Aug. 20, 2021
When Crook’s Corner announced its sudden, unexpected closing in mid-June, co-owner Shannon Healy fielded condolence calls from restaurateurs for miles around. At some point in every conversation, the caller would say, “If any of your...Read More
Aug. 12, 2021
With a week to go still before the first day of fall semester classes, UNC reported its first COVID-19 cluster on Wednesday. A Carolina Together notification and tweet said the University had identified a cluster...Read More
Aug. 6, 2021
As the University prepared to roll out the welcome mat for its 29,500 students later this month, leaders on Friday issued more revisions to the campus plan to address the COVID-19 threat and the...Read More
The Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday canceled all competition and practice for the spring semester due to the growing threat from the COVID-19 virus.
“Each institution will continue to work in accordance with its respective university and state policies related to its individual campus decisions,” a statement from the league said. “Our top priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes as well as our fans, communities and the overall well-being of others during these uncharted times,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford ’71. “We are particularly disappointed for our student-athletes and will continue to work with our membership to assess what is appropriate in the future.”
Cancellations at Carolina include an international field hockey event, the annual Rammys awards program, the spring football game and a rowing invitational.
Also at Carolina, the men’s and women’s basketball museums will be closed indefinitely.
“We must take this worldwide health crisis seriously — and we must continue to make the health and safety of our students, coaches, staff, fans and visitors our priority,” said Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham. “These are challenging times for all of us, and it is important to make smart, consistent decisions to do all we can to lessen the spread and impact of COVID-19. We want everyone to stay safe.”