In the second day of his testimony Friday, Jack Johnson, the first witness to testify at the trial of Brian Gregory Minton, 23, said up until Minton instructed Matt Johnson to shoot Bailey, he questioned whether he was actually going to go through with it.
Victims of sexual assault can often feel alone and isolated, unsure of where to turn. And for Latino immigrants facing language barriers and cultural stereotypes, this feeling of hopelessness might seem insurmountable. But Orange County agencies and authorities are working together to reach out to sexual assault victims from growing Latino communities in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, encouraging them to seek help.
Parent preferences and school district priorities are getting lost in translation when it comes to the Chinese dual language program in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. A report released by the district this week that recommended phasing out the program has upset parents and teachers.
The death of a soldier found in Bolin Creek in November was the result of drowning, according to autopsy results released Wednesday.
A new elementary charter school could open its doors in Chapel Hill this August if the N.C. State Board of Education approves its application today. The application for the Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School is one of nine being considered by the board through a one-time, “fast track” process following the lift of the statewide cap on charter schools last June.
Carl Purefoy didn’t know what to expect when the Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday on a closure date for the Orange County landfill.
The application for a new charter school in Chapel Hill — a source of worry for some school officials and community members — could move forward in the approval process today. The application is being considered by the council through the “fast track” program for schools that want to open this fall.
The Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro has found a new home on Barnes Street, but volunteers worry the location might limit access to its services. Judith Blau, the center’s director, said she put down money on a three-bedroom house at 107 Barnes St. on Dec. 23 and plans to close on the house at the end of the week. Blau said the house cost $155,000, and she has taken out personal loans to pay for it.
Chapel Hill Town Council member Sally Greene participated in her last council business meeting Monday night.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen’s unanimous vote to repeal the anti-lingering ordinance for the corner of Jones Ferry and Davie Roads is seeing a mixed response from the community.
A proposed towing ordinance caused controversy at a public hearing held by the Chapel Hill Town Council Tuesday night.
The quarter-cent sales tax will reappear on Orange County’s Nov. 8 ballot after failing to pass last year. The tax would affect some retail goods and could bring in an estimated revenue of $2.3 million that would be split evenly between education funding and economic development. Read the responses to the proposed tax from our man-on-the-street interviews.