Gov. Roy Cooper will serve another term after defeating Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, according to unofficial results.
"The impact our Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous communities will have on this election, and the future of our state and country, cannot be overstated. We are a powerful bloc — our voices matter, our issues matter and our votes matter. It’s important to note that isn’t a monolith, and we should not be treated such, especially by political institutions."
This year is a presidential election year, but there are many other statewide and local races on the ballot. The Daily Tar Heel broke down candidates’ platforms down the ballot, from the U.S. Senate to the Board of County Commissioners, so you don’t have to. We surveyed students to hear what issues mattered most to them. Then, we asked each candidate their stances on these issues.
Ashton McGee was about to head to his first spring training as a minor league baseball player, when the decision was made to postpone the season because of COVID-19. This is how he stayed motivated during the pandemic after the MiLB season was canceled.
Advocates reflect on the North Carolina General Assembly passing the Second Chance Act, which makes it easier for people with non-violent felonies to get their records expunged.
The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Brittany McGee is an assistant city & state editor and a senior at UNC.
Violations of state or local safer-at-home recommendations could be punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and up to 60 days in jail for repeat violators, according to a statement released by the Town of Chapel Hill.
"I am not the type of person who generally makes public statements about the things I think and feel, but I do listen. I listened as other BIPOC journalism students explained their reasons to distrust writing for The Daily Tar Heel, and when other groups also expressed disillusion with how the DTH has handled covering minority communities."
Policies regarding the Women, Infants and Children Program have been adjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic as recipients of the program struggle to find approved foods. If grocery stores run out of the specific foods that WIC recipients are able to purchase, then they may leave empty handed. “We’re concerned about the ability for WIC participants to meet their nutritional needs during this time given the absence of many staple food items at many grocery stores,” Suzy Khachaturyan, a policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center, said.
A recent report released by the CDC implicated underlying conditions as being the main culprit for many COVID-19 deaths and also that African Americans made up a large number of hospitalizations. While local data is inconclusive for the moment, it does raise questions about how race and health are intertwined. “We cannot refer to these high rates of chronic disease without mentioning that African American communities also typically experience poverty, food deserts, gentrification, red-lining and environmental and systemic institutional racism at higher rates as well,” Kristin Prelipp, communications manager at the Orange County Health Department, said.
Chapel Ridge Apartments is an off-campus apartment complex where many UNC students live.
Ashley Harris speaks at a #RochelleBoysMatter protest and march in Durham Sept. 4, 2020. The protest was held after police allegedly drew their weapons on three boys playing in an east Durham apartment complex.
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.