Andrew James

Andrew James

Andrew James is a Senior Communication Studies major and Journalism minor. He has worked for the Niner Times in the news and video departments since his freshman year at UNC Charlotte. After college, Andrew aspires to be a television news reporter. Outside of school, Andrew enjoys running and hiking in the mountains.

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UNC Charlotte student helps deliver stranger’s baby

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student helps deliver stranger’s baby

A UNC Charlotte student heading to class Tuesday morning found something unexpected outside of his apartment. “It’s not often you hear about a 19-year-old delivering a baby with his neighbor,” said junior Biology student Daniel Kepple, “It was a pretty extraordinary morning.” As Kepple walked down the steps he saw a woman laying on the ground by […]

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Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball student manager dies in car crash

| February 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball student manager dies in car crash

Austin Rainey, a student manager for the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team died in a car crash Thursday in Northern Virginia. School officials say Rainey was on a trip to Washington, D.C. with friends when the crash happened. Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach Mark Price said in a statement, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rainey family […]

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Facebook contest rallies support for Super Bowl bound Panthers

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Facebook contest rallies support for Super Bowl bound Panthers

UNC Charlotte is in a Super Bowl themed Facebook contest with the University of Colorado Denver and you can help out with just one click on your smart phone. The contest rules are simple. Both universities posted a picture of their mascot on their Facebook page cheering for their respective NFL team. Supporters of each […]

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Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

The Carolina Panthers are headed to the Super Bowl, but before they left the City of Charlotte threw the team a record-breaking going away party. More than 25 thousand fans packed Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte Friday for one more chance to see their Carolina Panthers before they head to Super Bowl 50 in […]

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On your mark, get set, go: 49er Gold Rush 5k races into 15th year

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
On your mark, get set, go: 49er Gold Rush 5k races into 15th year

On Feb. 6, 2016 UNC Charlotte Recreational Services will host the 15 annual 49er Gold Rush 5K. Starting on the Irwin Belk Track, the 3.1-mile course will wind through UNC Charlotte’s campus finishing back on the Irwin Belk Track. Assistant Director of Promotions & Special Events for Recreation Services, Kemet Gatchell, is excited to see the […]

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Pictures of possible replacement to Belk Tower emerge online

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pictures of possible replacement to Belk Tower emerge online

As students returned to UNC Charlotte to find an empty Belk Plaza where the Belk Tower once stood, pictures and sketches of a possible replacement tower surfaced online. The creator of the pictures; however, says the pictures were only to estimate costs if the university chose to build another tower and they are not a […]

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Man shot during armed robbery at University Walk Apartments

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Man shot during armed robbery at University Walk Apartments

A man was shot early  morning Dec. 9 at an off-campus apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.  This marks the third shooting at an off-campus apartment complex in the past two weeks. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officers responded to the University Walk Apartments around 1 a.m. Wednesday after a man was shot during an armed robbery. Police […]

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Shooting at University House apartments

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Shooting at University House apartments

One person was shot on the night of Nov. 28 at University House apartments, according the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Police say the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. after two people were involved in an altercation. The victim was transported to Carolina’s Medical Center, where police say they are alert and talking. University House released a statement Nov. […]

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UNC Charlotte police offers to begin wearing body cameras

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte police offers to begin wearing body cameras

Officers with the UNC Charlotte Police Department will soon wear body cameras during their patrols. The police department is following the lead of many departments across the nation and requiring officers to wear body cameras while on-duty. Lieutenant Brian Thomas serves as watch commander and emergency management coordinator for the department and said the department […]

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Chancellor Dubois addresses Belk Tower demolition concerns

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Chancellor Dubois addresses Belk Tower demolition concerns

With the demolition of the Belk Tower set for winter break in December, Chancellor Phil Dubois addressed the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) student senate Nov. 5 about the controversial decision to tear down the tower. Dubois announced the demolition of the tower in an email in mid-October.  The email cited “significant structural issues,” and […]

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Students fight Belk Tower demolition

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Students fight Belk Tower demolition

Construction fences now surround the UNC Charlotte Belk Tower as the university prepares to demolish it over winter break, but students are not letting the tower go without a fight. This comes after Chancellor Phillip Dubois announced earlier this month that the tower had structural issues and that it posed a potential safety hazard. Sophomore […]

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UNC Charlotte holiday card design contest

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte holiday card design contest

The UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is holding a holiday card design contest.  Any student with a major or minor in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is eligible to enter their designs until 5 p.m. Oct. 26. The college decided to use a student design for the card after they used […]

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Belk Tower to be dismantled

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Belk Tower to be dismantled

In a letter released to the UNC Charlotte community today, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois announced that the Belk Tower will be dismantled over holiday break in December. Dubois said that engineers and university personnel suggest that there are significant structural issues and deterioration within the tower. “Although the Tower is not an immediate risk […]

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Teach-in addresses racial tensions on campus

| October 8, 2015 | 1 Comment
Teach-in addresses racial tensions on campus

UNC Charlotte students and faculty members held a teach-in Sept. 29 to discuss racial tensions on campus and ways to grow and heal as a community. This comes after students made allegations that they overheard racial remarks in a conversation between staff members about diversity in student leadership positions. After the allegations surfaced, UNC Charlotte […]

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Renovations, move-ins complete at Circle University City

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Renovations, move-ins complete at Circle University City

After forcing residents to move out with two weeks left in their leases this summer, Circle University City completed necessary renovations for students to move in for the fall semester. In a letter sent to residents May 26, Circle University City management said, “We conducted an investigation of all buildings and determined that certain modifications […]

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Officer recovers after receiving serious injury from on-foot chase

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Officer recovers after receiving serious injury from on-foot chase

A UNC Charlotte police officer is out of the hospital after being seriously injured while chasing a robber on campus last week. Officer Kasey Lowe was pursuing Tabari Grant, 19, who Chief of Police Jeffrey Baker says was a common thief on campus. “There had been a particular subject that we had been wanting to […]

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Relay For Life: Saving lives, one lap at a time

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Relay For Life: Saving lives, one lap at a time

UNC Charlotte hosted Relay for Life April 10 from 6 p.m. to April 11 at 6 a.m. in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.  All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Annual Greek Week returns to UNC Charlotte campus

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Annual Greek Week returns to UNC Charlotte campus

This year’s Greek Week is officially starts on Sunday, April 12 and will conclude on Sunday, April 19. Some events start the week prior. The theme is Superheroes, with the philanthropy being Wounded Warrior Project. Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Graduate Assistant Nicole Dancisin said the event is held to unify the Greek community. “It […]

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UNC Charlotte prepares for Relay for Life

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte prepares for Relay for Life

UNC Charlotte will be hosting Relay for Life from April 10 at 6 p.m. to April 11 at 6 a.m. in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.  All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life is a celebration, explained president Danielle Porter. “Relay for life is not a run, it’s not a walk.  […]

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Q&A with Olympian Shawn Johnson

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Olympian Shawn Johnson

Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson spoke at in McKnight Hall on March 19 as a part of the Center for Leadership Development’s Forty-Niner Forum. Niner Times sat down for an exclusive interview with Johnson before her speech to learn more about her life and Olympic career. Q: Talk to me about the experience of being […]

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