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Cassie McLean

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11 new NC laws to go into effect Dec. 1

Eleven new pieces of N.C. legislation go into effect Dec. 1, tightening the reins on issues ranging from handgun permits to Medicaid fraud. Here is a breakdown of three of the new laws and how they could affect the Triangle area:


Four Loko flies off the shelves

Local stores in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area are selling Four Loko drinks faster than they can keep the shelves stocked after a recent federal decision is forcing makers of the popular drink to remove its caffeine content.

Mildred Council, known around Chapel Hill as ‘Mama Dip,’ peels potatoes in the kitchen of her restaurant that goes by the same name.  She will be judging a cooking contest.

Mama Dip to help judge Southern cooking contest

Orange County’s most acclaimed Southern-style cook said judging an African-American food competition may be a challenge. That’s because the contest promotes healthier versions of traditional Southern dishes — and Mildred “Mama Dip” Council doesn’t do healthy.


Eve Ball benefits scholarship fund

A local business is giving community members another chance to remember both Halloween celebrations and a lost leader. Franklin Street Yoga Center will bring Halloween back tonight by hosting the second annual Eve Ball dance party at the Carolina Club.

	The Southern Pine Beetle.

	Courtesy of the US Forest Service

Carrboro trees attacked by beetles

Carrboro residents may have to bid farewell to three acres of pines in Anderson Park after officials found parasitic beetles in them. The town’s public works department discovered two weeks ago that Southern pine beetles had infested the trees and immediately informed Orange County Ranger Jake Pressley.

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