CITY & COUNTY


Last Updated 17 hours ago

	Food insecurity affects many children in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Twenty-three percent of students received free and reduced lunches last year.

OCS board looks to combat 'lunch shaming' with these new proposals

Lunch shaming is a phenomenon occurring in schools across the United States where students are shamed for not being able to pay for their lunches every day in order to pressure families to pay student lunch debt quickly. Orange County Schools is attempting to combat this issue by implementing new lunch policies. 


Last Updated 20 hours ago

William Sturkey, an assistant history professor at UNC, gives a talk about the history of race at UNC and the University's failures to reconcile it. The talk was at Chapel Hill Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

'What an incredible injustice': UNC criticized for handling of racist past

The subject of Tuesday's “Conversations on Equity” lecture on equity and race relations quickly turned to the complicated history of race relations at UNC. Many in attendance expressed their disappointment in the University and its failure to confront its troubled past. William Sturkey, an assistant history professor at UNC, was the featured speaker at the meeting. He specializes in the history of race in the American South and teaches courses about southern history and the Civil Rights Movement.


2/14/2020 12:13am

Carborro residents shop at the Carborro farmer's market Saturday, Feb. 9 2020.

How a new EPA rule could impact North Carolina's drinking water

On Jan. 23, the EPA enacted the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which re-defined what constitutes the waters of the United States.  Co-owner of Red Tail Grains LLC Daniel Cowan said he is not enthusiastic about the regulations.  “Ultimately, I think regulations are generally there to protect the farmer. Especially if we’re talking about common resources,” Cowan said. “If there’s no regulation, then any fisherman can fish as much as they want, but if you have regulations, then it protects all of the fishermen.”