CarolinaCast: Sports betting is off to a fast start in North Carolina. How are college students affected?

Sports betting has been legal in North Carolina for more than a month, and state officials say more than 300,000 betting accounts have been activated in the state, enough to generate more than $60 million dollars in tax revenue in its first year. Carolina Connection reporter Hamsini Sivakumar talks with Lorelai Sykes about how sports betting is affecting college campuses.


CarolinaCast: 126 years later, the Town of Carrboro has erected a historical marker to mark the site of a lynching

In 1898, an 18-year-old Black man was killed by a mob of white men near the present day intersection of Old Greensboro Road and Hatch Road. Now, 126 years later, the Town of Carrboro has unveiled a historical marker in honor of his life.

In this edition of the Carolina Connection podcast, Jessica Simmons talks with Lorelai Sykes about the lynching of Manly McCauley, the reaction from the community, and the importance of memorializing negative parts of our past.

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FAFSA delays pose problems for students and colleges

The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is used by current and prospective college students to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced that data from the FAFSA will not be sent to colleges until the first half of March, which is a 4-6 week delay.