Joey DeVito

Assistant Online Editor - Daily Tar Heel

Location icon United States of America

I am currently finishing my final semester at UNC-Chapel Hill and will graduate in May with a degree in history and political science. I have been working at the Daily Tar Heel since January, 2014.
I started on the City Desk, covering local issues around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Stories have included profiles of local businesses, town hall coverage and housing issues.
I have also covered a number of UNC sports, including baseball, women's soccer, women's basketball and a number of others. This has included regular season games, as well as ACC and NCAA tournament games.
In September, 2014 I was hired as the Assistant Online Editor. My job includes tagging stories, writing online headlines, monitoring comments and making sure that our Pacemaker Award-winning website is running smoothly.

Portfolio
The Daily Tar Heel
02/16/2015
Skirting the health standard

Joey DeVito | Published 10/06/14 1:50am West End Wine Bar, along with the rest of the private clubs in North Carolina, is no longer subject to health inspections. "I think it's sort of outrageous that we're not inspected," Wilson said. The new rule is an effect of the N.C.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/14/2015
UNC baseball squeaks past Wolfpack 4-3 to advance in ACC tournament

Joey DeVito | Published 05/20/14 8:31pm With one mad dash, N.C. State's Trea Turner tried to steal home plate - and the North Carolina baseball team's chances of advancing in the ACC tournament Tuesday at NewBridge Bank Park. "Incredible, courageous play on their part," coach Mike Fox said.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/14/2015
Q&A with former UNC basketball player Danny Green

Joey DeVito | Published 06/23/14 8:00pm CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly named the academic advisor Danny Green was referring to. The man's name is Wayne Walden. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/15/2015
UNC women's basketball team fell short from deep

Joey DeVito | Published 02/06/15 1:43am "It was a tough night," Coach Sylvia Hatchell said. "We started off missing a lot of shots. They missed a lot of shots early. I thought we could get some momentum going but we didn't."

The Daily Tar Heel
02/16/2015
Solar panels on rise in Chapel Hill

Joey DeVito | Published 07/21/14 6:48pm The most recent attempt to put a solar farm in the county comes from Sunlight Partners, who want to put their 19-acre farm in Falls of New Hope in Chapel Hill. "The benefit will be primarily to reduce the reliance on coal-fired and nuclear energy reduction," said Orange County commissioner Earl McKee.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/16/2015
Chapel Hill Comics turns a page

Joey DeVito | Published 07/07/14 6:24pm The comics store, owned by Neal for 11 years, is a regular fixture at 316 W. Franklin St. "I'm excited for the store - that it's going to have somebody come in who hasn't been doing this for 20 years," Neal said.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/15/2015
Paige Nielsen late to the pregame but on time for the victory

WOMEN'S SOCCER: NORTH CAROLINA 2, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 0 By Joey DeVito | Published 11/17/14 12:11am Junior forward Paige Nielsen almost didn't make it to the North Carolina women's soccer team's 2-0 victory over South Dakota State in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/14/2015
Benton Moss grows as UNC baseball loses 3-2 to Virginia

Joey DeVito | Published 05/24/14 3:06am If the North Carolina baseball team had any chance of beating the third-ranked Virginia Cavaliers on Friday, they needed a big outing from starting pitcher Benton Moss. But while the Tar Heels got what they wanted from Moss, they still fell to UVa. 3-2.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/16/2015
Orange County deals with busy rabies season

Joey DeVito | Published 05/26/14 8:03pm So far in 2014, there have been 13 positive test results showing rabies. In 2012 and 2013, there were 13 reported cases of rabies each year, according to reports from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/14/2015
Cavaliers outpace UNC women's soccer in ACC tournament

WOMEN'S SOCCER: VIRGINIA 2, UNC 0 By Joey DeVito | Published 11/10/14 1:15am But unlike the story's outcome, the tortoise didn't prevail on Friday at UNCG Soccer Stadium, as the No. 4 Cavaliers' midfielders ran circles around the UNC defense en route to a 2-0 win.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/15/2015
Greeks reduce waste, give to the poor with GoMeals! program

Joey DeVito | Published 02/25/14 11:11pm When Caroline Barber first arrived at UNC, she was looking for an opportunity to explore her passion for working with the homeless population - and she found her outlet for it with GoMeals! Volunteers from the GoMeals!

The Daily Tar Heel
02/16/2015
Night football games help Chapel Hill economy

Joey DeVito | Published 08/28/14 4:23pm The 23rd-ranked Tar Heels will kick off their season against Liberty on Saturday at 6 p.m. It is the first of two evening home games this season. Last season's evening game against Miami was the team's first since the 2009-10 season.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/15/2015
Women's soccer finishes regular season with improbable title

Joey DeVito | Published 11/03/14 1:11am "If someone told me that's what's going to happen this year, I would have said that's one of the signs of the apocalypse," he said. Dorrance might want to take cover because his team finished tied with Florida State for the ACC title after a 2-1 overtime victory over Syracuse in the regular season finale Sunday.

The Daily Tar Heel
02/16/2015
Chapel Hill, Carrboro, county approve new budgets

Joey DeVito | Published 06/23/14 6:52pm The Orange County Board of Commissioners didn't want to raise taxes, but they did so when they approved their budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. "We raised taxes for the first time in six years because we have to continue to make up for cuts from the state," chairman Barry Jacobs said.