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Layota Smith and Demonte Folks sit on their bed on July 24th. Smith and Folks are residents of University Gardens Condos in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Residents of University Gardens, affordable housing community, face eviction

On June 30, The landlord and owner of University Gardens, a Chapel Hill affordable housing community, sent eviction notices to some tenants informing them that they needed to leave by the beginning of August. A coalition of local organizations reached an agreement with the owner to extend the residents' notices until the end of September if the coalition balanced the outstanding dues of residents being evicted, covered their rent and provided a $500-per-lease incentive.

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Laverne Burton, city crisis unit counselor, poses for a portrait in front of the Chapel Hill Police Department on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

'It's really powerful': Chapel Hill Police Department Crisis Unit hires first peer support specialist

The Chapel Hill Police Department Crisis Unit recently hired Laverne Burton as its first peer support specialist. She began in the role on June 13. The new position is designed to help those who need mental health support connect with someone with lived experience. Burton works mainly with unsheltered people and often meets them in the street to provide them with support and resources. 

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The Drive-in at Carraway Village, a drive-in movie theater, will close on July 27.

The Drive-In at Carraway Village to close on July 27 for construction expansion

The Drive-in at Carraway Village, a drive-in movie theater located off of Eubanks Road, will close on July 27 – although it may not be a permanent closure.  The drive-in is set to close because Carraway Village, the apartment complex near the theatre, is expanding into the lot where it is located. With the construction putting more than half of the parking spaces behind a wire fence, Randi Emerman, a founder of the Drive-in at Carraway Village, said it was time to take a pause.

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B3 Coffee team members Lauren Winnix and Alex Martel (left to right) work the kiosk on opening day at the Chapel Hill Public Library on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy of B3 co-founder Jacklyn Boheler.

Being, belonging, becoming: B3 Coffee holds grand opening at Chapel Hill Public Library

B3 Coffee held a grand opening for its first permanent kiosk in the lobby of the Chapel Hill Public Library on Saturday, serving about 150 customers throughout the day.  Jacklyn Boheler founded the nonprofit B3 Coffee with two other UNC graduate students to use coffee to help bring people together and work towards the destigmatization of disabilities.  For the past two years, B3 has been holding pop-up coffee events and catering services across the Chapel Hill community.

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Still Life Entertainment Complex held its soft opening on July 5, 2022. Photo courtesy of Still Life.

Still Life hosts soft opening for rooftop, freshens nightlife on Franklin Street

Still Life held soft-opening events on Friday and Saturday, showing off its rooftop area for the first time and adding a new nightlife spot for the Chapel Hill community.  The rooftop is the only area that is open as of the soft opening. However, Still Life has plans to open more rooms in the future.  The Chapel Hill location is the second Still Life venue to open, with the original located near the East Carolina University campus in Greenville, NC.

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Campus Health Services, located in the James A. Taylor building, offers a variety of medical services including nutrition, pharmacy, radiology, counseling and psychological services and other wellness care.

A guide to reproductive health resources for the Chapel Hill community

A guide to reproductive health resources for UNC students and Chapel Hill community members. Abortion is still legal in North Carolina up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. There are several campus, local and national organizations that provide birth control and abortion services. If your organization is providing reproductive care or safe abortion access in the Chapel Hill area, please email to have information added to this article. 

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