CITY & COUNTY


10/28/2020 9:28pm

UNC sophomore Samantha Beecham puts on an "I Voted" sticker after voting at the Carrboro Town Hall on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.

'A vote for our democracy': Youth poised to make big impact in 2020 election

With less than a week until Election Day, 3.8 million North Carolinians have already cast their ballots, a state in which young voters have turned out at a rate almost four times higher than at this point in 2016.   An index from CIRCLE, the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, ranked North Carolina as the second state in the nation where the youth vote can have a significant impact on the presidential election. From reports of apocalyptic wildfires on the West Coast and ongoing protests against systemic racism, to the pandemic that has gone unchecked since March, the youth of America have come face-to-face with the intersection of politics and daily life, and as a result are hyper-aware of what's going on in their country. 


10/6/2020 12:47am

UNC-CH students ready themselves to make a difference during this 2020 election.

2020 State and Local Voter Guide

This year is a presidential election year, but there are many other statewide and local races on the ballot. The Daily Tar Heel broke down candidates’ platforms down the ballot, from the U.S. Senate to the Board of County Commissioners, so you don’t have to. We surveyed students to hear what issues mattered most to them. Then, we asked each candidate their stances on these issues.

10/29/2020 7:06pm

Early morning sunlight shines through the trees onto a pathway at Bolin Creek on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

Students find a sense of normalcy in outdoor walks on and off campus

While walking to class is no longer a part of students’ daily routines, many who remain in Chapel Hill are still finding ways to get some light exercise outside. Whether you’re making your way past the Bell Tower on South Road or strolling through the Bolin Creek Trail, students find no shortage of scenic surroundings.


10/25/2020 8:18pm

Poll Workers

'Celebration of citizenship': Inside the life of an N.C. poll worker

Rachel Raper, the director of elections for Orange County, said poll workers are critical to elections and complete a variety of roles during early voting and Election Day. “Poll workers are on the front line of democracy, and the experience voters have with poll workers shapes their opinions of elections and going to vote” she said. Because of the virus, the polling sites throughout Orange County are following safety protocols by maintaining social distancing, enforcing masks, limiting the number of people inside the polling site, disinfecting the voting sites between each use, not reusing sample ballots and putting up plastic barriers between voting stands. 


10/25/2020 6:14pm

	Rev. Robert Seymour of Binkley Baptist Church will be honored Thursday for his work with the Inter-Faith Council.

'You can't hold back the spring': The legacy of Rev. Robert Seymour

Chapel Hill pastor and local civil rights advocate Rev. Robert Seymour died Oct. 11. Seymour spent the majority of his 95 years pastoring churches, founding organizations, serving on boards, penning editorial columns and integrating Chapel Hill – always in his trademark suit and tie. He left behind a community he was fundamental in building. 


10/25/2020 6:04pm

Carrboro Town Council member Barbara M. Foushee. Photo courtesy of Foushee.

OC Voice: Pressing through the pandemic

The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Barbara Foushee is a Carrboro Town Council member.