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Phoebe Martel

City & State

Orange County Schools Board of Education approves new AP class, other contracts

On Monday during its meeting, the Orange County Schools Board of Education approved a contract with Engaging Schools, authorized a consulting contract for the district’s after-school program and heard updates from about the $40 million Capital and Construction projects that OCS is undertaking. The board also unanimously voted to approve adding A.P. African American Studies to OCS schools' curriculum. 

City & State

Women-owned businesses create welcoming spaces for Chapel Hill-Carrboro community

The Purple Bowl, WomanCraft Gifts and Ascension Tattoo are just a few of several women-operated small businesses in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities that residents can support during Women's History Month. Paula Gilland, owner of The Purple Bowl, said being female-run has contributed to the business’s mission to empower women. “We tried to make decisions early on in the business to support and nurture women,” she said. "So, when we’ve hired women, if they’ve needed to take a maternity leave, we’ve helped cover that — which is really rare in the food industry.”

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