The Braves Buddies initiative was created and launched in the fall of 2015, when the former Senior Woman Administrator was responsible for the coordination of all the university’s athletic teams.

After she left the institution, Megan Sanger inherited the responsibility...

April 6, 2018

• Linda Brown Thompson, the renowned “Brown” in the Brown v. Board of Education case that turned America’s segregated schools into diverse communities, passed away at 75 in Topeka, KS, on March 25, according to NPR.

• The U.S. Justice Department has issued new quotas fo...

With the semester dwindling and the exam period looming around the corner, some students may need to be reminded about the places our campus provides for a bit of relaxation. The next time you’re looking for a place best suited for a study break or downtime, keep in mi...

Dating on a college campus can be difficult to say the least. Between clubs, friends and homework there isn’t much time left for a partner. Sometimes though, all of the right pieces fall into place.

This of course makes it so much worse when that relationship comes to a...

April 6, 2018

1. Will N.C. Promise affect the institution’s enrollment?

It’s safe to say that N.C. Promise will increase growth UNCP’s different departments and student body. According to UNCP’s site “With additional students will come additional resources.”

2. When will N.C Promise...

Members of the Entrepreneurship Incubator (EI), located in the Thomas Center at 202 Main St., view the coming of N.C. Promise as an opening to equip more students and members of the community with tools to further their businesses and careers.

“We anticipate more studen...

The Pembroke Activities Council hosted its 25th annual Talent Showcase on March 22. Over 500 students and staff attended. UNCP senior Joshua Oxendine claimed the $250 firstplace prize with his performance of “Titanium” by David Guetta.

Other winners included second pla...

Angelica Chavis-McIntyre dances in her cheerleading outfit for her “Shake It Off” routine with Jason Cox.                         Photo by Octavia Johnson

The United Way hosted its fifth annual Dancing with the...

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