DTH Photo Illustration. With the virtual meeting platform Zoom becoming more widely used, many participants are having to grapple with 'Zoombombers', or uninvited users who intend to disrupt meetings and events. One such event was a virtual law enforcement transformation town hall hosted by the Northern Orange NAACP on Sunday, July 26, 2020. 

Northern Orange NAACP meeting interrupted by racist, anonymous Zoombombing

When the Northern Orange NAACP met over Zoom on July 26, someone quickly hijacked the event, an example of a phenomenon commonly referred to as 'Zoombombing.' 


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Column: I care about you. My neighbors do, too.

"So, Tar Heels, my challenge to you is this: prove them wrong. You have an opportunity to turn this semester into something extraordinary. You have a chance to achieve something far greater than any individual accomplishment. It is rising collectively to the occasion of an unparalleled crisis."


The bartender with a mask on talks to a customer at Might As Well Bar & Grill on West Franklin Street on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Might As Well is one of the several bars in Chapel Hill re-opening with some changes during this phase of COVID-19 recovery.

Orange County officials aim to quell late-night crowds with new order

If you want a late-night bite in Chapel Hill these days, you'll need to make it at home or order it to go. In response to concerns from residents, University officials and local law enforcement regarding crowds at local restaurants, Orange County restaurants have been prohibited from serving dine-in alcohol or food orders after 10 p.m, as per a declaration added to the county's state of emergency order.


Nina Scott, a graduate of Carrboro High School and an incoming UNC first-year, painted a mural on Sunday, July 12, 2020 honoring some of the Black women who have been killed.

Artists, activists commemorate Black Lives Matter movement with murals

“They say the eyes are the gateway to the soul, so when you see something so beautiful, it just speaks to you,” Nina Scott, an artist involved in the project, said. “I think people really cherish things that are painted. There's something about working with your hands that really speaks to people, especially when it has a message to it.”