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Some groups want more Confederate flags in N.C. — here's how Orange County is reacting

The North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County (ACTBAC), another Southern heritage group, have both announced plans to raise Confederate flags along highways across North Carolina. Some citizens have expressed concern regarding these plans claiming that proposed flag would be in violation of county regulations.

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Healing Justice helps those harmed by wrongful convictions

Founded in Chapel Hill, the nonprofit organization Healing Justice aims to help those suffering from wrongful convictions and spread awareness about the problem. "By bringing people together for the weekend, they get to expand their family and support system with people that really get it, because most people just don’t get it." 

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Why vaping in Orange County may be worse for you than you think

E-cigarettes and vaporizers have become increasingly popular among younger demographics; however, officials worry that users are unaware of major health threats. Even though use of traditional cigarettes has declined over the past decade, tobacco usage among young people has increased in the past five years, prompting officials to fund a campaign to raise awareness of the health risks associated with these devices. The campaign, Vision 2020, is targeting signage and education within the North Carolina Public School System in an attempt to drive down e-cigarette usage. 

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