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Students cross South road on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 25, 2022.

Chapel Hill Police Department to increase pedestrian safety enforcement operations

The Chapel Hill Police Department will increase pedestrian safety enforcement operations — in addition to normal patrols — as students return to UNC and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, according to an announcement from the Town of Chapel Hill. This increased enforcement of pedestrian safety comes after recent accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists in Chapel Hill.  

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein delivers a talk at UNC on January 24, 2018.

North Carolina Department of Justice says it will not move to reinforce the state's 20-week abortion ban

The North Carolina Department of Justice will not move to lift the injunction in Bryant v. Woodall.  According to North Carolina state law, pregnancies are banned after 20 weeks.  The case argues that the 20-week ban is unconstitutional, as it is several weeks prior to viability and would prevent healthcare providers from administering some pre-viability abortions.

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Laverne Burton, city crisis unit counselor, poses for a portrait in front of the Chapel Hill Police Department on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

'It's really powerful': Chapel Hill Police Department Crisis Unit hires first peer support specialist

The Chapel Hill Police Department Crisis Unit recently hired Laverne Burton as its first peer support specialist. She began in the role on June 13. The new position is designed to help those who need mental health support connect with someone with lived experience. Burton works mainly with unsheltered people and often meets them in the street to provide them with support and resources. 

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The Drive-in at Carraway Village, a drive-in movie theater, will close on July 27.

The Drive-In at Carraway Village to close on July 27 for construction expansion

The Drive-in at Carraway Village, a drive-in movie theater located off of Eubanks Road, will close on July 27 – although it may not be a permanent closure.  The drive-in is set to close because Carraway Village, the apartment complex near the theatre, is expanding into the lot where it is located. With the construction putting more than half of the parking spaces behind a wire fence, Randi Emerman, a founder of the Drive-in at Carraway Village, said it was time to take a pause.

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