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Emilio Vicente (right) Winston Crisp (guy in suit) Mark Kleinschmidt Lydia Lavelle

Vigils honored victims of the Orlando shooting

Rainbow flags flew and contemplative words were spoken — both in Spanish and in English — across Chapel Hill this week as communities gathered to commemorate the lives of the 49 people killed by a shooter in an Orlando nightclub.


A miracle for Miraclefeet

It’s not every day that Googling leads to a $1 million grant given by the company themselves, but for a Carrboro-based nonprofit, that’s exactly what happened.


Residents living in Carrboro's extraterritorial jurisdiction lack representation

Residents living within Carrboro's extraterritorial jurisdiction follow all of the town's laws — but they aren't able to vote for the officials who create these laws. An extraterritorial jurisdiction is a statutory provision in state law that gives cities the right to regulate zones outside of their municipal boundaries. The city has control over areas such as land use, zoning and any of the city regulations that would normally be enforced inside town limits.


Carrboro to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

When Amy Locklear Hertel, director of the UNC American Indian Center, told her first-grade daughter that Christopher Columbus did not discover America, she responded, “Mommy, do people know that?” The girl suggested Hertel write a Facebook post to inform the rest of the world.