VOLUME 116, ISSUE 11
Suspects have criminal pasts
Lawrence Alvin Lovette, 17, exits the Orange County Courthouse on Friday after appearing to hear the first-degree
murder charge against him in Eve Carson's death. Demario James Atwater, 21, also is charged with first-degree murder.
Timeline of the Eve Carson investigation
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Funeral honors Carson
BY WHITNEY KISUNG
ATHENS, Ga., March 9 -
On the comer of Eve Carson’s
hometown street is a sign:
Her house sits near the
intersection of Hill Street and
Franklin Street, as if a sign that
Carson was always bound for
the streets and quads of UNC.
The white house is part of
a historical district, and its
wraparound porch and wide
Organic farmers struggle to compete with hog giants
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Leah Loy (left) and Courtney Fowler pick out locally farmed
bacon at Canboro's Weaver Street Market earlier this month.
features | page 8
Researchers say that your
musical tastes can help determine
who you are. Music genres have
been classified into four different
She Satin (Far Heel
ATTEND THE MEMORIAL
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday
Location: Smith Center
doors create the perfect setting
for sitting outside and enjoy
ing the warm, still breeze that
flows through the house on a
As the air streamed in four
days after Carson's death, words
of her life, ambitions, accom
plishments and silly moments
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The Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate
Program, which works with black
and Latino students in Chapel Hiil-
Carrboro City Schools is looking
for more volunteers.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
OSee a slideshow of more
photos from the funeral
traveled throughout the house.
From Chapel Hill Mayor
Kevin Foy and Athens Mayor
Heidi Davison to UNC students
and former Clarke Central High
School students, about 100 of
Carson’s closest friends, family
SEE FUNERAL. PAGE 4
BY LINDSEY NAYLOR
After opening the world’s
largest hog-processing plant 110
miles down the road in Tar Heel,
Smithfield Foods now slaughters
32,000 hogs there daily, process
ing their remains and shipping
them around the globe.
Since opening her sustainable
hog farm 25 miles down the road
in Snow Camp, Eliza Mac Lean
has pasture-raised her small herd
of hogs. She gets orders from far
away locales but usually declines,
instead encouraging would-be
customers to buy locally.
Smithfield s labor, environ-
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Eve Carson’s brother Andrew embraces his mother outside a
church before a funeral service for his sister in Athens, Ga.
The face of
the N.C. hog
Part 3 of 3:
the Tar Heel
plant doors opened in 1992, and
activists are looking to farmers
like MacLean to relocalize hog
farming, which has become an
increasingly large-scale operation
based in poor N.C. communities.
UNC student groups joined the
movement this semester, collabo
rating to raise awareness of state
food systems that tend to favor
industrial giants like Smithfield.
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DINING HALL FEASTS
Carolina Dining Services holds
special theme options, such as a
recent sea food night, about once
a month to help give students a
greater variety of dining options.
Two arrested in
BY ANDREW DUNN
The two suspects charged in the
shooting death of Student Body
President Eve Carson have been
implicated in numerous other vio
lent crimes, despite being under
Demario James Atwater, 21. and
Lawrence Alvin Lovette, 17, were
captured in Durham last week and
charged with first-degree murder
in Carson's death.
Lovette also was charged with
first-degree murder and robbery
in the January shooting death of
Duke University graduate student
Both Atwater and Lovette were
on probation for crimes in other
counties when Carson was shot.
Atwater originally on proba
tion for breaking and entering in
Wake County appeared in court
two days before Carson was shot
because he was caught in June 2006
with a firearm in Granville County
illegal for a convicted felon.
It is not known when that arrest
came to the attention of Wake
But when his probation was set
to be reviewed March 3, the court
documents for the infraction were
SEE ARRESTS, PAGE 4
FLO Foods, which stands for
Fair, Local and Organic, has tried
to even the footing for small farms
by weaning the campus dining
halls off the $25,000 of Smithfield
pork they serve each month.
They’ve faced obstacles that
typify the statewide struggle to
phase out industrial food. Carolina
Dining Services can’t immediately
drop Smithfield products because
they’re less expensive than the sus
tainable alternatives that still lack
widespread campus support
FLO co-founder David
Hamilton said cooperation with
SEE HOGS. PAGE 4
this day in history
The DTH conducts a random phone
survey of UNC students and finds
that 54 percent boost energy during
study time with substances ranging
from caffeine to prescription drugs.
MONDAY. MARCH 1?. 2008
oy Williams helps cut down the
nets after the team's 86-81 ACC
Tournament win against Clemson.
UNC earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA
tournament. See pg. 14 for game coverage.
Go online for a photo slideshow.
Customer bill hikes follow
start of Stage 3 restrictions
BY ANASA HICKS
Increased water rates go into effect today, despite
second thoughts after recent rain raised area reser
voir levels from 40 percent to 57 percent.
"The rain Ls very welcome, but you have to under
stand that having our lakes 57 percent full at this time
of year is unprecedented.” said Greg Feller, spokes
man for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority.
“Normally in early spring, our lakes are full"
OWASA customers could
see as much as a 25 percent
increase in their water bills
this month, but local busi
nesses already are feeling
the effects of restrictions put
on water use.
Stage 3 restrictions, which
include prohibiting water use for washing cars
with OWASA water, went into effect March 1. The
OWASA board met last week to reconsider its deci
sion to implement Stage 3 water prices but decided
to proceed because the water levels still are too low.
Car washes and plant nurseries have been able
to stay afloat by using alternative water sources
and wide customer bases.
Before Stage 3 restrictions. Carolina Car Wash
& Detail in Carrboro used OWASA water only for
power sprayers, towels and bathrooms.
“Stage 3 restrictions for us just meant we had
to replumb our power sprayers so that we used
reclaimed water.” said Carolina Car Wash owner
Tom Tucker. “Otherwise, we use well water.”
TUcker said 93 percent of Carolina Car Wash’s
water is reclaimed or recycled.
David Parks, the owner of Camellia Forest
Nursery in Chapel Hill, said the drought has not
greatly affected his business. Still, he has noticed
the change in local customers, who can use hand
held watering instruments to irrigate only three
days a week under the Stage 3 restrictions.
“Last fall 1 had an open house, and only one or
two people came from Chapel Hill who were on
OWASA water,' he said.
Niche Gardens, a nursery that specializes in
Southeastern plants, has similarly depended on
But the nureery has still suffered a financial loss.
“People aren’t planting plants, which definitely
hurts our business,' said retail manager Laurie
Neither nursery uses OWASA water for watering
its plants. Camellia Forest has a pond and a well, and
Niche Gardens has a well it’s used for 23 years.
Parks said the drought hasn't really caused him
SEE WATER RATES, PAGE 4
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of lake capacity