CITY & COUNTY


11/13/2019 7:37pm

Rosie Robbins, a senior studying religious studies, sits outside on campus on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Robbins is just one of many Carolina students entering the workforce with the looming possibility of a recession.

A potential recession in 2020 has soon-to-be graduates worried about finding a job

Among the regular post-graduation fears, mixed reports on a possible future recession have students searching for alternate employment plans to make. Some graduating UNC students are preparing for the possibility of a declining job market.  Despite economic indicators pointing to a recession in the near future, researchers say the Triangle may be able to weather a downturn. Alumni point to the Great Recession in 2009 as an example of less than ideal economic conditions to enter the labor market under.


11/12/2019 6:47pm

Celie Richardson, lawyer for local condominium owner Eric Plow, stands in front of Plow's property on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. "We are very perplexed as to why the town is trying to place regulations that would shut this complex down; we hope they don't," Richardson said.

Extra income or a neighborhood nuisance? How Chapel Hill grapples with Airbnbs

“Any new Chapel Hill regulations will affect not only those property owners who use the STR system for profit, but also residents like us for whom the system simply makes it possible to plan for the future." Following multiple other cities, including Raleigh, Chapel Hill's Short-Term Rental Task Force will be recommending regulations on short-term rentals, like Airbnb, to the Town Council. Chapel Hill residents have mixed opinions on short-term rentals as some think they are beneficial for the Town and some do not.


11/11/2019 10:27pm

U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C. speaks during the Orange County Veterans Day event at the Orange County Veterans Memorial on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

Orange County celebrates Veterans Day at new town memorial

“In the midst of what our country’s going through right now, we need to be reminded of what unites us, and Veterans Day is a perfect reminder of that, what our country stands for, the values and commitments that our veterans have fought to protect,” Price said. 

11/6/2019 8:11pm

UNC student and Chapel Hill Town Council candidate Tai Huynh celebrates at a local election watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

Here's why voter turnout for this year's local election fell since 2018

Voting turnout is always high during state and national elections, but the elections where voter turnout arguably matters most — local elections — often suffer.  This was the case during the Orange County elections, where turnout dropped dramatically this year. Considering the predicted upset for Chapel Hill Town Council, the election could have very easily gone another way if more people had voted. What is the reason for the low turnout?