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Sunday September 25th

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill and Durham number one in Vegetarian

Chapel Hill and Durham have put their beef aside to be named the most vegetarian metropolitan area in the United States. According to research from GrubHub — an online delivery service that facilitates take-out orders with restaurants — Chapel Hill and Durham residents were much more likely to order vegetarian than the national average.  Kaitlyn Carl, spokesperson for GrubHub, said the company looked at orders across 100 markets over the past year to find the percentage of vegetarian orders in a city.  "We then compared that percentage to the national average and ranked the cities based on how much greater each city's percentage of vegetarian, vegan orders were to the national average," she said. Dilip Barman, president of the Triangle Vegetarian Society, said while the area was conducive to vegetarianism, the information could be misleading.  “I think the area is vegetarian friendly, but the article was exaggerated with some commercial bias," he said. "We are vegetarian friendly with lots of vegan options in many restaurants such as Sage, but I can think of many other cities, like San Francisco and Chicago, that have more vegetarian options.” Prasant Baratam, a senior at UNC, said the campus provides limited options for vegetarians.

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Letter: ​Nancy Oates supports affordable housing

TO THE EDITOR: Affordable housing for people who work in Chapel Hill has been a significant issue for the current Chapel Hill Town Council for the past four years. Yet the council has managed to largely ignore the requirement for affordable housing with its recent decisions on Obey Creek, Ephesus Fordham and The Edge.

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