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Areas in Chapel Hill are classified as a 'food deserts' due to lack of grocery store accessibility

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, areas with large numbers of "households with low incomes, inadequate access to transportation and a limited number of food retailers providing fresh produce and healthy groceries for affordable prices" are commonly referred to as food deserts. Although Chapel Hill is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the country, communities in some parts of the Town don't have access to affordable and healthy groceries. 

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Marian Cheek Jackson Center preserves Chapel Hill's Black history, provides resources

Rev. Troy Harrison of St. Joseph CME Church and UNC Professor Della Pollock founded the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in 2007 to preserve the oral history of the Northside neighborhood.  The center's goals have since evolved to include fostering housing justice for the Northside community, preserving civil rights and local history through education and cultivating a sense of community between neighbors. “Something that any of us can do to support retention is just to get to know our neighbors,” Christine Abernathy, director of housing justice at MCJC, said.

City & State

Hot sauce on the hot seat: Texas Pete sued over false advertising claims

A class-action lawsuit filed by California resident Phillip White alleges the hot sauce bottle’s branding is deceptive and leads consumers to believe the product is from Texas, when the product is actually made in Winston-Salem, N.C.  White said the branding led him to purchase a $3 Texas Pete hot sauce bottle in 2021, a purchase he wouldn't have made otherwise according to the suit. “If they have a name of the state on the bottle, you kind of assume that’s from that state,” Daniels said. “That’s a very fair assumption, so I would have no clue that it’s from North Carolina.”

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