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Eliza Benbow


The 440 Night Club float at the 2022 Pride Parade in Durham, N.C. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of Eliza Benbow.
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Latinx LGBTQ+ community continues to improve outreach, support during Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and local organizations members of the Latinx LGBTQ+ community in North Carolina and the Triangle are working to increase support, education and advocacy for each other. Of the more than 11.3 million LGBTQ+ adults that live in the United States, about 20 percent, or 2.3 million, also identify as Latinx, according to a report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. “We try to empower people to get to know themselves,” Oscar Garcia, a community leader who works with LILA Latinx LGBTQI INC., said.

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CHCCS Committee addresses funding needs to repair aging schools

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Finance and Facilities Committee discussed the repair and replacement needs of Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools at its Sept. 13 meeting.  With more than half of the schools being over 50 years old, the Capital Needs Work Group stressed the importance of major repairs and reconstruction. Board members predict that the necessary renovations could come out at upwards of half a billion dollars. 

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As North Carolina students return to school, some counties tighten safety precautions

As North Carolina students return to classes for the new school year, schools across the state are working to ensure their safety through a variety of security and preventative measures.  For some North Carolina counties, this means installing body scanners at school entry points or introducing portable detectors for large gatherings. Other programs, including the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System and Crisis Go apps, help students anonymously report threats and quickly connect them to their school’s administrative and security teams.

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'The needs are so great': Mental health professionals combat high therapy demand

Mental health professionals in North Carolina are working to combat the growing demand for mental health care. A variety of inequities and accessibility issues stand in the way of North Carolinians receiving the mental health care they need, such as difficulty accessing insurance and paying for mental health services and high demand for available providers. "There is a high burnout rate in the counseling field as well if we’re not taking care of ourselves, especially those who work day-in and day-out with trauma,” Sharon Webb, a psychology professor and program coordinator at Gardner-Webb University, said.

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Carolina Tiger Rescue welcomes critically endangered Red Wolves to sanctuary

On April 5, the Carolina Tiger in Pittsboro welcomed two new red wolf sisters, Caroline and Mist. Red wolves are the only canid species indigenous to the United States, and are the most endangered canid in the world.  “We just feel really privileged to be able to have a small part in helping do what we can to save endangered red wolves,” Louise Orr, communications director at Carolina Tiger Rescue, said.

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Concert venues across North Carolina grapple with changing COVID-19 guidelines

While Orange County has lifted its mandate on public indoor places, businesses and other private spaces still have the discretion to require masks indoors. Some venues, such as Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, are still requiring masks indoors. In addition, Cat's Cradle requires concert attendees to present their COVID-19 vaccination cards or proof of a negative test within the prior 72 hours, in addition to their ID. "Sort of like with public transit, there is not a real easy way to stay six feet from everyone if you're going to enjoy a typical concert environment at Cat's Cradle," Frank Heath, owner of Cat's Cradle, said.

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