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Helping Paws fashion show benefits Animal Services Center

Both two- and four-legged models graced the runway Saturday to help raise money for animal welfare.UNC’s Helping Paws held a fundraising fashion show Saturday night in the Student Union to benefit the Orange County Animal Services Center.The group sold more than 200 tickets, the money from which will go to the center’s spay-and-neuter initiatives.“The idea has been circulating several years” said Alex Lane, a co-chairwoman of Helping Paws.

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Voter-owned elections spread

Other cities in the state are following Chapel Hill’s lead by supporting movements toward public financing in municipal elections. Associate Director of Democracy North Carolina Jennifer Frye said cities including Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Asheville have passed resolutions in support of programs like Chapel Hill’s pilot voter-owned elections initiative, but the ordinances must be approved by the state first.

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Schools learn across borders

A partnership with a school in Mexico will soon broaden the horizons of local students. Carrboro High School, along with seven other schools in Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties, was selected by the Center for International Understanding at UNC to collaborate with schools in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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"Turn the Town Pink" event raises money for Comprehensive Cancer Support Program

More than 40 local businesses are partnering with UNC to raise money for cancer research throughout the month of October. “Turn the Town Pink” is a month-long campaign to raise money for the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, which supports cancer patients and their families by providing them with nutritional information and other services. Mary Seagroves, the Lineberger special events coordinator, said this is the event’s second year. “Last year the campaign raised just under $10,000, so this year we’re hoping to double that and get close to $20,000,” Seagroves said.

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300 E. Main project waits on Funding

300 East Main Street will transition from a one-story strip mall to a 5.5-acre fully developed complex, but the development won’t be completed for at least five more years, said Main Street Properties spokeswoman Laura Van Sant.

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