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Nida Allam was recently elected to the Durham County Board of Commissioners, making her the first Muslim woman elected to public office in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Nida Allam.
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Meet Nida Allam, the first Muslim woman elected to office in North Carolina

Nida Allam is one of five women elected to the Durham County Board of Commissioners in the 2020 election. In 2017, she was elected as third vice chairperson of the N.C. Democratic Party, making her the first Muslim elected to the Executive Council. The following year, she was appointed to the Durham Mayor’s Council for Women and was unanimously elected as chairperson of the Council.

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Hillsborough group fights proposed development, cites health and environmental concerns

Sarah Shore, who lives along Old NC Highway 86, said her property and livelihood would both be impacted by the development. “It would be 250 feet from my back porch to this six-story warehouse,” she said. “And it would directly impact the safety of my children. I wouldn’t be comfortable having them play outside when semi-trucks are constantly going in and out of the park.” 

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