CITY & COUNTY


1/21/2020 8:18pm

(From left) Josh Delaney, 12, Ben Dover, 13, and Connor Pants, 10, swing as Dexter McQueen, 12, looks on at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Members of the community gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.

Carrboro celebrates the opening of Martin Luther King Jr. Park

“He’s not a hero for some of the community, he’s not my hero because I’m an African-American, he’s not the hero of women because he heralded women’s rights, he’s not the hero of the immigrant because he fought for their rights,” Richards said. “He’s not the hero of soldiers or those who would do war because he fought for peace. He is the hero of all of us.”


1/21/2020 9:22pm

Patrick Abele, assistant superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools speaks at a meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The Orange County Schools Board of Education met with CHCCS to discuss pre-K and school building maintenance. 

Orange County Schools considers adding three new pre-K classrooms

Adding three new pre-K classrooms was proposed during a joint meeting of the Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools Board on Jan. 17, which would lower the gap between enrolled students and the waiting list and provide for early exposure to the classroom. Board members believe school enrollment at an early age is vital for successful young students.