3/26/2020 8:55pm

Yeshua Sanchez, a manager at Cosmic Cantina, takes an order in Cosmic on Thursday, July 11, 2019. 

UNC student starts GoFundMe for Cosmic Cantina kitchen workers as hours get cut

The Cosmic Cantina cashier who started the fundraiser cites the hard work, passion, effort, and skill of his coworkers, and believes they are well-deserving of the extra funds. Despite their fears of contracting the coronavirus, Cosmic Cantina's staff keeps going to work. "I'm very scared of getting sick with the virus, but what're we going to do? We need to at least earn a little money,” said one kitchen worker. 

3/26/2020 1:06am

Judge Allen Baddour looks on as SCV lawyer Boyd Sturges speaks during the hearing on Wednesday. Feb. 12, 2020. Judge Baddour ruled to vacate the consent order and dismiss the lawsuit regarding Silent Sam.

UNC's $2.5 million Confederate payout won't be fully repaid despite backdoor deal reversal

The UNC System's now-infamous settlement with the North Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc. was struck down last month after a swarm of public scrutiny and legal challenges. The reversal by Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour returned possession of Silent Sam to the state's higher-education authority, but a $2.5 million trust of UNC's money that the System forfeited in that deal may not be coming back in full. More than $80,000 of those funds in total are set to pay the Confederate group's lawyer and the attorneys involved in operating the trust after its creation. However, a new legal challenge by UNC students and faculty seeks to change that.

3/23/2020 9:06pm

Carrboro United staff, who are all displaced service industry workers, safely deliver food directly to customers' cars on Hub Day at 300 E Main St. in the heart of downtown Carrboro. Photo courtesy of Zoë Dehmer.

'Restaurants need guests to survive': New food hub supports Carrboro businesses

“The problem was immediate, and it was our responsibility to find a solution for the problem,” Tom Raynor, founder of Carroboro United, said. “We don't have a week, or two weeks, or months to take action.” Carrboro food hub looks to help restaurants, farmers and the local economy by selling meals to Carrboro and Chapel Hill residents.

3/20/2020 10:13am

The outside of the emergency wing of UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, March 19, 2020. 
Photo by Brian Keyes.

Four cases of COVID-19 identified in Orange County

Four cases of COVID-19 — also known as coronavirus — have been identified in Orange County according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and a press release from the Orange County Health Department (OCHD) on Friday morning.