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At UNC, a campus shooter drill

UNC-Chapel Hill will hold a simulated drill next week practicing a campus response to a shooter on campus.

Again: This is only a drill. 

 The simulation involving the university's public safety department will be Wednesday, April 21 starting at 8:45 a.m.

Click here for a university video explaining the event.

Detectives need your help

Investigators are looking for information on two April 12 robberies on the 600 block of Cecil Street.

The first happened at 10:40 p.m. when a man with a gun entered a house through an unlocked door and robbed two people of a laptop, two cell phones and cash.

Two minutes later, a Domino's Pizza delivery man, who had pulled into the driveway of the home, was approached by a man with a gun. The man demanded money from the delivery person before fleeing on foot.

The suspect in both cases is described as a black male with a light to medium complexion, 18 to 21 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build. He was clean shaven and had two-inch twists or braids in his hair. He was wearing dark denim jeans, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and a navy or black baseball hat. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Inv. A.M. Sterling at (919) 560-4415 ext. 29303 or CrimeStoppers, which pays cash for anonymous tips leading to arrest in felony cases, at (919) 683-1200. 


Museum director, police chief to share Friends of Downtown bill

The Friends of Downtown are offering a 2-for-1 deal Thursday. Instead of one guest, they'll have to.

Chapel Hill Museum director Traci Davenport was already scheduled to discuss "The Character and Characters of Chapel Hill," focusing on the museum's new permanent exhibit "Meet Me on Franklin Street."

Today came word that the Friends have also secured Chapel Hill Police Chief Brian Curran, who will speak about downtown safety. The recent armed robberies in town and the assault on campus Saturday make Curran's appearance especially timely.

This month's meeting is on Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m.  on the second floor of the Franklin Hotel.  Parking is provided behind the hotel in the Herald lot and no permit is needed for our meeting. 

The Friends of the Downtown holds its regular meetings on the last Thursday of each month with speakers sharing knowledge on many aspects of downtown Chapel Hill.  Meetings are open to the public. 

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