Elizabeth Harvell


Poverty persists despite high quality of life in Orange County

Orange County ranked highly in several health and quality of life categories, but county leaders say this praise doesn't tell the full story. The 2015 State of the Community report, released in August by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, found Orange County to rank among the top counties in social and economic factors.

Q&A with incoming Carrboro fire chief Susanna Williams

On Aug. 3, Susanna Williams will become Carrboro’s first female fire chief. Daily Tar Heel staff writer Elizabeth Harvell sat down with Williams to find out what it’s like to be a woman in a traditionally male-dominated profession, how she decided to become a firefighter and what her goals will be as chief.