The first four cases of COVID-19 in state prisons were announced on Thursday, two days after the North Carolina Department of Public Safety increased efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus in prisons. NCDPS first issued guidance on the virus in mid-March, but a coalition of advocates is calling on the department to do more to protect inmates. “We’ve known for awhile now that our prisons and jails across the state are particularly vulnerable to an outbreak of COVID-19,” Molly Rivera, a spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, said.
In a special Chapel Hill Town Council meeting Wednesday, Town Manager Maurice Jones explained that Chapel Hill activated the Emergency Operations Center, closed many public facilities, suspended public meetings until March 30 and has moved to the Saturday route schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Large grocery store chains like Trader Joe's, Harris Teeter and Whole Foods Market are making accommodations for customers and employees alike to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Emails between a former Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools official and a member of Education Elements, an education consulting firm, reveal how the district entered a $767,070 contract without the school board's approval. The decision raised doubts about transparency and whistleblowing protection among parents and board members.
Paying homage to the Chapel Hill Nine's courage and the Civil Rights Movement in the Town of Chapel Hill, a new marker went up on West Franklin Street on Friday.
"Within three weeks of going fine-free, Chicago Public Library saw a 240 percent increase in returned materials and an increased number or new users," said Meeghan Rosen, the assistant director of Chapel Hill Public Library.
Parents express disappointment online after Orange County Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools announced on their Facebook pages Thursday morning that there would be a two-hour early dismissal in anticipation of severe weather.
Democrats Cal Cunningham, Trevor Fuller, Atul Goel, Erica Smith and Steve Swenson will face each other in the March 3 primary. From protecting North Carolina against climate change to ensuring healthcare for everyone, here are the issues these five candidates seeking a U.S. Senate seat are focusing on.
“Until women’s rights are enshrined in the constitution with an Equal Rights Amendment, everything that has been given to us by law, can conceivably be taken away.”
“The $542 million in federal funds from HUD will facilitate long-term recovery for communities impacted by the hurricane, as well as help mitigate the impact of future disasters,” said U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., in a press release.
The marker to the Chapel Hill Nine depicts the demonstrators on one side, along with their names and ages. The marker was dedicated on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Clayton Weaver is a Chapel Hill native who was 11 years old when the Chapel Hill Nine demonstrations began. He attended the marker dedication on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
(From left) Surviving Chapel Hill Nine members Albert Williams and James Merritt, marker artist Steven Hayes, Chapel Hill Town Manager Maurice Jones, and two other Chapel Hill Nine members Dave Mason Jr. and 'Clyde' Douglas Perry stand behind the new marker on Franklin Street. The marker was dedicated on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger spoke at the dedication of the Chapel Hill Nine marker on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Durham artist Stephen Hayes designed the marker commemorating the Chapel Hill Nine, a group of young men who organized a sit-in at the Colonial Drug Store on Franklin Street in 1960. The marker features images and headlines created following the sit-in. The marker was unveiled at a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Michael Foushee is a Chapel Hill native who was 6 years old when the Chapel Hill Nine demonstrations began. He attended the group's marker dedication event on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.