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Several low-income households struggling to afford rent during the pandemic are facing the threat of eviction as legal protections expire and governmental financial cushions run out. “COVID just intensified the panic if you were already financially worried for your family,” said Delores Bailey, executive director of EmPOWERment Inc.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections released guidance Monday for college students who plan to vote by mail in the upcoming election.
Local businesses have been forced to transition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including popular Franklin Street bar He's Not Here. Meanwhile, new businesses, such as the New York style bagel shop Brandwein's Bagels, have opened.
In the nation-wide fight for social justice and police reform, Orange County officials address racial disparities with updated policing and judicial policies.
At a specially called July 7 listening session, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners heard community concerns on racial justice from the police station to the classroom.
Walking down Franklin in search of dinner is practically a rite of passage in Chapel Hill. We'll get you started with some basics, but make sure to roam around and find your own favorite spots in time.
Following community feedback leading Orange County Schools leaders to reconsider a proposal to repurpose its elementary school Spanish teachers to other departments, Orange County Schools' Board of Education voted to keep the program at its June 22 meeting.
“Minority businesses are more likely to be small businesses, so supporting these businesses really builds diversity into our local economy, in addition to adding to the overall economic vitality of a community,” Anna Richards, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, said.
The executive director for the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership proposed making temporary modifications to the area during the state's phased reopening, such as using the sidewalk for dining, transforming street lanes into pedestrian lanes and designating spots along streets for curbside pickup. A Chapel Hill resident also created a petition with over 500 signatures to transform Franklin Street's two outermost traffic lanes into a protected pedestrian lane.