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The Center for Safer Schools recently presented its annual consolidated data report from the 2022-23 school year to the N.C. State Board of Education — including a decrease in dropout rates among high school aged students compared to the previous year.
North Carolina's Caregiving Workforce Strategic Leadership Council released a report on Jan. 23 detailing a plan to strengthen the state’s caregiving workforce — including increasing pay and improving data collection.
Since the Chapel Hill Town Council passed a land use management ordinance text amendment in June, there have not been any applications for the development of multi-family housing projects newly allowed by the amendment.
The Carrboro Town Council discussed its annual comprehensive finance report, a draft of a new residential stormwater assistance program and a proposal to extend the water and sewer service boundary during its meeting Tuesday night. This was the first with new council members Catherine Fray and Jason Merrill.
The Carrboro Town Council voted unanimously on Dec. 5 to hold a special election to fill Mayor Barbara Foushee’s now vacant council seat, following her unopposed run for the mayoral seat in November. The council decided that the special election will be held on Nov. 5, alongside state and national elections.
In early April, N.C. Rep. Tricia Cotham (R-Mecklenburg) announced she was changing her party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, just a few months after she was sworn in.
The towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro declared Nov. 16 as Care to Share Day to promote Orange Water and Sewer Authority's program to help residents pay their water bills.
The N.C. Recovery Practitioners Network, a partnership between the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the UNC School of Education, among other institutions, hosted its first in-person workshop on Friday.
Editor’s note: This story is part of a series on Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Board of Education candidates. The Daily Tar Heel is not endorsing any CHCCS school board candidates.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles placed a preliminary injunction on two aspects of North Carolina’s 12-week abortion ban, S.B. 20, on Sept. 30.
During their Tuesday meeting, the Carrboro Town Council discussed appointments to Carrboro's Greenways Commission, the master plan for the Westwood Cemetery and the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment.
On Sept. 13, U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is illegal. In light of this decision, many undocumented students on UNC’s campus are worried their deferred status may be in jeopardy.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ graduation rate hit a record high of 94.8 percent in the 2022-23 school year, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction's 2022-23 school performance data, which was released on Sept. 6.
Orange County's visitor spending increased by 21.3 percent from 2021 to 2022, according to a recent report released by the N.C. Department of Commerce. This is higher than the state’s average, which increased by 13.4 percent during the same period.
Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation hosted Family Fun Day and a back-to-school book bag giveaway at the Hargraves Community Center on Aug. 19.
Orange County Animal Services has opened applications for the eighth annual Pat Sanford Animal Welfare Award until Oct. 8.
The Carrboro Community Safety Task Force held its first listening session on July 17 at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center to receive community input on policing and community safety.
Two bills currently in the N.C. General Assembly — Senate Bills 747 and 749 — have the potential to have major impacts on voting processes in North Carolina this fall and beyond.
The Town of Chapel Hill received a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity — or RAISE — grant for $1,000,000 on June 23.
This November, Chapel Hill residents will be able to vote on four Town Council positions. These seats are currently held by Jessica Anderson, Tai Huynh, Michael Parker and Amy Ryan.