NATIONAL-POLITCS


11/17/2019 9:30pm

(From left) Valerie P. Foushee, Graig Meyer and Verla Insko speak to the audience at Orange County's Democratic Party's election party at Might as Well in Chapel Hill in November 2018. 

Column: North Carolina would benefit from the Dream Act

As with most immigration policy, the real change here has to come through Congress. But from my view here in the state, all North Carolinians would benefit from Washington stepping up to make dreams come true.


11/17/2019 9:03pm

Students from Carrboro Elementary school are bused to Carrboro Town Hall, where parents could check out their kids, on Tuesday Nov. 20 after an active shooter false alarm at the school. The police found no substance to the active shooter call. 

Local schools see four mass violence threats in two months

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged two Cedar Ridge High School students for communicating threats of mass violence in the last couple months, and are offering a reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the third person who threatened the school. The Chapel Hill Police Department arrested a student with the same charge in relation to a threat against East Chapel Hill High School. With four threats of mass violence in two local schools since September, law enforcement and school officials are stressing the importance of communication in responding to and preventing these situations.


11/17/2019 7:53pm

Paige Masten

Column: Reckoning with myself

"The road to self-acceptance is a long one. In fact, I’m not sure if it ever really ends. The only thing I do know is this: my struggles explain me, but they don’t define me. And I think I’m OK with that."


11/17/2019 7:19pm

Editorial: We don't want the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in North Carolina

"The governor made a mistake in approving the first pipeline, which was made more clear when his administration disapproved of the second. Let’s hope he recognizes his mistake, listens to activists and changes his mind for the environmental future of North Carolina. We don't want the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in our state."