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Wednesday March 22nd

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DTH Photo Illustration. A state grant of $1.2 million will enhance interactions between Orange County law enforcement and individuals during a mental health crisis.

Orange County receives $1.2 million grant for non-law enforcement response team

Orange County recently received a $1.2 million grant to create a community care and response team for individuals with mental health illnesses or disorders who come into contact with law enforcement. The grant was awarded by the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

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The sun sets over the neighborhood in which Dave Jernigan stayed in during his time in Lviv, Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Dave Jernigan. 

A look at three North Carolinians who volunteer in, around Ukraine

Meet Dave Jernigan, Jonathan Mills and Isabella Romine: three North Carolinians who played, and still play, significant roles in helping Ukrainian refugees since the Russian invasion over a year ago.  “Lviv — it's a really beautiful place,” Jernigan said. “It’s a very vibrant city, but everywhere you look you see trauma.” In one of his volunteer roles, Jernigan said he helped convert a network of Soviet-era tunnels under hospitals into air raid shelters so patients and doctors could evacuate — sometimes mid-surgery — if imminent danger were to arise.

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The Supreme Court of North Carolina, located in Raleigh, is pictured on Aug. 26, 2022.

NC Supreme Court accepts new filings in 2022 Leandro case, rehearing possible

On Friday, the N.C. Supreme Court decided in a 5-2 order along party lines that it would stop the transfer of money by a lower court toward public education in the state. The new Republican majority on the state Supreme Court agreed with the State Controller's argument that the office's potential criminal liability for moving the money was not adequately addressed in the court's November opinion.

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