Crystal Yu

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Volunteers help with food distribution at Chapel Hill Public Library on Friday, May 22, 2020. Photo courtesy of Tom Simon.

Chapel Hill's drive-thru food distribution adapts in the wake of COVID-19

For the past five years, the Town of Chapel Hill has worked with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to distribute food to families in the Town's public housing facilities.   However, as the pandemic has caused food demand to increase significantly, the traditional walk-up distribution didn't seem safe anymore, said Public Housing Director Faith Brodie. To continue to serve the local community through the pandemic, the Town and the Food Bank have collaborated with PORCH, a hunger relief organization in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area that is familiar with large-scale distribution and volunteer recruitment. 


Kevin Wang, age 36 and owner of the Jade Palace restaurant, takes a customer's order on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. 

A look at immigration through Chapel Hill's Chinese restaurants

David Yu, owner of Gourtmet Kingdom, and Kevin Wang, owner of Jade Palace, share their experiences of working in the restaurant industry as Chinese immigrants. They remember what it felt like to work when they first moved here, and they also recall the ongoing tension between balancing authenticity in the cuisine they provide to customers. Wang said he knew his choices were limited as a first-generation immigrant. “What else can I do? What else can we do?” he said. “People like me don’t have enough certificates of education. We can only work in Chinese restaurants. But it’s not bad, someone will have to do these jobs.”



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Patrick Abele, assistant superintendent of CHCCS, talks about the proposed and current assignment zones of Glenwood Elementary during the family input session on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

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Patrick Abele, assistant superintendent of CHCCS, talks about the proposed and current assignment zones of Glenwood Elementary during the family input session on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.


The Chapel Hill Town Council looks at the overview of technology use in areas like security, construction and digital transformation. The council met for a work session on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.

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The Chapel Hill Town Council looks at the overview of technology use in areas like security, construction and digital transformation. The council met for a work session on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.


Jay Heikes, Transit-Oriented Development planner at GoTriangle, explains the concept of TOD during a meeting held on Wednesday by Carolina Urbanists, a student organization that aims to help students learn about city and regional planning and to raise awareness of urban issues.

Light Rail meeting

Jay Heikes, Transit-Oriented Development planner at GoTriangle, explains the concept of TOD during a meeting held on Wednesday by Carolina Urbanists, a student organization that aims to help students learn about city and regional planning and to raise awareness of urban issues.


Jay Heikes, Transit-Oriented Development planner at GoTriangle, explains the concept of TOD during a meeting held on Wednesday by Carolina Urbanists, a student organization that aims to help students learn about city and regional planning and to raise awareness of urban issues.

Light Rail Meeting

Jay Heikes, Transit-Oriented Development planner at GoTriangle, explains the concept of TOD during a meeting held on Wednesday by Carolina Urbanists, a student organization that aims to help students learn about city and regional planning and to raise awareness of urban issues.