10/1/2019 10:26pm

Kevin Wang, age 36 and owner of the Jade Palace restaurant, takes a customer's order on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. 

A look at immigration through Chapel Hill's Chinese restaurants

David Yu, owner of Gourtmet Kingdom, and Kevin Wang, owner of Jade Palace, share their experiences of working in the restaurant industry as Chinese immigrants. They remember what it felt like to work when they first moved here, and they also recall the ongoing tension between balancing authenticity in the cuisine they provide to customers. Wang said he knew his choices were limited as a first-generation immigrant. “What else can I do? What else can we do?” he said. “People like me don’t have enough certificates of education. We can only work in Chinese restaurants. But it’s not bad, someone will have to do these jobs.”

9/29/2019 7:23pm

Gerry Cohen, former Chapel Hill Town Council member, is the OC Voice columnist for the week of Sept. 30. Photo courtesy of Gerry Cohen.

Column: How and why to vote

Gerry Cohen is a member of the Wake County Board of Elections breaks down why your vote matters and how you can exercise it in Orange County.