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Tuesday February 7th

Eliza Benbow


Northside neighborhood feels pressures of increased student presence, housing costs

Northside, which is historically the largest Black community in Chapel Hill, has seen a decrease in homeownership for years and an increasing demand for student rentals.  Along with an increase of new residents moving into the neighborhood, new apartment additions to West Rosemary St. are bringing UNC campus life closer to Northside. “It’s not because of the house, it’s because of the land," resident Loy Long Jr. said. He said he can't imagine his family selling their home. 

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NC farmers aim to make agriculture inclusive for underrepresented communities

Though a third of North Carolina's rural population is comprised of people of color, over 95 percent of North Carolina's agricultural producers are white.  Several organizations and independent farmers in the state are working to make agriculture a more inclusive environment.  “(There is) a misconception that agriculture is only farming, plows, cows, sows and things of that nature, and not aware of the many careers that are available in the agriculture area, that’s the gap,” Paula E. Faulkner, co-director of the MEA Center, said.

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N.C. Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham, Orange) has defeated Republican candidate Courtney Geels and will represent the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Valerie Foushee and Courtney Geels won their respective primary elections and are facing off in the general election this November. Photos courtesy of Foushee and Geels.

Democrat Valerie Foushee wins 4th Congressional District in U.S. House

N.C. Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham, Orange) has won the election and will represent the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  She has collected about 67 percent of votes cast in the election against Republican candidate Courtney Geels. “I am humbled and honored that the voters of NC-04 have put their faith and trust in me to represent them in Congress," Foushee said in a Tweet on Tuesday. 

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