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Storm drains pictured on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022.

Carrboro residents share concerns about stormwater utility inspections

As initiated by Stormwater Utility within the Town of Carrboro Public Works Department, equipment will help to determine the amount of debris and sediment buildup, as well as necessary actions to take.  “Part of the responsibility of our Stormwater Utility is to find those places that require some kind of larger investments and plan for those investments over time,” Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils said.

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Texas Pete hot sauce is pictured on grocery store shelves on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.

Hot sauce on the hot seat: Texas Pete sued over false advertising claims

A class-action lawsuit filed by California resident Phillip White alleges the hot sauce bottle’s branding is deceptive and leads consumers to believe the product is from Texas, when the product is actually made in Winston-Salem, N.C.  White said the branding led him to purchase a $3 Texas Pete hot sauce bottle in 2021, a purchase he wouldn't have made otherwise according to the suit. “If they have a name of the state on the bottle, you kind of assume that’s from that state,” Daniels said. “That’s a very fair assumption, so I would have no clue that it’s from North Carolina.”

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The Lumina Theater, pictured on Sunday, September 4, 2022, is one of the local movie theaters participating in National Cinema Day.

Film Fest 919 to show a variety of movies for its fifth installment

Popcorn machines are popping and movie projectors are raring for battle – Film Fest 919 will welcome people back to the Silverspot and Lumina theaters for its fifth installment. Overall, this year’s line-up represents films from 13 different countries, according to the Film Fest 919’s website, such as "Devotion," starring Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell, and "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.” 

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Attractions at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh pictured on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.

'It's awesome': NC State Fair returns to fairgrounds, attendance rebounds

This year, the N.C. State Fair features dozens of new foods, five new rides and the new N.C. State Fair Bacon Trail.  The fair opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at midnight on Friday and Saturday until Oct. 23. Giant watermelons and pumpkins, a staple each year, will be on display for the entire 11-day event. The largest pumpkin, grown by Chris Rodebaugh of West Virginia, weighed in at nearly 1,500 pounds. 

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