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Heels on the Bus

The 2019 Tar Heel Bus Tour covered three routes in the western, eastern and southeastern regions of our state, stopping in a total of 26 towns and covering more than 1,600 miles along the way.

The 2019 Tar Heel Bus Tour covered three routes in the western, eastern and southeastern regions of our state, stopping in a total of 26 towns and covering more than 1,600 miles along the way.

The 2019 Tar Heel Bus Tour covered three routes in the western, eastern and southeastern regions of our state, stopping in a total of 26 towns and covering more than 1,600 miles along the way.

At each stop, 90 of our faculty and campus leaders learned more about the state we serve and what matters most to North Carolinians. They saw projects and initiatives led by our students, faculty and partners who are making a difference in the lives of North Carolinians, and they witnessed how the University is working with the state on critical issues.

Now, they are using the knowledge gained on the tour to inform the work they do every day at Carolina.

Day 1 StopsOpens in new window
Kannapolis, Siler City, Snow Hill, Winterville, Lumberton and Rocky Mount

Day 1 Tar Heel Bus Tour
Visiting the UNC Nutrition Institute (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Day 2 StopsOpens in new window
Pembroke, Clinton, Supply, Wilmington, Greenville, New Bern, Kinston, Charlotte, Connelly Springs, Cherokee and Asheville

Day 2 Tar Heel Bus Tour
Faculty on the western bus tour visit the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Justice Center in Cherokee, North Carolina. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Day 3 StopsOpens in new window
Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham, Burlington, Wilkesboro, Eden and Chapel Hill

Day 3 Tar Heel Bus Tour
Western bus tour stops at Morehead High School in Eden, North Carolina, to hear about Carolina College Advising Corps. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

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