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If it ain't Broke...

Joy in the Morning

Hinton James

A Noble Tradition?

Painting the Town Blue

Di and Phi Societies

The Carolina Inn

Occasional visitors to Chapel Hill may be acquainted with the Carolina Inn, located on the Campus of UNC, and operated by the university. Fewer may be familiar with much of this unique establishment's history. For example, singer, actor, and writer Andy Griffith gave his first public performance, entitled "What it Was Was Football" in one of the ballrooms of the Inn. Shortly after, Griffith's career took off and soon brought him to the Broadway stage and television fame in "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock."

An equally colorful character associated with the Carolina Inn is Dr. William Jacocks. A guest of the Inn for 17 years, the former university professor passed on in 1956, but apparently has had no desire to vacate the second-floor room he once occupied. Since that time, a number of guests have reported being inexplicably locked out of their room from time to time [3].

The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill

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