Karlton Tate

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Confederate heritage supporters rallied in McCorkle Place to defend the statue of Silent Sam in 2015. At the time, the North Orange County NAACP wanted to get rid of the confederate flag in schools.

Local groups plan to raise Confederate flag in Orange County, residents respond

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.


Photo Illustration. Although traditional cigarette use has fallen in the past decade among young people in North Carolina, the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes has presented a new challenge for health officials. 

Rising popularity of e-cigarette usage presents challenge for Orange County

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.