The cancellation of school and senior year events have nonetheless presented a challenging time for the high school graduating class of 2020.
North Carolina is ranked second in the country for greatest percent increase in coronavirus-related unemployment insurance claims. Findings from WalletHub revealed that North Carolina saw an increase of over 6,000 percent in the number of unemployment insurance claims the week of March 23, 2020 when compared with that of the same week last year. With new legislation passed by Gov. Roy Cooper and new measures implemented by the Division of Employment Security, the state plans to accommodate the enormous financial strain and the needs of both individuals and employers occurring at this time.
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.