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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, a polling place, is pictured on May 17, 2022.

Orange County residents discuss their priorities for Tuesday's primary elections

In the Tuesday primary elections, Orange County voters cast their ballots for several federal, state, county and local positions.  Several Chapel Hill voters said they also thought about the overturning of Roe v. Wade when going out to vote, while others said they vote in every election, simply to have their voices heard. “I never thought I would live this long to see our democracy so at risk and our Constitutional rights being taken away from us,” 76 year old Chapel Hill resident Margaret Rich said.

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Government officals break the ground at the groundbreaking event for the 203 Project on Thurday, April 5, 2022.

The Town of Carrboro breaks ground on the 203 project

The Town of Carrboro held a groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday at 203 S. Greensboro St., the future home of the Orange County Southern Branch Library.  The library, also known as the 203 Project, has been in the works since 2016 when Orange County first requested the library branch.

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Protesters hold signs in reaction to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade on May 3, 2022, in Chapel Hill, NC. 

Here's what a post-Roe future could look like for North Carolinians

On May 2, Politico published a leaked draft U.S Supreme Court opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. If finalized, the opinion would overturn Roe v. Wade.  North Carolina has a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy that is currently unenforceable under Roe v. Wade, according to a 2021 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. But, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, access in North Carolina could be restricted.  Even if abortion remains legal in North Carolina, an individual from a state with a "trigger law" who needs an abortion may travel to North Carolina. This could overburden N.C.'s health system.

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On May 3, 2022, students at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, in Durham, NC, sit and stand in silent protest of title IX cases and assault accusations. Students say these cases have resulted in no action by NCSSM administration.

Students at NCSSM protest how the school handles sexual assault cases

Silent protesters gathered at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics with signs expressing their dissatisfaction with how school leaders have handled sexual assault cases on Tuesday.  The students listed their concerns and demands in an open letter to the NCSSM administration. The letter’s main grievances revolve around how the school handles reports of sexual assault and the current Title IX process, as well as how the school handles suicide attempts. Before Tuesday's protest, the students held a silent walkout on April 25. The leaders of the movement met with the administration before and after the event to discuss their concerns.

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