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The Legend of Carol Folt

This isn’t a joke. The Daily Tar Heel is reporting that UNC’s good Chancellor was on the road at 3:54pm at high speed on New Year’s Day.

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There seems to be no truth to the rumor that she was driving an orange muscle car with a large number printed on the door. Nor that she was wearing a cowboy hat.

Erratum (but not mine): The Daily Tar Heel has revised its story. It is now reporting that Carol was cited for speeding at 3:54pm — not am — as was initially reported in the column screenshot above.

Addendum: The Chatham Journal also noted that Chancellor Folt seems in contravention of other North Carolina laws:

The records also note that Folt, who took over as UNC chancellor in July, still has a driver’s license and vehicle registration from New Hampshire, dating to her days as provost at Dartmouth College. Folt took office Monday, July 1, 2013 as Carolina’s 11th chancellor.

Under North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles regulations, people are supposed to register their vehicles and obtain a state driver’s license usually within 30 days of moving to the state.

Last year the Journal reprinted with permission several Dartblog posts about Carol Folt.


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