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Friday June 24th

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Former Chapel Hill mayor Mark Kleinschmidt speaks at a March 2016 special town hall meeting to challenge the HB2 law.

Nine Orange County incumbents running unopposed in May primary election

Cora Martin, a former staffer at the UNC Institute of Politics and field director for Jonah Garson’s N.C. House campaign, said the lack of competition in this election cycle is a problem for democracy.  “I think that, in order for a democratic society to function, there needs to be participation from people of all backgrounds and all ideologies,” they said.

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People attend the Wolf Alice concert at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on March 22, 2022.

Concert venues across North Carolina grapple with changing COVID-19 guidelines

While Orange County has lifted its mandate on public indoor places, businesses and other private spaces still have the discretion to require masks indoors. Some venues, such as Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, are still requiring masks indoors. In addition, Cat's Cradle requires concert attendees to present their COVID-19 vaccination cards or proof of a negative test within the prior 72 hours, in addition to their ID. "Sort of like with public transit, there is not a real easy way to stay six feet from everyone if you're going to enjoy a typical concert environment at Cat's Cradle," Frank Heath, owner of Cat's Cradle, said.

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