The North Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc. has for years been violating federal tax laws, operating a political action committee in violation of its tax-exempt status and facilitating political donations through illegal means, according to numerous individual first-hand accounts, a slew of internal communications provided to The Daily Tar Heel and multiple expert legal opinions. The Confederate group, classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in North Carolina, brought in $2.6 million of UNC System money last November through controversial dealings with Board of Governors members.
The lack of census data on military personal overseas may result in the addition of a congressional district in North Carolina.
Residents and community organizations urge Chapel Hill to address issues involving climate change and ways to mitigate human contributions to climate change.
Looking to increase voter participation, the Orange County Board of Elections has created a new UNC precinct, amalgamating several low-turnout precincts to alleviate confusion among on-campus voters.
As the 2020 election season draws closer, debates over voter ID are rattling the N.C. Legislature.
Although it's illegal for cities in N.C. to raise the mandated minimum wage from $7.25 an hour, an Orange County initiative is trying to convince local businesses to voluntarily pay their employees a living wage.
The achievement gap between white, Black and Hispanic students in CHCCS schools has persisted for a long time — the disparities between students can be found in various areas, including AP course enrollment and suspensions.
It’s primary season once again, and the presidential race isn’t the only high-stakes election to watch this year. This year North Carolina voters will also elect a governor, Council of State, U.S. Senator, U.S. congressional representatives, judges and new General Assembly members.
Carrboro and Chapel Hill Town Councils have three new members, one of which is a current UNC student, who all seek positive change in the area.
Al's Burger Shack, a beloved burger chain in Chapel Hill, has filed for bankruptcy. However, the restaurant's legal counsel, JP Cournoyer, says that the business does not plan to close, but instead will reorganize.
The Hispanic and Asian populations grew one percent and 10 percent in Chapel Hill, respectively. The increase brings with it new efforts by the Town of Chapel Hill to help immigrants to feel more involved in the local community.
The constant change in the Franklin Street restaurant scene is exciting to some and disappointing to others. While some students have found new comfort in the new establishments, others remember what used to be with somber memories.
Multiple current member of the North Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc. spoke to The Daily Tar Heel in the aftermath of the Confederate group's secretive settlement with the UNC System, which accrued it ownership of Silent Sam and $2.5 million in UNC System money. The members expressed desires to squash the deal and give the money back. They alleged financial impropriety and extortion among SCV leadership, referenced intermingling with gangs and hate groups, and described threats and slurs that have been issued toward members who raise questions.
Mark Kleinschmidt, Nancy Oates and Hongbin Gu recollect on their time as town leaders as the political landscape of Chapel Hill changes.
In the past decade, tax cuts and education have been the main issues affecting budget proposals for the state.
"We will see results right away because its going to stay small and all the money is going to people right here in Carrboro and Chapel Hill.”
Bars, like the Pinhook in Durham, have been safe places to discuss and share for the LGBTQ+ community.
The General Assembly turned majority-Republican in 2010, and with it the Board of Governors experienced a significant turnover in membership.