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Frances Lloyd Shetley poses for a portrait outside of her residence on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022

Longtime Carrboro activist awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine for legacy of service

On Aug. 20, Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils joined N.C. Rep. Graig Meyer, D-Caswell, Orange in presenting Frances Lloyd Shetley, now 95, with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award granted by the North Carolina governor for service to the state. Since she moved to Carrboro as a young woman, Shetley has played a leading role in transforming the town. “There’s nobody who could possibly be more deserving than Frances Shetley,” Carrboro Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Romaine said.

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The Morrison Residency Hall solar panels, as pictured on Feb. 17, 2022. 

Chapel Hill partners with Solarize the Triangle to bring solar energy to community homes

Solarize Chapel Hill is one of the 11 communities within the Triangle area, including Carrboro, in the Solarize the Triangle initiative.  The initiative is led by Triangle J Council of Governments through the Triangle Sustainability Partnership and Solar Crowdsource — a group of local governments, advocates and nonprofits. Solarize Chapel Hill's goal is to encourage residents to adopt clean energy by promoting education and optimizing the solar panel installation process.

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Find more information on Monkeypox in N.C. at Photographed on Aug. 23, 2022. 

NC health departments respond to increased monkeypox cases, rising disparities

Over 14,000 cases of monkeypox have been identified in the United States.  Compared to other states, North Carolina is ranked 15th in monkeypox infections, according to Aug. 18 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "If there is a case that comes in through our local health departments, they are required to then report that to us so we can work with them to do follow-up: to provide treatment and materials and also do contact tracing," said Dr. Susan Kansagra, the NCDHHS assistant secretary for public health.

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Layota Smith and Demonte Folks sit on their bed on July 24th. Smith and Folks are residents of University Gardens Condos in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Residents of University Gardens, affordable housing community, face eviction

On June 30, The landlord and owner of University Gardens, a Chapel Hill affordable housing community, sent eviction notices to some tenants informing them that they needed to leave by the beginning of August. A coalition of local organizations reached an agreement with the owner to extend the residents' notices until the end of September if the coalition balanced the outstanding dues of residents being evicted, covered their rent and provided a $500-per-lease incentive.

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Supporters of abortion rights gather in Raleigh to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.

U.S. District Court judge reinstates ban on abortions after 20 weeks in NC

Abortions are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy in North Carolina, with exceptions for medical emergencies, according to a federal court ruling on Wednesday. The ruling said that the June U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, left an injunction on the 1973 law without foundation. "Denying women necessary medical care in extreme and threatening situations, even if rare, is fundamentally wrong, and we cannot let politicians mislead people about the real world implications of this harmful law," Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement.

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