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Tuesday September 27th

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Narcan, distributed through a free vending machine in Orange County Detention Center, is used to reverse an opioid overdose.

County detention center installs free Narcan vending machine, combats drug overdose

Orange County residents struggling with substance abuse can now access naloxone, which reverses opioid overdose, for free from a vending machine located at the county’s Detention Center.  Seven counties have adopted naloxone vending machines in their detention centers. These machines hold Narcan kits which reverse opioid overdoses by slowing rapid breathing. This provides time for emergency responders to administer medical treatment.

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Riza Jenkins speaks at the CHCCS Finance and Facilities meeting on Sept. 13, 2022. 

CHCCS Committee addresses funding needs to repair aging schools

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Finance and Facilities Committee discussed the repair and replacement needs of Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools at its Sept. 13 meeting.  With more than half of the schools being over 50 years old, the Capital Needs Work Group stressed the importance of major repairs and reconstruction. Board members predict that the necessary renovations could come out at upwards of half a billion dollars. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student reads a Sickle Cell Disease fact sheet provided by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on Sept. 12, 2022.

'Impacted every aspect of my life': Sickle Cell Awareness Month encourages understanding

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. At this time, the only known cure for sickle cell disease is receiving bone marrow transfusions from a close family member. Gene therapy, which uses the patient's own cells, is currently considered experimental.  “Basic science and clinical research – both will help us better take care of a brand new population of adults that have sickle cell disease,” Dr. Jane Little, director of UNC's Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease program, said. 

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Students leave East Chapel Hill High School on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

As North Carolina students return to school, some counties tighten safety precautions

As North Carolina students return to classes for the new school year, schools across the state are working to ensure their safety through a variety of security and preventative measures.  For some North Carolina counties, this means installing body scanners at school entry points or introducing portable detectors for large gatherings. Other programs, including the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System and Crisis Go apps, help students anonymously report threats and quickly connect them to their school’s administrative and security teams.

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Column: Let's gossip

"Water cooler conversations and class GroupMes aren’t chintzy spaces of the public. They’re powerful networks. Their influence is feared by those who are too 'good' to be a part of them. When people in power converse, they are just speaking. When marginalized groups converse, we are dangerous."

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Robin Lee, a beloved housekeeper in Kenan Residence Hall, poses for a portrait on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

'We need a raise:' Housekeepers express salary concerns during Appreciation Week

The recent UNC Housekeeping Employee Statement of Demands asks the University for increased pay, and share concerns that employees don't have enough compensation to pay for necessities like rent, food, child care, transportation and health care bills. Last Thursday, the University held an event to celebrate International Housekeepers Awareness Week. "We are just making a little bit more than minimum wage," Emily Barbee, a housekeeper said. "That’s nothing! Just go to the grocery store and you spend that money, and you pay bills. That’s it.” 

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