CITY & COUNTY


11/19/2019 7:19pm

Now, a coalition of anonymous students, faculty, staff and community members has called for the immediate removal of John Bogdan, the associate vice chancellor of safety and security at UNC-Charlotte. Photo courtesy of Coalition to Remove John Bogdan

UNC-Charlotte coalition wants to oust head of safety

After UNC-Charlotte's associate vice chancellor for safety and security, John Bogdan, was accused of overlooking human rights violations during his tenure at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, activists are listing their demands for future hirings.

11/17/2019 9:30pm

(From left) Valerie P. Foushee, Graig Meyer and Verla Insko speak to the audience at Orange County's Democratic Party's election party at Might as Well in Chapel Hill in November 2018. 

Column: North Carolina would benefit from the Dream Act

As with most immigration policy, the real change here has to come through Congress. But from my view here in the state, all North Carolinians would benefit from Washington stepping up to make dreams come true.


11/17/2019 9:03pm

Students from Carrboro Elementary school are bused to Carrboro Town Hall, where parents could check out their kids, on Tuesday Nov. 20 after an active shooter false alarm at the school. The police found no substance to the active shooter call. 

Local schools see four mass violence threats in two months

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged two Cedar Ridge High School students for communicating threats of mass violence in the last couple months, and are offering a reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the third person who threatened the school. The Chapel Hill Police Department arrested a student with the same charge in relation to a threat against East Chapel Hill High School. With four threats of mass violence in two local schools since September, law enforcement and school officials are stressing the importance of communication in responding to and preventing these situations.


11/15/2019 1:00pm

Chapel Hill Town Council candidate Tai Huynh (far right) speaks at the UNC Young Democrats' Local Candidates Panel in Manning Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Also pictured are council candidates Jessica Anderson (far left), Nancy Oates (center left), and Renuka Soll (center right).

Oates to request recount in Chapel Hill Town Council race

Incumbent Chapel Hill Town Council candidate said she will request the Orange County Board of Elections conduct a recount. The Board met Friday for their canvas meeting to certify the results of the Nov. 5 municipal and school board elections. Three candidates — Oates and challengers Sue Hunter and Tai Huynh — stood at around 13 percent of the vote after certification. The recount will be conducted next Thursday.


11/14/2019 9:43pm

Meet the community paramedics working to alleviate North Carolina's opioid crisis

When Emergency medical services arrive to help a person who has overdosed on opioids, it’s anyone’s guess what the scene will look like. When the traditional role of the paramedic is finished, they're immediately on to the next call — and their role is growing as North Carolina tries to combat the opioid epidemic. Orange County recently joined a pilot program in the state to make community paramedics a permanent part of the system, and it's not the only program in the county recently created to provide these services.