The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Sonia Rao is a sophomore at UNC majoring in journalism and economics and The Daily Tar Heel's City & State Editor.
There's a lot happening in Orange County right now. Local officials are speaking out against a riot in the Capitol, school districts are still remote and North Carolinians are finally receiving COVID-19 vaccines, to name a few.
Over the past few months, we've tried our best to be a resource for Orange County residents through the pandemic and presidential election. We've covered local town meetings, created a comprehensive voter guide and so much more.
We've spent a lot of time giving you the news. Now it's your turn to tell us what we should be covering.
From stories to multimedia projects, we want to know how we can better serve residents of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. Tell us what stories we're not reporting on, what communities we're under covering and what meetings and events we should be going to.
We also want to know how we can improve our weekly newsletter, The OC Report (for Orange County and Our Communities). Let us know what sections you think we should add to our newsletter and how you feel about its current format.
Take five minutes to tell us how we're doing by filling out the survey below or texting OCREPORT to 73-224.
We also need your help reporting on ongoing stories in Orange County.
If you're a parent, student or teacher in a local school district, you can let us know your thoughts on remote schooling by texting EDUCATION to 73-224.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine or the vaccination process in North Carolina, or an experience you want to share regarding the vaccine, we also want to know. Text COVIDVACCINE to 73-224 to fill out our short survey
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If you live in Orange County and want to make your voice heard on something you care about locally, email firstname.lastname@example.org.