Ran Northam, community safety communications specialist for the Town of Chapel Hill, confirmed in an email that Chapel Hill police have increased their patrols near student housing areas, but there haven’t been any increases in break-ins since spring break.
To help during the pandemic, the organization has already donated food to a total of 246 people, including 107 children who are no longer receiving food from their school.
“To see women who I have worked with having flourished after escaping a situation and to see them on the road to doing better is incredible.”
Instead of addressing a room full of people, Mayor Jenn Weaver gave her first State of the Town Address to an empty board meeting room.
The implementation of North Carolina voter ID law was temporarily blocked on Feb. 18 after a federal court judge previously granted a request by the North Carolina NAACP and some of its local chapters. Now, North Carolinians may not need a voter ID for the rest of the 2020 election cycle.
Degan Foreman emailed his principal and ask if he could pay for some metal silverware for the cafeteria. After some research, he helped the school devise a strategy to exchange plastic utensils for silverware, helping eliminate the school's plastic waste.
Orange County's criminal justice system disadvantages low-income residents, according to a new report by the Orange County Bail/Bond Justice Project. Work is being done, though, to make the system more just.
The Town of Chapel Hill is creating a Fund for Criminal Justice Debt for the neediest defendants. The fund will include $20,000 that will be used to help defendants pay their court debts. Council members hope the fund will help defendants reintegrate into society.
"Patrols were stepped up directly around that apartment complex and throughout Downtown. We even worked with UNC Police to make sure there was plenty of information sharing and assistance where needed."
Since the 2002 Greene Tract resolution was adopted, several different land-use needs have been suggested, but no development has started on the lot.