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A shirt depicting an anti-confederate symbol is draped over a banister on the second flood of the Campus Y. The shirts were left there by a vandal who broke in over the weekend of Jan. 23-24, 2021.

'Public display of division': Campus Y vandalized with anti-Semitic, racist symbols

“Every object that was stolen or defaced can be replaced; but this vandalism goes deeper than property damage,” the Campus Y stated in a response on Tuesday. “It is a disturbing public display of division. While we are deeply saddened, we stand firmly in upholding the Y’s 161-year legacy as a space for students to unite, uplift, and act.”

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Customers walk into The Purple Bowl on Nov. 5 2020, one of the businesses that has been a victim to recent break-ins.

Chapel Hill experienced an increase in breaking and entering cases during October

Nine businesses were broken into in Chapel Hill and Carrboro during the month of October. Some of the businesses that were broken into include Breadmen's, The Pig, Chapel Hill Wine Company, Epilogue and Carrburitos, according to Chapel Hill and Carrboro police reports.  Ran Northam, Interim Communications Manager for the Town of Chapel Hill, said a slight spike in the number of forcible break-ins to Chapel Hill businesses is likely an anomaly. 

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