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Longtime Carrboro activist awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine for legacy of service

On Aug. 20, Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils joined N.C. Rep. Graig Meyer, D-Caswell, Orange in presenting Frances Lloyd Shetley, now 95, with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award granted by the North Carolina governor for service to the state. Since she moved to Carrboro as a young woman, Shetley has played a leading role in transforming the town. “There’s nobody who could possibly be more deserving than Frances Shetley,” Carrboro Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Romaine said.

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'Considering the hip-hop South': Professors bring Southern hip-hop festival to Chapel Hill

Starting April 22, the festival will include two nights of live music at several venues including Cat’s Cradle. In addition, there will be a virtual lecture on sneaker culture, an exhibition of hip-hop scholarship and a public mural. “When you think about chronicling the South, I don’t think you can do that without considering the hip-hop South,” Christopher Massenburg (also known as Dasan Ahanu), an adjunct professor at UNC and one of the festival co-curators, said.

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Chapel Hill historian receives grant to research oral history of local Black community

In mid-March, Danita Mason-Hogans was selected by the Oral History Association to receive a $60,000 federal grant to study oral histories of local Black community members. The seventh-generation Chapel Hill native will use the funds for her project, “The Invisible Town: A Critical Oral History of Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina." 

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