DIVERSIONS


11/15/2019 1:00pm

Chapel Hill Town Council candidate Tai Huynh (far right) speaks at the UNC Young Democrats' Local Candidates Panel in Manning Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Also pictured are council candidates Jessica Anderson (far left), Nancy Oates (center left), and Renuka Soll (center right).

Oates to request recount in Chapel Hill Town Council race

Incumbent Chapel Hill Town Council candidate said she will request the Orange County Board of Elections conduct a recount. The Board met Friday for their canvas meeting to certify the results of the Nov. 5 municipal and school board elections. Three candidates — Oates and challengers Sue Hunter and Tai Huynh — stood at around 13 percent of the vote after certification. The recount will be conducted next Thursday.


11/14/2019 9:43pm

Meet the community paramedics working to alleviate North Carolina's opioid crisis

When Emergency medical services arrive to help a person who has overdosed on opioids, it’s anyone’s guess what the scene will look like. When the traditional role of the paramedic is finished, they're immediately on to the next call — and their role is growing as North Carolina tries to combat the opioid epidemic. Orange County recently joined a pilot program in the state to make community paramedics a permanent part of the system, and it's not the only program in the county recently created to provide these services.


11/13/2019 7:37pm

Rosie Robbins, a senior studying religious studies, sits outside on campus on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Robbins is just one of many Carolina students entering the workforce with the looming possibility of a recession.

A potential recession in 2020 has soon-to-be graduates worried about finding a job

Among the regular post-graduation fears, mixed reports on a possible future recession have students searching for alternate employment plans to make. Some graduating UNC students are preparing for the possibility of a declining job market.  Despite economic indicators pointing to a recession in the near future, researchers say the Triangle may be able to weather a downturn. Alumni point to the Great Recession in 2009 as an example of less than ideal economic conditions to enter the labor market under.