As election day approaches, candidates for local office in Chapel Hill and Carrboro are entering the homestretch of campaigning. For the Next Action Fund and Chapel Hill Leadership Political Action Committee, this means the wait is almost over: in just a few days, they will know if the candidates they endorsed have secured seats.
Students at NCCU remember the death of DeAndre Ballard a year later.
Being in college isn't an excuse to drink underaged. Bar and restaurant owners in Chapel Hill are taking an extra step in preventing illegal alcohol consumption off-campus. Fake ID training and routine checks are some of the ways that law enforcement and alcohol vendors work to prevent underage patrons from being served alcohol. But the mentality surrounding drinking is one that too casually permits the behavioral processes that lead students to drink in the first place.
The Orange County Board of County Commissioners is considering a discharge regulation for guns in high-density areas. Commissioners have mixed feelings on the idea.
A dilemma that many low-income students and college counseling centers across the state are struggling with is how universities can make psychological services accessible to all students, whether they can afford it or not.
A three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court has ordered the General Assembly to create new legislative maps within two weeks.
The Town of Carrboro hopes to become an even more bike-friendly community by achieving gold status through the League of American Cyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Communities. But they can't do it without the help of local cyclists.
While traveling through campus, students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University commonly cross between North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District to its 13th district. A Republican lawmaker acknowledges that the strange division was a result of partisan gerrymandering. In the wake of a 2016 decision, students are fighting for proper representation. Students at North Carolina A&T demand representation that they can identify with, especially as Black voters represent a significant portion of the state's population. But gerrymandering goes even beyond misrepresentation; it can lead to extreme policy making that doesn't involve cooperation between parties.
Senate Bill 824, requiring photographic identification to vote, will take effect starting in 2020. The Orange County Board of Elections is taking steps to get IDs for as many people as possible.
The complaints center around the elimination of breaks, distrust of staff by management and the gradual replacement of locally-sourced products with cheaper alternatives.