CITY & COUNTY


3/19/2020 9:55pm

North Carolina Congressman David Price marches with protestors as they make their way through Raleigh during the 2016 Women's March in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Here's what you need to know about the COVID-19 relief package

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will focus on providing paid sick leave and unemployment benefits to those impacted by the economic conditions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. It also expands unemployment benefits, Medicaid coverage temporarily and family and medical leave. 


3/19/2020 8:55pm

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, while he was speaker of the House of the N.C. General Assembly in 2012.

CDC awards North Carolina $13.8 million to fight COVID-19

With the receipt of $2.2 billion dollars following approval of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act earlier in March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given North Carolina $13.8 million to help counteract COVID-19's effects.  The grant is part of a series of efforts the federal government has undertaken to provide funding to public health officials across the country in an attempt to stem the spread of the newest global pandemic, and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has an idea of how to get started.


3/18/2020 10:04pm

East Chapel Hill High School first year Nejma Hessini-Arandel writes dates on canned food donated to TABLE in Carrboro in May 2016.

'Everyone has to eat': How to help Orange County amidst the coronavirus crisis

During this period of uncertainty due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, there remains great opportunity to come together to help fellow community members in need. Donating food, pledging to volunteer, and remaining faithful to local businesses and organizations are just a few things you can do to help the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.


3/18/2020 9:36pm

Mariposas students create collages at Frank Porter Graham Bilingue Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Peg Gignoux.

Latinx youth in CHCCS create bilingual picture book to foster equity

Latinx student group Mariposas and For Kids By Kids, an organization of teaching artists that edit and create picture books joined together to create “El regalo de Lenna," or “Lenna’s Gift," a bilingual children’s picture book attempting to create a counter-narrative surrounding Latinx people in the United States.

3/13/2020 11:26pm

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Where are the coronavirus cases in North Carolina?

There are 17,982 reported cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, in North Carolina according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as of 11:00 a.m. on May 16. North Carolina, Orange County, and many other localities have declared states of emergency in response to the outbreak. Of the reported cases, 269 are in Orange County.  This interactive county map will be continually updated to show where coronavirus cases have been reported across the state. 


3/13/2020 4:21pm

Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich reviews documents at a joint school boards meeting between Orange County Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the Board of County Commissioners. The meeting took place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at the Whitted Building in Hillsborough, N.C.

Orange County commissioners race headed for recount

Incumbent Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich received 31.12 percent of the vote, compared to her fellow incumbent Commissioner Mark Dorosin, who received 31.14 percent. However, county officials are still unsure how the state of emergency associated with the coronavirus will affect the recount procedure.