Turner Walston

Tuesday's Tar Heel Headlines

Turner Walston
Tuesday's Tar Heel Headlines

Photo courtesy Kimberly Rivers

Good morning! Turner here. Today is the First Day of Class at UNC, and students are cris-crossing campus eager to get the semester - or in some cases, their college careers- off on the right foot.

If you're a student, what would you like to experience this year? If you're an alum, what would you love to go back and do at Carolina, given the opportunity? Tweet us with #UNConemoreyear, and we'll publish some of your responses in a future story.

Today at Argyle Report, we've got a First Day of Class story coming from senior Bryce Lapping, and a preview of Cross Country's Logan Carroll from Cole Barnhill.

Did you see the solar eclipse yesterday? I just got back from Isle of Palms, S.C. where I watched it on the beach. What a spectacle. The universe is pretty awesome.

Thanks for reading Argyle A.M.! We'll be back tomorrow with more of your top Tar Heel headlines. 

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Sam Silenced?

According to The Daily Tar Heel, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has given UNC permission to remove Silent Sam, the statue erected to remember Carolina's Confederate Civil War dead. A law passed by the North Carolina Legislature requires permission from the state's Historical Commission before a town or municipality can remove a statue, but Cooper said the University can decide to remove the statue if its continued presence may be a threat to public safety.

The letter from the governor follows a message from Chancellor Carol Folt about protests planned around the statue, and a call from Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger for its removal.

Jamie at the U.S. Open

🚨PSA New Yorkers🚨2nd on court 7 after 11am tomorrow!!! It's go timeee 🗽 @usopen

— Jamie Loeb (@jloeb308) August 22, 2017

At approximately 12:15 pm ET today, Carolina's Jamie Loeb will take on Japan's Han Nae-Lae in a U.S. Open qualifier.

Silver for Shalane

Nine years after she claimed a bronze medal in the 10,000 meters in the 2008 Summer Olympics, Shalane Flanagan received a silver after Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse tested positive for a banned substance.

Larry Live

Larry Fedora Live! returns tonight at Top of the Hill at 7 pm and on the Tar Heel Sports Network. It's officially football season.

Daily Diversion

Hostess tried to claim the crown of official snack cake of the eclipse, but naturally, Moon Pie had something to say about it.

Lol ok https://t.co/lobyuNOkee

— MoonPie (@MoonPie) August 21, 2017