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Wednesday March 22nd


	Reina Galjour (top row, fourth from left), a certified professional midwife and Orange County native, stands with her Haitian students.

Midwives for Haiti fundraiser to support prenatal care

Reina Galjour left her job in an El Paso, Texas, clinic to move to a village with no running water and no toilets. In February 2010, Galjour, a certified professional midwife and Orange County native, left the clinic she worked at for more than six years to move to Haiti, where she teaches midwifery to local women with the nonprofit organization Midwives for Haiti. She recently returned to North Carolina to raise funds for the organization, which provides services and trains Haitian women in prenatal care in an effort to reduce maternal and infant deaths.

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Tethering the public voice: Carrboro’s tethering ban overlooked public input and concerns

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen had dogs’ — but maybe not the public’s — best interests in mind when it voted last week to ban tethering. While the ban will surely prevent some cases of inhumane treatment of dogs, it could have easily been fortified with a public hearing that the board decided to skip. The outright ban now runs the risk of acting as a tax on dog owners who must expand fences to keep their dogs unattended outside.

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Carrboro re-examines anti-lingering ordinance

For day laborers in Carrboro, the corner of Jones Ferry and Davie roads is the gateway to finding work every day. And though workers can only linger near the intersection between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. based on a 2007 ordinance, Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen discussed on Tuesday plans to change that.

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Cathy, six year old Rachel, seven year old Isabella and Cray Gun walk to Carrboro Elementary School from their house on Hillsborough street  on Thursday morning. Their house was picked up and relocated and Mr. and Mrs. Gunn worried about the reduction of privacy if a road for the library  was built adjacent to their house.

Carrboro residents relieved library site rejected

Cray and Kathy Gunn eagerly supported plans for a free-standing library for Carrboro — until they learned the site rezoning would redirect traffic past their home. After they voiced complaints but failed to stop Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen from approving in April the lot’s rezoning, they hired a lawyer to represent their concerns.

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Carrboro looks for new town manager

Carrboro government officials hope to have a new town manager by the end of the year. Former Carrboro Town Manager Steve Stewart retired Aug. 1 after holding the position for 8 years — prompting the search for a replacement.

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