Kyle Ingram

Kyle Ingram

Kyle Ingram is a senior at UNC Chapel Hill from Concord, NC majoring in journalism and political science. He has interned with NC Newsline and Raleigh's News & Observer.

A drag queen in Moore County, NC

Not even the Moore County power outages could stop drag queen Naomi Dix

By: - April 23, 2023

This story was first published by the UNC Media Hub.  When the lights went out, Naomi Dix thought she’d missed a stage cue. She worked through the production notes in her head: She was introducing the third act, which was meant to start with a blackout — but it shouldn’t have happened while she was […]

Lawmakers are making more school boards partisan, and getting more Republicans elected

By: - March 10, 2023

One local bill at a time, state lawmakers have nearly tripled the number of partisan school boards across the state over the last decade — often over the objections of school board members themselves.  It’s a move some board members say is turning their school system from a hyperlocal, traditionally apolitical governing board into a contentious microcosm of national political debates.

UNC Faculty Council holds emergency meeting on potential ousting of chancellor

By: - July 14, 2021

Faculty Chairwoman says a source told her Clayton Somers and John Hood are being considered as replacements for Guskiewicz. UNC-Chapel Hill’s Faculty Council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss concerns over the potential removal of the school’s chancellor by the UNC Board of Governors.  “I would not ask you to do this if […]

UNC-Chapel Hill trustees elect new leadership

By: - July 14, 2021

Despite rumors, status of Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz is not a topic of discussion at newly configured board’s first meeting  The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees elected new leadership on Wednesday, following the appointment of six new members to the body.  David Boliek will serve as chair of the board, with John Preyer as vice chair, […]

New members join UNC Board of Trustees, shifting demographics but likely not ideologies 

By: - July 8, 2021

Six new members are set to join the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, changing the board’s demographic makeup but likely not its conservative bent. The new trustees will have to contend with the fallout from the Nikole Hannah-Jones case, which has prompted an exodus of Black faculty and raised questions about the effectiveness of the university’s shared governance structure.

UNC Black community groups demand safety and equity on campus

By: - July 7, 2021

A group of Black community groups at UNC-Chapel Hill held a press conference on Wednesday to present a set of priorities to address safety concerns of Black students, faculty and staff. The priorities unveiled by campus leaders from the UNC Black Student Movement, Carolina Black Caucus and Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, center on […]

UNC-Chapel Hill police chief, David Perry, resigns

By: - July 6, 2021

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Chief of Police, David Perry, has resigned according to a statement from the university. “UNC Police Department Assistant Chief/Captain Rahsheem Holland, who has served as acting police chief since mid-May, will continue in that capacity. We will conduct a national search for the next UNC police chief, the details of which will be […]

LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances take effect in four NC communities

By: - July 2, 2021

As the legacy of HB 2 continues to fade, nine North Carolina cities and counties now bar discrimination against LGBTQ individuals Four new North Carolina communities now have LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances, protecting citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Progressive group interrupts House committee meeting, demands “people’s budget” to address healthcare, housing and worker rights

By: - June 29, 2021

A group of activists interrupted a House committee meeting on Tuesday, demanding a “people’s budget” with expanded Medicaid, affordable housing and worker protections.  Members of the group, NC People’s Budget, stood up during the Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee meeting, which did not allow public comment, and spoke over committee members.  “We are here […]

Hundreds gather on UNC’s campus to demand tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones

By: - June 25, 2021

Demonstrators call on UNC-Chapel Hill trustees to take action by June 30 Several hundred UNC students, faculty and staff gathered on campus Friday to demand that Nikole Hannah-Jones be awarded tenure.  The demonstration, organized by UNC’s Black Student Movement, brought a broad coalition of university members — including professors from departments across campus, alumni and concerned […]

UNC’s Student Body President met with Chancellor to discuss Hannah-Jones’ tenure case, racism in the university

By: - June 23, 2021

UNC Chapel Hill Student Body President Lamar Richards met with Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on Wednesday to discuss student concerns after the fallout of the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure case.  Richards discussed his conversation with Guskiewicz at the inaugural Campus President Council meeting, saying the chancellor was receptive to their concerns but offered little in terms of […]

House passes bill seeking to lift mask mandate in NC schools

By: - June 23, 2021

The N.C. House passed a bill seeking to give school boards the exclusive authority to determine whether students must wear face masks in the upcoming school year on Wednesday.  Senate Bill 173, called the “Free the Smiles Act,” would strip away Governor Roy Cooper’s authority to  issue state-wide mask mandates for schools, leaving him with […]