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Law
4:51 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

UNC Professor Dead After Mugging In Chapel Hill

Feng Liu was a professor in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC
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A pharmacy professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill died Thursday from injuries sustained during a mugging a day earlier. Feng Liu was a professor of molecular pharmaceutics, looking at ways to more effectively deliver cancer drugs to patients.

Police say Liu was beaten and robbed around 1pm on Wednesday on W. University Drive in Chapel Hill, just a block from campus.

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Education
7:10 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Crime, Dropouts, Suspensions Down In NC Public Schools

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Crime, violence, dropout rates and out-of-school suspensions declined across North Carolina public schools last school year, according to a report released by state education officials.

The report shows 10,630 reported acts of school crime and violence last school year, a 4.8 percent decrease from the 11,161 acts in 2011-12. The most common reported acts involve illegal possession of drugs or alcohol, weapons or assault.

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