The federal government shutdown is affecting the progress of the Durham-Orange Light Rail project, which aims to make transportation from Chapel Hill to downtown Durham easier.
“We continue to mourn the lives lost to Hurricane Florence as we face the task of recovery with determination and compassion.”
Chapel Hill is working to improve their bronze rating by The League of American Bicyclists to a gold.
In Chapel Hill, 19,000 people live in food deserts, the majority in areas around Franklin Street. Several nonprofits in and around Chapel Hill are pushing programs to help alleviate the issue.
North Carolina voters cast their ballots Tuesday on six constitutional amendments, deciding on everything from voter identification to income taxes.
Earls previously worked as an attorney and civil rights advocate for 30 years. She founded the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, worked in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton administration and worked on the U.S. Supreme Court case Covington v. North Carolina, in which the Supreme Court decided North Carolina's legislative districts to be unconstitutional gerrymandering.
Valerie Foushee, an advocate for education funding, the protection of the environment and the legalization of medical marijuana, has secured a third term serving Orange and Chatham county.
The Town's preparations are in full swing with Halloween-themed planetarium shows, food trucks and safety strategies for Franklin Street.
Republicans have had power in both houses, making it hard for Democrats to move forward on environmental, education and voting policy. Rob Schofield, director of NC Policy Watch, says Democrats will be energized for the midterms due to polarization around President Donald Trump.
“It’s not natural, it’s not green, it’s not clean and it certainly won’t be cheap. It is the last gasp and grasp of the entire fossil fuel industry.”