A local nonprofit, the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, has transitioned to a fully online bookstore to support the Chapel Hill Public Library.
An Orange County man ran 77 miles to raise money for Triangle Bikeworks, a local nonprofit that provides adult mentors, social and emotional education and bike tours for children to retrace historic paths such as the Underground Railroad and Trail of Tears.
Rachel Raper, the director of elections for Orange County, said poll workers are critical to elections and complete a variety of roles during early voting and Election Day. “Poll workers are on the front line of democracy, and the experience voters have with poll workers shapes their opinions of elections and going to vote” she said. Because of the virus, the polling sites throughout Orange County are following safety protocols by maintaining social distancing, enforcing masks, limiting the number of people inside the polling site, disinfecting the voting sites between each use, not reusing sample ballots and putting up plastic barriers between voting stands.
In North Carolina, the need for a photo ID to vote is part of a controversial debate spanning multiple years. Last month, the N.C. NAACP announced it would take a lawsuit against the issue of voter ID to the N.C. Supreme Court.
Members of the Chapel Hill Police Advisory Committee hosted a roundtable to talk about their role with policing in the community.
The November election is coming up, so The Daily Tar Heel is breaking down every state and local office on the ballot, from governor to county commissioner. Here, we broke down who the candidates are for Orange County Board of Commissioners districts one, two and at-large.
Renee Price, vice chairperson of the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, was awarded the M.H. "Jack" Brock Outstanding County Commissioner Award on Aug. 15.
The N.C. Supreme Court ruled that Marcus Robinson, who was resentenced to death after the Racial Justice Act was repealed in 2013, could not be executed due to double jeopardy.
This story is the third of a series featuring the newly elected members of the Orange County Schools Board of Education. Jennifer D. Moore has 12 years of experience in North Carolina's public school system as an exceptional children's instructional assistant. One of her priorities will be providing students with the resources they need for success during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
This story is the second of a series featuring the newly elected members of the Orange County Schools Board of Education. Carrie Doyle, who has been both a teacher and a parent in Orange County Schools, said she hopes she can be a voice that encourages cooperation while also seeking to make sure that all voices are heard.