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Delivery driver Daisy Otutuoloro prepares for a food delivery through Shipt in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Many unemployed workers in the Triangle have been turning to gig economy platforms such as these to supplement income lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chapel Hill food delivery app economy sees influx of student workers amid pandemic

UNC students are flocking to delivery platforms for employment after COVID-19 put their other job opportunities on hold, but it works better for some than for others. One UNC senior transitioned between delivery companies, from driving to taking on a marketing position. Another UNC graduate took a delivery job after his full-time position was delayed. “As more people have turned to these applications or nontraditional work more generally, it has definitely had impacts on those who have already been reliant over a longer period of time on gig work,” Hilary Greenberg, a research associate for the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, said.


The marker honoring the president of the Confederate States of America is located at the intersection of Henderson and Franklin streets, a few feet away from McCorkle Place.

Nobody actually knows who owns the Jefferson Davis marker on Franklin Street

The Orange County Board of Commissioners voted on Oct. 16 to repeal a 1959 resolution to name U.S. Highway 15 as Jefferson Davis Highway after several residents began questioning the name. But does the BOC have the jurisdiction to change the name, or does that fall under the University, the Town of Chapel Hill or the North Carolina Department of Transportation? And who put up the marker just outside McCorkle Place?