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Kiana Cole


Here's why we're covering the opioid epidemic

Last year, 116 people died per day from opioid-related overdoses in the United States. A total of 11.5 million Americans misused opioids, and the United States consumes – and prescribes – more opioids than any other country.  You’ve probably heard this before. 

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puerto rico damage

Damage from Hurricane Maria in Morovis, Puerto Rico on Nov. 4, 2017. Mainland U.S. universities are offering education assistance to Puerto Rican students displaced by the hurricane.


Slim McCulloch, 75, performs a Sunday set at Johnny's Gone Fishing in Carrboro. 


Burwell School, located in Hillsborough, has been opening its doors for tours since 1970. The school for girls operated from 1837 to 1857.

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