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Friday June 2nd

Community Members Attend Inaugural Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Events

The Chapel Hill Courthouse stands on 179 E. Franklin St. on April 21, 2023. It is currently being restored.

N.C. House Democrats introduce bill to reduce court fees and reform criminal debt

Court-imposed fees in North Carolina have increased by 400 percent over the past 20 years, according to the North Carolina Justice Center. These fees can burden those who are unable to pay the increased cost with large amounts of debt. North Carolina House Bill 636, which was introduced by N.C. House Democrats on April 17, could reduce these fees and the punishments given to those who can’t pay.

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Mike Pence, former vice president of the United States, speaks to a room of students and community members during a speech on UNC's campus on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Pence was hosted by the UNC College Republicans in an event called "Saving America from the Woke Left."

Mike Pence speaks on UNC campus, students protest in response

Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was on UNC's campus Wednesday evening, speaking at an event titled “Saving America from the Woke Left." The event was shadowed by a counter-protest by the UNC Young Democrats in the Pit. “I came here tonight to say that I believe we're on the verge of a great comeback for freedom, and I believe we will save America from the woke left, and this freedom generation will lead the way,” Pence said.   “When we think of UNC, we think of progress and opportunity. We don't think of Mike Pence,” said Anderson Clayton, chairperson of the North Carolina Democratic Party.  

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The Orange County Board of Education building, as pictured on Monday, March 28, 2022, is located on East King Street in Hillsborough.

Orange County Schools Board of Education approves new AP class, other contracts

On Monday during its meeting, the Orange County Schools Board of Education approved a contract with Engaging Schools, authorized a consulting contract for the district’s after-school program and heard updates from about the $40 million Capital and Construction projects that OCS is undertaking. The board also unanimously voted to approve adding A.P. African American Studies to OCS schools' curriculum. 

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