CITY & COUNTY


4/18/2018 10:37pm

Senior Psychology major Leah Daniel volunteers as a Doula at the UNC Hospitals.

Midwives continue to serve mothers in the modern age of medicine

Though the practice has fallen in and out of popularity in the U.S. as medicine has become increasingly professionalized, midwives today deliver about 15 percent of births at UNC Hospitals.   “There’s a lot more interest today in women to have more say in their healthcare and more involvement in their labor and pregnancy,” said Kathy Higgins, the division director of midwifery services in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  “For midwives, that is their basic philosophy, in providing education and supporting them in their desires for their pregnancy and birthing experience.” 


4/18/2018 7:52pm

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Here's where and how you can early vote in Orange County

Early voting for the Orange County primary election opens this Saturday and will last until Saturday, May 5. The early voting sites include the Hillsborough Board of Elections, the Carrboro Town Hall, the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, Efland Ruritan Club Building and the Seymour Senior Center in Chapel Hill. 

4/16/2018 8:48pm

The solar panels near Maple View Farm are an example of the solar energy powered by Duke Energy.

Duke Energy aims to reduce energy usage in Orange County

Duke Energy Progress, the Triangle’s Duke Energy affiliate, a new energy saving program known as EnergyWise Home. The project aims to reduce energy usage during peak periods this summer. This and other projects are representative of Duke Energy’s environmental push over the last several years both to save money and to use less power. 


4/15/2018 10:08pm

El Centro Hispano also has a location on W Weaver Street in Carrboro, which opened in 2015.

Hispanic community holds forum to inform residents following recent ICE detainments

The value of the Hispanic community in Carborro and the peace of mind immigrants should be allowed in the community was emphasized at the "Know Your Rights" event.   "Trust is a hard thing to gain and an easy thing to lose,” Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said. “We're willing to do the work to gain your trust if you're willing to give it to us." 


4/11/2018 11:14pm

Marian Cheek Jackson Center staff and partners from Pee Wee Homes welcoming one of the center's newest Northside neighbors to the community. Photo courtesy of Hudson Vaughan.

The Jackson Center has built community for years in Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center is a non-profit dedicated to building community in Chapel Hill's Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods. The organization has worked alongside UNC students since its beginning and UNC recently gave the organization a $3 million loan to continue its work in the community.  “I remember growing up with neighbors that knew each other, sharing joys and sorrows, knowing who lived around you, which brought safety because you knew who your neighbors were,” said Kathy Atwater, the center’s community advocacy specialist. “The Jackson Center has become a part of the community, not just someone outside looking in."