Prominent Latinos such as actress Rosario Dawson and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are sharing a common message at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week — that Latino voters represent a rising political force.
Five years ago, Stevie Schlessman was raped, but she never considered telling police. Alcohol was involved. The rapist was her boyfriend. And though she knew her story to be true, she thought authorities would doubt it.
Some spoke English, others Spanish. Some were angry, while others cried. But all of the women who took to the Seymour Center’s stage Tuesday night had something in common.
Like many undocumented immigrant students, Emilio Vicente said he knew early in high school that he would have trouble attending college — and that worry made him depressed.
Aleyda de Dios has called the United States home since she was two years old. But when her daughter is born later this week, the baby girl will already have something de Dios has only wished for — U.S. citizenship.
A new charter school has approval to open in Chapel Hill this August, despite the wishes of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district and NAACP.
Lauren Cloninger told herself she was just eating healthy. When strangers commented on the then-13-year-old’s weight loss, she was flattered — and when friends left a note in her locker saying they were worried about her, she brushed it off.
The 27-year-old woman who reported being raped near Franklin Street Thursday has asked Chapel Hill Police not to pursue the investigation, according to a Tuesday press release.
As an infant, Bernadette Pelissier lived in Senegal. As a 12-year-old she lived in Damascus, Syria while her father worked for the United Nations, and in between her world travels, she lived in New Jersey.
The investigation into a rape reported near campus at roughly 2 a.m. Thursday morning has turned up few leads and has left some questioning whether the campus should have been alerted to a potential threat.
Laurie Graham, programs director at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, explains the forum for sexual assault victims on Tuesday night.
Chapel Hill Town Council members just can’t decide what to do about cell phone use on town roads. The council could have voted Monday on a measure that would have banned residents older than 18 from talking on cell phones while driving. The measure, which would punish violators with fines, has graced town agendas starting in early 2010.
A number of often-aired issues found their way into the Chapel Hill Town Council’s discussion again Monday night. The council decided that the town’s proposed food trucks ordinance, which would have allowed the trucks to vend in town, will come to a vote this January after months of discussion and multiple public hearings.
Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt is joining a throng of 7,000 fans aboard the USS Carl Vinson to watch UNC play Michigan State in the Carrier Classic this evening — on an invitation from the White House.
Voting was slow at the East Franklin precinct poll as of noon, officials said. Forty residents had voted at the precinct, according to election officials.
Farmers may prize their green thumbs, but they are now campaigning against a green future.The American Farm Bureau has created a plan to prevent climate change legislation from passing in the House and Senate.