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Kelli Rainer

City & State

N.C. Court of Appeals overturns decision granting voting rights for felons

More than 55,000 North Carolina residents were granted the right to vote. Until they weren’t. On Sept. 3, 11 days after the Wake County Superior Court ruled to restore voting rights to North Carolina residents on felony probation or parole, the N.C. Court of Appeals overturned that decision, and the N.C. Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeals decision Friday.

City & State

CHCCS honors Stan Vickers after 60th anniversary of desegregation efforts

The CHCCS Board of Education honored Stan Vickers at a recent school board meeting for his contributions to the original desegregation movements in Orange County 60 years ago.  When Vickers was 10 years old, Vickers’ family filed a lawsuit against the Chapel Hill City Board of Education to gain entry into Carrboro Elementary School where, at the time, only white students were allowed to attend.  "Every child should have a right to a good education," Vickers said at a board meeting last week. "We have come a way, but there’s a long way to go."


A walkthrough of the history of UNC and Chapel Hill

As the oldest public university in the nation, UNC — and the town that was created because of it — has a rich history that spans over two centuries. From the founding to the civil rights movement to recent tragedies, here's a timeline of some major events that have happened at the University and in Chapel Hill in the past 232 years that students should know about.

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A UNC student walks past an advertisement outside Hanes Hall for the Diversity Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The fair hosts students and employers who are interested in careers that promote diversity. The fair will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Ram’s Head Recreation Center. 

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