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Like many other areas of the UNC and Chapel Hill communities, Carolina Performing Arts is "looking forward" with an ongoing virtual concert series.
“Regardless of if the police budget changes in the future, we need to put money into social services that have been underfunded in the past because they do serve a great need for our community,” Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue said.
As North Carolina has moved into Phase 2 of reopening, some self-described bars have been able to reopen under a loophole in state statutes that defines restaurants as any establishment that gets 30 percent of its revenue from food sales.
The Daily Tar Heel talked to Mayor Pam Hemminger of Chapel Hill, Mayor Lydia Lavelle of Carrboro and Mayor Jenn Weaver of Hillsborough about a statement they co-signed condemning the death of George Floyd and police brutality.
On Saturday in Winston-Salem, the largest crowd of eight days of demonstrations in the city to that date gathered to protest the deaths of George Floyd and others lost to police brutality.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' P-EBT program, which aims to help North Carolinians combat food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, will provide families across the state with additional food benefits.
Local advocacy group Siembra NC found Latinx immigrants' main concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic include accessing unemployment benefits, finding masks and continuing to pay rent, especially in more expensive areas. The group surveyed 309 Latinx immigrants from 11 North Carolina counties to learn how to help immigrants and inform policymakers about Latinx communities' needs. Durham City Council member Javiera Caballero said the report also shows how Latinx people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, including in infection rates.
At its May 5 meeting, the Carrboro Town Council passed a resolution recommending that citizens wear a mask or other facial covering when they are not able to maintain a 6-foot distance from others in public.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly tough on Chapel Hill businesses. Many plan to ride it out, but others are ready to call it quits.