Michael Taffe

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Choose from elections for president, governor and general assembly to compare the vote shift between the 2012 and 2016 elections compared with U.S. Census demographics. 
Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, North Carolina State Board of Elections

'Living inside a bubble': How N.C. voters broke along lines of income and education

With competitive elections for nearly every office in the state on the ballot this fall, two counties on opposite sides of the state with differing population dynamics serve as examples of a greater statewide trend.  Between the 2012 and 2016 elections, North Carolina counties' vote shift tracked with their median income and education level u2014 counties with higher income and education levels tended to shift towards the Democratic Party and counties experiencing more poverty shifted their vote towards the Republican Party.


A tent stands outside the emergency wing of the UNC Medical Center on Monday, March 23, 2020. The tent was set up to keep coronavirus patients separated from other patients and hospital staff members.

Here's how COVID-19 changed life in the University and state over the course of a month

The University, city and state have seen dramatic changes over the past month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From classes going remote and campus shutting down to North Carolina residents being directed to stay at home, coronavirus and the related restrictions impact nearly every aspect of people's daily lives. From the first case in North Carolina to a statewide stay-at-home order and everything in between, here's how COVID-19 has impacted UNC, Chapel Hill and North Carolina so far.  


The outside of the emergency wing of UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, March 19, 2020. 
Photo by Brian Keyes.

Four cases of COVID-19 identified in Orange County

Four cases of COVID-19 — also known as coronavirus — have been identified in Orange County according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and a press release from the Orange County Health Department (OCHD) on Friday morning.


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Where are the coronavirus cases in North Carolina?

There are 17,982 reported cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, in North Carolina according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as of 11:00 a.m. on May 16. North Carolina, Orange County, and many other localities have declared states of emergency in response to the outbreak. Of the reported cases, 269 are in Orange County.  This interactive county map will be continually updated to show where coronavirus cases have been reported across the state. 


Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich reviews documents at a joint school boards meeting between Orange County Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the Board of County Commissioners. The meeting took place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at the Whitted Building in Hillsborough, N.C.

Orange County commissioners race headed for recount

Incumbent Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich received 31.12 percent of the vote, compared to her fellow incumbent Commissioner Mark Dorosin, who received 31.14 percent. However, county officials are still unsure how the state of emergency associated with the coronavirus will affect the recount procedure. 



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PruittHealth - Carolina Point is one of the long-term care facilities in Orange County that has been affected by COVID-19. It has seen 60 cases of COVID-19.

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PruittHealth - Carolina Point is one of the long-term care facilities in Orange County that has been affected by COVID-19. It has seen 60 cases of COVID-19.


A recount completed on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 officially confirmed UNC senior Tai Huynh has taken incumbent Nancy Oates' seat in the race for Chapel Hill Town Council. 

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A recount completed on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 officially confirmed UNC senior Tai Huynh has taken incumbent Nancy Oates' seat in the race for Chapel Hill Town Council.