The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Monday March 8th

Carrboro



(From left) Josh Delaney, 12, Ben Dover, 13, and Connor Pants, 10, swing as Dexter McQueen, 12, looks on at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Members of the community gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.

Carrboro celebrates the opening of Martin Luther King Jr. Park

“He’s not a hero for some of the community, he’s not my hero because I’m an African-American, he’s not the hero of women because he heralded women’s rights, he’s not the hero of the immigrant because he fought for their rights,” Richards said. “He’s not the hero of soldiers or those who would do war because he fought for peace. He is the hero of all of us.”

Read More »

Hundreds of mourners came to the Three Winners vigil to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Chapel Hill shootings.

SCOTUS to rule on workplace LGBTQ+ discrimination, but where does North Carolina stand?

As the Supreme Court decides  whether federal law prohibits discrimination by employers based on sexual orientation or gender identity, this issue is left up to the states. North Carolina does not have laws protecting individuals from discrimination, but Chapel Hill and Carrboro both have policies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Read More »

How much money have the candidates in Chapel Hill-Carrboro races spent?

As the Nov. 5 elections approach, candidates have been campaigning hard, going to events on UNC's campus, in churches and other community spaces. Besides what a candidate believes and advocates, there is one other thing the public wonders: how much did their campaign cost and raise? The numbers vary widely across the Chapel Hill-Carrboro races, and they've changed a lot since last year. “Some state and local campaigns don't cost a lot,” Suzanne Globetti, a teaching associate professor of political science at UNC, said. “Others, especially those that rely on television for campaign advertising, end up spending quite a lot.”

Read More »