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Tuesday June 6th


Chapel Hill Bible Church is pictured on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. The church faces allegations of abuse.

Chapel Hill Bible Church leaders face allegations, investigations over abusive behavior

Over the last few years, over 200 people have left Chapel Hill Bible Church due to concerns over sexism, racism and emotional abuse by leaders in the church.  Three separate investigations have taken place regarding the alleged dysfunction since 2020. A 64-page report with recommendations was released by the Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) to church leadership in early November. Instead of releasing it to the congregation per GRACE’s recommendation, only church elders and deacons were allowed to read it.

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School teachers commute from areas like Mebane and Greensboro due to difficulties finding affordable homes in the private market in Chapel Hill, despite being one of the highest-paying school districts in North Carolina.

'It’s a struggle': CHCCS teachers choose between expensive housing or long commutes

Although Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is one of the highest-paying school districts in North Carolina, teachers are increasingly unable to afford housing in the district. CHCCS pays teachers a supplement to their base salary and additionally pays teachers local supplements based on years of experience.  “It’s really important to us that people who serve the community in Chapel Hill can afford to live here, and right now that’s really not the case,” Daniele Berman, marketing and communications manager for Community Home Trust, said, “Teachers can’t afford to purchase a home in the private market in Chapel Hill."

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Chapel Hill will celebrate Arbor Day, the celebration of the planting of trees, on Friday, Nov. 18. Each year the Town of Chapel Hill plants one or more trees at a Town-owned facility, like the ones pictured here on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

Town plants trees, holds events to celebrate Arbor Day in Chapel Hill

On Friday, Nov. 18, the Town of Chapel Hill will celebrate Arbor Day at the North Columbia Public Housing Community.  Arbor Day is a holiday that celebrates and encourages the planting of trees. In Chapel Hill, the day will feature a tree installation, during which six trees will be planted: two Red Maples, two White Oaks, and two Red Buds.  “Arbor Day is recognized by many cities and towns in North Carolina, and it really does encourage people to think about trees, to replace trees and to add trees to their own private properties,” Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger said. 

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